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Editor's Note
"London calling, yes, I was there, too. An' you
know what they said? Well, some of it was true!
London calling at the top of the dial. After
all this, won't you give me a smile?”
London Calling, The Clash
Singapore as an art hub is
staking a name for itself, and
part of that is based on the
presence of an impressive array
of big names and established
galleries. But just as important
is the increasing number of
independent and newly opened
galleries that expand the
space for creative possibility
in the city. SAGG has always
supported a variety of local arts,
from established galleries to
alternative art venues to street
art. We delight in presenting the
wealth that the city has to offer,
and this month we can highlight
a few more.
London Calling, a brand new
gallery on Haji Lane, is less
than a year old but is certainly
a space to keep an eye on. The
gallery offers lively exhibitions
and opening parties in one of
Singapore’s trendiest areas. We
interviewed Rob Jones from the
team to find out more.
Meanwhile, another relative
newcomer to the scene,
Barnadas Huang, is gathering
a lot of attention, being cited
last year as one of the top 10
contemporary art galleries in
Singapore. We feature an article
focusing on two of the names
behind the scenes, revealing
what it’s like to work in a
successful gallery in a thriving
art hub.
And Flaneur Gallery and the
New Majestic Hotel have
recently sealed a collaboration,
which has transformed the
lobby of this stylish hotel into a
new venue for contemporary art.
The aim is to facilitate greater
interaction between artists
and the public and promote
patronage of local artists
throughout the community and
beyond.
The list goes on and on, and we
could go on waxing lyrical about
all there is to see and do. Suffice
it to say that we have it all listed
for you here in the following
pages and on our website, so
you won’t miss a thing!
Irene Marx
[email protected]
May 2015
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LEGACY · PROGRESSION
25 & 50th Jubilee Celebration
Singapore-China
Art Exchange Exhibition
Presented by HaKaren Art Gallery
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Editor-in-Chief & Art Director
Irene Marx, [email protected]
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Singapore-China Art Exchange Exhibition
8 The Bold & the Beautiful
12 London Calling Singapore,
Come in Singapore!
16 Art Xchange Gallery celebrates its
Grand Opening at The Herencia
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Tessa Ann Wong
Israel Zeng
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20 王泗妹戲團 Hokkien Opera
22 Creating Oddlings
24 Edge of the World
28 Chun Kwang Young - New Dreams
32 The Little Prince Exhibitions
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Wednesday, 06 May 2015
Deadline for August 2015 issue:
Monday, 06 July 2015
Deadline for September 2015 issue:
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34 I Know You Got Soul
36 Neiland in Singapore
38 Imaginarium
44 LOOK BACK
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Exhibitions & Event Listings
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Art Services
60 Venues
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Legacy · Progression
25th & 50th Jubilee Celebration
Singapore-China Art Exchange Exhibition
2015 is the year that calls for a double celebration
for Singapore. Not only is Singapore celebrating
its 50th birthday, it is also a celebration of the
25th anniversary of Singapore-China diplomatic
relations.
In celebration of these special
25th & 50th anniversaries, HaKaren
Art Gallery has organized a
Singapore-China Art Exchange
Exhibition. It was first exhibited in
Beijing in April, and will travel to
Singapore this month, opening on
9th May.
On 1st April this year, the
exhibition was successfully
launched in the Art Museum at
Tsinghua University in Beijing,
with a grand opening graced by
distinguished guests, including His
Excellency Stanley Loh Ka Leung,
ambassador for the Republic of
Singapore in Beijing, and China
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chief
Counsellor, Madam Xu Wei.
Featuring over 50 artworks by
some of the most prominent artists
from both countries, “Legacy
· Progression” is the highlight
event of 2015 in Tsinghua
University. This exhibition received
tremendous support from the
co-organizers such as Zhang
Ding Art Research Centre, Wu
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Guan Zhong Art Research Centre,
Tsinghua University, as well as the
Singapore Arts Federation.
The Singapore-China Art
Exchange Exhibition is a rare
collaboration opportunity for
artists hailing from both countries
to come together to present their
artworks. This will no doubt
enhance the fraternity of the
artists of Singapore and China and
strengthen academic interaction
among them. Through this
meaningful exhibition, audiences
can have a better understanding of
the development of art and culture
in both countries.
Looking back through art
history, many older generations of
artists had teaching experiences
at institutions of higher education.
They could be described as
artists cum art educators.
In this Singapore-China Art
Exchange Exhibition, many of
the participating artists are also
dedicated art educators who
have not only produced many
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Cover
Story
Speech by Singapore Arts Federation President Dr. Ho Kah Leong
Singapore-China Art Exchange Exhibition Grand Opening Ceremony
at Art Museum, Tsinghua University on 1st April 2015 in Beijing
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masterpieces over the years,
but have also made tremendous
and significant contributions to
the arts scene, grooming the
next generation and enriching
the development of visual art in
general.
With Singapore being the
trade hub of South East Asia,
Chinese people constitute about
70% of the local population.
Belonging to the same ethnic
race, Chinese Singaporeans
share a close relationship
with China. Through centuries
of vicissitudes, regional and
experiential differences have
allowed the Chinese in both
countries to shape their own
unique thinking and vision. With
this collaboration opportunity, we
present 2nd generation Chinese
artists from Singapore, who
are well established and highly
regarded in the arts community,
to China. Similarly, we are
pleased to showcase to our
Singapore audience artists from
China who are top art professors
in Beijing, well-respected and
considered the crème de la crème
of the country’s art scene. It is
hoped that the audience will gain
a deeper understanding of the
development of Chinese art in the
region.
Lim Tze Peng, Abstract Calligraphy I, Ink & Colour on Rice Paper, 100 x 100 cm, 2014
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Wang Yu Liang
Twin Statues in the Snow
Ink on Rice Paper
68 x 68 cm
2013
Yuan Yun Fu
Shimmering Pond of Red Lotus
Ink & Colour on Rice Paper
95 x 55 cm
2011
Ho Kah Leong, Marina Bay Sands, Acrylic on Canvas, 61 x 91 cm, 2014
Exhibition: Legacy · Progression 25th & 50th Jubilee Celebration
Dates:
9 – 15 May 2015
Venue: ION Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore
Organiser: HaKaren Art Gallery, www.hakaren.com
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The Bold
& the Beautiful
Weiren Loh and Rachel Chin take us backstage
at Barnadas Huang
Weiren Loh and Rachel Chin, a biologist and a corporate lawyer, who left their previous professions
to join the exciting and fast-paced Singapore art scene. Image courtesy of Barnadas Huang.
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How did a biologist and corporate lawyer end up
with careers as art dealers in one of Singapore’s
youngest and most ambitious contemporary
European art galleries? Barnadas Huang’s gallery
director and art consultant Weiren Loh and Rachel
Chin discuss their love for art, the idiosyncrasies
of the industry and the future of art in Singapore.
It was mostly by good fortune that Weiren Loh and Rachel Chin
stumbled into one of the most fickle and demanding industries in Asia
today – art dealing. At that time, Benjamin Ng and Abigail Wong,
founders of contemporary European fine art gallery Barnadas Huang,
were looking for the perfect team to establish and grow a Singaporebased fine art gallery with a distinctively international outlook.
“I've always appreciated art, but never saw myself becoming
professionally involved in the industry. When I left law, I was
looking to do something more imaginative and exciting. I jumped
at the opportunity when Abigail and Benjamin approached me,”
explains Rachel, who studied law in England and worked as a
corporate lawyer in one of Singapore’s top law firms before joining
Barnadas Huang.
For Weiren, a Biology student who left the sciences to pursue
a career in the arts, the decision to join the fledgling gallery was a
clear one: “My gut told me to join the team.”
Their instincts were right. In late 2014 – just 1 year after its
inauguration – Barnadas Huang was cited by The Culture Trip
magazine as one of the top 10 contemporary art galleries in Singapore.
Further cementing its position as a contemporary art gallery to
be reckoned with, Barnadas Huang was the youngest gallery to be
featured in Art Central Hong Kong 2015, a world-class satellite art
fair to Art Basel. With sold-out showings in Singapore and Hong
Kong under its belt, the gallery is now gearing up to participate in
up to 8 art fairs a year in the Asia-Pacific region.
Little did they expect their foray into the art industry to be
such an adventure. Weiren learnt to juggle multiple portfolios
simultaneously, from sales to accounting to logistics. There were
also relationships to build: dealing with artists who did not speak
a common language and negotiating with fellow dealers to secure
exhibitions was a completely new challenge.
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Despite the herculean effort, he found fulfilment as a gallery
director finding his place in the industry from his deep passion and
unwavering interest for art. His favourite part of the job is when he
fosters the connection
between a collector and
an art piece.
“It is astounding to see
“I
believe
that
every piece is unique
how the public reception
intrinsically. What I
towards art here has
try to bring out is how
developed in such a
special and incredible
the effort, time and
short time. With the
thought
that
goes
National Gallery slated to
into the creation of
open this year, Singapore
each piece is. When
is unquestionably the
the artwork manages
to evoke emotion –
South East Asian hub
happiness,
sadness,
for contemporary and
sometimes
a
deep
international art.”
sense of nostalgia – in
~ Rachel Chin
a collector, I feel like
I have done the art
justice,” says Weiren.
Rachel, with a keen eye and understanding for contemporary
art, is the resident art consultant at Barnadas Huang. She curates
works for exhibitions and international art fairs that Barnadas Huang
participates in. The gallery’s top clients also rely on her to acquire
the best artworks to build a strong and cohesive private collection.
“The partnership between the gallery and client is very
fulfilling. There is a lot of trust involved, and my job as a gallerist
is to assist my client in obtaining the right piece. Sometimes,
a client is just looking for something for their child’s bedroom.
But other times, they are seeking something more abstract: they
want a piece that reminds them of a close or personal memory,
for example.”
Given the reputation of the art industry as a difficult one, replete
with rich and famous clients, what was the most difficulty they had
faced in assisting a client?
For them, it was when a client wanted to commission a custom
piece for his living room at a time that the artist was facing some
artistic difficulties.
