Mazel Galerie presents From Belgium with Love! from August 25, 2017, to October 19, 2017 with Exhibiting Artists: Antoine Rose, Bruno Timmermans, MONK, NOIR and Valentin van der Meulen at the Art and Design Gallery of Mazel Galerie.
When your partner gives you a set of rules, a list of likes, dislikes, things they approve, disapprove, does it make your relationship better? or worse? This couple findds out the hard way. They get into a relationship agreement. A binding document drafted by them, that every couple must follow - for better or worse? Written and directed by Meherzad Patel cast: Sumona Chakravarti, Danesh Irani, Meher Acharia-Dar and Darius Shroff.
Singapore, 29 June 2017 – Singapore-based artists, Michelle Ma and Nicole Fabry are delighted to present an exhibition of portraits entitled Inwards vs. Outwards come September 2017. The artists came up with the title of the exhibition in a representation of how their artworks complement each other. While Nicole’s art reflects her love for diverse cultures, Michelle’s art pieces are rooted in her Chinese heritage.
Supernormal presents Poetic Motions, a solo exhibition by Matthias Hillner.
Images are fast replacing words in our daily conversations. We speak in emojis and memes, and our love for image-driven social media, such as Instagram and Snapchat, point to the inadequacy of the written word in our increasingly visual world today. Faced with an information overload, reading texts is seen as too tiring—a process of analysis that is too slow, static, and simply out of sync with the times.
Through typography, Matthias Hillner has been exploring ways to revitalise the written word through design. His series of prints, sculptures and digital installations are “typographic gestures” that sit in-between image and text, abstract and figure, as well as real and virtual. They can be seen, could be read, may be understood and certainly questioned. They are words, and they are not.
Housed in the former Supreme Court building, the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery presents an exhibition on the art of Southeast Asia through shared artistic impulses across the region.
Starting in the 19th century, the history of Southeast Asian art is characterised by a continuous encounter with the new, inseparably linked to the region’s tumultuous social and political history.
The meaning and expression of art was constantly negotiated as artists of Southeast Asia sought to incorporate and reinvent local expressions and aesthetic traditions as they grappled with modernity.
The curatorial narrative explores four main themes places in a broadly chronological sequence, each one critically examining the shared artistic impulse of the region for each period: 'Authority and Anxiety', 'Imagining Country and Self', 'Manifesting the Nation', and 'Re:Defining Art'.
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) located at the Kent Ridge campus of the National University of Singapore, is proud to present Singapore’s first and only permanent natural history exhibition, showcasing centuries-old exhibits which includes South-east Asian specimens and near-complete fossils of three giant dinosaurs.
The Asian Civilisations Museum is launching a new introductory display. The Ancient Religions Gallery will trace the spread of religions from India to China, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. A thousand years of sculpture will show the change in art from early cults to international forms of Hinduism and Buddhism. The displays demonstrate how the cultures of Gandhara, Kushan, Tang China, and Srivijaya gave new expression to these systems of belief.
Belonging to a Singaporean collector, the private museum showcases an extensive collection of vintage toys, including rare and unique one-of-a-kind pieces from the mid-19th century to mid-20th Century.
The collection, one of the finest in the world and is valued at over S$5 million. More than half of the collection was found in Singapore and can be regarded as part of Singapore's heritage.
The Lee Kong Chian gallery features the Chinese Art Collection and Export Ceramics from the Lee Kong Chian Museum. The permanent display is supplemented by ceramics from from the South and Southeast Asian Collections and the archaeological collection of Dr John Miksic. These exhibits are complemented by temporary exhibitions, conceived to engage the permanent collection critically.
The Chinese Art collection consists of bronzes, ceramics and paintings, gathered to represent the expansive history of Chinese art. The nucleus of this collection was established and developed at the Nanyang University in the 1970s with significant expansion in the 1980s under the newly inaugurated National University of Singapore (NUS).
This permanent display of Chinese Art focuses on Chinese ceramics and its development, categorising objects in relation to centres of productions and periods. A selection from the collection is featured in Collecting Histories, presented within the main gallery in open-storage format alongside ceramics collected by the then University of Malaya and University of Singapore. Collecting Histories comprises Southeast Asian and Chinese ceramics sourced from the region and mostly acquired between 1955 and 1973 - a period significant in the development of Southeast Asian art and ceramics as a field of study - led by the scholarship and research of the successive curators of the University of Malaya Art Museum, Michael Sullivan (1955-1960) and William Willetts (1963-1973). The third permanent component to the gallery is the Sherd Library, which presents a selection of archaeological materials from the collection of Dr. John Miksic, a living accumulation of an archive developed through his extensive work across the region since the late 1970s.
The Lee Kong Chian Gallery of Chinese art will reopen after renovation in January 2015, with a new feature in the gallery: a long-awaited area for the permanent display of the Chinese paintings and calligraphies in the NUS Museum’s Chinese collection.
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 new 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.
Along with the more classical ink works are also displayed examples of modern Chinese ink work movements, and paintings made by Singapore and Malaysian artists, from the Nanyang Style to the contemporary.