Singapore Biennale 2006
Friday, April 15, 2005
You are cordially invited to
An experimental event in Sculpture Square –
An improvisational performance presented by Masato Tanaka and guest artists
Guest artists: Music by Philip Tan and Aya Sekine / Dance by Daniel K.
Date Friday, 15th April 2005
Time Start around 6:20pm ~ or later (suddenly) acting time is spontaneous
Venue Chapel Gallery
Please note that exhibition has been extended till 22nd April
due to positive response.
If you wish to participate as a musician or performer, do call us at 6 333 1055 or email to email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you at the event.
Gu Yuan - Shan Shui
In Chinese cultural symbolism and reference to place form, shan (Mandarin for 'hill' or 'mountain') kindles one to the mountainous regions surrounding the highlands of Tibet, and shui ('water' or 'river') to Jiangnan, with its graceful, splendid rivers south of the Yangtze in eastern China.
Gu Yuan's collection features 28 abstract oil paintings based on the dual subjects of Tibet and Jiangnan, representing a dialogue between the contrasting and complementary elements of shan and shui. Having grown up amongst the great mountains and rivers of China's northeast, his fascination with Tibet and Jiangnan is a spiritual return to dreams and an escape from the jitter and folie of city life. Each is in its own, a world of great evocation and beauty.
Just as traditional Shan-shui painting is a vehicle of philosophy, being an object for the viewer's mind rather than an open window for the eye, Gu Yuan's work is an interplay between time and space, movement and stillness, yin and yang.
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Visual Arts @ Esplanade
Justin Lee's Third Solo Exhibition "Our People, Our Lifestyle"
Starting 14 April 2005 till 10 July 2005
Esplanade, Tunnel (Underpass) and
Esplanade, Community Wall, Level 3
Justin’s new series of works present a different interpretation of today’s Singaporean society and lifestyle
in a montage blend of fantasy and yesterday’s photographs left by his late grandfather.
Monday, April 11, 2005
Hong Sek Chern shares with us her creative Chinese watercolor visualisations of expressways, grids, airports and other glorious landscapes @ POST..
Wendy Lee Keng Hoe
1994 BFA (Painting), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia
1999 MA (Design in Interactive Media), Middlesex University, London, UK
Philippe Charriol Foundation Contemporary Art Competition – Distinction Award in Painting Category
La-Salle Best Student Award in Fine Art
Young Sculptors Exhibition, National Art Museum.
“The Ten Artist Art-Exhibtion”, Empress Place.
Interactive Art Exhibition, Angel Gallery, London
Email 2005: Type WendyLee and followed by @sp.edu.sg
1. Visitor's Programme -
A talk by Nadin Reschke Kindlimann (Germany) - 7.30pm, Wed 13 Apr
Nadin is an artist doing an international project entitled So Far So Good. She has travelled (and worked) halfway around the world and has just arrived from Jogyakarta, Indonesia. She will share images and experiences in different countries (India, New Zealand, Australia, etc).
2. Exchange 05: Collaboratives - Working with Visual Arts - 7.30pm, Fri 15 Apr
Organised by p-10 and WITA, this is the first of 4 dialogue sessions dealing with important issues in current art practice. This session brings together some of Singapore’s performing artists who have worked with visual artists. Speakers are Aaron Khek Ah Hock (Ah Hock and Peng Yu: dance), Alvin Tan (The Necessary Stage: Theatre) and Noor Effendy Ibrahim (Katak Kudung: Theatre).
Please see our website for details, and as we have limited capacity, please RSVP: +65 6294 0041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and see you!
> Digital Performance Archive (DPA) traces the rapid developments
> taking place which combine performance activity with new digital
> technologies -from live theatre and dance productions that incorporate
> digital projections, to performances that take place on the
> computer-screen via webcasts and interactive virtual environments.
> The Archive also collates examples of how computer technologies are
> being used to create, document or analyse performance - from software
> applications for choreography and theatre design to specialist
> websites and CD-ROMs.
