Singapore Biennale 2006
Saturday, August 21, 2004
“TIGA” - The Exhibition
18 September 2004 – 9 October 2004
Gallerie Dua Lapan is proud to present “TIGA” – The Exhibition. After a hiatus of two years, this will be the group third exhibition since its first inauguration show at the Fullerton in 2002. TIGA features three Singaporean artists; Rosihan Dahim, Sunar Sugiyou and Adi Yadoni whom amongst them had indulged in the art scene for the past three decades. The three artists represent the three divisions of time - past, present and future in terms of their depiction of daily life and its circumstances with their different styles and techniques.
The exhibition which also marks the opening of the gallery will feature different works not shown from the previous TIGA exhibition, with the exception of Rosihan, known for his “oversized matchstick “depicting human characters, who will showcase a retrospective of his few earlier surrealist paintings that reveal and transport the physical into the realms of our future. Sunar having blossomed in his Chinese ink painting techniques will feature his new scroll ink paintings of cock-fighting series. His robust brushworks have enticed many to the aggressiveness of the cock-fighting. Adi continues to explore on the notion of conflicting identities and cultural integrations in his works. Uniting both contradictions Adi enabled to reconcile differences and opposites in the world of appearance in his latest series of works.
The three artists were also involved in the “Friends of Bali” charity show at Zouk in aid of the Bali bomb victims in 2003, and were invited to auction their paintings live in a gala event at the Regent Hotel. Performance live art has been included in most of their opening shows. This added discipline has created a different dimension in their arts while engaging the audience. The art performance is aim to enlighten and pique interest within the artistic community.
TIGA continues and develop art pieces that address the cultural and social patterns from within. With these exhibits, they create an intriguing record, in significant details, of our ever-changing world.
1) Adi Yadoni
Mixed Media on canvas
150cm x 150cm
2) Sunar Sugiyou
Chinese ink on rice paper
84cm x 51cm
3) Rosihan Dahim
Acrylic on canvas
100cm x 100cm
TIGA – The Exhibition
18 September 2004 at 2pm
Gallerie Dua Lapan [2nd Level]
28 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199446
Duration of Exhibition
18 September 2004 [Sat] – 9 October 2004 [Sat]
12nn – 6pm daily [Closed on Monday]
Interview can be arranged with the artists. For more information regarding the exhibition or to make appointment with the artists, please do not hesitate to contact Kartini at 9743 5864 or email type gallerie28 and followed by @hotmail.com.
An Ephemeral exhibition on how to exist concretely in the Floating World
Dates: 8 Sept. to 17 Oct. 2004
Hours: 11am to 6pm weekdays
12noon to 6pm weekends
(closed on public holidays)
Location: Chapel Gallery, Sculpture Square
Hypersurface is a collaborative multimedia installation by Vince Ong Choon Hoe and Brian Gothong Tan.
This exhibition is based on post-structuralist writings and it is also a reflection of the artists’ personal experience growing up in Singapore. Due to rapid urban renewal, the artists feel a sense of alienation as places of familiarity are demolished or renovated beyond recognition. To create the whole idea of the world as transient and vaporous, the installation is a conglomeration of four components namely the architectural structures, the multimedia, the atmospheric effect and the sonic landscape.
The first component of Hypersurface is made in the Deconstructivised architectural style of Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind serving as a metaphor for the current state of our world. Issues of fragmentation, decentralisation and pluralism are explored through the placement of these structures and how the space is divided. The multimedia in the exhibition consists of clips of film footage shot in both fictional and documentary-style in different cities like New York, Singapore and London. In the sonic landscape, sound is used to heighten the audience’s experience of the exhibition as traffic noises, wind chimes and heartbeats will be projected to enhance the emotional engagement and reinforce the illusion of being in another world in another time.
Vince is currently pursuing a degree in architecture at the Architectural Association in London. He is interested in hybrid architecture and the creation of immersive environments. Brian is a visual artist and a student at the California Institute of the Arts in the United States. He has been involved in numerous multi-disciplinary projects with the Necessary Stage and Action Theatre, and is a recipient of the Shell-NAC scholarship in 2003.
