Singapore Biennale 2006
Friday, February 06, 2004
A Solo Exhibition by Khairuddin Hori
At The Substation Gallery, 14 28 February 2004
14 26 February - Admission by appointment, please call The
office at 6337 7535 between 9am to 6 pm daily to book your time slot.
27 28 February - Open studio, free admission from 11 am 9 pm
Singapore artist Khairuddin Hori searches for the utopia that is a
free creative space, in this exhibition which focuses on the artist's
work process. The Substation Gallery is converted into the artist's
studio for 10 days, followed by two days of open studio exhibition.
During this time, strategically-placed monitors or speakers placed
outside the Gallery will allow visitors a peek into the artist's
world. The artist will continuously work on art pieces that respond
to his recent collaboration/residency with 2 Indonesian artists in
During the exhibition, Khairuddin will also collaborate on
performance-presentations with locally-based artists Karee Dahl,
Rizman Putra, and Lin Kai Lie.
Thursday, February 05, 2004
STPI's Public Lecture series will have the curator, Mr. Johnson Chang, on Saturday, 7 February at 2:30pm at STPI to talk about "Evolution of the Chinese Body in New Art".
Paintings by Zhang Xiaogang, Shen Xiaotong, Qiu Anxiong and Wu Xiaohang
Presented by Hanart T Z Gallery in cooperation with Singapore Tyler Print Institute
You are cordially invited to the opening of
Four Corners - Paintings by Qiu Anxiong, Shen Xiaotong,
Wu Xiaohang, Zhang Xiaogang
Opening: 6th February, 2004 - Friday,
6:30 pm at Singapore Tyler Print Institute,
41 Robertson Quay (off Muhammad Sultan Road), Singapore 238236
Tel: (65) 6336-3663, Fax: (65) 6336-3553
The exhibition continues until 22nd February 2004
Hanart T Z Gallery is a pioneer in Chinese contemporary art, and over the past 20 years the gallery has promoted numerous artists to the forefront of the international art scene. For the 4 months of Spring 2004 the gallery will be commemorating its 20th anniversary with a series of exhibitions, of which Four Corners will be the first.
The 4 painters presented in this exhibition are from Sichuan, where a significant tradition of oil painting developed in the Sichuan Art Academy after 1950. Zhang Xiaogang (born 1958) first established himself as a leading artist in the 1980s, and emerged on the international arena after 1993 with his iconic “Bloodline” series of portraits. These portraits have been hailed as the true faces to the soul of the modern Chinese. Zhang has featured in landmark events such as the Centenary Exhibition of Venice Biennale (1995), “China’s New Art Post-1989” (tour 1993-1997), and Sao Paulo Biennale. Works presented in the current exhibition were completed in January 2004; they mark a new departure in Zhang’s spiritual journey, but returning as always to musings on his childhood experience.
Shen Xiaotong (born 1968) is a leading painter of the younger generation, and his art has travelled the world since 1990. Shen was part of a Special Exhibition at the Mercosul Bienal, Brazil in 2001, and in the survey exhibition “Paris Pekin” in Paris, 2002. The portraits of Shen represent the self-enquiry and anxiety of the disengaged generation of the 1990s, who are set adrift in this era of change and transforming identity.
Qiu Anxiong (born 1972) and Wu Xiaohang (born 1972) represent a new direction in Chinese oil painting. Their works are subdued and contemplative; in the pursuit of a rarefied realm of the spirit Qiu and Wu seek to find orientation for the soul within the clamour of this age.
Qiu completed a Master degree at Kassel University in Germany in 2003, and has just exhibited at Art Cologne 2003. Qiu’s Landscapes are inspired by the serene magic of Chinese painting and represents a successful effort in transforming the oil medium for Chinese art. Wu’s aquatic world is soothing and insulated its calmness is an ideal escape from the hectic energy of contemporary urban life.
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
Children’s Workshops by Heather Allen
Organiser: Sculpture Square
Venue: Sculpture Square
Time: 10am – 12pm OR 1-3pm
Workshop - Art in a Boat
For Children aged 4-12 years old
Create fun, quirky 3-dimensional boats that expresses your personal story or personality. Using pictures, words, shapes, and colours , create a fun and lively vessel. We will work with paper, paint, wooden chopsticks, beads, buttons and other materials to make art boats that are visually exciting and unique…You may bring your own materials that express your personality .
Names of Children:
Terms and conditions:
*Please note that registration is on a first come first serve basis. Workshops are limited to a maximum of 15 participants per session. All workshops with only commence with a minimum number of 10 children. In the event that the workshops are cancelled, parents will be informed 2 days before the workshop 2 days before the workshop and refunds will be made.
