Snip, snip, snip. Ladies and gents, Gillman Barracks.
Yes, the highly, highly anticipated arts enclave opens to the public this weekend, where visitors will be treated not just to the showcase of the first 13 galleries to open shop and to the opening exhibition curated by Eugene Tan (a.k.a. the main dude handling this massive EDB project), but to talks by a host of artists and curators like Christian Thompson, Zhang Enli, David Elliot, Hou Hanru and Charles Merewether.
And finally, one more news tidbit concerning the Centre For Contemporary Art. It’s set to open in the second half of 2013 but “operational” by January—in time for Art Stage Singapore, obviously. And spearheading it will be, drumroll please… Nanyang Technological University.
As for the CCA’s International Artist Residency Programme, when it’s up and running, you can have around 20 artists a year (with around nine residing concurrently).
Interesting how it’ll pan out, this relationship between a non-commercial centre like CCA and its commercial-minded neighbours.
TODAY will be doing a “review” of the place very soon, but in the meantime, here’s a teaser.
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The finalists for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011 have been announced. Six Singaporeans in the final 30. Woot.
They are Ang Song Nian, Lim Shing Ee, Zhao Renhui, Ng Joon Kiat, Ruben Pang, Green Zeng.
In the tradition of the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011’s Lucky Seven, I shall now dub thee the Super Six.
The Sinister Six sounds cooler, but let’s go for good vibes shall we?
Not sure yet if there will be an exhibition here like last year. But there are two exhibition dates: Jan 10 to 13 (TBC) and Feb 2 to 11 in Hong Kong.
The winner will be announced – not to mention the finalists auction – on Feb 17.
Check out (and vote for) the works here. Most of the Singaporean works you’ll probably have caught in previous exhibitions (and another of Lim’s works is at the National Museum of Singapore rotunda). Indonesian finalist Ketut Moniarta has an ongoing exhibition at Element Art Space.
This post is quite belated, but I’ve been meaning to talk about a number of exhibitions I’ve caught that interestingly enough work around the idea of narratives and (imagined) communities: Valentine Willie Fine Art Singapore’s Beyond LKY, Evil Empire’s Negaraku Boleh! and Zhao Renhui’s The Whiteness of a Whale at 2902 Gallery.
The discourses of the first two, of course, are somewhat linked while the latter is the artist’s most recent (most cohesive and consistent) foray into meta-fictive photography.
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