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Small Sculpture Show | Chapel & Upper Gallery

8 – 30 October 2011 11am – 6pm Free Admission Chapel and Upper Gallery, Sculpture Square Limited 155 Middle Road About the Small Sculpture Show The Small Sculpture Show is dedicated to promoting small sculptures of any medium by Singapore or foreign sculptors and artists. Its theme is akin to the notion of “smallness of … Continue reading

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Hermès Festival des Métiers

3 September to 7 September 2011 12pm – 7pm daily 290 Orchard Road Paragon, Main Atrium Hermès, a french high fashion house is one of the most sought after luxury brands in history. The festival opened in United States early this year before traveling to Europe and Asia in September. This festival presents behind-the-scene look … Continue reading

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SAM 8Q|Stuart Ringholt

Reported by Teo Ying Xuan. Stuart Ringholt expresses his art by creating humour through removing elements or adding other elements on existing objects. He explores the power of small gestures to make significant shifts in meaning. From his art, notice that the objects he chose were household objects and practical objects. These little items are … Continue reading

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All lines flow out | Charles Lim

Reported by: Lim Yu Feng Charles Lim was born in year 1973, Singapore; lives and works in Singapore. His art work features in Singapore Biennale 2011 is called All Lines Flow Out. His art work is about 8 boys walking towards a same point in the drain. When I first saw the video, I questioned … Continue reading

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Secret Affair | Roslisham Ismail

Reported by Pearlyn Sim Roslisham Ismail also as known as Ise born in 1972 from Kota Bahru, Malaysia. He lives and works in Kuala Lumpur. “Confronted with undesirable matter, most people would seek ways of distancing themselves from it and projecting the hopes onto coveting things possessed by the others.” Nuraini Juliastuti, another contributor to the Secret … Continue reading

DE GROTE BOODSCHAP [THE BIG MESSAGE] | OMER FAST

Reported by Jia Le Omer Fast was born in Jerusalem in the year 1972. He works with film, video, and television footage to examine how individuals and histories interact with each other in narrative. He mixes sound and image into stories that often veer between the personal and the media’s account of current events and … Continue reading

The impossibility of knowing | Tan Pin Pin

Reported by Lim Ting. This exhibition is a video produced to show the unknown tragic incidents that occured at places that dont seem to look like something happened there before. Just by showing the scene and ambience, Tan Pin Pin created a scenario in my mind. The concept is to reach out to viewers to … Continue reading

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Compound | Sopheap Pich

Reported by Gaby So Sopheap Pich was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1971. He lives and works in Phnom Penh. He is a Cambodian sculptor. Sopheap Pich spent half of his life abroad, most of it in the United States, where he moved with all his family in 1984. In Amherst, Massachussets, where he … Continue reading

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Thirty-Nine Metronomes Beating Time | Martin Creed

Reported by Safinah. Martin Creed (born in 1968 at Wakefield) is and artist and a musician. Martin Creed believed that everything and anything has the potential to be made into art.  He also believes in simplicity, where humble items at home such as plywood may turn to a work of art. At the Old Kallang … Continue reading

Flooded McDonald’s 2009 | Superflex

Reported by Madeline Ang. Superflex is made up of Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjonstjerne Christiansen. They often invite viewers participation in their projects, as well as collaboration with other artists, architects, city planners, marketers and designers, to find potential ways of effecting social change. Their recent film about McDonald’s responds to the prevalence of … Continue reading

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Steps of predicaments, 2011 | GIGI SCARIA

Reported by Racheal Ang Singapore Biennale 2011, National Museum of Singapore Steps of predicaments is a reflection of social hierarchies and aspirations. Gigi Scaria’s work unearths the rapid development in the cities of India, his home country, and explores the relationship between the modern progress and the human psyche. He is inspired by how people … Continue reading

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Old Kallang Airport| Song Ming Ang

reported by Abdur Rahman this is the 1st time I’m ever hearing about a sound artist. song ming ang is a Singapore-born artist based in London. He explores how music and sound interact with people in different contexts. he describes his artistic process as ‘half composer’ and ‘half improviser’. He came to Singapore in 2007 … Continue reading

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Old Kallang Airport| Michael Lee

reported by LeeEngHou(gabriel) Michael Lee is particularly intrigued by how human aspirations may conceive and affect the architectural environment. By looking at how both the abject as well as the powerful influence the built environment, he has produced work that includes accurate models of demolished, overlooked and forgotten buildings through to slick posters dreaming of … Continue reading

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Wrapped Traces | Mark Salvatus

Reported by Samuel Woo. Mark Salvatus is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Manila. He graduated Cum Laude at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design with a degree in Advertising Arts. He is also the co-founder of Pilipinas Street Plan, a community of street artists and urbanists and a core … Continue reading

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Factum | Candice Breitz

Reported by Emily Candice Breitz was born in Johannesburg, 1972. She has been  the professor of Fine Art at the Braunschweig University of Art since 2007, and well known for her video works and installations. Her Philosophy “I am  interested in deploying the art work as a catalyst, one which momentarily freeze-frames problematic ways of making meaning, and renders … Continue reading

Mayfair: 18 Signs, 18 Paintings Green Lizard Double Sars and Maidens Blush for D.R.M., 1997 – 2005