*Registrations and payments may also be made at Sculpture Square from Mondays to Fridays, 9am-6pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm.
*All registration forms and cheques have to reach Sculpture Square no more than 2 days before the commencement of the workshop. Please do not send cash by mail. Phone bookings are unacceptable. Receipts will be issued upon payment. places in the workshops are only confirmed upon Sculpture Square’s receipt of the payment.
*Workshops start on time. To minimise disruptions, no entry will be allowed 15 minutes after a workshop commences. Latecomers will be turned away with no refund. Absentees and cancellations will not be refunded. Please bring your receipt to the workshop.
*The management and staff of Sculpture Square will not be responsible for any injuries, mishaps or accidents that may happen during the workshop. Please inform the staff of Sculpture Square beforehand, if your child has any physical or mental impairment.
*By submitting this signed form to Sculpture Square, it is taken that you have understood and accepted the terms and conditions as stated above.
*Please make out all cheques to Sculpture Square Limited
*Please mail all registration forms and payment addressed to:
155 Middle Road
Sculpture square reserves the right to make changes and modifications to the workshops without prior notice.
Sculpture Square 155 Middle Road Singapore 188977 tel:6 333 1055 fax:6 333 1655
Contact Person: Janet Tan
musings on love by Desmond Sim
his first solo painting exhibition
THURSDAY 5th February 2004 7 pm
SPACE 21, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road #03-01, Singapore 088444.
12noon-4pm by appointment only, call Utterly Art at 62262605 or 94872006.
Closed Mondays and Public Holidays.
The exhibition runs through to Sunday 15th Februray 2004.
While "Sayang" is commonly equated to love, it's implications go beyond just love. It has a variety of meanings that is rich beyond its common English translation. Sayang is tender affection. It implies caresses... hugging... all the cuddly, nuzzly things between persons - brothers and sisters, family and friends - and also between people and their animals. It is inclusive in a warm and wonderful way. "Sayang" also has other meanings... it denotes a sad, wistful sense of pity... a passing of an opportunity - or an age. In all, "sayang" is something felt deeply and poignantly by every human heart.
Sayang is the first solo painting exhibition of Desmond Sim Kim Jin that features naïve paintings on love and affection from a local and Peranakan perspective. Although Desmond is perhaps more well-known as a playwright, writer and author, he is also a painter, and has exhibited in a number of group shows in both Singapore and Hong Kong.
On Saturday 7th Feb 2004 at from 8 to 11 pm (feel free to wander in anytime), SPACE 21 plays host to STAGES and their pre-Valentine’s mingles night entitled Actually…Love. Come find love if you’re single, and bring your love if you’re not! Mix with the crowd, strike up a conversation... you never know who you might meet on a STAGES mingles night. In the entertainment corner, expect to be treated to adult storytelling, singing and Shakespeare throughout the night. And in the main area, if someone catches your eye, make use of the Sonnet Dedication service - romantic poems delivered by STAGES trained actors! Tickets at $12 available at the door.
SPACE 21 is a new ~1950 sq ft art space and multi-function hall situated in a growing arts, entertainment and lifestyle block managed by Guan Seng Kee Pte Ltd, currently housing Toy Factory Theatre Ensemble in its attic and MOX Bar &Cafe on the fourth level.
You are cordially invited to
Private reception: 5 Feb 04 (Thu), 7pm
Guest of honour: Ms Tisa Ng, President, AWARE
Venue: CityLink Mall (Exit to Esplanade)
What is Precious? The culture of consumerism pervades every aspect of
life in Singapore. Before we can consume, things must be produced
then offered for sale. Can we manufacture what is Precious and turn
Precious into objects for consumption? Or is Precious really beyond
system of economics, becoming either marginalized, or exotic, or
Sited in a shopping mall, the CityLink Mall, this exhibition entitled
Precious provides a foil to the function of the shopping space. This
site-specific installational exhibition at CityLink Mall by five
artists from Singapore. Their artworks, like the goods offered for
are arranged and displayed in the window displays. In Precious, the
attempt to reconstitute 'value' (with
craft work or the forgotten weeds), show how the present system of
economics reduces everything, even art, into the numerical currency,
how it misplaces 'value'.
Jennifer Teo, Susie Wong
Siti Annazia Hamsani, Jennifer Teo, Betsy Toh, Shirley Soh, Susie Wong
A silent auction of the artwork 'Connect' by Betsy Toh is conducted
benefit of The Substation. The starting bid is S$1,188 and closing
31 Mar 04.
For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Teo 9731-7460 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susie Wong 9683-1489 email@example.com
Exhibition runs from 5 Feb - 31 Mar 04.
Window display space sponsored by CityLink Mall.