This is going to be a rojak entry. And my laptop battery’s dying. But what can you do when you stumble a whole bunch of news in one day?
Singapore Biennale’s first 10 artists
SB artistic director Matthew Ngui and his team have announced the first 10 artists for next year. And they are… Ming Wong (Singapore), Tan Pin Pin (Singapore), Elmgreen and Dragset (Denmark/Norway), Ceal Floyer (Pakistan), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexico), Tatzu Nishi (Japan), Arin Rungjang (Thailand), Charles Sandison (Scotland), Shooshie Sulaiman (Malaysia) and Goto Design (Japan/Taiwan). More details in tomorrow’s papers.
They’re announcing the next batch of artists in June or July-ish. I love how they’re giving us these bite-sized announcements to whet our appetites.
Actually I don’t have much to say yet, `cos it’s tonight. I’ll post some pictures later.
4 French Knights
Now you can call The Esplanade/NAC’s Benson Puah as SIR Benson Puah. Same goes for The Necessary Stage’s Alvin Tan, Singapore Tyler Print Institute’s Emi Eu and National Museum of Singapore’s Lee Chor Lin. (Actually, it’s Madame Emi and Madame Lee, I think). The French government knighted them last night for their contributions to the arts.
It Hirst So Much!
Dropped by STPI to check out their new show Emerge As by Japanese animation artist Tabaimo. My kind of show, with allusions to skin, body organ parts, insect parts, wounds, etc etcetera. I’ll post some pics later and if I’m not too tired, talk about it a bit more.
But also found out that that their next show’s going to be a biggie blockbuster one. And I do mean blockbuster.
It’s 200 Artworks 25 Years. Artist’s Editions for Parkett. It’s in June.
And you know whose works will be coming down? Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Maurizio Cattelan, Jose Clemente Orozco, Sarah Lucas, John Baldessari, Jeff Koons, Luc Tuymans.
Granted not the big works, but hey. Once in a while right?
Okay, my battery’s dead.