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“At the time, because of the artist’s personal circumstances,
she had difficulty finding the right inspiration for the piece. It took
several months just to get the draft right, and many more months
to complete it. The entire process took close to 10 months, and I
was in constant contact with the artist and the client to facilitate
the process. To his credit, the client was incredibly patient and it
paid off: he loved the final piece very much.”
As young professionals building their careers in the art industry,
both exclaimed their pleasure with the evolution of art collecting in
Singaporean over the last five years.
“It is astounding to see how the public reception towards
art here has developed in such a short time. With the National
Gallery slated to open this year, Singapore is unquestionably the
South East Asian hub for contemporary and international art,”
muses Rachel.
Weiren chimes in, “Singapore is a society with increasingly
sophisticated collectors. I find that Singapore art buyers have
strong identities and discerning tastes. A good collection is a
result of the collector’s taste and preference. If you know how
each work fits into your collection from a larger perspective, I think
the collection will naturally be respectable and enviable.”
Weiren Loh, gallery director of Barnadas Huang, gives a talk to introduce the exhibition "Gender
Politics" at Barnadas Huang in January 2015.
Current Exhibition:
Dates: Address: Hours: A Universal Truth by Mónica Dixon
Till 10 June 2015
Barnadas Huang, 61 Duxton Road, Singapore 089525
Tue – Fri 12noon – 7pm, Sat 11am – 7pm, Sun 11am – 6pm
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London Calling Singapore,
Come in Singapore!
London Calling is a brand new space in the Singapore
art scene. Less than a year old, the gallery, founded
by Londoners Rob Jones and Jamie Paul, aims to
shake things up, offering some of the freshest local and
international talent with a punk, DIY flourish. SAGG
editor Zoe Goldstein caught up with Rob Jones to ask
him about the project.
Tell us a bit about what motivated you to open London Calling.
Rob Jones: The idea behind the gallery had been in the pipeline
for a year or so. It started life as pub talk, as we constantly voiced
how much we missed the London art scene, and how the Singapore
scene was missing something. The focus here seemed to be on white
cube spaces, salesmen in suits, butlers with champagne on trays
... a definite elitist feel to everything. We missed the warehouse
events, the DJs, the beer cans in a crate full of ice, the graffiti, so we
decided to do something about it. We wanted to be everything that
the traditional white cube gallery isn’t! As our website states, ‘no
pretentious, elitist nonsense. We are London Calling.’
The first thing to do was find a location. We thought Haji Lane was
Installation of artworks by ZincNite Crew at London Calling
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London Calling — entrance and corridor
reminiscent of some cool
East London streets, and
had the right feel for what
we wanted to do. When a
shophouse smack in the
middle of the street became
available
in
November
2014, we snapped it up and
focused on renovating the
space into what you see now.
The name of the gallery
was chosen specifically to
exaggerate our mission. It
references the title song
of the 1979 Clash album,
and both the band and
song stand for rebellion
and revolution, a punk
attitude, not settling for or
accepting the mainstream,
demanding change. We
exemplify
these
ideals
and wanted to provide
a platform and voice for
artists and artworks that
needed to be heard. Artwork by Hastwo, ZincNite Crew
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There’s a lot of talk about how the local art scene is really
flourishing. How would you describe the art scene in Singapore
today, and your place in it?
RJ: Flourishing is an interesting term! We would say that it depends
on the definition of ‘art scene’. Is it a place where the only art that
anyone has any interest in is imported and displayed in giant art
fairs and in a limited collection of mainly high-end galleries? Or is
an art scene a place where artists have opportunities to showcase
their work at grassroots level, a place where artists collaborate,
involve themselves in group exhibitions, share ideas; a place where
the public are open to new ideas, interested in ‘unknown’ artists
and put a value on all art, irrespective of who it is made by?
There are a handful of galleries in Singapore that are of a similar
mindset, but to have a flourishing scene, more need to take
responsibility and actively involve themselves. Our opinion is that
the scene is in its infancy and needs participants at all levels to
help develop it: artists, galleries, funding organisations, the general
public, curators, collectors, everyone! We don’t assume that we can
fundamentally change any of the above by ourselves, but we aim to
be part of the shift.
What is the artistic focus of London Calling? RJ: We aim to show interesting, thought provoking, challenging
and subversive artworks from a variety of backgrounds, by artists
who we value and have a connection with, and who wouldn’t want
ZincNite Crew at work
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Opening of London Calling's first exhibition with artworks by Philipp Aldrup and Ann Healey
to be stereotyped or slotted into any particular category. Our first
exhibition was a collaboration between a photographer (Philipp
Aldrup) and a painter (Ann Healey), and our latest exhibition, which
opened on 19th March, was with the ZincNite Crew, a pioneering
graffiti art collective in Singapore.
The ZNC have been an integral part of bringing graffiti into the
mainstream. The guys did a
superb job for us; half of the
gallery was turned into an
installation piece, while the
other half featured canvases
and
sculptures
by
their
13-strong crew. The opening
event also had a special guest
performance
by
(awardwinning) DJ Ko Flow. His hiphop style scratching was a
perfect addition to the visual
DJ Ko Flow at London Calling
street art on display.
Exhibition:
Opening:
Address:
Website: Jamie Paul, British artist and gallery co-founder
May 28th, 2015
London Calling, 20 Haji Lane, #03-B, 189213 Singapore
www.london-calling.com.sg
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Art Xchange Gallery
celebrates its
Grand Opening
at The Herencia
Written by Tessa Ann Wong
Nestled in a new development called The
Herencia, the site of the former Nan Chiau
High School, is the brand new location
of the Art Xchange Gallery. Founded in
Surabaya, East Java, by Benny Oentoro
and his wife Evelyn Sagita Kauw, the
couple have represented both modern and
emerging contemporary artists since 2009.
Their mission is to showcase a diversity of artworks from different
societies to highlight the correlations and contrasts between them,
as well as provide an outlet for artists to present their work. The
gallery also continuously strives to create an amicable environment
to cultivate the sharing of knowledge between collectors worldwide.
Art Xchange Gallery Director Benny Oentoro posing with Jerry Cheong
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Adrinalia doing a live demonstration at Art Xchange Gallery Grand Opening
Following the major success of their first gallery in Indonesia,
a second gallery was opened in Singapore in March 2011 at The
Central (Clarke Quay). The move to Singapore also provided an
avenue for their represented artists to be exposed to another art
market in Southeast Asia. Aside from actively organising exhibitions
for the artists, the gallery regularly participates in many major
international art fairs such as Spoon Art Fair Hong Kong, Asia
Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong, Art Expo Malaysia, Art Taipei
and the Singapore Art Fair.
This year, on 28th March, Art Xchange celebrated the relocation
of their Singapore gallery with a grand opening at The Herencia.
It was a night dedicated to art enthusiasts and also marked the
beginning of a new journey for the gallery. Benny kick-started the
evening with a welcome speech and a short introduction to the
history of the gallery. Evelyn warmly showed her appreciation to
the guests by singing a beautiful rendition of a Whitney Houston
hit song, which she dedicated to them. Two Indonesian artists,
Adrinalia and Agung Santosa, were even in attendance to paint
mementos for guests to take home.
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The event featured works by a selection of emerging
contemporary artists; each artwork exposed different techniques, a
range of mediums, various colour palettes, and conveyed distinctive
messages. It was a compelling mix that revealed the essence of
modern and contemporary art around the globe. Art Xchange also
carries works by artists from Germany, Canada, India and Russia;
after all, the space was conceived primarily for creative exchange to
blossom between regional and international artists. The gallery also
believes in providing ‘a window to the soul, where passion meets
creativity’, so that artists can be promoted and acknowledged for
their talents around the world.
Clockwise from Top: Art Xchange Gallery Team with Ronald Walla and Agung Santosa,
Important Gallerists and guests blending in during the opening, and Art Xchange Director Benny
Oentoro and wife Evelyn Sagita Kauw taking a picture with Thanh Kieu Moeller
Venue: Art Xchange Gallery, 46 Kim Yam Road, #01-13 The Herencia
Singapore 239351
Phone:
+65 6384 0536
Website:www.artxchangegallery.com
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王泗妹戲團 Hokkien Opera
A photo-documentary by Arron Teo
Arron Teo photo-documents 王泗妹戲團 Hokkien Opera
performance on stage and the little details behind the scenes. Arron
hopes to document our local 'wayangs' in Singapore before their
eventual farewell ...
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Creating Oddlings
By Chelsea Chua
Artist Allison Low will be presenting her very
first solo exhibition at The Substation Gallery in
May. Featuring children in peculiar situations,
her Victorian style portraits evoke a disconcerting
eeriness that draw viewers into the image, touching
on themes of loss and childhood.
Chelsea Chua: What was your inspiration for Oddlings? What/who
are your influences?
Allison Low: Oddlings was initially inspired by the power play that
inadvertently arises between children. Over the last few years,
they've come to mean so much more. The more time I spent
with them, the more I saw portraits of all human relationships.
Depictions of childhood experiences with desire, vulnerability and
loss began to speak to me about the way we sometimes handle
ourselves in times of emotional chaos. The people who have moved me the most so far are Egon Schiele,
Francis Bacon, Alfred Kubin, Marlene Dumas and Sophie Jodoin,
among others. It is difficult to say who my influences have been
specifically. I feel when it comes to art making, everything I've seen
and experienced up until this point is what influences the work. CC: What motivated you to hold your first solo exhibition?
AL: It's been a long time coming, and this feels like the right time.
CC: What kind of experience do you hope to create for visitors to
the gallery? Is there a music track that will be specially created for
the exhibition?
AL: There is a track written specially for the show, yes. I hope to
create a setting that allows for an intimate connection between the
artwork and the viewer. I think that the experience anyone takes
away from this would be entirely their own though. CC: What other projects are you working on?
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The
Substation
Soapbox
Image credit: Allison Low
AL: I am currently creating new work for this particular exhibition,
although I am also conceptualizing my next body of work, which
will encompass drawings, paintings and possibly some installations.
