Singapore Biennale 2006
Saturday, October 23, 2004
Coming to you this November -- unseen, unedited, and completely unreal -- BLOGGED: opening Sunday Nov 7, from 4pm at Gone Fishing cafe, 15 Chu Lin Road
Sept 2, 2004 12:01pm
Pieces of you are quickly sketched using water colours. Rolling on the queen mattress on the floor, handing me your markers, asking me to hand you your markers, rolling on the queen. Bangs flopping about and all I see are eye lashes, because you constantly look down. Xerox paper on mala kid's paper. One constant, recording time. You can see marks of progression, in the end, meaningless. The rest, when laid out, is you. When put together, is you. I didn’t draw to the sides. It's a matter of being functional, something needs to hold the base in place. Everything is being dried right now.
Time to make lunch. Let's try minced pork in egg custard today. Let's try not to spit out minced pork in egg custard today.
Where is Mars?
Monday June 7, 2004:11:10 pm
GG has a date!!!!!!!
I'm sooo excited I feel like I have a date, too!
Some guy in an Acura picked her up in the parking lot of the Fleet bank. She has no idea what he looks like because he never got out of the car, but the car, she is pretty sure, is blue. She said..oh my God, what if he doesn't have legs?!Ypou know, because she only saw him sitting inthe car..He got her number, called her 2 days later, and they are meeting at the Cheesecake Factory at the mall. This offends GG's sensibilities suffiently that she is going to change venues.
Oddly enough, AT THE EXACT SAME MOMENT I was walking Pelle by the river and some guy almost fell off his bike craning his neck to look at us...I started laughing and he sheepishly came back and asked Me out for a drink..but he didn't have a pen and he was totally embarrassed...you caught me...he wailed...oh well.I let him leave. He was seriouisly cute, though. So GG says this is all due to the effects of Venus in Gemini...I'm all for it, what ever it is!
dot - an exhibition featuring new works by Angie Seah, Jezlyn Tan & Lim Shing-ee
Angie Seah Yeng Fong
Lim Shing Ee
22 Oct to 5 November 2004
59B Jalan Besar
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Opening 22 Oct 2004, 7pm
Three artists, Jezlyn Tan, Angie Seah and Lim Shing Ee, come together for the very first time in this exhibition entitled, 'dot' which features mainly sculptural objects.
'dot' is an experiential showcase that explores the whimsical, poetic, animalistic, aesthetic, absurd, even psychotic nature of our everyday perspectives and associations we create in our minds as we live our urban life.
The word, 'dot' could be read as marking the 'beginning' of a process, as in 'dot' to 'line' and subsequently to 'plane'. It may seem merely a tiny mark on infinite space, but it has no doubt a giant potential to grow in its significance over that space it occupies. In 'dot' the artists attempts processes that seem slightly unfamiliar to their usual way of making. It is a process to explore and initiate, not only more inspiring projects to happen, but also tap new energies within themselves to achieve greater unexpected outcomes.
59B Jalan Besar
BUFFER-KIT’s First Solo Exhibition
Through the Looking Glass
Baidah Ahmad, Betsy Toh, Chia Chu Yia, Matt Chia, Han Kiang Siew,
Neng Mohd. Sa’at, Shiah Chyi Yun, Tang Ling Nah and Celine Yeo
The exhibition opens Fri, 19 Nov 2004, 7pm, and continues till
Tue, 2 Dec 2004
un-titled Gallery, China Square Central, Marsh & McLennan Centre, 18 Cross Street #B1-21, Singapore 048423
Tel: 6538 7050; Fax: 6726 2353;
Mon–Sat: 11am–8pm; Sun & Public Holidays: By appointment only
For more information, please contact:
Ms Tang Ling Nah Ms Evelyn Ong
Artist & Curator Gallery Manager
BUFFER-KIT un-titled Gallery
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MAAP (Multimedia Art Asia Pacific) in Singapore, a series of exhibitions based on new media across a range of art forms from Australia and the Asia Pacific, will be officially launched with the Zero Gravity Party ( www.maap.org.au or www.zero-gravity.tv).
Get a sneak preview of the MAAP exhibitions led by Ms Kim Machan, Director of Multimedia Art Asia Pacific (MAAP). She will give an overview of MAAP in Singapore and introduce the works at the Singapore Art Museum, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and The Substation.
We warmly invite you to attend the media preview and the Zero Gravity Party.
For more information on MAAP and the media preview, please refer to the attached media advisory:
(See attached file: (VLA) PR_MAAP in Singapore Preview and Opening Party
Song Ting · Corporate Communications Officer · National Arts Council · 140 Hill
Street #03-01, MICA Building, Singapore 179369 Tel: 65-67464622 DID: 65-68379583
You are cordially invited to the
opening reception of
a celebration of
ganesh in art
by Mahen Chanmugam
21st October 2004 at 7pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level Tel: 6226 2605
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Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm
Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs to Sunday 31st October 2004.
Sri Lankan-born Mahen has been painting for over thirty years, and has devoted the last eight to portraying Lord Ganesh. This exhibition, Ganeshism, is the culminating point of a collection that attempts to present the symbolism and iconography surrounding Lord Ganesh in a colourful, contemprary form through his art.
With Ganeshism, Mahen attempts to reach back to the past, while looking forward, balancing the challenges between the spirit of modernism and the need to capture the essence of a traditional art form, undiluted.