Reported by Felicia Robert Machpherson, an artist who takes deep interest in making visible connections between formal rules and the modernist painting’s aethetic values, also the contemporary art with the less exalted creative acts of office workers, manual laborers and unsung backyard craftsmen. The handpainted vernacular signs that I saw in the exhibition are often … Continue reading

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La Cannibale l Mike Nelson

Reported by Christina Mike Nelson was born in Loughborough, UK, 1967. He lives and works in London. He is an contemporary British installation artist. These works are created from walls that Nelson destroyed at Hayward Gallery, London, for his installation ‘To the Memory of HP lovecraft’. His graveyard of wooden plinths functions as an imitation … Continue reading

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Interventions | Leopold Kessler

Reported by Wei Tong Leopold Kessler is a German artist whose works focus on public space and involves strange acts that interacts with public facilities to point out gaps in everyday scenarios. During the Biennale, 3 videos that documented his interventions was displayed. One thing I found very special in Kessler’s interventions is their invisibilty. … Continue reading

Imminent Departure-Lisi Raskin

Reported by Bernard Neo Lisi Raskin utilizes the human nature’s fear of the consequences of wars to sculpt her works and evoking strong uncomfortable emotions in the audience. Using raw and used materials such as wooden planks and aluminum sheets, she creates a subtle ambience with her abstract mimic of millitary installations. Her set up … Continue reading

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Reported by Ellvixson Yap >About Louie Cordero was born in Manila Philippines, where he currently lives and works. Cordero’s puzzling, imploring, and visually striking juxtapositions are often punctuated by blood and gore, as if to imply the history of violence and bloodshed that his nation and people have sustained. Cordero’s artwork makes references to his … Continue reading

The meaning of style | Phil Collins

Reported by Zhou Yang The art file “The meaning of style” created by Phil Collins is based on the skinhead culture in Malaysia. It shows the story of a narrative of a young man going into a cinema and watched a film about rebellious young people. These people are part of minority. They smoked, punk-dressed, … Continue reading

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National Museum of Singapore | Charlie White

Reported by Jessica Chan Charlie White, who lives and works in Los Angeles, began studying the behaviour of specifically California teen girls for two years. The animation, OMG BFF LOL, was part of his ‘Girl Studies’ project in 2008. There are three parts to the video. The first part shows the life teenage girls lives … Continue reading

TVC Communism – The Propeller Group

Reported by Bryan Clouian Ng The Propeller Group is an art team consist of Phunam Thuc Ha, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen from Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles. They used popular culture, cinema, television, advertising, the Internet, gallery, museums, writing, interviews and conversations to distribute and disseminate art projects. They are also … Continue reading

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Spring and Autumn(2004-10) | Shao Yinong and Mu Chen

Reported by Nicholas. Shao Yinong and Muchen, husband and wife, live and work in Beijing. Their work “Spring and Autumn” portraits the shifting political conditions, through a series of large-scale embroideries of obsolete currencies from different countries and periods. Their works reflect the cultural revolution in contemporary chinese society. The couple are well-known for their … Continue reading

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White Discharge | Teppei Kaneuji

Reported by Wei Hong Teppei Kaneuji born in Tokyo in 1978. He graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, Major in Sculpture and he participated in an exchange program at Royal Collage of Art, London in 2001. Teppei Kaneuji completed his Master Course in Sculpture at Kyoto City University of Arts in 2003. Teppei Kaneuji … Continue reading

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Overhead Projection | Ceal Floyer

Report by Vernice. Ceal Floyer is from Pakistan but now lives and work in Berlin. His art work featured in Singapore Biennale 2011 is called Overhead Projection. The objects in the art piece are only an overhead projector and a light bulb. When I first lay eyes on the art piece, I questioned myself. What … Continue reading

National Museum Of Singapore | Teppei Kaneuji

Reported by Muhammad Syazni Bin Yousman. Teppei Kaneuji is an artist from Kyoto, Japan. He was born in 1978, Osaka, Japan. His works are about assembly. He likes to shift the functions or context to make new forms and connections. Once he collects his objects, he will group them accordingly int their categories. Some of … Continue reading

Wrapped Traces,2007-ongoing | Mark salvatus

Reported by HillaryYap An Artist who goes around preserving the memories of any passer-by’s personal object.Wrapped Traces, begun at 2007 in South Korea continues in Barcelona,Manila,Bandung,Bangkok,Amman ,Kuala Lumpur and Singapore’s Singpore Art Museum at 8Q till today,2011.Mark Salvatus. Philosophy “Before Things end up solved and start to descend,lets call it a wrap destined to be … Continue reading

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Untitled (A-Z without J) | Danh Vo

Reported by Jia Wen I initially felt that any object can be a form of art as long as it is presented nicely. However, upon researching on Danh Vo’s works, I realised that just by presenting them nicely is not enough to attract people. Danh Vo uses objects that can relate to his family history, … Continue reading

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The Merlion Hotel | Tatzu Nishi

Reported by Tan Jing Wen Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, he lives and works in Berlin and Tokyo. He attempts to make the encounter between an art object and its viewer a different, often surprising experience. He plays with public spaces transforming public monuments or sculptures into a temporary, mostly private usage. Rather than making art … Continue reading