Singapore Biennale 2006
Saturday, October 16, 2004
Learning Maya teaches beginners the basics of operating this powerful
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You will learn to operate Maya's user interface, create models using
primitives, curves and surfaces, edit and animate using Maya's
construction history, render still images and animations and add
elements into a scene that is supposed to be influenced by natural
Digital Media Academy (formerly Media Hive) offers Learning Maya as
both a full-time and part-time course.
The full-course fee is $2500,but participants stand to enjoy a 70%
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LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts cordially invites you to
Artist Talk by Monica Peters
The Natural World and Its Relationship with Man
Organised by Faculty of Fine Arts
Undergraduate Studies - Fine Arts
Monica Peters is a New Zealand artist who creates her works based on the
systems and processes occuring within the surrounding landscapes, and on how
nature is perceived from socio-cultural and historical viewpoints. Having
travelled to different countries and involved in both the fine arts and the
environment sectors for more than a decade,
her works -- research, observation and subsequent documentation -- form part
of a continual process to unravel the structural complexities
of the natural world and its relationship with man.
Wednesday 13 October 2004
LASALLE-SIA Room 3FA106
(BA Tutorial Room)
LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts
ASIA PACIFIC'S LEADING ARTS INSTITUTION
90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053 l Tel: 6344 4300 l Fax: 6346 5708 l
A Moving Images Programme
Minor Issues – 3 Short Films by Sherman Ong
Q & A session after screening.
The Substation Guinness Theatre
Wed 13 October 2004
Admission: $5 / $4 (Concession)
Sherman Ong is a filmmaker and photographer who is fast
gaining regional and international attention for his work.
Sherman, who first came to Singapore from Malaysia on an
ASEAN Scholarship, has always curious about minority groups
and their relationship with the majority. He was selected for the
first Berlinale Talent Campus 2003 and recently served as
member of the jury at the Trevignano International Short Film
Festival Italy. His works have been exhibited in Europe, US,
Brazil and Asia.
As a photographer, he is interested in documentary and art
photography. The European House of Photography selected his
photographic works for the Singapore edition of The Month of
Photography in 2003. In June 2004, he participated in the
Singapore leg of the 'The Month of Photo 2004' as part of the
Singapore Arts Festival.
"Minor Issues" showcases three of Sherman's short films.
Ground I Stand On (Winner of the Gold Award for Best
Documentary at the 7th Malaysian Video Awards) is a
documentary about the tenacity of a 75 year-old Malay lady while
State of Things, is a short film about the marginalisation of a
minority language in Singapore.
And making its Singapore premiere will be Sherman's
acclaimed dance film Exodus. The film tells the story of a
relationship between a working-class Chinese shampoo girl
and Javanese court dancer entirely through contemporary dance.
A visually stunning and mesmerizing work, the film had its
International Premiere at the 33rd International Film Festival
Rotterdam, got the 2nd Runner-Up Audience Choice Award at
the Q Film Festival Jakarta, Special Jury Prize at the Malaysian
Video Awards 2004, and is still screening at Film Festivals
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the
All proceeds from the screening will be donated to The
Substation Moving Images film programme. Donations are
welcomed at the door.
The Ground I Stand On (Di Mana Bumi Dipijak)
2002 / Singapore / 24:40 min / Malay with English subtitles
A wise and even-tempered elderly Malay (Muslim) woman,
Nyaterang Salleh, who was born in Malaysia but raised in
Singapore. Living by her tenacity and thrift, she tells her life,
philosophy and inimitable anecdotes as she pours out her
homespun wisdom, confirmed by her spartan, disciplined life.
Her revelatory confessions give us an insight into the life of a
minority in Singapore's "heartland".
State of Things
2003 / Singapore / 6:20 min / Malay & English with subtitles
Given the state of things at this point in time, what do we really
want? It should be more than just sex, I hope. Do we speak the
same language when we sing the same tune? Are there deeper
issues that get buried under the veneer of superficial
classifications? Or are we still grappling to find a meaning with
the current state of things?
Exodus (Wanita Yang Berlari)
2003 / Indonesia-Singapore / 29:53 min / Indonesian with
Two women and a man in cinematic dance,
Subtle emotions and hidden desires,
Revealing truth and deadly beauty.
Exodus deals with the unspoken nuances of human emotions.
