Tuesday, February 22, 2005
The Singapore Season is opening in London next Friday 25 February.
Initiated and presented by the National Arts Council, Singapore with the
support of the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts,
Singapore (MICA) the Season runs for 6 weeks in major London venues. Some
of Singapore's best artists and arts companies will be featured: Director
ONG Keng Sen and TheatreWorks, the Singapore Dance Theatre, the T'ang
Quartet, a Singapore Season Film Week of popular films by top Singapore
film makers, and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra with multi-disciplinary
artist TAN Swie Hian.
‘mini –me’ A solo mini exhibition of abstract paintings
& drawings by Yeo Shih Yun
‘Mini Me’ – a mini solo exhibition by local artist Yeo Shih Yun will open at the new art space instinc, located at 271C New Bridge Road, from 5 March 2005 to 25 March 2005.
Mini-i-pods, mini cooper, mini credit cards… seems like everything is shrinking! Small is cool. Inspired by the world of mini things, Shih Yun has created two series of works in this exhibition titled, “mini-me”.
The first series of 20 works on paper uses ‘Cartiere Miliani Fabriano Paper’ watercolour paper made in Rome, a high quality paper that is acid free and archival. These works on paper are executed with mixed media consisting of Chinese ink, acrylic, water-colour and letter transfer on 6cm by 3.5cm sized water-colour papers. Shih Yun has chosen paper for its ‘ready-to-use’ quality as it compliments her spontaneous painting process.
The other series features 10 works of acrylic on small canvases. These tiny canvases are no bigger than 18cm in length. Shih Yun’s works are abstract and dominantly feature bold black lines, juxtaposed with casual coloured compositions.
Both series of works are inspired by her favorite artists from the Abstract Expressionist movement in New York in the 1950s; they are Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline and Jackson Pollock.
The physical energy of spontaneous mark-making intrigues Shih Yun. The development and execution of these works are gesturally instinctive and the resulting forms are not preconceived. During the process, spatial balance is explored to give the elements in her drawing and painting space to take natural form, to move, and to breathe.
‘mini-me’ by Yeo Shih Yun will be exhibited at instinc at 271C New Bridge Road (Chinatown) from 5 March 2005 to 25 March 2005. For gallery information, please call 6536 1739.
Viewing hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, 12pm to 7pm, 7pm-9pm (by appointment) Saturdays, 12-5pm (By appointment); Closed on Sundays & Mondays.
Directions: (include map)
By MRT - Chinatown (NEL) or Outram Park
By Bus - SBS 2, 12, 33, 54, 61, 62, 63, 80, 81, 124, 143, 147, 174, 197
TIBS 190, 520, 851, 961, 961C, 970
instinc is located at the attic of a conservation townhouse that has been carefully restored, originally built in the 1800s. Creating an inspirational environment to work in, instinc has a pointed roof with high ceiling and a large patio natural lighting, adding to the character of the space.
Started in November 2004, instinc is an artist-run space that aims to foster friendships and collaborations with other artists. instinc is a dynamic space in continuous process of creation and is committed in exhibiting all forms of contemporary art.
The objectives of instinct are:
§ To provide an exhibition space managed by an artist in order to establish a vibrant environment for creative practice and dialogue.
§ To provide a space to exchange ideas and interaction for artists in the community.
About the artists
Biography of Artist, Yeo Shih Yun
Shih Yun's fascination for the abstract medium surfaced during her time at Lasalle, when she first experimented with the fusion of fine arts and contemporary design. One of her early experimental works received acclaim as a highly commended entry for the UOB Painting of the Year competition in 1999, which spurred her to further explore fine arts and the abstract form. After graduating from Lasalle, Shih Yun attended the one-year Post Baccalaureate Program (Painting) at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Shih Yun has collaborated with artists from America and UK for the past three years and has held numerous exhibitions in Singapore and Australia. Some of her recent exhibitions include “exit” in Melbourne, Australia and “NewFinds 2003" at MITA ARTrium. In addition, she was awarded the Emerging Artist Grant from the National Arts Council to hold her first solo exhibition titled, “log:one03” at Block 43 Studio Gallery in 2003.
For more information of the press release and visuals, please contact:
Sophia Ang Yeo Shih Yun (Ms)
Rubix Cube Communication Instinc
Tel: 65-6536 4535 271C New Bridge Road
Fax: 65-6438 6128 Singapore 088747
You are cordially invited to join us at the public event by Amanda Heng at
the opening event of the Singapore Fringe Festival by The Necessary Stage
Details of the work:
Title: I REMEMBER...
a new public art event by artist Amanda Heng,
confronting what war means to us and how people remember war.
