Friday, June 10, 2005
PRESS releases 10 June 2005
un-titled Gallery – Eve Ong’s Second Solo Exhibition
Title of Exhibition: Self-unveiled II
Official Opening Reception: Friday 10th June 2005 at 7pm
Exhibition Dates: 11th June 2005 until 9th July 2005
Time: 11am to 8pm Mondays to Saturdays
Exhibition Venue: un-titled Gallery, China Square Central, Marsh & McLennan Centre, 18 Cross Street #B1-21, Singapore 048423
Enquiries: Please call the gallery at +65 65387050 or email to email@example.com for high res images.
(Link to show page http://www.un-titledgallery.com/jun05show.html )
Contact person: Evelyn Ong +65 96805444
After a first successful exhibition based on the same theme, part II of self unveiled places emphasis on the importance of the identities which people put upon themselves, alienation of self, and the reflection on self.
There are numerous influencing factors that contribute to the ‘evolving’ self. A variety of social factors, from the increased role of the mass media in everyday life, to social movements, work and family, or perhaps, just the perspective of others, all contribute to form one’s own self identity. All these factors may slowly convince the inner self to change, sometimes without there being an awareness of the change or development of self. Multiple identities may emerge each one targeted at contrasting to, or fitting into a social environment. These identities within self are so multifaceted that the one ‘true’ self the “real me” may get lost and be dissolved into the surroundings. Thus the veils that the self puts on as a shield or social clothing may become self and the true self is lost and buried beneath the ‘social’ self.
As the self engages a wider community of selves, social values are transmitted and received. Alienation within self may slowly creep in where the individual is constantly reworking and reshaping the ‘social’ and ‘true’ self in response to the discursive environment they exist in . So the self is always evolving, traveling through a process of change and evolution without reaching a final conclusion, except perhaps the demise of the ‘true’ self.
In this exhibition, some paintings show the self as an invisible vessel that is only defined by the collected veils. What is stored in this ‘vessel’ of self is our core essence but can the vessel be visible without the veils?
About the Artist:
Eve Ong developed her vision and ideas while traveling, living and working across various countries and experiencing the many different cultures. Eve had studied Fine Art and Painting, at LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts and has been involved in the creative arts for many years.
a. china square central. marsh & mclennan centre. 18 cross street # b1-21 singapore 048423
Hope you've had a great month so far.
We're having an artist talk this Friday at p-10, do join us:
1. A talk by Jason Wee - 7.30pm, Fri 10 June
Jason Wee will talk about Bao Bei, his recent exhibition held at The Substation from 12 -19 May. Jason is currently pursuing graduate studies in photo-related media and political theory. Bao Bei is his first exhibition in Singapore since receiving the Shell-NAC Scholarship in 2004.
More info at www.p-10.org, and as usual, please RSVP: +65 6294 0041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Gaffer Studio Glass: Contemporary Australian Studio Glass Exhibition
The Arts House and Australian High Commission
10 – 19 June 2005 / 11.00am – 9.00pm
Gaffer Studio Glass acts as a “gaffer” or a master craftsman in charge of a team of hot-glass workers, responsible for the promoting of studio glass artists in Hong Kong.
Where previously high quality glass could only be produced in large commercial factories, the emergence of studio glass as an art over the past 30 years has allowed to form to integrate the medium with the creative vision and spontaneity of a single-artist studio setting.
Gaffer Studio Glass specializes in the modern, contemporary sculpture and functional vessel studio glass. Gaffer promotes limited series editions but focuses on exhibiting the most original and innovative glass by the world's leading glass artists, primarily from Australia
Gaffer's aim is to broaden the audience by encouraging the education and recognition of glass as an artistic medium, as well as being visual theatre for established and emerging glass artists.
Part of oZmosis - a showcase of contemporary arts and design from Australia. Supported by the Australia International Cultural Council, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Eve Ong and her Self-Unveiled II
Thursday, June 09, 2005
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Our 6th Anniversary exhibition, "Don't Let Sleeping Androids Lie" opens tomorrow, Wednesday 8th June at 6.30pm. If you have not received an invite and wish to attend the event, please send us an email by typing arts and followed by @sculpturesq.com.sg and we'll add you on the guest list.
Don’t Let Sleeping Androids Lie - a sixth anniversary exhibition
Date : 9 Jun 2005 to 28 Aug 2005
Don’t Let Sleeping Androids Lie, Sculpture Square's 6th Anniversary Exhibition, seeks to question the level of interactivity between spectator and art. Aiming to reduce that distanced monologue, the public is encouraged to undertake a proactive role when interacting with art, through various electronic art installations including the development of responsive environments and the head-mounted display. It resolves to take the public beyond a “point and click” paradigm of interaction, encouraging them to explore interactivity as a complex field of exchange between artist:audience, system:user, participation:interaction, body:space, power:play, and self:other.
Power is distributed between user and system and the user is given the opportunity and responsibility to create the content and final presentation of the artwork. Through receptional aesthetics and responsive environments, the distance between user and system is reduced. While reactive art tends to be monologue, interactive art purposes a dialogue between the piece and the participant; specifically, the participant has “agency”, the ability to “act upon” the piece and is furthermore invited to do so in the context of the piece.
The exhibition is part of the Singapore Arts Festival and will also feature a collaboration with Adrian Cheok of the Mixed Reality Lab, National University of Singapore (NUS) and The Esplanade. The exhibition is Sculpture Square's major exhibition of fusing electronics and technology with art, overcoming the antagonism between computer system and human being as well as reflecting on the current and future forms of co-existence between computer system and human.
This exhibition will mark the 6th Anniversary of Sculpture Square's inauguration
DIALOGUE ON ARTS DEVELOPMENT PLAN
NAC is in the process of drafting an Arts Development Plan – a long term strategic plan which identifies what Singapore must have in order to be a distinctive global city for the arts, and strategies/plans on how to get there. This will be discussed with a panel of expert advisers to the NAC, and will be held this month.
1.30 pm Registration / Arrival of Guests
2.00 pm Opening address by Mr Liu Thai Ker, Chairman, NAC
2.30 pm Presentation of “Arts Development Plan”
2.50 pm Tea Break
3.20 pm Breakout Discussion
4.30 pm Report- Back Session
5.00 pm General Q&A
5.30 pm End of session
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Hi business partners & friends,
With effect from 9 June 2005, Mosaico Pte Ltd will be relocated to:
30A Pagoda Street
Singapore 059189 (near to Chinatown MRT).
New Tel/Fax: 6323 9011.
Please update your address book.
We hope to see you there soon!
Iris and Angeline
Singapore Digital Art Competition 2005
Mangaka 05 is a competition organised by e C'nergiz and sponsored by Gamescore .
It aims to bring Manga Artists from all over Singapore to showcase their work and talent.
This competition requires entrants to depict various characters and portray their personality and visual appearance through their creative talents. They are to highlight the unique aspect of the character that they have chosen to illustrate artistically.