Saturday, July 16, 2005
The UOB Painting of the Year Award has gone to 16-year-old Alvin Ong from National Junior College, the youngest winner ever since the competition started in 1982.
He received $20,000 and a trophy for this winning work entitled "The Window" which explores the issue of dictatorship, inspired by George Orwell's book 1984.
The 2005 competition drew an overwhelming response of 940 entries. Over 40 of the paintings will be on display at the Esplanade from this Sunday, 17th July to 5th August.
Dear MASS members
There will be a get-togther cum durian party for all members of the MASS, Modern Art Society Singapore this Saturday evening. This get-together is to generate more interaction between the members. It will be held on 16 July 2005 (Saturday), 7 pm, at the 10 Kampong Eunos. All members and family members are welcome to join in the party.
MASS, Modern Art Society Singapore
Friday, July 15, 2005
PINK ARK PROUDLY PRESENTS
UNA VOCE 2005. 24HRS SOUND ART FESTIVAL
2000 hrs 15 July to 2000 hrs 16 July
The Substation Guinness Theatre and Timbre bistro, music, bar at The Substation Garden
45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
$18 inclusive of 1 complimentary drink and
10% discount on all items sold at Timbre,
available at The Substation Box Office
Experience 24 hours of sound art for the first time in Singapore. UNA VOCE 2005 will be a 24 hour collective performance by Sound Artists, Experimental Musicians, Music Deejays, Poets, Video / Installation artists; exploring and searching for the meaning of sound and language in today’s world.
Join this journey with Evan Tan, Yuen Chee Wai, Zai Kuning, 640 West, George Chua, Ang Song Ming, Gradimir Aleksic, Koichi Shimizu, Rizman Putra and many more. Together, we aim to create a sound experience in its purest form, engaging sound as art, challenging the individual perception of the physical and the mental. Expect gigs, jams and live and processed beats from turntables, laptops and mixers. It will be a 24 hour feast for art lovers and dance music aficionados.
For more information about Una Voce 05
please log on to : www.unavoce.4-all.org
Open Call for Artists in Singapore to Submit their Portfolios for the first Singapore Biennale
The first Singapore Biennale organized by National Arts Council and National Heritage Board will open in September 2006 under the artistic direction of Fumio Nanjo and the curatorial team. This will be the first major international contemporary art exhibition in the Southeast Asian region featuring works by artists from around the world.
(read Press Release at http://www.nac.gov.sg/new/new02a.asp?id=202&y=2005)
As one open element of the curatorial research process, the organisers and the curatorial team invite artists working in Singapore to send their files/portfolios to the Singapore Biennale Secretariat. Students are also welcome to send files.
All files sent will be looked at by the curatorial team of the Biennale.
A selection will be made from the files sent in and several artists may be invited to meet with the curators for further discussions and possible inclusion in the Biennale.
Conditions for the open call:
All materials should be sent by post to the Singapore Biennale Secretariat, National Arts Council Singapore. Materials should adhere to the following conditions for ease of storage and fairness:
- One A4 size file/folder or CD-ROM with images and information about your works or practice.
- Any video or other media work should be sent in on DVD format only.
- Proposals for works or projects should also take the above formats, if you wish to make new proposals.
- Your CV or contact details should be included in the file.
- Any texts and information should also be included.
Please note that submissions will not be returned. They will be kept by the Biennale Secretariat and enter into a Biennale archive.
Files must be sent in by July 15 2005
Artists will be notified of further meetings with the curators between 20th to 31st July 2005.
Meetings with selected artists will be held in and after August 2005.
For enquiries, contact:
Low Kee Hong
General Manager, Singapore Biennale
Singapore Biennale Secretariat
392 Havelock Road, #03-05/06, Business Centre
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
Tel: +65-6733 6984 Fax: +65-67362092
Email: Type NAC_Sbiennale and followed by @nac.gov.sg
Hosted by The Substation
6:30 pm – 9 pm
15 July 2005
[Formerly known as The Fat Frog Café]
45 Armenian Street
Please RSVP to Nurhidahyu Bte Rahim Shah at:
Type NAC_SBiennale and followed by @nac.gov.sg
or call 6 733 6984
Organized by Singapore Biennale Secretariat, Encounters 01 is the first of a series of mediated discussions that will allow for interaction between the arts community in Singapore and the Singapore Biennale curatorial team. These exchanges will provide a platform for artists, critics and writers, to vocalize their concerns and raise issues pertinent to the inaugural Singapore Biennale 2006 (SB 2006). Encounters 01 will be hosted by Lee Weng Choy, Artistic Co-Director of The Substation, and will serve as an introduction to Singapore Biennale’s Artistic Director, Fumio Nanjo, who will share his vision about SB2006.
For more information about SB2006, visit www.nac.gov.sg
Brent Harris will be holding a solo exhibition titled 'Singapore Pulp Works' at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), Singapore commencing in July. Brent Harris undertook a residency at the STPI in November 2004 as part of the Visiting Artists Program, co-ordinated through the Australian National Gallery, Canberra. He was the first Australian artist to take up this program. 'Brent Harris: Singapore Pulp Works' will comprise of a suite of images completed during his residency. Exhibition dates: 15 July - 6 August 2005 (exhibition opening: 14 July). Location: Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236. Artist Talk by Brent Harris as part of the STPI Public Lecture Series (in conjunction with the exhibition): Saturday 16 July, 2.30 pm, STPI AV Room.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
A showcase of 2 promising young talents, Charmaine Oon from Singapore and Akiha Yamakami from Japan.
The Substation Gallery, 14 - 19 July, 11 am to 9 pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
A Life in Brass by Michael Cacnio
his first overseas sculpture exhibition
HER EXCELLENCY BELEN FULE-ANOTA
AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY
OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES TO THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
OPENING Wednesday 13th July 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 24th July 2005.
Encountering a creation by Filipino sculptor Michael Cacnio is to be drawn into a miniature diorama of Philippine life. Irresistibly engaging, his sculptures evoke emotions of love and nostalgia drawn from Michael’s childhood memories. There are children atplay, the bonding between mother or father and child, itinerant vendors, and ac elebration of the rich bounty that nature has to offer in the Philippines.
Each figurine is a tiny marvel, wrought from brass using the oxyacetylene blowtorch. The finished products are miracles of poise and interactivity betweenthe figures and their supporting backdrops. In the adventures of his intrepid alter-ego, the boy child, Michael’s flair for the theatrical is self-evident. We cannot help but imagine the twinkle in the sculptor’s eye as he recreates, with Disney-esque magic, his life in brass.