Oddlings is on at The Substation Gallery from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 May 2015.
The Substation Gallery is open daily from 12pm to 8pm, and is closed on public
holidays. Admission is free. The Substation is located at 45 Armenian Street, Singapore
179936. Do join us for the opening on Thursday 30 April 2015, 7pm.
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Edge of the World
Contemporary Russian artist Anna Berezovskaya
returns to REDSEA Gallery with her
latest exhibition featuring 40 new works
including paintings, drawings and sketches
The exhibition bears testament to Anna
Berezoskaya’s journey as an artist and
highlights her signature style of poetic
realism. Edge of the World is on at REDSEA
Gallery from May 15th to June 14th, 2015,
where works are open for acquisition.
Anna Berezovskaya in front of her artwork Four Seasons, 120 x 160 cm, Oil on canvas
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Anna Berezovskaya, Kissing the Birch, 110 x 160 cm, Oil on canvas
In her newest exhibition, Berezovskaya has
developed and honed her signature style – poetic
realism, with which she brings together techniques
unique to abstract art and Surrealism, and her
emotions and inspiration. She uses symbolism
to create timeless works on canvas and paper,
carefully selecting subjects that transcend time
and space to convey her ideas and emotions. In
doing so, she is inspired by Russian culture and
literature. For example, locks and keys feature
prominently in her works, representing mysteries
to be unlocked and discoveries to be made. The
recurrence of safety pins in her work hark back
to an old Russian superstition which claims that
wearing an old safety pin will ward off evil. Snails
also feature prominently as the spiral on the
shell of a snail is a symbol of life. Bringing these
symbols together, Berezovskaya depicts a world of
her own, full of its own meaning and stories.
However, her works do not necessarily only
convey Russian culture, although symbolisms
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from the culture are
often appropriated.
What she portrays
are
universal
themes but within a
Russian context. In
the example of her
latest work, Kissing
the Birch, the story
is about love, a
universal
theme
but given a Russian
context with her use
of the birch trees.
In
Edge
of
the World, the
world she creates
is one, which is
unfamiliar but yet
resonates with the
viewer through the
fleeting moments
Anna Berezovskaya, Evening, 70 x 51 cm
of beauty, joy and
Sanguine, Sepia & Charcoal on paper
playfulness
in
everyday life, which
she captures. Bringing together humour and optimism through
romantic narratives, Edge of the World is an invitation to a world
of enchantment and gaiety. The series pivots on the sense of
emotions that people go through as well as values that they hold
close. While each work in the series is a separate and distinctive
piece, the common thread that binds them is the strong emotions
and feelings that Berezovskaya has imbued in each one.
“I still draw on stories that I love from my childhood but in
terms of development I realise I have developed and grown and my
ideas are becoming more interesting, sharper, more developed.
With my new series Edge of the World I wanted to invest the
works with a sense of what people value, what is worth doing. I
have done this using the style and techniques I have always used,
but perhaps with a stronger sense of symbolism and a greater
awareness of my own artistic style,” says Anna Berezovskaya
about her latest series.
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Anna Berezovskaya was discovered as an emerging young artist
by REDSEA Gallery in 2011, when the gallery presented her first
solo exhibition in Singapore. Following this first solo exhibition,
REDSEA Gallery nurtured Berezovskaya’s artistic development and
provided her with another platform to exhibit her works in 2013.
Today, REDSEA Gallery exclusively represents Anna Berezovskaya
in Singapore and internationally and has shown her works at Art
Stage Singapore 2015 and Art Expo Malaysia 2014. As a result
of her solo exhibitions at REDSEA Gallery, her works are highly
sought after by art collectors in Russia, USA, Europe, and Asia,
especially in China and Taiwan.
Anna Berezovskaya, Noah’s Ark, 110 x 110 cm, Oil on canvas
Exhibition: Edge of the World
Dates: 15 May – 14 June 2015
Venue: REDSEA Gallery, 9 Dempsey Road, #01-10, Singapore 247697
Hours:
Mon – Sat: 9.30am – 9.00pm, Sun & PH: 10.30am – 9.00pm
Web:www.redseagallery.com
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Chun Kwang Young
New Dreams
"New Dreams" unveils 15 works
by eminent Korean artist Chun Kwang Young
from his "Aggregation" series.
CHUN Kwang Young, Aggregation 15 – JA003 (Dream 2), Mixed media with Korean mulberry
paper, 118 x 92 cm, Courtesy of Art Plural Gallery
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CHUN Kwang Young, Aggregation 15 – FE009 (Star 2), Mixed media with Korean mulberry paper,
200 cm diameter, Courtesy of Art Plural Gallery
This new body of work, conveyed through a bold
palette of bright pinks, deep oranges, warming
yellows and evocative blues, marks the artist’s
new vision of splendour in an unprecedented
state of reverie. Chun’s new understanding of
his existence arrives as reflective bliss after four
decades of honing his distinctive style.
Chun Kwang Young was born in 1944 in Hongchun, Korea.
Having migrated to the United States in the 1960s and having been
instantly attracted to the freedom of expression and styles of the
Abstract Expressionists, Chun actively sought a mode of expression
that would be authentic to him and his native background. The
search for originality saw him returning to personal memory,
allowing him to develop a new visual expression for his art, which
for him, was distinctly Korean.
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In an extension and evolution of the legacy of Korean
Monochrome artists of the 1970s, Chun sought to arrive at a visual
language that embraced both the contemporary styles of his time
but also his native roots. Just as the Monochrome artists desired
originality grounded in Korean roots, Chun too, was looking for a
way of making art that would be reflective of his personal life and
experience. Furthermore, similar to the Monochrome artists using
their art as a vehicle to bring about social healing (in a psychological
sense) of the collective trauma experienced by Korean society,
following half a century of unrest with colonial occupation, War and
the division of the nation, Chun’s work also seeks a type of healing
from the conflicts and injustices of contemporary society.
“To me, the triangular pieces wrapped in mulberry
paper are basic units of information, the basic cells of
a life that only exists in art, as well as individual social
events or historical facts. By attaching these pieces
one by one to a two-dimensional surface, I wanted to
express how basic units of information can both create
harmony and conflict. This became an important
milestone in my long artistic journey to express the
troubles of a modern man who is driven to a devastated
life by materialism, endless competition, conflict, and
~ Chun Kwang Young
destruction.”
By weaving together the triangular packages of polystyrene
foam wrapped in Korean mulberry paper, Chun creates a field of
information, each package like an atom, a ‘bit’ of information, or a
pixel that makes up the entire image. It is in these assemblages that
he builds visual symbols of violent clashes; the texture created by
the triangular shapes jutting out at different angles reminds us of the
ebbs and flows of human suffering and tragedy, of scars and wounds
that are inherent to our daily lives. Through exploring the seemingly
violent terrain of the Aggregation works, Chun leads us to a state of
contemplation and consciousness that strives for a sense of peace,
resolution and harmony. Moving away from monochromatic tones
and the subdued hues of blacks, whites and greys, these colourful
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CHUN Kwang Young, Aggregation 15 – FE007 (Desire 3), Mixed media with Korean mulberry
paper, 151 x 151 cm, Courtesy of Art Plural Gallery
With a career spanning almost 50 years, Chun has shown his
works extensively around the world in galleries and museums. He
has held over 60 solo exhibitions since 1968.
Exhibition: Chun Kwang Young: New Dreams
Dates: 29 May – 20 July 2015
Venue: Art Plural Gallery, 38 Armenian Street, 179942 Singapore
Hours: 11am – 7pm. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Website:www.artpluralgallery.com
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The
Little Prince
Exhibitions
It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly;
what is essential is
invisible to the eye.
The Little Prince®
© Roland Neveu / PAJ’Art Studio, Courtesy of the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Estate
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French visual artist Arnaud Nazare-Aga
collaborated with the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Youth Foundation in 2014, and together they
have conceived a unique touring art exhibition
of never-before-seen sculptures inspired by the
original watercolour illustrations of Antoine de
Saint Exupéry’s book, The Little Prince.
Two one-of-a-kind exhibitions paying tribute to Antoine de
Saint-Exupéry will be presented for the very first time in Singapore
as part of “Voilah! 2015”, a major French cultural festival organised
by the French Embassy and the Institut Français Singapour, in
collaboration with the French Chamber of Commerce, which will
take place from 4th May to 21st June 2015 to celebrate SG50.
The Little Prince in the Dark attempts to bring Saint-Exupéry’s
illustrations to life by the sense of touch. The artist has created 13
all-white sculptures with relief (to be discovered by the senses of
touch and hearing) that will be presented in the dark. All the magic,
dreams and poetry of Saint-Exupery’s beloved book will thus be
revealed in a new way never imagined before.
Arnaud Nazare-Aga is also contributing to a limited-edition
series of sculptures based on Saint-Exupéry's beloved children's
book at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. This series of thirteen lifesize sculptures portraying the main characters of the classic tale will
be presented for the first time in Singapore.
Moreover, The Fullerton Heritage will host an exhibition of
historical photography recounting the great adventure of the
pioneers of aviation of Latécoère, which brought together legendary
pilots such as Saint-Exupéry, Mermoz and Guillaumet in the 1920s,
the same period as the construction of the Fullerton Building which
was home to Singapore’s General Post Office then. Rare original
manuscripts and drawings by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be
displayed during this unique exhibition.
Exhibition:The Little Prince in the Dark
Dates:
6 May – 20 June 2015
Venue: SOCIETE GENERALE Gallery Alliance française de Singapour
Exhibition:The Little Prince Art Collection
Dates:
4 May – 1 June 2015
Venue: East Garden Foyer Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Exhibition:Airmail Exhibition: Saint-Éxupéry & Latécoère
Dates:
4 May – 1 June 2015
Venue: The Fullerton Heritage Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
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I Know You Got Soul
I Know You Got Soul is a group exhibition featuring
new works by a selection of American-based
contemporary artists including Phoebe CollingsJames, Liam Everett, Amy Feldman, JPW3,
Kika Karadi, Hugo McCloud, Joshua Nathanson,
Leif Ritchey, Alex Ruthner, Diego Singh, Travess
Smalley and Jeff Zilm.