> Go to >> http://dpa.ntu.ac.uk/dpa_search/
Our first issue of new magazine, Indigo is out! It had already been circulated in most tertiary institutions, shopping malls and will be up on news stands this week. On this first issue, we featured The Finger Players in their production, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and we are lucky to get some "raw" rehearsal pictures of the show and convert it to a comic strip. You can check it out on the magazine at only $2.
On this first issue, we only had a one-page cover story on the arts scene, we
hope to cover more events in the future but we cannot do this without YOUR help.
(I mean you, you and all of you here in the arts scene). So, if you have an
event, exhibition, performance, please update us.
Sunday, April 10, 2005
1977 born in Muar, Malaysia
Lives and works in Singapore & Berlin, Germany
Master of Art in Communication Art and Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Diploma in Visual Communication, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
Grant for residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, The National Arts Council, Singapore
International Relations Grant, The National Arts Council, Singapore
Bourse d’ Aide à la Réalisation, Département des Affaires Culturelles de la Mairie de Paris, France
Project Grant, The National Arts Council, Singapore
Bursary for Postgraduate Studies, The National Arts Council, Singapore
Travel Grant, The National Arts Council, Singapore
Project Grant, Lee Foundation, Singapore
“The Silver Sessions”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
“The End of Travelling”, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany (with Isabelle Cornaro)
“Lost (Found Tracks)”, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany
“The End of Travelling”, The Substation Gallery, Singapore (with Isabelle Cornaro)
"DepartureHall", The Substation Gallery, Singapore
“50th Venice Biennale (Singapore Pavilion)”, Venice, Italy
“Blood: Lines and Connections”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado, USA
“Ars Electronica 2003 (Not to Scale)”, Kunstraum Linz, Linz, Austria
“CP Open Jakarta Biennale”, National Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
“15 Tracks”, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo / Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
“De (Internationale) Keuze: The Global Soul”, Rotterdam Schouwburg, Rotterdam, Holland
“Theatre Spectacle: The Global Soul”, Landiwiese Park, Zürich, Switzerland
“Singapore Arts Festival : The Global Soul”, Victoria Theatre, Singapore
“In Transit : The Global Soul”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
“A Journey to the Centre of the Earth” Matrix Art Project, Brussels, Belgium
“36 Ideas from Asia”, The National Museum, L’Aquila, Italy
“The President’s Young Talent Exhibition”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
“Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2003”, Immanence, Paris, France
“Transmediale.03”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
“Sonic Process”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
“DAVINCIPROJECT VERSION™ 1.0 : In 72 Hours” Theatreworks Black Box, Singapore
“Single Screen”, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Contemplation Room : See Singapore!”, Ovengaden Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
“The Show 2002”, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
"Worms III Festival", Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore
"10th India Triennale", Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
"Video-Take", Openbare Bibliotheek De Tweebronnen, Leuven, Belgium
"[ Names Changed to Protect the Innocent ] #07", MP Community Centre, Singapore
“Local Flavour 8”, The Substation, Singapore
"DENSE", Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Singapore
"PHotoEspana 2000 : The Mind on the Edge", Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
"Asian Art Festival 2000" Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
"City/Community - Nokia Singapore Art 1999", Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
"BrainStorm [ What’s that in your head ?]", Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
“The Mongolian Camel Show”, London, United Kingdom
"[ Names Changed to Protect the Innocent ] #04", Cairnhill Arts Centre, Singapore
"Capturing the 'I'", Bugis Junction Shopping Atrium, Singapore
“Flickering Punctuations", The Substation Gallery, Singapore
Nungesser, Michael. "Vom Ankommen und Abheben," die tageszeitung, 8 April 2003, Berlin, Germany
Fricke, Johannes. "An Interview,", BE Magazine, July 2003, Berlin, Germany
Wee, Brandon. "DENSE & the Politics or Dynamic Paradigms," iSh, 2000, Singapore
Nayar, Paravathi. "Moving Images," The Business Times, Sept 8 2001, Singapore
Tan, Kai Syng. "DENSE Interview", Lien, May 2000, Singapore
Kwek, Kenneth. "A space where people come and go", The Straits Times, 24 July 2000, Singapore
Seetoh, Joseph. "In the thick of it", Singapore Tatler, July 2000, Singapore
"Triennale awards presented", The Hindu, 2001, New Delhi, India
"The first mega-event of the year begins", The Hindustani Times, 23 January 2001, New Delhi, India
Tan, Shin Gee. "Peeking under covers", The Straits Times, 12 August 2000, Singapore
Carceller, Cabello. "Nuevo 'glocalismo'", PHotoPeriódico No.10, July 2000, Madrid, Spain
Carpio, Francisco. "El espíritu del margen", Lapiz, July 2000, Madrid, Spain
Lee, Weng Choy. "Art and nation. Nokia Singapore Art 1999", Art Asia-Pacific, March 2000, Australia
Sulaiman, Suhaila. "Testing, testing...", The Straits Times, 13 Sept 2000, Singapore
Sulaiman, Suhaila. "Sleepless in Black Box", The Straits Times, 21 Nov 2003, Singapore
Wee, C.J. Wan-Ling. "Brainstorm the best way to come up with truly new works."