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The Collectable Art of Jan Peter Van Opheusen and Leon Dolle revealed in
“Colours… A Wild Romance”
Art, these days, is more than just a visual treat. As connoisseurs and collectors will tell you, art is also an investment. Indeed, art buying has become the latest trend among investment-savvy professionals. Come August 26, 2004, there will be another reason to buy, with the unveiling of the private collections of two Dutch Masters, Jan Peter Van Opheusden and Leon Dolle, for the first time ever in Singapore.
Thirty specially selected canvasses of the best of Van Opheusden’s and Dolle’s paintings will be showcased at The Gallery + from August 27 to November 1, 2004.As the title of the exhibition reveals, the works on display are colourful - vividly so - for that is how the two renowned artists see the world.
As Leon Dolle puts it: “The visual world… is a world populated by coloured objects. Typically, we see the world as having a rich tapestry of colours or coloured forms – fields, mountains, oceans, hairstyles, clothing, fruit, plants, animals, buildings….So much of our perception of physical things involves our identifying objects by their appearance, and colours are typically essential to an object’s appearance, that any account of visual perception must contain some account of colour.”
Leon Dolle has held four successful solo exhibitions in Bangkok, Thailand before the launch of “Colours…A Wild Romance”
If Dolle’s paintings are colourful, Van Opheusden’s are even more wildly so. To quote Lambert Monet, a descendant of the famous Impressionist, Claude Monet, and an admirer of Jan Peter Van Opheusden: “His paintings are so full of colour, they transmit to the viewer the positive feelings of life. Every moment and each image is a gift.”
With such a powerful endorsement, it is not surprising to learn that Van Opheusden’s paintings have found themselves adorning the walls of the world’s celebrities, such as Roger Moore and Tina Turner. Apart from their sheer beauty, the works of Van Opheusden have proven to be very bankable, appreciating greatly in value.
"Over the course of his career Jan Peter Van Opheusden has become one of the most respected and widely known authorities on Expressionism. His many books and articles have helped define the scholarly nature of the field as a whole and have also documented the works of key figures. Jan Peter has organized many exhibition and through his teaching and lectures he has introduced literally thousands to the wonders and complexities of art," said Eric Polfliet director of The Gallery +. "Our warmest thanks go to Jan Peter for lending his extraordinary collection."
A Van Opheusden painting bought 10 years ago for a couple thousand dollars can fetch as much as S$20,000 today.
Van Opheusden’s oeuvres are internationally acclaimed and like Leon Dolle, they are best described as “Expressionist”, which involves the portrayal of intense, subjective emotion.Come discover the world of Expressionism, as seen through the eyes – and brush – of Jan Peter Van Opheusden and Leon Dolle. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on the 26th of August at 7pm on the Gallery premises.
Gallery + Pte Ltd
137 Telok Ayer Street #01-01
From August 27 to November 1, 11 am to 7 pm
Tel: 6327 3801
Learn all there is to know about Expressionist paintings and how they can make good investment pieces in this art exhibition showcasing the private collections of two renowned Dutch painters, Jan Peter Van Opeusden and Leon Dolle.
Email: Type gplus and followed by @singnet.com.sg
Name: Gallery + Pte Ltd
SG Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Française de Singapour would like to thank most of you who showed your support for Michael Lee's solo exhibition When a Body meets a Building.
If you had missed the opening, the exhibition is on till 24 August 2004.
OR, you could do a 2-in-1: attend the exhibition during my Artist Talk.
Attached please find a flyer of my Artist Talk as scheduled:
Topic: What’s a body got to do with a building?
Speaker: Michael Lee Hong Hwee
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004
Time: 2 – 4pm
Venue: SG Private Banking Gallery
Alliance Francaise de Singapour, 4th floor
1 Sarkies Road
See you there!
TEL : (65) 6737 8422 / DID : (65) 6833 9314 / FAX : (65) 6733 3023
Alliance Francaise de Singapour
1 Sarkies Road. Singapore 258130
Gajah Gallery is pleased to present our latest acquisition of artwork.
These new works are from the Gallery’s core selection of Southeast Asian artists such as
Paramartha, Rudi Mantofani, Yunizar, Ho Huu Thu and Nguyen Bao Toan.