Colette, un peu, beaucoup, passionnément...
Colette, A Portrait from Life
Now till 29 October 2004
SG Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Singapour
With more than 150 documents (photographs, postcards, letters, manuscripts, articles...), this exhibition is a unique occasion to plunge oneself in what France and Parisian life used to be, from the Fin-de-Siècle and the Belle Époque, to the Twenties and the two World Wars, until the Fifties. It is equally an opportunity of discovering one of the most famous French writers, brilliant and stylish in her works, as well as in her personal life.
Venue: SG Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Française de Singapour
1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130
Gallery Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 11am to 7pm; Saturdays, 11am to 5pm; and closed on Sundays
Exhibition runs till 29 October 2004
*No reception opening.
TEL : (65) 6737 8422 / DID : (65) 6833 9314 / FAX : (65) 6733 3023
Alliance Francaise de Singapour
1 Sarkies Road. Singapore 258130
E V E R Y O N E's I N V I T E D!
it's raining popcorn at PKW!
What CAN We Say? We think it's about time...
Plastique Kinetic Worms and the Artists cordially invite you to
R(A) Rated Artistic
Artists Take On Cinema
28 Oct (Next Thursday!) - 18 Nov
Date: 28 October (Thurs) 2004
Time: 6.30 p.m.
Plastique Kinetic Worms
RSVP: Jeannine 6292 7783 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EXTENDED OPENING HOURS!
Oct. 28, 29, 30 - 11a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday Nights Shelly Silver Special- 11a.m. - 9 p.m.
Other days except mondays and public holidays - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
About the Festival
Artists take on cinema in this festival of courageous new works. The Festival is proud to bring to its platform a few consumed and all-consuming
individuals – the young contemporary artist, the film critic, the experimental film-maker. Rutherford Chang, Emily Chua, Frankie Ng, Ana Prvacki, Ben Slater and the mystery trio, Vertical Submarine! The Festival is pleased to have the additional privilege of showing works by New York based artist, Shelly Silver, in the Shelly Silver Special on Wednesday nights.
See YOU ALL!
About the Works
Experience the unrestrained physicality and sensory indulgence of exploding popcorn in Ana Prvacki’s Ananatural Popcorn In Extravaganza, as popcorn explodes against blue skies and puffy clouds. Watch Emily Chua and Rutherford Chang’s Andy Forever, a video comprising every death scene
in the history of Andy Lau’s acting career, arranged chronologically and looped continuously, immortalising the actor in a monotonous loop of make-believe death and cinematic reincarnation. In Ben Slater’s Interior. Room. Night, witness a man so obsessed with cinema he lives it, cutting memories against seminal cinematic experiences as real images and fictional stories dissolve into one another. Empower yourself and seize narrative control in ONO, Watch Your Step, as you manipulate Frankie Ng’s open-ended interactive video installation that employs Ono’s instruction pieces and intertwining viewpoints. Be spellbound by Vertical Submarine’s In The Movie, a video installation that watches people watching movies, that self-reflexively questions if it is possible to get into the industry without getting into it.
SHELLY SILVER SPECIAL
Wednesday Nights at the Festival
3 November: Suicide (2003, 70 mins)
10 November: small lies, Big Truth (1999), 18:48 min)
17 November: The Houses That Are Left (1991, 52 min)
Shelly Silver is a New York based artist working with video, film and photography. 'Suicide' received its world premiere at the Singapore International Film Festival in 2002. This is a new edit, played to critical review at the recent Berlin International Film Festival, International forum of New Cinema. Ms Silver is widely exhibited in the US, Europe and Asia at venues such as MoMA, NYC, The Pompidou Center, Paris, The Kyoto Museum, Japan, The ICA London, The London film Festival and has won awards including at The Leipzig International documentary Festival.
Saturday Conversations, at the Festival
‘The Making Of...’
Saturday 30 October, 2-4 pm at PKW
Meet the artists and let them take you behind the scenes...
'The Art in Cinema'
Saturday 6 November, 2 – 4 pm at PKW
Listen in and converse with Ho Tzu Nyen and Ben Slater on the art in cinema, and the history of cinema in Singapore.
Get the R(A) Experience
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
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Monday, October 18, 2004
And we took ourselves out of our hands (In search of the Miraculous) Curated by Guo Liang
Opening Reception: 7.30pm, 21 October 2004
Exhibition Dates: 22 October to 21 November 2004 (By appointment only)
Bernd Behr (UK)
Tan Pin Pin
And we took ourselves out of our hands… features an assemblage of new works by five young contemporary artists of varied practices and artistic backgrounds.
Although the works in the exhibition do not lend themselves easily to any identifiable ideology or cohesive theme, there are many common conceptual threads and historical groundings, and perhaps even sentimentalities (towards both the making of the work as well as the subject in the work), which are undeniably shared by the works featured.
The title of the exhibition itself partially borrows from the series of work, 'In Search of the Miraculous' by the late Dutch Conceptual Artist Bas Jan Ader who notoriously died making a work of art when he set sail alone in his small boat from Cape Cod in America to Falmouth in England in 1975. This historical reference to Late Conceptualism provides the framework for the works in the exhibition, reassessing the shifting boundaries between travel, history and modes of contemporary artistic practice in an emotional context.
In affiliation to Gravity, organised by MAAP (Multimedia Art Asia Pacific), for SENI Singapore 2004.
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