Liam Everett, Trieste
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I Know You Got Soul draws inspiration from a 1987 song of the
same name by Eric B. and Rakim. Listed by Rolling Stone to be one
of the 50 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time, many critics consider
the song to be as relevant now as it was in the 80´s. Through
this exhibition, curator Amir Shariat locates parallels within music
– specifically Rap and Hip Hop – and contemporary art. Whether
it is by way of medium, support or subject, the exhibited works
within this exhibition are aesthetically current, yet possess a certain
quality that transcends time. Despite collectively being as visually
diverse as the artists behind them, the unifying element of each
work lies in the passion, effort, and soul derived from their creation.
According to Shariat, “the selection of artists within this
exhibition is testament to the diversity of American contemporary
art. The majority of the artists are based in Los Angeles and New
York – the two true capitals of contemporary American art. (...)
The East Coast – West coast rivalry is a mainstay of contemporary
art in America. Yet other creative hotspots are emerging such as
Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. (...) I pass the baton on
to the young contemporary painters in this show. Let’s see who can
challenge our senses now or as Ice Cube said 'Who’s the Mack?'”
Amy Feldman, Joshua Nathanson, and Leif Ritchey employ a
seemingly traditional approach to acrylic on canvas however, the
variances are perceptible within the motifs and style upon which
they present their works. Travess Smalley, Hugo McCloud, JPW3,
Jeff Zilm and Liam Everett have all turned to unconventional
substances to create their works. JPW3 creates his works out of
wax, playing with its plasticity, while Zilm utilises a collection of 16
and 35mm films as his base material. Travess Smalley innovatively
creates his artworks on stretched vinyl over aluminium frames.
Phoebe Collings-James’ and Kika Karadi’s pieces are created from
oil paint, however, their utilization of the medium is rather unusual.
Collings-James’ work makes use of thick black oil paint. Karadi
also employs oil paint, but does so by building the composition first
with masking tape and black oil paint on glass, thereafter cutting
out shapes and removing the tape before transferring the wet paint
on linen.
Exhibition: I Know You Got Soul
Dates: Till 21 June 2015
Venue: ARNDT Singapore, Gillman Barracks, Blk 9 Lock Road #03-21
Hours:
Tue – Sat 11am – 7pm, Sun 11am – 6pm. Closed on Mon and PH
Website:www.arndtberlin.com
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Brendan Neiland, Skyline, Acrylic on Canvas, 120 x 100 cm
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Neiland
in Singapore
Brendan Neiland is one of
Britain’s foremost contemporary
painters and printmakers known
for his distinct style of using
architecture to create works that
are uniquely pictorial.
Neiland explores the subtle
relationship between architectural
facades,
the
surrounding
environment and the viewer’s
perception in his new series
of works based on Singapore
cityscape scenes. The resulting
imagery is figurative – relating to
the city – and abstract with their
formal structures, reflections of
light, and modulated, saturated
colour.
The paintings reflect various
areas in Singapore including the
Marina Bay area, the Financial
District, Orchard Road, the
Botanical Gardens and Gardens
by the Bay.
Neiland’s
work,
which
explores the enigma of modern
metropolitan existence, is found
in major galleries and museums
worldwide including The Royal
Academy, The Tate Gallery, the
Arts Council of Great Britain and
The Victoria and Albert Museum.
Exhibition: Neiland in Singapore
Dates:
15 – 23 May 2015
Venue: Galerie Belvedere
140 Hill Street
Old Hill Street Police Station #01-10/11/12
Hours:
Mon – Fri 11am – 7pm
Sat 12noon – 5pm
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Imaginarium
A Voyage of Big Ideas
Rebecca Chew and her daughter Elizabeth visited the
contemporary art exhibition for children at SAM at 8Q
An immersive and interactive exhibition specially
curated for children and the young-at-heart,
“Imaginarium – A Voyage of Big Ideas” is really
for everyone and anyone with a head for ideas and
a heart for adventure!
Featuring a total of 7 emerging and established artists from
Singapore and the region, the venue is beaming with interesting
and captivating artworks and hands-on activities that offers
creativity and inspiration in a fun-filled and conducive environment.
Participating artists include Japanese artist Takashi Kuribayashi,
Singapore artist Chiang Yu Xiang, Singapore collective Band of
Doodlers, Singaporean artist Izziyana Suhaimi, Canadian-born,
Singapore-based artist Vincent
Twardzik, South Korean artist
Jeeyoung Lee and Sri Lankanborn, Vietnam-based artist
Kumkum Fernando.
Takashi
Kuribayashi's
installation comprises of cutup sections of different tree
trunks and terrariums sealed
in glass boxes, assembled
together to form a new hybrid
tree. Over time, these sealed
terrariums and tree trunks
will decay, which in turn will
give life to new organisms
and ecosystems, and each
glass box will hold a tiny new
world of its own. Through this,
Kuribayashi brings to light our
Takashi Kuribayashi, Trees, 2015
Mixed media installation, Photo credit: SAM
relationship with nature and
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Chiang Yu Xiang, We Built this Estate!, 2015, Mixed media installation, Photo credit: SAM
our responsibility to protect it. The piece also raises questions on
how we currently co-exist with nature and how this relationship will
change in the future.
Singapore’s landscape is constantly changing as new
developments rise up, “We Built this Estate!” gives children the
opportunity to imagine themselves as architects, builders and
master-planners of their own make-believe city. Children love
this installation as they ran around “building their own world
and designing (and re-designing) their surroundings” using the
Elizabeth exploring the site illustration by Band of Doodlers, Imagine-a-doodle, 2015
Photo credit: Rebecca Chew
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giant Tetris-shaped housing blocks created to allow visitors to
freely explore and discover how they could build towards a better
tomorrow.
With illustrations sprawling across the walls and winding their
way up the 4 levels of SAM at 8Q, "Imagine-a-doodle" by Singapore
artist collective Band of Doodlers brings to life a fantastical
storytelling of Singapore’s folklore and an inventive vision of the
future. Follow whimsical characters as they travel back in time and
meet characters from various periods. Together, they take us through
the legendary adventures of yesteryear and towards Singapore’s
quest for a brighter future. As we journey through vividly animated
scenes from Singapore’s past and present to future, a sense of the
limitless possibilities of stories yet to be written, and told, abounds.
Elizabeth was clearly engaged in the wall art as she pointed out
interesting characters that she spotted among the busy illustrations.
This artwork is also one of our favourites!
Band of Doodlers is a Singaporean doodling collective of over
150 artists passionate about drawing, doodling and illustration.
Founded in 2013 by Mas Shafreen (Wanton Doodle), their mission
is to rid the world of blank spaces by filling them with doodles and
to promote co- creation through accessible art.
For artist Izziyana Suhaimi, the age-old techniques of sewing and
embroidery are meaningful and symbolic ways of enfolding time,
movement (of the maker’s hand), and the creative essence of the
maker. Her installation invites visitors to create small objects using
textiles, which capture their thoughts about the future of the country.
Over time, the artwork becomes a collective tapestry of dreams
about and of our shared future. Many visitors enjoyed exploring the
fiber arts (embroidery, weaving,
etc.) and hand-making small
objects from the myriad of
materials provided. Elizabeth
was too young to contribute her
part in creating the tapestry, so
she buried herself into the NLB
books that were displayed in
the same room.
Izziyana Suhaimi is an
emerging artist from Singapore.
Her work collapses boundaries
between traditional and popular
cultures,
often
combining
craft-based techniques with
contemporary forms. She is
drawn to the time-intensive
Izziyana Suhaimi, Let’s Make! Studio, 2015
Embroidery, Photo credit: Rebecca Chew
nature of the handmade, in
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Kumkum Fernando, Kiko’s Secrets, 2015, Mixed media installation with sound), Photo credit: SAM
contrast to the prevalent culture of instant gratification and mass
production.
Inspired by the wonder that children experience as they explore
the world around them, Kumkum Fernando has sought to recreate
these sensations for both young and old alike in his artwork, and
invites us to broaden our minds and enter the magical worlds
hidden within 3 secret boxes and beyond. Each box holds a world
that is familiar yet unexpected, inviting visitors to touch, feel, seek
and re-discover each world for themselves. Elizabeth was intrigued
and drawn to the mysterious boxes like bees drawn to pollen. The
artwork of this artist is certainly another favourite of ours! Elizabeth
went calling out “egg” several times when she entered the box.
Jee Young Lee, Dream House, 2015,Mixed media installation, Photo credit: SAM
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Tapping
on
visitors’
memories of childhood rewards
and precious treats, Jee Young
Lee has created a fairytale-like
gingerbread house filled with
candy which visitors can pick
and ‘plant’ in a larger-thanlife ‘garden’. Paying homage
to our sometimes extravagant
childhood wishes and desires,
Dream House is a space for
everyone to create a dream
world where even all our wishes
and aspirations, symbolised by
the planting of the sweets, can
Elizabeth exploring Dream House by
be cultivated and come to life.
Jee Young Lee, Photo credit: Rebecca Chew
Over time, the work is
gradually transformed into a garden in full bloom. Dream House is
a space where our inner wishes and aspirations for the future can
be projected, and made to flourish.
Vincent Twardzik Ching's artwork installation comes alive only
through interaction between the artwork and the visitors e.g. when
visitors cycle on stationary bicycles which are hooked up to various
objects, such as a drum, a radio, a constellation of stars and text on
the walls, where physical energy is transformed into electricity to
generate light, sound and movement. Vincent Twardzik Ching is an
artist and arts educator based in Singapore.
The second floor of SAM at 8Q is the designated Imaginarium
Vincent Twardzik Ching, Greenroom II: Interstellar Overdrive, 2015, Bicycles, generators, LEDs and
stereo equipment, Photo credit: SAM
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Moonroom. Elizabeth
loves the Moonroom
as well! It is timely
that she has began to
take a liking to drawing
recently.