Featured for the first time are works by Indonesian artist Febri Antoni.
Please click on the weblink below to view the selection:
(Click on the title of the artwork to view each piece.
For painting details, please click on the image.)
Do call us at (65) 6737 4202 should you have any questions.
We are open on weekends from 12-6pm. Do come by the Gallery to view the works.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
MITA Building 140 Hill St #01-08
Mon - Fri: 11am_7pm
Sat - Sun&Ph: 12pm_6pm
From 4 to 20 September 2004, The Arts House will host an exhibition of contemporary works by Japanese new pop artists who believe that painting is open to anything and everything. Their works in Painting for Joy: New Japanese Paintings in the 90s feature a variety of styles ranging from comic icons to subjects of everyday life.
The Arts House warmly invites you and your reporter and your photographer/ camera-crew to its launch on Friday 3 September 7pm (details below).
Kindly RSVP via email to me at typing Karen_PECK followed by @toph.com.sg or tel: 6 332 6911 by 26 August 2004
In the meantime, if you need further information ( including pictures) or would like to discuss story possibilities, please call Mary Lee at 6 332 6903 / by emailing Mary_LEE and followed by @toph.com.sg
The Arts House
6 332 6911
EVENT : Launch of Painting for Joy: New Japanese Painting in 1990s
DATE : Friday 3 September 7pm
VENUE : Gallery ; Level two of The Arts House
7 pm Arrival of Guests
7:15 pm Welcome by Mr. Colin Goh, General Manager, The Arts House
7:20 pm Address by Ambassador KOJIMA Takaaki
7:25 pm Viewing of Paintings
Painting for Joy: New Japanese Painting in 1990s
4 - 20 September
Catch a glimpse of art from the land of the rising sun. A combination of Japanese - new pop artists who believe that painting is open to anything and everything. Their works feature a variety of styles ranging from comic icons to objects from everyday life. Painting for Joy: New Japanese Paintings features works from the collection of the Japan Foundation.
Free | 10am - 7pm | Gallery
About The Arts House at the Old Parliament
Opened on 26 March 2004, The Arts House is Singapore's newest arts and heritage venue. Built in 1827, the former Parliament House is the only gazetted government building which has been designated as a performance space. It seeks to connect audiences with artists and arts organizations through a broad spectrum of contemporary arts and entertainment events which will fully engage them. The Arts House is managed by Old Parliament House Limited, a not-for-profit full-service arts management company limited by guarantee. For further information, please visit www.theartshouse.com.sg
3dsense Media School is looking for traditional artists and film-makers to lecture part-time at the school during the day and evening. The artist should be proficient in or have amassed exhibitions in these areas:
2) Life Drawing
The film-makers should have accomplished a set of films.
Please reply to:
Email: Type koksen and followed by @3dsense.net
Name: Lai Kok Sen
Sunday, August 15, 2004
You are cordially invited to the opening reception of
Fashionable Fine Art
Fashioning fine art from fashion photography
VERONICA TAY.LANCE LEE.KENNETH WONG.CAROLYN STROVER.ALEXANDER OW
Tuesday 17th August 2004 7 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail: Type utterlyart and followed by @pacific.net.sg
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm
Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs to Sunday 22nd August 2004.
For too long, fashion photography has been denigrated by art critics and laymen alike as a non-art form, or worse still, art’s bastard, bourgeoisie cousin. But, all great fashion photographs transcend what they advertise, creating a distinctive mood and dream. They reflect the zeitgeist and photographic vitality with emphasis on art and atmosphere than on the fashion itself. Participating photographers Alexander Ow, Kenneth Wong, Carolyn Strover, Veronica Tay and Lance Lee toy with movies, comics, history, painting, music and bits of glitter, generating stories, producing surprises and creating fever. The works are marvels of conscious and driven choices in composition, play of light, arrangement of mise-en-scene, positioning and expression of human figures, and textures in mood. There is a complexity of artistic interpretation, creation and transformation of the chosen subject into a still picture. It is hard to justify such deliberation as being non-art, or frivolous. Its only crime is that it appears in a fashion spread.