An encounter between a lower-class ethnic Chinese shampoo
girl and a Javanese court dancer sparks an awakening that
manifests the dialectics of obsession and the transient nature of
human affection. Set against the backdrop of the dominant
Javanese culture, this story deals with the aspirations and
identity of two women, each gambling for a better life in a
|SENI Singapore 2004: |
|Weekend Programmes@Singapore Art Museum |
|Log on to www.senisingapore.org for the latest updates!|
SENI Singapore 2004: Art and the Contemporary is a visual arts festival
organised by the National Arts Council, the Singapore Art Museum of
National Heritage Board, and partners such as Multimedia Art Asia Pacific
(MAAP) and Theatreworks, with Artistic Director, Professor Chua Beng Huat
(Department of Sociology and the Asia Research Institute of the National
University of Singapore). The exhibition focuses on contemporary art
practices of South East Asia and Asia, and involves over 90 artists from
14 countries. Artworks presented in SENI are accessible at several
locations across Singapore, creating a wide platform for cultural
discussion. SENI is an affirmation of the new emerging 'contemporary',
fostering inter-cultural engagements and joint artistic investigations.
Main venue: Singapore Art Museum. Till 28 Nov 04.
CURATOUR - Home Fronts
This tour will be led by Ahmad Mashadi, Senior Curator at SAM and curator
of Home Fronts exhibition component of SENI. Learn more about the works on
display as curatorial insights are shared. Exhibitions previously curated
by Ahmad include Visions and Enchantment, Nokia Singapore Art and
Singapore's inaugural participation in the Venice Biennale in 2001.
+ Sat 16 Oct, 11.30am - 12.30pm. SAM Lobby (Meeting point)
+ Very limited places available. Sign up half an hour before start of tour
Part I: Documents of History and Place
Catch these special video screenings by or about the artists participating
in Home Fronts
This Day - Akram Zaatari (Arab Image Foundation/Lebanon)
The project starts as a venture across the Syrian Desert to track down a
woman captured on a 1950s photograph by historian Jibrail Jabbur. The
video soon unfolds into a re-construction of Desert landscapes inhabited
with Jabbur's favourite characters of the desert. This Day compresses time
and images, layerings of the video maker's lens and personal
recollections, Jabbur's photographs, images from the decades of tumultuous
conflict, and immediate realities of urban post-war Beirut.
Art, Activism and Rock'N'Roll - Taring Padi (Indonesia)
This is a documentary on Taring Padi and its conception from the fall of
Suharto. Get to know this artist collective from Jogyajakarta, Indonesia.
Gain deeper insights to their work practices and their ideologies. Best of
all, rock out to their propaganda band, Black Boots.
+ Sun 17 Oct, 1.00pm - 3.00pm. The Cube, SAM.
+ Screening without artists' commentaries. No registration required.
Limited seating available so come early to grab your spot!
-All programmes are on a first-come-first-served basis: free unless
-Admission charges to the exhibition apply for other times.
-The Singapore Art Museum is located at 71 Bras Basah Rd Singapore 189555.
-For more information, log on to www.senisingapore.org or call 6332 3222.
WORMS FEST 6 R(A): Rated Artistic
28 October - 18 November 2004
curated by Dana Lam coordinated by Laura Soon
OPENING NIGHT It’s raining popcorn at PKW!
28 October (Thurs) 2004
Plastique Kinetic Worms, 61/63Kerbau Road.
RSVP: Jeannine 6292 7783 or email@example.com
I About the Festival Artists take on cinema in this festival of new works; exploding the aesthetics, structure and consumption of cinema in ways which turn the cinema, as we know it, on its head.
In keeping with PKW’’s agenda for creating new ways of looking, the 6th Worms Festival is proud to bring to its platform a few all consuming, and consumed, individuals – the young contemporary artist, the mature film critic, the experimental film-maker.
Watch popular cinema idol, Andy Lau, relives death after death in Forever Andy, a work by newly returned young artist, Emily Chua and her collaborator, Rutherford Chang.
In Ono, Watch Your Step, another ‘returnee’, Frankie Ng Tze Wei, empowers audiences to change the film’s narrative by simply moving within a grid-poem by Lenon’s famed widow, the international artist, Yoko Ono.
The film critic, Ben Slater makes his debut as film-critic-turned-film-maker-without-making-a-film in this festival with Interior. Room. Night, a work about the all consuming effects of film and cinema.
The festival is also pleased to introduce a trio of fresh graduates from the homeground of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, who make up the group, Vertical Submarine, who gets you watching you watching In the Movie.