Hence,
while she was in the
Moonroom,
inspired
by the illustrations she
saw on the surrounding
walls
and
tables,
plus the plethora of
multicoloured ink-pens
and crayons available,
Elizabeth in the Moonroom, getting creative herself
Photo credit: Rebecca Chew
Elizabeth couldn’t help
but kept murmuring
“Draw” as she went about creating her own artwork by herself.
We would recommend parents to bring their children to this
exhibition because we had so much fun! Although not all the
artwork can be appreciated by all children of various ages, they
are bound to find some that they can relate to, and enjoy the
process of exploring, being inspired, creating, and having fun
as it rouses curiosity, and takes them (and us grown-ups) into
uncharted worlds!
Being a child-focused exhibition, Imaginarium: A Voyage
of Big Ideas will certainly be an inspiring artistic encounter for
children regardless of their age, because it offers a range of
creative experiences and encourages expression. It can be so fun
for children, but more importantly, we
believe the experience that children
have with art should be exciting
and fun, which in turn will lead to
enhancing their creativity, questioning,
and sensory experience, which tickles
their thinking process, and leads them
to imagine the impossible.
Written and compiled by Rebecca Chew.
Her blog can be found at
https://jremembrance.wordpress.com
Photo credit: Rebecca Chew
Exhibition: Imaginarium – A Voyage of Big Ideas
Dates: Till 19 July 2015
Venue: SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street, Singapore 189555
Hours: Mon – Sun 10am – 7pm, Fri 10am – 9pm
Website:www.singaporeartmuseum.sg
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Reunion – Baba & Nonya Series by Tung Yue Nang
Opening Reception on 1st April 2015
at Pan Pacfic Hotel
The exhibition runs till 29 June 2015
and is presented by Asia Art Collective.
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2902 Gallery is a Singapore-based
contemporary art photography gallery
dedicated in its mission to provide a
presentation and promotional platform to
contemporary artists who use photography as a
medium. Christened after its opening date on the
leap day of 29 February 2003, the gallery’s name
encapsulates the rare moment captured in time by
a photograph.
2902 Gallery
120A Prinsep Street
www.2902gallery.com
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 12 – 7pm; closed Mon and PH
map no. 134
ArtBlue Studio is one of Singapore’s leading
suppliers of Vietnamese lacquer and oil
paintings and offers clients some of the
most exciting artworks from Vietnam, along with
a satisfaction-guaranteed service.
ArtBlue Studio
23 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru
% 9752 5458
www.artbluestudio.com
map no. 601
I Know You Got Soul is a group exhibition
featuring new works by a selection of
American-based contemporary artists that
include: Phoebe Collings-James, Liam Everett,
Amy Feldman, JPW3, Kika Karadi, Hugo
McCloud, Joshua Nathanson, Leif Ritchey, Alex
Ruthner, Diego Singh, Travess Smalley and Jeff
Zilm. Till 21 Jun
ARNDT Singapore stages shows of leading
international artists as well as projects and curated
shows featuring Southeast Asian art.
ARNDT Singapore
Gillman Barracks, BLK 9 (3rd Floor) Lock Road
% 6734 0775
www.arndtberlin.com
Opening Hours: Tue – Sat 11am – 7pm, Sun 11am – 6pm
map no. 715
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Beauty born not made: Sori Yanagi. In
collaboration with Singapore-based design
company, Industry+ and design collective,
Outofstock, NAFA is hosting the Singapore leg
and debut of this touring exhibition showcasing
the life and works of prolific designer, Sori Yanagi.
Featuring prototypes of his highly acclaimed
designs such as the iconic Butterfly Stool and
the Elephant Stool, this exhibition also presents
the vast repertoire of Yanagi-san’s designs from
public sculpture and bridges to the Olympic Torch
as well as his series of anonymous designs in
prints. Sharing his philosophy and design principles, the exhibition highlights the
minimalism and simplicity Yanagi emphasised in his designs as well as the form
and function of his constructions that have assimilated harmoniously into our
common use, popular culture and everyday life. Till 17 May
Art Galleries at NAFA
80 Bencoolen Street
% 6512 4043
www.nafa.edu.sg
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 11am – 7pm. Closed on Monday.
map no. 131
Chun Kwang Young: New Dreams is a solo
exhibition by Korean artist Chun Kwang
Young. The exhibition unveils 15 of his latest
works from his Aggregation series that marks a
shift in the eminent Korean artist’s life. Conveyed
through a bold palette of bright pinks, deep
oranges, warming yellows and evocative blues, the
recent septuagenarian’s new vision of splendour
transfixes him in an unprecedented state of reverie.
Chun Kwang Young’s new understanding of his
existence arrives as reflective bliss after four
decades of honing his distinctive style.
29 May – 20 Jul
Art Plural Gallery
38 Armenian Street
% 6636 8360
www.artpluralgallery.com
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 11am – 7pm
map no. 144
CHUN Kwang Young
Aggregation 15 – FE007 (Desire 3)
Mixed media with Korean mulberry
paper, 151 x 151 cm
Prudential Eye Zone is a curated selection
of works by 17 contemporary artists from
the thriving art scenes of Indonesia, Japan,
Korea, Malaysia and Singapore. The exhibition is
co-curated by Korean pop sensation T.O.P. in his
curatorial debut, and features 19 works of art.
Till 28 Jun
ArtScience Museum™ at Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
www.marinabaysands.com/ArtScienceMuseum
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm daily
map no. 181
Christine Ay Tjoe, The Flying Balloon,
2013, Oil on canvas, 170 x 200 cm
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Reunion – Baba & Nonya Series by
Tung Yue Nang is an eclectic collection
of superrealistic mixed media paintings
reflecting the artist's fascination and respect for
the colourful and rich history of a culture unique
to the Malay Archipelago. Intrigued by its strong
Chinese roots and adaptability to incorporate
elements of the Malay lifestyle, Tung embarked
on his exploration of the Straits Chinese culture
through his artwork in the early 1990s. Using
his signature technique of Photo-Realism, he
expresses concepts such as happiness, love,
health, wisdom and longevity, presenting them on elongated Chinese scrolls to
be appreciated alone or in multiple panels.
Till 29 Jun, at Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore, Level 2 Public Art Space
Asia Art Collective (Consultancy & Gallery)
19 Tanglin Road, #03-42 Tanglin Shopping Centre
% 6733 2155
www.asiaartcollective.com
Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm daily
map no. 518
Art Xchange Gallery was founded in 2009
in Surabaya, East Java. The new venue at
The Herencia presents some of the best
new upcoming artists from Indonesia, such as
Adrinalia, Antoe Budiono, Agung Santosa, and
R. Sumantri MS, as well as works by artists from
Canada and Ukraine.
Art Xchange Gallery
46 Kim Yam Road, #01-13, The Herencia
% 6224 9007
www.artxchangegallery.com
map no. 404
A Universal Truth by Mónica Dixon. Space,
to Mónica Dixon, is a presence and an
absence. It is also an instrument she wields
with skilful precision to challenge our ideas and
perception of our individual identities. In “A
Universal Truth”, Mónica explores the dichotomy
between what we are and who we are. To do so,
she takes a series of deceptively simple images
and forces us to consider the division between the
physical spaces of house – a structure we take
for granted – and the social construct of a home.
Through an adept manipulation of space and
light, she builds a timeless world that is uninhabited by man or machine.
Till 10 May
Barnadas Huang
61 Duxton Road
% 6635 4707
www.barnadashuang.com
Opening Hours: Tues – Fri 12 – 7pm; Sat 11 – 7pm; Sun 11 – 6pm; Closed on Mondays
no. 308
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Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery was
established in 1989 with the goal of
promoting art in Singapore. Today, the
gallery is recognised for presenting quality art by
renowned second-generation Singaporean artists,
fostering artistic creation and art collection in the
country.
For the past two decades, the gallery has
been providing consultancy services to private
collectors and corporate institutions on expanding
their collections, caring for and restoring
artworks.
Ling Yang Chang, City Impression
68 x 68 cm, 2014
Currently the gallery is focused on representing
artists with international reputation including Lim Tze Peng, Ang Ah Tee, Lim
Yew Kuan, Goh Beng Kwan, Chua Ek Kay, Koeh Sia Yong and Nai Swee Leng.
Presently the gallery also showcases a series of contemporary artworks by local
artists, such as the “City Impressions” series by Ling Yang Chang, Tung Yue
Nang’s Chinatown in Ink, Zhu Hong with his stylised watercolour of local street
scenes and oil landscapes by Wang Fei.
Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery
140 Hill Street, #01-06, Old Hill Street Police Station
% 6733 3822
www.capeofgoodhope.com.sg
no. 108
Introduction to Modern Art Course: "Bridging
the Centuries" from Manet to Picasso.
This course is designed as an overview
of the Modern Art History starting with the
Impressionists in the 1860s who, inspired by their
free-spirited experimentation practices, motivated
new styles and techniques that gradually broke
with traditional standards.
Based on selected artists, styles and
contextualized images, this introductory course
will cover some of the major art movements of the
late 19th and 20th centuries providing a broad understanding of the development
of modern western art during a span of 100 years. The course also introduces
the influence of European modernism on other regions. Among the many
favorite artists featured in this lecture series are: Manet, Cézanne, Van Gogh,
Matisse, Picasso, Jawlensky, Rivera and many others.
Starts on 6 May 2015, 7pm – 9pm (including a 20 min coffee break),
5 evening weekly sessions, SGD 350.00 (including GST),
at SMU School of Economics & Social Sciences
For more information and registration please go to www.corcovadoarts.com.
Corcovado Arts offers quick yet comprehensive courses that will equip any nonart major with the necessary tools to better understand and appreciate modern
and contemporary art.
Corcovado Arts
[email protected]
www.corcovadoarts.com
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Art Places by Koh Nguang How recalls
places in Singapore where art brewed. This
exhibition presents over 90 photographs,
shot by Koh Nguang How, an arts researcher and
photographer known for his extensive photodocumentation of local art happenings.
