"Bedsheets and mixed media installation"

That person’s work with single bedsheets | Matt Mullican

Reported by Ruwaida Singapore Biennale 2011 Matt Mullican has been experimenting with hypnosis  in his artistic practice since the late 1970s . It is a process that both informs and elucidates his practice, which moves fluidly across many different media including installation, drawing and performance. That person, the character that Mullican becomes in these trances, … Continue reading

Adinandra Belukar (2011) | Genevieve Chua

Reported by Priscilla Tan The title of the art piece in Singapore Biennale 2011 – Adinandra Belukar (2011) refers to the regrowth vegetation that occurs where primary forest had been cleared for development in Singapore for further developments where by the vegetation growth of small areas are neglected. Adinandra Belukar is a type of forest in Singapore, whereby … Continue reading

untitled(low sculpture) | Stuart Ringholt

Reported by Yuwen Stuart Ringholt is an Australian artist who regularly uses absurd humor in his performances, video works, collages, sculptures and book to work through problems. He explores the power of small gestures to make significant shifts in meaning. With simple means his Low Sculptures combine and transform ordinary household objects, creating an intimate … Continue reading

Artists in the News : Koh Nguang How

  Reported by Wee Lung Artists In The News, Koh Nguang How’s work, is an explosion of newspapers, of words and images, of facts and opinions. It’s, as everyone knows by now, three decades worth of art reportage (mainly visual arts) in the English and Chinese newspapers.You feel a sense of astonishment inside the space given at SAM 8Q . … Continue reading

Old Kallang Airport | Michael Lin

” I found a photo of the artist himself at the exhibition online!” Reported by Madeleine Yeo. I chose this artist as I felt that I could relate to the exhibition as he recreated a local hardware store. I was surprised when I read the write up for his exhibition. He actually purchased the entire … Continue reading

Factum | Candice Breitz

Reported by YangTing Candice Breitz conducted intensive interviews with 7 pairs of identical twins and a single set of triplets, from which she then edited 7 dual-channel and one single tri-channel, video installation. As the twin relate their stories, sharp-distinctions in their voices, attitudes, body language and their world-view become apparent. At times, they gravitate … Continue reading

Breathing

Few of us in today’s stress-filled world breathe in a free, natural and harmonious way Our mostly fast, constricted breathing undermines our physical, emotional and well being deprieve us without our even knowing it, the greates joy of living on this Earth: The expansive sensation of a free, easy and boundless breath. Breath is the … Continue reading

A heartwarming feeling | Zhao Renhui

Reported by Wendy. Possibly the most intriguing work for me at the Art Stage. And by a Singaporean artist too. A heartwarming feeling indeed! 🙂 Text from Institute of Critical Zoologists: “On January 2008, I collaborated with the Yamshina Institute for Ornithology (a regional expert in bird banding) in an attempt to document this phenomenon … Continue reading

POMPEII: Life in a Roman Town 79CE | National Musuem of Singapore

POMPEII: Life in a Roman Town 79CE 16 Oct 2010 -23 Jan 2011 National Museum of Singapore On 24 August 79 CE, Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the roman town of Pompeii and its neighbours – Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale – in the southern Italian region of Campania with volcanic mud, ash and pumice. … Continue reading

Book-tear |Trans-Cool Tokyo | Kentato Yokouchi

This exhibition features of some of the most awe inspiring modern works of art. Many of which are more than 10 years old. This exhibition challenges our definition of modern art which is a total wild card that no one can foretell. If you like japanese manga and culture you should check out this exhibition … Continue reading

Reflectwo, Haruka Kojin | Art stage

Reported by Manju Subhashini Patterns are created when shapes lines or colour are repeated. Patterns can be found everywhere in nature every day things like cloths the food we eat. Artists use patterns in their artwork to make them visually more interesting. This can be done by creating a mirror-image of the shape used like … Continue reading

Use your noses.

Aromascape of Singapore Maki Ueda (Japan) 5 – 16 Jan 2011 Mon – Sun: 10am – 7pm Fri: 10am – 9pm Glass Porch, Level 2, Singapore Art Museum   What do you smell if you walk around the city of Singapore? Savoury fragrance from food stands and restaurants, green and fresh scent in a market, … Continue reading

AROMASCAPE OF SINGAPORE; MAKI UEDA | SAM. (2)

Reported by manwithmanybottleswhositsandstaresatthemwithavidfascination Aromascape of Singapore Maki Ueda (Japan) 5-16 Jan 2011 Glass Porch, Level 2, Singapore Art Museum (copied from Aromascape of Singapore post :)) Description of the exhibition: If the sense of smell is what drives and excites you, Aromascape of Singapore is right up your channel as a perpetrator. It is an … Continue reading

Untitled, Qiu ShiHua | Natee Utarit: After Painting

Reported by: Wu ZhongHua 1998/9, 180 x 360 cm, Oil on canvas, Sigg Collection These paintings is done by Qiu Shihua, a notable Chinese landscape painter, and the painting of Qiu’s was taking inspiration from his Taotist practices, these serene and clam landscapes are not figurative nation scenes, but rather respresentations of intense contemplation that … Continue reading

Untitled, Subodh Gupta |Art Stage

Reported by: Nazirah Kau Artist: Subodh Gupta Date: Saturday, 15 Jan 2011 Workpiece title: Untitled Made by stainless steel utensils, I was inspired by this work piece of Subodh Gupta, the moment I step into this section of exhibit I notice this art piece, it was just out of the place & hanging there. The … Continue reading

Tour of Europe with one eyebrow,Michihiro Shimabuku| Singapore Arts Museum

Reported by: Adi Hermanto Tour of Europe with one eyebrow 1991 Type C-Print, text 70 by 103 cm Museum of Contemporary Arts Tokyo collection ‘Using the element of unfamiliarity, Shimabuku shaved off one eyebrow in the London Underground and then proceeded to tour Europe, in the process shocking many people but also making many friends. … Continue reading

Untitled |Art stage

Reported by : Suah Wei Hong Date : 15JAN2011 From far it looks like Japanese national flag due to the strong contrast of red and white color.As looking closer into it,it is a tape that goes on and on,not knowing where,when and how it  ends ?