In Ananatural Pop In Extravaganza, artist and art director, Ana Prvacki, further indulge audiences in the real time physicality and smell of exploding popcorn.
Indulge in the R(A) experience.
II The Artists Ana Prvacki, Emily Chua, Rutherford Chang, Ben Slater, Frankie Ng Tze Wei and Vertical Submarine
III About the Works The festival is proud to be host to the following courageous new works
ANATURAL POP IN EXTRAVANGAZA
Installation Dimensions variable Ana Prvacki
Popcorn and blue skies. Experience the unrestrained physicality of exploding pop corn. Indulge your senses and yes, you can eat it.
Ana Prvacki is an artist/art director. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute (Brooklyn) and is currently at LASALLESIA College of the Arts doing a Masters in Visual Arts. Ana has most recently launched her own company, Ananatural Productions.
Selected exhibitions include Random Gallery (Paris), Earl Lu Gallery (Singapore), H2O Gallery (Barcelona) and Roebling Hall (Brooklyn).
Video 25 min Emily Chua & Rutherford Chang
Andy Forever is a video comprising every death scene in the history of Andy Lau’s acting career, arranged chronologically according to the year of the film release, and played on continuous loop. Trapping the actor in an unending cycle of death after bloody death, Andy Forever makes a pun of the die-hard Andy-fan’s expression of eternal love, using it to refer instead to a tragic-comic one-man performance in which the movie-star is ‘immortalised’ in a monotonous loop of make-believe death and cinematic reincarnation.
Emily Chua and Rutherford Change are young artists who have seen many movies together.
Interior. Room. Night
Digital Slideshow with Voice-Over 10 min Ben Slater
A movie about movies without making a movie. Real images and fictional stories dissolve into each other. Memories of half-forgotten films on late-night TV are cut against seminal experiences in cinemas that changed everything. Out-takes, deleted scenes, snapshots, slow motion. Interior. Room. Night recounts the story of someone obsessed with cinema. Film infiltrates and influences every aspect of his life. It is not just the films themselves, but the experience of cinema – the expectation, the excitement, the disappointment, the silent wonder. He lives to watch films. He lives his life as if it were cinema.
Ben Slater is a writer, curator and producer. He is an artistic director of spell#7, a new media arts and performance group.
“ONO, Watch Your Step”
interactive video 8 min Frankie Ng Tze Wei
“A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality.”
The viewer is empowered with narrative control over this open-ended interactive video installation. Taking off from Yoko Ono’s 1964 Grapefruit, this work employs Ono’s ‘instruction pieces’, to tell the stories of two lonely urbanites coming to dream together in a world that denies dreaming. The artist’s experience of his working life is viewed through the lens of Ono’s ‘instructions’ an intertwining of viewpoints that the viewer manipulates chronologically moving through a grid-poem of Ono’s.
In the other life he leads, Frankie Ng Tze Wei is an economist with a bond to serve. Here, he is an experimental film-maker and media designer for theatre. He is thankful to friends, Adam Habib, Ong Jia Wern, Mathew Schonfield for help with this work.
In the Movie
video 30 min Vertical Submarine
A non-film video and installation about watching people watching movies, watching the screen watching themselves; about the experience of being the screen and being in the movie. It is also about what goes on outside the screen and attempts to question if it is possible to get into the industry without getting into it.
Vertical Submarine is not a multi-national company, is not white text on a white wall, is not a local food stall in a local food court… is not the end.
IV Parallel Programme
*Special screenings include a Bollywood film, courtesy of Bombay Talkies (S) Pte Ltd
*details to follow.
Plastique Kinetic Worms is a non profit, artist-run space for contemporary art, dedicated to facilitating and producing critical, theoretically informed works and collaborations among artists. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Worms Fest this year!
Plastique Kinetic Worms
61 & 63 Kerbau Road
Tel: 6292 7783
Email: type admin and followed by @pkworms.org.sg
Visit us at www.pkworms.org.sg
Artgroup: Landing Space
Comments: ARTFIELDS 2
An Arts Festival of Sorts at Gone Fishing cafe
produced by Landing Space in collaboration with Gone Fishing CALLING FOR ORIGINAL ARTWORKS TO BE SOLD
Artfields 2 Art Fair: from 5 to 500
Dec 5, 2004 to Jan 5, 2005
In a bid to get the public to buy art to support and keep artists making art, Artfields is hosting an art fair where the community can buy original artworks at affordable prices ranging from $5 to $500. We are hoping to persuade the community to buy artworks instead of merchandise as gifts for Christmas, weddings, birthdays, housewarmings, baby shower keepsakes, and so on. Art diaries, any form of creative writing, essays, poetry, chapbooks, original music are also welcome.