Till 19 Jul, at Jendela Visual Arts Space
Memories by Chua Chye Teck. As Chua
wanders around on his daily outings, he
picks up objects of interesting shapes
and sizes that catch his attention. Many have
turned out to be materials left from construction
projects. This process of continuous building and demolition, of the constant
renewal, development, cleaning and clearing of an ever-changing landscape is a
subject close to Chua’s heart. Till 19 Jul, at Esplanade Tunnel
Making Working Time – Izziyana Suhaimi. Embroidery – incorporating
motifs from traditional and contemporary embroidery – is the medium
through which the artist expresses and visualises time as a thing that can
be physically handled. Till 24 May, at Esplanade Community Wall
Esplanade, Concourse Steps
1 Esplanade Drive
www.esplanade.com
map no. 100
The Illumination Of Infinite Minds: debut
solo exhibition of Sarani Gunawickrama. The
exhibition presents the artist’s first series of
abstract drawings developed throughout 2013.
This series of pencil on paper drawings explore
the Singapore based artist’s research interest in
abstraction, the human mind and Buddhism.
07 – 24 May,
Opening reception on 7 May 2015 at 7pm
Light Breaks (Where No Sun Shines): a
solo exhibition by Vincent Chow. Vincent
Chow’s paintings look to capture that
tidal shift in our emotions, in search for the push and pull of both artistic
dilemma and affirmation. Paying heed to the artist’s inclinations and employing
subtle, suggestive expressions that guide rather than announce to evoke the
viewer, Chow taps into the innate nature of an artist’s hand to achieve a
complementary balance that is primitive and sensitively abstract. Till 03 May
HERITAGE | ART | CULTURE: New Majestic Hotel x Flaneur showcase.
Through showcasing artworks at the lobby and facilitating an ongoing
dialogue between the artists and the public, New Majestic Hotel and
Flaneur Gallery promote patronage of local artists throughout the community
and beyond. Till 30 Sep, at New Majestic Hotel, 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road
Flaneur Gallery is a space situated within the cultural belt of Little India that
seeks to promote emerging artists' works.
Flaneur Gallery
129 Jalan Besar
www.flaneur.sg
Opening Hours: Tue – Sat 11am – 7pm, Sun 1pm – 6pm
map no. 204
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The Little Prince Art Collection. An exhibition
of unique sculptures by French artist
Arnaud Nazare-Aga, inspired by the original
watercolour illustrations from Antoine de SaintExupéry's world-renowned book, The Little Prince,
makes its world premiere in Singapore.
04 May – 01 Jun at East Garden Foyer Gallery,
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Airmail Exhibition: Saint-Éxupéry &
Latécoère. Delve into the world of historical
photographs recounting the great adventures
of the aviation pioneers of Latécoère – the first
French airmail company founded in 1918 by Pierre-Georges Latécoère; the
future Aéropostale. Held in partnership with the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth
Foundation, the exhibition features legendary pilots such as Saint-Exupéry
(author of The Little Prince), Mermoz and Guillaumet brought together by
Latécoère in the 1920s; the same period as the construction of the Fullerton
Building which was home to Singapore’s General Post Office then. Rare original
manuscripts and drawings by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be displayed during
this unique exhibition.
04 May – 01 Jun at The Fullerton Heritage Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel
Fullerton Hotel Singapore (The Fullerton Heritage)
1 Fullerton Square
% 6557 2590
www.thefullertonheritage.com
map no. 101
Specializing in contemporary art and
master’s pieces, the family Group Galeries
Bartoux includes fifteen galleries located in
France, in the United States and in Singapore.
Galeries Bartoux Singapore
ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn #01-12A/13
% 6634 8806
www.galeries-bartoux.com
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu 10am – 9.30pm,
Friday and Saturday 10am – 10pm
map no. 501
Gajah Gallery is a Singapore based art
gallery that explores the diverse concerns
of contemporary Southeast Asia through art
from the region. Established in 1996, Gajah Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of Southeast
Asian Contemporary Art with a particular emphasis on the Indonesian Contemporary.
Gajah Gallery
140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station #01-08
% 6737 4202
www.gajahgallery.com
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11am – 7pm, Sat, Sun & PH
12pm – 6pm
map no. 110
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Neiland in Singapore. Brendan Neiland
explores the subtle relationship between
architectural facades, the surrounding
environment and the viewer’s perception in
his new series of works based on Singapore
cityscape scenes. Brendan Neiland is one of
Britain’s foremost contemporary painters and
printmakers known for his distinct style of using
architecture to create works that are uniquely
pictorial. 15 – 23 May
Galerie Belvedere, establised in 1996, is a
leading Singapore art gallery and consultancy.
The gallery represents several leading European and Asian artists and
specializes in providing suitable artworks to corporate buyers and has a
comprehensive range of art and services. The gallery also holds numerous high
profile exhibitions.
Galerie Belvedere
140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station #01-10/11/12
% 6423 1233
www.galerie-belvedere.com
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11am – 7pm, Sat/Sun 12 – 5pm
map no. 107
The Enlightened One: Images of Gautama
Buddha in Contemporary Art. The dynamic
team of artists for this exhibition has
been provided with the intriguing option of
personalising and/or localising the image of
Gautama Buddha, within an informed context
that is visually-legitimate, in view of the preconceived notions of the visual representation of
the image. 18 – 24 May, at ION Art Gallery
Founded in early 2003, Gnani Arts has been a
local and regional trend-setter within its area of
research, curation and collection expertise – South Indian contemporary art by
masters and international artists.
Gnani Arts
#02-02A, 41 Kallang Pudding Road
Golden Wheel Building
% 6735 3550
www.gnaniarts.com
Opening Hours: by appointment
I wasn't everything presents final projects
by 11 graduates from this year's MA fine
arts programme. Featuring a range of
media and techniques, it explores the reflexive
relationship between artistic learning and
practice. Till 10 May
Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS)
LASALLE College of the Arts
1 McNally Street
% 6496 5070
www.lasalle.edu.sg
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm, except Mon & PH
map no. 132
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LEGACY · PROGRESSION
Singapore-China Art Exchange Exhibition.
2015 is the year that calls for a double
celebration for Singapore. Not only is Singapore
celebrating its 50th birthday, it is also a
celebration for the 25th anniversary of SingaporeChina diplomatic relations. In celebration of
this special 25th & 50th anniversary, HaKaren
Art Gallery organizes a Singapore-China Art
Exchange Exhibition, featuring over 50 artworks
by some of the most prominent artists from both
countries. 09 – 15 May, at ION Art Gallery
HaKaren Art Gallery is a leading specialist in contemporary Chinese art
featuring a distinctive selection of fine paintings and sculptures by some of
China’s most eminent and exceptional contemporary artists.
HaKaren Art Gallery
19 Tanglin Road #02-43, Tanglin Shopping Center
% 6733 3382
www.hakaren.com
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 10.30am – 6.30pm, Sun & Public Holiday 12noon – 6pm
map no. 509
Mind's Eye. Visit artist Kelly Reedy in her
Wessex Estate studio and see her latest
print series, "Mind's Eye". Please call for
an appointment at 9367 7382 or for more
information, see also www.kellyreedy.com
01 – 31 May
Kelly Reedy — Studio Arts
27 Woking Road, #01-01
www.kellyreedy.com
map no. 553
In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015.
This memorial exhibition chronicles the
life and political career of Singapore’s first
Prime Minister and founding father Lee Kuan
Yew. It also highlights the ideals and convictions
that shaped Mr Lee and his generation of leaders.
Till 24 May
National Museum's SMELLS exhibition
during Heritage Festival 2015. Experience
Singapura’s 700 years through the
‘Singapore Stone’, ‘Chinese masonry’, ‘Life before
14th Century’, ‘Fear during Japanese invasion’
and more, with your nose. To enable visitors to experience the dormant mood
of different eras, the National Museum and Je t’aime Perfumery, Museum
volunteers and curators have worked together to create a scent to symbolise
each of them. Till 18 May
National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road
% 6332 3659
www.nationalmuseum.sg
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 6pm
map no. 114
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Simryn Gill – Hugging the Shore. Simryn
Gill’s first major solo exhibition in Southeast
Asia brings together a series of works
that reveal the artist’s specific attitude towards
how we produce meaning and make a place
for ourselves in the world. NTU CCA Singapore
presents three photographic series: Standing Still
(2000-03), Dalam (2001), May 2006 (2006),
and a new work, Like Leaves (2015). Much
of Simryn Gill’s work results from a process of
sifting through and documenting her immediate
surroundings creating quiet and at the same time
commanding work marked by history, culture, the
passage of time, and the poetry of daily life.
Till 14 Jun
Simryn Gill, photograph from
Standing Still. Courtesy of the artist.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art
43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks
% 6684 0998
www.facebook.com/CentreForContemporaryArt
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 12 – 7pm; Fri 12 – 9pm. Closed on Mon. Open on public
holidays.
map no. 711
Chinese Ink Works from Lee Kong Chian
Collection of Chinese Art. The Chinese
ink works in the Museum’s collection
comprise mostly works from the Qing dynasty
period (1644-1911), but there are a couple of
exceptional handscrolls from the Ming Dynasty
period. Using works from the Qing Dynasty as a
starting point to introduce viewers to the general
history of Chinese ink traditions, the permanent
display is conceived to go hand in hand with the
Scroll and Paper Study Room in the Resource
Gallery on the top level of the Museum, catering
to both visitors with a love of Chinese art, and to researchers and scholars with
more specialist interest. ongoing
Scholars & Ink: Artists from NUS and the Alumni. Till 09 Aug
NUS Museum
University Cultural Centre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore
% 6516 8817
www.nus.edu.sg/cfa/museum
Opening Hours: Tue – Sat 10am – 7:30pm, Sun 10am - 6pm, Mon & PH closed
In 2013, Ms Tran Thi Ngoc Hue established
Orient Painting, focusing mainly on
contemporary Vietnamese art by Luong Luu
Bien, Nguyen Trung Nghia, Alan Nguyen, Nguyen
Thi Tam, Cao Thi Duoc, Le Duy Trieu, Phuc An,
Nguyen Duy Nhut, and Le Vo Tuan.