The Straits Times, 16 August 1999, Singapore
Low, Felicia. "Digital Art: Pixel Perfection and Art Content," Selves, National Arts Council, 2001, Singapore
Barragán, Paco. “El arte que veine/The art to come”, Subastas Siglo XXI, Spain
Low, Sze Wee. “50th Venice Biennale: Singapore”, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Mashadi, Ahmad. "Molotov Cocktails (GreyAquariumRemix)", Nokia Singapore Art 1999, Singapore
Mashadi, Ahmad. "Heman Chong's Molotov Cocktails", 10th India Triennale, New Delhi, India
Lee, Joana. "Murmurmurmurmurmur", 36 Ideas from Asia, ASEAN COCI, Singapore
Hou, Hanru. "The Mind on the Edge (of the New Centres)", PHotoEspana 2000, Madrid Spain
Ngui, Matthew. "A Viewpoint", The President's Young Talents Exhibition, Singapore
Curator Feature - Book List
Joanna Lee, Eileen Khoo
15 tracks: contemporary Southeast Asian art / Joanna Lee, Eileen Khoo. - Singapore : Singapore Art Museum, 2003
Published in conjunction with the traveling exhibition [see title], 2003 - 2004, organised by the Singapore Art Museum, The Japan Foundation, Tama Art University Museum and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. Featured artists: Apotik Komik Group, Samuel Indratma, Bambang Toko Witjaksono, Arie Dyanto, Dinh Thi Tham Poong, Ha Tri Hieu, Hayati Mokhtar, Heman Chong, Jakapan Vilasineekul, José Legaspi, Khamsouk Keomingmuang, Krisna Murti, Kumbu Anak Katu, M.P.P. Yei Myint, Osman Bin Bakir, Phy Chan Than, Prasong Luemuang, Saudi Ahmad.
Joyce Fan, Patrick D. Flores, Joanna Lee, Low Sze Wee [et.al]
36 Ideas from Asia: contempo rary South-East Asian art / Joyce Fan, Patrick D. Flores, Joanna Lee, Low Sze Wee [et.al]. - Singapore : Singapore Art Museum, 2002
Published in conjunction with the travelling exhibition [see title], 2002 - 2003. Organised by the Singapore Art Museum with cooperation from Sittung für Kunst & Kultur e.V. Bonn. Essays by Patrick D. Flores and Niranjan Rajah. Featured artists: Apotik Komik Group, Samuel Indratma, Popok Tri Wahyudi, Arie Dyanto, Bambang Toko Witjaksono, Baet Yoke Kuan, Brenda Fajardo, Bunga Jeruk, Chen Kezhan, Dinh Thi Tham Poong, Do Minh Tam, Ha Tri Hieu, Hayati Mokhtar, Hedi Hariyanto, Heman Chong, I Nyoman Masriadi, Jakapan Vilasineekul, John Low, Jose Legaspi, Jose Tence Ruiz, PG. Khamarul Zaman Bin PG. HJ. Tajuddin, Khamsouk Keomingmuang, Krisna Murti, Kumbu Anak Katu, Manit Sriwanichpoon, Matthew Ngui, May Chandavong, M.P.P. Yei Myint, Nasir Baharuddin, Nguyen Huy Hoang, Nguyen Nhi Yi, Osman Bin Bakir, Phy Chan Than, Pinaree Santipak, Prasong Luemuang, Panya Vijinthanasarn, Roderico Jose Daroy, Saudi Ahmad, Soe Naing, Soeung Vannara, Svay Ken.