Artworks will be placed at Gone Fishing caf=E9 on consignment and 50% of the proceeds from the sale will go towards the Artfields 2 Art Fund. Please come forward and put up original artworks for sale,
EMAIL type pengean and followed by @yahoo.com
Artfields is a not-for-profit programme which hopes to reach out to the community and make art accessible to all ages and all income levels. = The proceeds from the Art Fair will go towards covering materials, = reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses, and a nominal artist=92s fees for = contributing artists for the Artfields programmes. Check out:
Friday, October 15, 2004
Singapore Tyler Print: Visiting Artists Programme
Under STPI's Visiting Artists Programme (VAP), the core element of the Institute's publishing and educational efforts, the Institute invites reputable artists to collaborate with its international printmaking and papermaking team to bring fine art prints and paper pulp artworks to new heights of artistic development. STPI is committed to the creation of outstanding artworks in lithography, screenprinting, relief printing, intaglio and paper pulp, in addition to unique multi-media print and paper forms. Whilst collaboration with STPI expands the artistic creativity of our visiting artists, the Institute also aims to develop new and innovative printmaking and papermaking techniques in the course of the collaboration.
Since the inception of this Programme, STPI has created exceptional works of art with artists such as Singapore's Cultural Medallion Recipient, Chua Ek Kay, Tan Swie Hian & Ong Kim Seng, Filipino artist Pacita Abad, Indonesian artist Srihardi Sudarsono, Chinese artist Zhu Wei and the American minimalist Donald Sultan. Along with STPI's contemporary art gallery which exhibits the works created in the Institute and also focuses on other aspects of an artist's work from paintings, sculptures, collages to drawings.
Our gallery space is also available for rental. Please contact Imelda Tan for enquiries: xtn 112
Email: type imeldatan and followed by @stpi.com.sg
Name: Imelda Tan
Phone: +65 6336 3663
Address: 41 Robertson Quay
Artgroup: Singapore Tyler Print Institute
Ong Kim Seng at STPI
Ong Kim Seng Press Release-1-9-04.pdf
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Lotus Fine Arts Logistics is a specialized company providing the full range of fine art handling and transport services across Southeast Asia and around the world.
Name: Lotus Fine Arts Logistics (S) Pte Ltd
Address: 6 Lok Yang Way Singapore 628625
Email: type lotus and followed by @lotus-art.com
Phone: 65 6266 7660
CLICKART’S INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC TALENTS PROFILE SINGAPORE’S ARTS HERITAGE AND LIFESTYLE IN PHOTO ESSAYS
The vibrancy of Singapore’s art scene was in the spotlight in 18 countries, thanks to the ClickArt World Photojournalist Meet 2003. Vying for the ClickArt Best Photo Essay Award, photojournalists who attended the inaugural event held in Singapore last December have published over 40 photo stories in newspapers and magazines between January and August 2004.
These published essays were among the entries that featured photographs taken by participants during 10 hours of gruelling shootout sessions around the island.
The Best Photo Essay Award entries were judged on visual impact, the ability to tell a story and overall composition by a panel of judges. The panel comprised
Mr Masahiko Yamamoto, Photo Editor of Asahi Shimbun; Mr David Tay, Chairman of ClickArt Organising Committee and President of The Photographic Society of Singapore; Mrs Susan Loh, Co-Chairman of ClickArt Organising Committee and Director, Corporate Communications of National Arts Council and Mr Chua Soo Bin, 1988 Cultural Medallion recipient for Photography.
The First Prize was awarded to Mr Wang Rong Jiang, a photographer from The Shanghai Daily, an English newspaper in China. His one-page photo essay entitled ‘Click Singapore’ was published on 2 January 2004, a few weeks after his return from Singapore. Each of the chosen photographs depicted the five themes in the competition – Space, Behind The Scenes, Reaching out, Asian Roots and Arts at Work.
“ClickArt was an exhilarating experience for me as I was able to explore many fresh and interesting subjects. Being my first trip, I was fascinated by the racial and cultural diversity in a modern citystate. At the event, I was very impressed with the pictures submitted by delegates for the Best Photography competition that I felt inspired to showcase my best shots in the photo essay,” said the 47-year-old photojournalist who has been with the Shanghai Daily for five years.