Orient Painting
10A Mount Sophia, #09-12
% +65 8410 5466 (Ms. Coco Ng)
www.orientpainting.com
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Working on the paper mounted onto canvas,
Chong Siew Ying (b. 1969) accordingly
blurs the boundaries between drawing and
painting. Mixing charcoal with an acrylic medium,
deep tonal contrasts are allied with the gestural
brushstroke as the charcoal becomes suspended
in a glazed film and swept across the support.
ONE EAST ASIA is a Singapore-based art
management organization founded in April 2010.
It is dedicated to enriching the appreciation of
Southeast Asian Art globally through exhibitions in
Singapore and London, international art fairs and
not-for-profit events.
Chong Siew Ying
Lost in Her Thoughts
One East Asia is the sole, officially appointed representative of Sudjojono Center
in Singapore.
One East Asia
15 Scotts Road, #09-03 Thong Teck Building
% 6737 1819 Fax 6737 1859
www.oneeastasia.org
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat by appointment only, closed on Sun and PH
map no. 515
Li Tianbing: Journey of the Lone Monkey.
The exhibition ruminates on the solitary figure
of the monkey in China’s cultural memory
and the artist’s own memories of his childhood,
drawing from imagery of the Monkey King from the
famous Journey to the West and the monkeys in
the wild and in captivity in his hometown Guilin.
In this body of new paintings, Li develops his
exploration of human themes of loneliness and
solitude through the figure of the monkey.
Till 10 May
Pearl Lam Galleries 9 Lock Road, #03-22, Gillman Barracks
% 6570 2284
www.pearllam.com
map no. 718
Li Tianbing
Me and the Monkey on the Hammock
2014, Oil on canvas, 198 x 198 cm
Great Peranakans – Fifty Remarkable
Lives. Great Peranakans celebrates the
achievements of 50 men and women
who have shaped Singaporean life and culture
over the past two centuries. These pioneers
made important contributions in art, culture,
education, business, governance, and public
service. Collectively, their stories and the more
than 100 objects from their lives invite greater
contemplation of evolving Peranakan and
Singaporean identities. 23 May – 31 Mar 2016
Peranakan Museum 39 Armenian Street
% 6332 7591
www.peranakanmuseum.sg
Opening Hours: Mon 1 pm – 7pm, Tue – Sun 9am – 7 (– 9 pm on Fri)
map no. 139
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Edge of the World. This solo exhibition
by contemporary Russian artist Anna
Berezovskaya features a series of works that
harmonises romantic narratives with humour and
optimism. Inspired by Russian culture and her
daily life, Edge of the World is an invitation to a
world of enchantment and gaiety. Berezovskaya
reminds us of this whimsical world that resides
inside us. Through her poetics and symbolisms
in her paintings, Berezovskaya develops her
signature style that distinctly captures that
fleeting moment of beauty, joy and playfulness in
our everyday lives. 15 May – 14 Jun
REDSEA Gallery
Block 9 Dempsey Road, #01-10 Dempsey Hill
% 6732 6711
www.redseagallery.com
Open daily 9.30am – 9pm. Sun and PH 10.30am – 9pm
map no. 532
Anna Berezovskaya
Edge of the World, 150 x 160 cm
Oil on Canvas
AFTER UTOPIA examines humanity’s
eternal yearning for a better world. Pivoting
on ideas about ideals and principles,
AFTER UTOPIA comprises iconic works of
Southeast Asian and Asian contemporary art
drawn from SAM’s permanent collection, as well
as private collections and new commissions.
The exhibition unfolds in four chapters, the first
of which examines the imagery of the garden as
a metaphor – both for an Edenic paradise lost
as well as one that has been found, reimagined
Donna Ong, Letters From The Forest II
and re-imaged as a romanticised ‘Other’. The
2014, SAM collection
second turns the eye on the structures we inhabit
and the way we live, simultaneously reminding us
of modern architecture and urban planning’s utopian impulse and how these
ideals have fallen short when translated into reality. Ideologies that have left
an indelible mark on the last century and on which societies and nations have
been built are examined in the third chapter. Finally, we are reminded that
‘utopia’ (from its Greek roots) also means ‘no-place’ and is an idealised world
that can exist nowhere except, perhaps, within ourselves. 30 Apr – 18 Oct
Once Upon This Island aims to nurture an appreciation of art, and to
develop creative and analytical thinking among museum-goers from all
walks of life – from school children to curious adults. ongoing
Medium at Large: Shapeshifting Material and Methods in Contemporary
Art explores the idea of medium in contemporary art, examining some of
the most fundamental and pressing questions of art – its making, and also
our experience, encounter and understanding of it. Till 15 May
Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
71 Bras Basah Road
% 6332 3222
www.singaporeartmuseum.sg
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 10am – 7pm, Fri 10am – 9pm
map no. 116
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Imaginarium: A Voyage of Big Ideas.
Imaginarium is the new edition of SAM’s
much-loved annual contemporary art
exhibition for children, which is now in its fifth
year. This year's exhibition is inspired by the
crescent moon on the Singapore flag, a symbol
of a young nation on the rise. With interactive
and immersive artworks and hands-on activities
at every turn, Imaginarium offers creative space
where inspiration can bloom freely, and joyfully.
Till 19 Jul
SAM at 8Q
8 Queen Street, Singapore 189555
www.singaporeartmuseum.sg
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 10am – 7pm, Fri 10am – 9pm
map no. 119
The Little Prince in the Dark. The exhibition
attempts to bring The Little Prince
illustrations to life by the sense of touch.
French visual artist Arnaud Nazare-Aga has
created 13 all-white sculptures to be discovered
by the senses of touch and hearing, and that will
be presented in the dark. Visitors of this exciting
exhibition will immerse themselves in the dream
world of The Little Prince and its planets by
touching the sculptures while listening to extracts
of the book. Several languages will be available
including English, Chinese and French.
06 May – 20 Jun
SOCIETE GENERALE Gallery, Alliance Française
1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130
% 6833 9314
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11am – 7pm, Sat 11am – 5pm
www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg
map no. 502
The Little Prince®
© Roland Neveu / PAJ’Art Studio
Courtesy of the Antoine de Saint
Exupéry Estate
Never Say No by Entang Wiharso. A
firm believer of borderless art, Entang
Wiharso creates provocative works that
speak volumes about universal issues of power,
dreams, loss and love. Instantly recognisable,
his visual vocabulary of distorted human figures
is interconnected with concepts of social and
personal reflections. At STPI, the artist also
embarked on a different trajectory, producing
large-scale artworks that explore strong sociopolitical concerns and the idea of borders,
division and differences, but this time using
acrylic and paper pulp – both forms never seen before in the artist’s oeuvre.
Till 30 May
STPI
41 Robertson Quay
% 6336 3663
www.stpi.com.sg
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri 10 – 7, Sat 9 – 6, Closed on Sun and PH, Mon by appointment
map no. 402
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The Art Fellas Gallery aims to create a
platform which engages and integrates
artists, collectors and investors. As a
forward thinking arts entity driven by passionate
art entrepreneurs, The Art Fellas create a
sustainable art ecosystem through innovative
engagement of all stakeholders in the art
industry.
The Art Fellas
46 Kim Yam Road, #02-25, The Herencia
% 6702 4001
www.theartfellas.com
map no. 404
Golden Point Award – Call for Submissions
The Golden Point Award is Singapore’s premier
creative writing competition for short stories and
poetry in the nation’s four official languages:
English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Submissions
open from 1 May – 30 June and will be
evaluated by a professional jury.
More details on www.theartshouse.sg.
The Arts House
1 Old Parliament Lane
www.theartshouse.sg
map no. 105
Located in a beautifully restored historic
shophouse, The Sandalwood Room is a
quaint and beautiful world of all things
unique, ethnic, colorful and sublime inspirations
of carefully selected fashion wear, jewelry, home
décor and design wear. A place situated at the
heart of Singapore, where you can just step in
and make a pause, and where contemporary art
meets age old traditions.
The Sandalwood Room
76 Princep Street, Singapore
% 6883 2369
www.thesandalwoodroom.com.sg
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am – 8pm; Sat: 11am – 2pm
map no. 138
Oddlings - by Allison Low. Artist Allison Low
will be presenting her very first solo exhibition
at The Substation Gallery in May. Featuring
children in peculiar situations, her Victorian style
portraits evoke a disconcerting eeriness that draw
viewers into the image, touching on themes of loss
and childhood. 2 – 10 May
Opening Reception: Thursday 30 Apr 2015, 7pm
The Substation
45 Armenian Street
% 6337 7535
www.substation.org
Opening Hours: 12noon – 9pm
map no. 113
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Conservation & Restoration
10 Ubi Crescent #03-11 (Lobby B)
Ubi Techpark, Singapore 408564
% +65 67602602, +65 91187478
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.thepiastudio.com
PIA Preserve In Aesthetics are professional qualified conservators to
treat a magnitude of degraded artwork and archival collections and
well aligned with aethetics and integrity in both artistic as well as in
scientific approach.
PIA's services include:
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Physical condition assessment on collections
Consultancy in collection management and storage set-up
Professional conservation and restoration treatments
Conservation framing
Adequate housing and packing of collections for long term storage
Regular maintenance service
Proper handling and transporting collections
Customised talks and training workshops on care and preserving collections
Transportation & Crating
Agility Fairs & Events Logistics Pte Ltd
No. 5 Changi North Way, 3rd Floor
Singapore 498771
% 6500 0250 Fax: 6214 9592
[email protected]
www.agility.com
twitter.com/agility
linkedin.com/company/agility
Agility Fairs & Events is the first logistics company in Singapore
and Asia to be ISO-certified specifically for fine art logistics. We
provide full service, end-to-end fine art logistics, utilising our global
network of art handling partners, experienced art handlers, modern
art storage facility and temperature-controlled air-suspension
vehicles, which cater to the sensitive needs of galleries, museums,
collectors and artists alike. We have the capacity to handle art
installations, as well as special packing and crating works.