AROMASCAPE OF SINGAPORE; MAKI UEDA | SAM.

Reported by Vivian Lim. Exhibit: Aromascape of Singapore (Part of the Fringe Commission/World Premiere) Artist: Maki Ueda (Japan) Display Dates & Venue: 5-16 Jan 2011 at SAM. I went to this exhibit together with some of my classmates as research for our current studio project which is on the topic of ‘Air’. As it was … Continue reading

Pixcell Deer#17, Kohei Nawa | Trans-Cool Tokyo

Reported by Lee PeiQi This exhibit attracts the most attention when a person came into the exhibition hall- Level one at the Trans-Cool Tokyo Collection located in Singapore Art Museum at 8Q. This Exhibit is placed right at the entrance of the museum. Where no one is able to NOT see it when they open … Continue reading

Portraits, Hiroshi Sugimoto | SAM

Reported by PJ Lim. An exhibition on the wax likenesses of Henry VIII, William Shakespeare, or Fidel Castro. The wax body of Fidel Castro on the hospital bed breathing. Now a days, people take air for granted. Only when we have difficulty getting it, then we realise the importance of it. This art, Fidel Castro … Continue reading

Gerbera, Yoshihiro Suda| SAM at 8Q

Reported by Grace Singapore Art Museum at 8Q | Trans-Cool Tokyo Gerbera by Yoshihiro Suda Gerbera is situated in the room on the uppermost floor, curiously the last space in the whole exhibition if you follow its intended sequence. It is way out of view of the other exhibits, sitting silently, propped atop a fixture … Continue reading

Charcoal Arts,Bahk Seon Ghi(1966~,Korea) |Art Stage

  Artist: Bahk Seon Ghi (1966~, Korea) Gallery: Art Stage Singapore 2011 Date: 16 January 2011 Reported by: Bian Jing This designer used charcoal to make different structure like the suitcases structure. There was one that i am really impressed about was the one that he used charcoal pieces to make a structure of a … Continue reading

The Letters, Kwang-Ho, Cheong |Art Stage

Reported by Trixie  This is a brass sculpture named, The Letters by Kwang-Ho, Cheong, 2009. I came across this brass scupture when I visited the Art Stage exhibition at the Marina Bay Sands. When I saw this sculpture, the memories when doing a wire sculpture during my common foundation came to mind. At that moment I thought,’ … Continue reading

Very, very happy victims

Title: Very, very happy victims Artist: Agung Kurniawan Materials: Charcoal, conte, pastel on art paper, fixative Exhibited at Singapore Arts Museum Charcoal drawings that jump out at you: this is what the exhibition is. The artist has used the contrast of light and dark to his advantage. With the right amount, the drawings came to … Continue reading

An Aggregate Panaroma Charcoar, Bahk Seon Ghi | Art Stage

Reported by Leslie Wee Bahk Seon Ghi (1966~, Korea), created this sculpture that looks simply yet stunning. The tree in nature has been a closest friend and companion of human beings. Long time ago, the tree was a symbol of woods and a pronoun of rich nature. This work is composed of charcoal, burned trees. … Continue reading

Plastics City, Wu Chi-Tsung(Taiwan) |Art Stage

Artist : Wu Chi-Tsung (Taiwan) Gallery: TKG+ Place: Art Stage Sinagapore 2001 Date: 16 January 2011 Reported by Yiting. In this concept, the designer used plastic boxes of different shapes and sizes. From long to short, fat to skinny. And to enhance this design, all he did was to add in a light and its … Continue reading

Untitled, Zheng Fan Zhi | Art Stage

Reported by: Amirah Bte Rosli Artist: Zheng Fan Zhi Date: 15 January 2011 This art piece was done by an artist called Zheng Fan Zhi, who did it using oil on a canvas that measure 200cm x 400cm. As you can see this painting is made up of vines of different thickness and sizes. At … Continue reading

e.e.no.24, Kiichiro Adachi | Singapore Art Musuem 8Q

Artist: Kiichiro Adachi Workpiece title: Mixed Media Date: 16 January 2011 Singapore Art Museum @ 8Q (Trans-Cool TOKYO) This was one of the best exhibitions I had ever seen.  At first, you do not know what is hiding in that “deep” corner of the room. However, after reading the text written on the wall, it … Continue reading

Old City Material, Blasco |Art Stage

Reported by: Ho Tang Artist:  Isidro Blasco Title: Old City Interior 1 (2008) As I visited Art stage @ Marina Bay Sands, “Image brought to life” was what came to my mind instantly when I looked at this piece of work. Blasco has brought his artwork to life by placing the images of what seems … Continue reading

Old city interior,Isidro Blasco | Art stage

Reported by Zheng Yili   It is the art world’s new destination for designers from the entire world. Isidro Blasco’ s old city interior captured my attention while a stepped in to the museum. And this work and idea etched in my mind. He used idea “3D- to- 2D- to- 3D”, which the real scene … Continue reading