Tan, Bridget Tracy
Naked perfection / Tan, Bridget Tracy. - Singapore : Singapore Art Museum, 2002
Catalogue of the exhibition "Naked Perfection", 12 September - 10 November, which partially shows works of nudity from the Singapore Art Museum collection.
Trimurti and ten years after / Sabapathy, T.K. - Singapore : Singapore Art Museum, 1998
Featuring significant works of three important Singaporean contemporary artists, S. Chandrasekaran, Goh Ee Choo, and Salleh Japar. Created over the last 10 Years, this exhibition discusses the trends and tendencies in Singaporean contemporary art. Contributions by Kwok Kian Chow, T.K. Sabapathy, S. Chandrasekaran, Goh Ee Choo, Salleh Japar, Ahmad Mashadi, Tay Swee Lin.
AS 203 SG
Imprints on Singapore art: works of 40 NAFA artists / Lim, Karen. - Singapore : Singapore Art Museum, 1998
Exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum, 29 August - 11 October 1998. Lecturers and graduates of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts [NAFA] selected Singapore art in various mediums. The works are grouped in four periods: The pre-war and Pioneers, The 50s-60s: Social Themes with local Flavour, The 70s: notions of modern art, The 80s-90s: new explorations. Contributors are: Kwok Kian Chow, Ho Kah Leong, Lim Kay Hiong, Tan Tee Chie, Irene Hong, Karen Lim, Yeo Mang Thong.
AS 204 SG
Sabapathy, T.K. [et.al]
Many in one: 25 years of art from Singapore / Sabapathy, T.K. [et.al]. - Singapore : Singapore Art Museum, 1991
Featured artists: Baet Yeok Kuan, Henri Chen Kezhan, Chen Wen Hsi, Cheong Soo Pieng, Chua Ek Kay, Fan Chang Tien, Goh Beng Kwan, Goh Ee Choo, Jaafar Latiff, Lee Wen, Vincent Leow Kong Yam, Lim Poh Teck, Lin Hsin Hsin, Liu Kang, Ng Yak Whee, Jimmy Ong, Anthony Poon, Prabhakara [Jimmy Quek], Salleh Japar, S. Chandrasekeran, Tan Oe Pang, Tan Swie Hian, Tang Da Wu, Tang Mun Kit, Teo Eng Seng, Eng Tow, Wee Shoo Leong, Simon Wong, Wong Shih Yaw, Yeo Siak Goon, Thomas Yeo.
AS 205 SG
Shareen Khattar, Chi Cing-I, Yeo Hoe Koon
Pont des Arts: Nanyang artists in Paris [1925 - 1970] / Shareen Khattar, Chi Cing-I, Yeo Hoe Koon. - Singapore : Singapore Art Museum, 1994
Pont des Art explores the influence of French art education on Singapore artists and their development. Featured artists: Georgette Chen, Chen Jen Hao, Liu Kang, Sunyee, Wee Kong Chai, Lai Foong Moi, Lu Chon Min, Yeo Hoe Koon, Lai Kui Fang, Tew Nai Tong, Ng Yat Chuan, Chia Yu Chian, Yves Fay, Yeo Kim Seng, Lee See Sin, Wee Beng Chong, Tan Tong, Koh Lee Lee, Teo Peng Seng, Long Thien Shih.