Date: 26 February, Saturday, 4 - 6pm
performance and video projection
27 February, Sunday 10am - 10pm
video projection only
Venue: Esplanade Waterfront and underpass
This is part of the opening event of Singapore Fringe Festival organised by
The Necessary Stage. The Fringe Festival starts from 26 February to 8 March
2005. Theme of the Festival is ART and WAR
Raja Shahriman bin Raja Aziddin's first overseas solo exhibition
sculptures . drawings . paintings
Guest of Honour: Dato' N. Parameswaran
The Malaysian High Commissioner to Singapore
Thursday 24th February 2005 7pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail: email@example.com
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs till Sunday 13th Mar 2005.
The wind has no form, but gives volume to the billowing curtain in the breeze, and shapes the clouds in the sky. The breath of a person is invisible, but it puffs up his cheeks, expands his rib cage and marks him as a being of life. The sculptures of Raja Shahriman breathe with the dynamism imbued upon them by the artist. In their fluid, animated embodiments, they encapsulate the idea of movement or movement to be either in coiled, tense postures or larger, dramatic gestures. As the wind sends ripples through a piece of cloth, the sculptor fashions sinewy metal ribbons which build into powerful figures of action. Arms outstretched, they leap into our consciousness and invite scrutiny from all angles as they run, kick, jump and twist. Raja Shahriman’s first overseas solo exhibition introduces his sculptures and drawing studies here, and for the first time in any show, his paintings.
One of the foremost contemporary sculptors of Malaysia, Raja Shahriman has developed several impressive series of metal work. Frequently adopting sharp and deadly forms (Killing Tools, Semangat Besi), the sculptor’s understanding of anatomy has led to greatest acclaim for his figurative work (Gerak Tempur, Gerak Tempur Peralihan). Therein lies his dilemma – his religion may be interpreted to hold injunctions against figuration, however his forays into abstraction (Api, Bayangan & Kemenyan) have never fully satisfied his creative impulses. Nafas is the resolution of his conundrum – at once abstract and figurative, the sculptures focus on movement and action, not the human behind it. The sinuous curvatures of abstract muscle and veins recall the elaborate arabesques of Islamic calligraphy, and afford endless expression in a diversity of positions.
The sculptures and drawings were first exhibited at Balai Seni Lukis Negara(National Art Gallery of Malaysia) last year.
The paintings are new and unique to this show.
30 Napier Road, Singapore 258509
I would like to introduce to you Cavalry Italian Design School as an alternative venue for visual art and photo exhibitions.
We occupy an area of close to 7,000 sq feet at the heart of the financial district of Singapore. We are located at Far Eastern Bank Building along Cecil Street, SIngapore
I would like to invite you to our premise and discuss about potential collaboration opportunities. We are able to rent the exhibition venue at an affordable rate.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Principal & Chief Executive
Cavalry Italian Design School (Singapore) / Cavalry Galleries
> LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts cordially invites you to
> EXHIBITION OPENING
> Travelogue Practice
> The Winston Oh Travel Award 2005
> Faculty of Fine Arts
> Faculty of Design
> Travelogue Practice features the works of five outstanding undergraduates:
> Nurasyikin Bte Hamzah, Lin Bao-Ling, Ow Yan Ming,
> Porter Elizabeth Jane and Shubiji Rao; in response to different locations
> in Asia. Funded by Consultant Cardiologist Dr Winston Oh, Travelogue
> Practice articulates personal narratives of travel and journeying,
> showcasing the careful documentation of each work in addition to its
> finished state. Presenting a rich array of wall sketches, photographs,
> written journals and research souvenirs,
> the exhibition foregrounds artistic practice and methodology, allowing the
> viewer to navigate experiences of presence and memory, image and text,
> object and representation, process and completion.
> Juxtapose presents a series of innovative works by undergraduates from the
> Faculty of Design: Communication Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design,
> Jewellery Design and Product Design. Juxtapose highlights each programme's
> creative process as well as displays the Faculty's diversity in
> expression, formed from the integration of cross-disciplinary ideas and
> practices within the Faculty.
> Wednesday, 16 February 2005 at 7pm
> Earl Lu Gallery
> Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
> LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts
> Guest of Honour
> Prof Robert Ely FRSA, President & CEO
> LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts
> Shiang Lie at 6340 9156 or shiang.lie@l...
> Gallery Tour by Artists for Travelogue Practice
> Thu 3 March 2005, 2pm-3pm
> Exhibition Duration
> 17 February-13 March 2005. Admission is free
> Gallery Hours
> Monday-Sunday, 10am-6pm, including Public Holidays
Orita.Sinclair.Int'l - Front Room Gallery, Feb 17- March 1
Brutality of the Facts
by ZAI KUNING
Often called controversial,
Zai Kuning is one of the most prominent contemporary artist in Asia today. His understanding of art practice goes far beyond conventional and routine. Opposing the boundaries of medium, Zai Kuning explores areas where many others do not dare to venture…
This exhibition is an artistic and personal research of
Zai Kuning’s spiritual experience in Japan.