Any size. Any volume. Anywhere - We are there for you.
Agility is contracted by the Singapore Art Museum for the provision
of art handling services.
Crown Fine Arts
36 Pioneer Road
Singapore 628504
% 6593 7314 Fax: 6862 2840
[email protected]
www.crownfineart.com
Crown Fine Arts, a division of the Crown Worldwide Group, has been providing
specialised fine arts packing and transportation services since 1989. With our extensive
network, we are able to serve all domestic and major global locations requiring this
highly delicate and specialised service. Our personal approach to every project has
garnered the appreciation and trust of clients ranging from world-renowned museums
and major art galleries to private collectors.
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Arts & Heritage District
100. Esplanade F/5 1 Esplanade Drive, www.esplanade.com
101. The Fullerton Heritage Gallery B/5 1 Fullerton Square
102. DaTang Fine Arts Singapore 1 North Bridge Road #B1-09
104. Asian Civilisations Museum E/5 1 Empress Place, www.acm.org.sg
105. The Arts House E/5 1 Old Parliament Lane, www.theartshouse.com.sg
106. Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall E/5 9 Empress Place
107. ART-2 Gallery E/5 140 Hill Street #01-03
107. Galerie Belvedere E/5 140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station
107. Domain Art Gallery E/5 140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station
108. Cape of Good Hope E/5 140 Hill Street, #01-06
109. Element Art Space E/4 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road
110. Gajah Gallery E/5 140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station #01-08
111. Mulan Gallery Pte Ltd E/4 36 Armenian Street #01-07
112. Singapore Philatelic Museum E/4 23B Coleman Street
113. The Substation E/4 45 Armenian Street
114. National Museum of Singapore E/4 93 Stamford Road
115. Singapore Management University - The Gallery D/3 90 Stamford Rd
116. Singapore Art Museum (SAM) E/4 71 Bras Basah Road
117. National Design Centre B/3 111 Middle Road
119. SAM at 8Q E/4 8 Queen Street, Singapore 189555
124. Lalin Gallery E/4 328 North Bridge Road #01-24
125. Chan Hampe Galleries E/4 328 North Bridge Road #01-21
125. Kato Art Duo E/4 328 North Bridge Road #02-25
126. Ode To Art E/4 252 North Bridge Road #01-36e/f
131. Art Galleries at NAFA E/3 80 Bencoolen Street
132. Institute of Contemporary Arts S'pore – LASALLE College of the Arts E/3
133. Emily Hill E/2 11 Upper Wilkie Road
134. 2902 Gallery / DECK D/3 120A Prinsep Street
136. Art Seasons E/3 BIG Hotel, 200 Middle Road, #01-02
138. The Sandalwood Room B/3 76 Princep Street
139. Peranakan Museum E/4 39 Armenian Street
140. The Luxe Art Museum D/3 6 Handy Road, #02-01
144. Art Plural Gallery E/4 38 Armenian Street, www.artpluralgallery.com
146. 11.12 Gallery PTE Ltd D/4 #04-02, 36 Armenian Street
153. Artcommune E/4 231 Bain Street. #02-43, Bras Basah Complex
181. ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands F/5 10 Bayfront Ave
203. Ngee Ann Kongsi A/4 97 Tank Road, Level 2 of Teochew Building
204. Flaneur Gallery C/2 129 Jalan Besar, www.flaneur.sg
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210. Artistry C/3 17 Jalan Pinang, www.artistryspace.com
211. London Calling C/3 20 Haji Lane, 03-B, www.london-calling.com.sg
212. Objectifs C/3 56A Arab Street
213. Malay Heritage Centre F/3 85 Sultan Gate
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Orchard & Tanglin
501. ION Art Gallery B/3 2 Orchard Turn #03-05
501. Opera Gallery B/3 2 Orchard Turn #03-05
501. Galeries Bartoux B/3 2 Orchard Turn #01-12A/13
502. SOCIETE GENERALE Gallery C/1 1 Sarkies Road
503. MAD Museum of Art & Design C/3 10 Tanglin Road #01-01
506. Art Forum Pte Ltd C/2 82 Cairnhill Road
508. Third Floor Hermes B/2 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers
509. HaKaren Art Gallery A/2 19 Tanglin Road #02-43
511. Yang Gallery Pte Ltd A/2 19 Tanglin Road #02-41
513. Peach Tree A/2 129 Tanglin Road, Tudor Court
514. Artz Space A/2 1 Nassim Road, www.artz-space.com
515. One East Artspace C/2 15 Scotts Road, #09-03, Thong Teck Building
518. Asia Art Collective A/2 19 Tanglin Road, #03-42
519. Art Front Gallery C/3 176 Orchard Road #04-17/18, The Centrepoint
520. *scape Youth Park C/3 113 Somerset Road #01-02, www.scape.com.sg
523. Japan Creative Centre A/2 4 Nassim Road
524. iPRECIATION E/5 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House, www.ipreciation.com
527. Collectors Contemporary A/3 21 Orchard Boulevard, #01-21 Park House
528. Bruno Gallery A/2 91 Tanglin Road #01-03, www.brunoartgroup.com
531. Linda Gallery Blk 15 Dempsey Road, #01-03
532. REDSEA Gallery Blk 9 Dempsey Hill #01-10
533. Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA) 27A Loewen Road
river valley
401. 72-13 TheatreWorks C/4 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road
402. Singapore Tyler Print Institute C/5 41 Robertson Quay
403. tcc – The Pier @ Robertson C/4 80 Mohamed Sultan Road
404. The Art Fellas C/5 46 Kim Yam Road, #02-25, The Herencia
404. Art Xchange Gallery C/5 46 Kim Yam Road, ##01-13, The Herencia
406. DBS Arts Centre C/4 20 Merbau Road - Robertson Quay, www.srt.com.sg
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Venues are listed in numerical order (map numbers).
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Tanjong Pagar, Chinatown & Raffles Place
302. tcc – Raffles Xchange E/5 5 Raffles Place #B1-63/64/65
303. tcc – ‘The Gallery’ E/5 51 Circular Road
304. SPRMRKT D/6 2 McCallum Street
305. tcc – 4 Robinson Rd E/6 4 Robinson Road, #01-01
306. Singapore City Gallery, The URA Centre D/6 45 Maxwell Road
307. Blue Lotus Fine Art D/7 108 Tanjong Pagar Road,
308. Barnadas Huang D/7 61 Duxton Road, www.barnadashuang.com
309. Red Dot Design Museum D/7 28 Maxwell Road
311. Ikkan Art Gallery C/8 [email protected], 39 Keppel Road
312. Richard Koh Fine Art Pte Ltd D/7 [email protected], 39 Keppel Road
313. [email protected] D/7 [email protected], 39 Keppel Road
316. Indigo Blue Art D/6 52B Temple Street
317. New Majestic Hotel C/6 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road
318. Goethe Institut C/6 136 Neil Road
321. Utterly Art Gallery D/6 20B Mosque Street
322. Momentous Arts D/5 1557 Keppel Road, #03-27
323. Instinc D/5 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-163
326. NUS Baba House C/7 157 Neil Road, www.nus.edu.sg/museum/baba
Wessex Estate
551. d’Art Studio H/2 5 Westbourne Road #02-03 Blenheim Court
551. Milica Bravacic H/2 5 Westbourne Road #01-01
551. CdeM Atelier & Art School H/2 5 Westbourne Road, #01-02
552. JoyClay Studio & Gallery H/2 10 Woking Road, #01-01
553. Kelly Reedy – Studio Arts H/2 27 Woking Road, #01-01, kellyreedy.com
554. Art and Printmaking Studio H/2 28 Woking Road # 03 - 05
555. Rasha Eleyan H/2 9 Westbourne Road
556. Sealey Brandt H/2 1 Westbourne Road #01-02
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Tiong Bahru
601. ArtBlue Studio 23 Yong Siak Street, www.artbluestudio.com
602. BooksActually 9 Yong Siak Street, www.booksactually.com
603. White Space Art Asia 79 Chay Yan Street, #01-26, www.wsartasia.com
604. Grey Projects 6B Kim Tian Rd, www.greyprojects.org
605. White Canvas Gallery 57 Eng Hoon Street, #01-82
605. Intersections Pop Up Gallery 57 Eng Hoon Street #03-72C
Gillman Barracks
701. Yeo Workshop 1 Lock Road, #01-01, www.yeoworkshop.com
701. Arnoldii Arts Club 1 Lock Road, #01-01, www. arnoldiiartsclub.com
702. FOST Gallery 1 Lock Road, #01-02, www.fostgallery.com
703. The Drawing Room 5 Lock Road, #01-06, www.drawingroomgallery.com
704. Sundaram Tagore Gallery 5 Lock Road, www.sundaramtagore.com
705. Partners & Mucciaccia 6 Lock Road, www.partnersandmucciaccia.net
706. Tomio Koyama Gallery 47 Malan Road, www.tomiokoyamagallery.com
707. Silverlens Galleries 47 Malan Road, www.silverlensgalleries.com
708. Space Cottonseed 47 Malan Road, #01-24, www.spacecottonseed.com
709. Future Perfect 47 Malan Road, #01-22, www.futureperfect.asia
710. Equator Art Projects 47 Malan Road, #01-21, www.eqproj.com
711. NTU Centre for Contemporary Art 43 Malan Road
712. Platform Projects 22 Lock Road #01-35, www.platformprojects.sg
713. Mizuma Gallery 22 Lock Road, #01-34, www.mizuma.sg
714. Ota Fine Arts 7 Lock Road #02-13, www.otafinearts.com
715. ARNDT 9 Lock Road #03-21, www.arndtberlin.com
716. Yavuz Gallery 9 Lock Road, #02-23, www.yavuzgallery.com
717. ShanghART 9 Lock Road, #02-22, www.shanghartsingapore.com
718. Pearl Lam Galleries 9 Lock Road #03-22, www.pearllam.com
719. Michael Janssen Singapore 9 Lock Road, www.galeriemichaeljanssen.de
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