The second prize went to Mr Brett Phibbs of The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) with his entry, ‘Fling Singapore’. The third prize was won by Mr Andrew Bernard Ingram, the Chief Photographer of Weekend Argus (South Africa). His submission is titled ‘More than just a shopping mall’.
All three winners received their prizes from Dr Balaji Savadisan, Senior Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts. Mr Wang took home a trophy and US$2,000. Mr Phibbs and Mr Ingram received US$1,500 and US$1,000 respectively.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Liu Thai Ker, Chairman of the National Arts Council, said the organisers were pleased that the first ClickArt event has successfully helped to profile Singapore as a vibrant arts city.
Said Mr Liu, “ClickArt 2003 extends beyond a gathering of renowned photojournalists and avid photographers. It has provided a creative platform to document Singapore’s vibrant arts scene. The prize winning and shortlisted photo essays in the international media have helped profile Singapore as a global city for the arts and reinforced our national efforts of marketing Singapore as a world class city to live, work and play.”
ClickArt 2003 saw 219 top-notch photojournalists and photographers, representing 32 countries and regions, taking part in workshops, a keynote presentation and a panel discussion.
The shootout sessions were led by master photographers, Steve McCurry (USA), Chip Simons (USA), Masahiko Yamamoto (Japan) and Tay Kay Chin (Singapore).
Participants scoured various parts of the island to capture the vibrant arts scene and lifestyles in Singapore.
ClickArt 2003 was jointly organised by the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board, Contact Singapore and Singapore Economic Development Board, in partnership with The Photographic Society of Singapore, Singapore Press Holdings, MediaCorp Press and Meeting Planners International.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Ms Angeline Tan, Corporate Communications Manager, National Arts Council
DID: 6837 9729, Email: type angeline_tan and followed by @nac.gov.sg
Mr Ho Hwei An, Assistant Director, Corporate Communications, National Arts Council
DID: 6837 9571, Email: type HO_Hwei_An and followed by @nac.gov.sg
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Voice of Site
Tokyo - Chicago - New York
Lee Wen - "Documentation"
10.12(tue) - 10.17(sun)11:00 - 19:00
Venue: gallery J2
1-7-5 Ueno Sakura Ki - Taito Ku 110-0002 TEL/FAX 03-3823-0292 Email: type gallery anf followed by @g-j2.com
"Performance" Performance project report
There will be an artist's talk on "International Performance art network" and a special screening of performance video documentation from various
international art events on Oct.15 2004 Friday, 6.30pm to 8pm at Gallery J2.
THREE DAYS ONLY – October 14 to 16 (Thursday Friday Saturday)
Your chance to own an original work and advance the future of contemporary arts.
Plastique Kinetic Worms is holding a Fundraising Sale & Exhibition of works by important artists who are well regarded as standard bearers in the continual development of the contemporary arts in Singapore. For three days from October 14 - 16 you will be able to purchase their works at a marked down rate, made available only to PKW by the artists. You will find works spanning a variety of media, including watercolour, oil, print, conceptual art, mixed media, paper, photography and sculpture on display for your enjoyment and purchase.
Prices range from S$90 - S$1000
Gallery hours: 11 am – 7 pm, Tuesday to Saturday
PKW is grateful to the following artists for kindly donating their work:
Cheo Chai Hiang
Khiew Huay Chien
Lim Shing Ee
In addition: Boxed 26 x26 comprising 20 original artists' prints is also on offer at a discounted price for this period only.
Boxed 26 x 26 Print Series: Karee Dahl, Yvonne Lee, Vincent Leow, Milenko Prvacki, Paul Chang, Juliana Yasin, Miguel Chew, Colin Reaney, Ben Phua, Laura Soon, Han King Siew, Willie Koh, Zulharli Adnan, Rita Herbert, Marty Skocilich, Zulkifli Mahmod, Lim Shing Ee, Zainudin Sumsuri, Mary-ann Teo, Siva Kumaran
Plastique Kinetic Worms is an artists-run, not-for-profit space dedicated to the exhibition of critically-informed contemporary art and engendering artistic collaboration and new ways of looking. Your support means a lot to us, and we look forward to seeing you at the exhibition!
Plastique Kinetic Worms
61 & 63 Kerbau Road
Tel: 6292 7783
Fax: 6292 2936