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Culture City. Culture Scape.

10 October 2017 — 24 January 2019

The first of its kind in Singapore, this programme brings the arts closer to the communities through a series of new public art installations and art education programmes at Mapletree Business City II (MBC II).

 

Infusing arts to add vitality to the development

This collaboration enhances the community space and amenities at MBC II, designed for tenants and visitors to enjoy and interact with its lush landscape.

Bringing arts closer to the community

Visitors can go on a specifically designed art trail and join the guided tours, artist talks, workshops, and conferences. The public also has access to the online learning platforms created by the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore). These programmes will encrich the experience of tenants and visitors alike.

 

Commissioned by Mapletree, the new art installations nestled in MBC II, themed Culture City. Culture Scape. and curated by NTU CCA Singapore, are works of internationally-renowned artists:

  • Dan Graham (United States)
  • Zulkifle Mahmod (Singapore)
  • Tomàs Saraceno (Argentina/Germany)
  • Yinka Shonibare MBE (Nigeria/United Kingdom)

 

Inspired by the idea of expanded sculptural environments, the artworks explore the interplay between landscape, architecture, and the broader social and economic conditions they are placed in.

The project is curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore, and Professor, NTU School of Art, Design and Media; and Khim Ong, Deputy Director, Curatorial Programmes, NTU CCA Singapore. The Centre plays a key role in identifying artists, as well as developing an academic and public outreach programme to broaden and deepen engagement and appreciation.

 

About Mapletree Investments

Mapletree is a leading real estate development, investment and capital management company headquartered in Singapore. Its strategic focus is to invest in markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. By combining its key strengths, the Group has established a track record of award-winning projects, and delivers consistent and high returns across real estate asset classes.

Mapletree currently manages four Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and six private equity real estate funds, which hold a diverse portfolio of assets in Asia Pacific, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US).

As at 31 March 2018, Mapletree owns and manages S$46.3 billion of office, retail, logistics, industrial, residential, corporate housing / serviced apartment, and student accommodation properties.

The Group’s assets are located across 12 economies globally, namely Singapore, Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the UK, the US and Vietnam. To support its global operations, Mapletree has established an extensive network of offices in these countries.

For more information, please visit www.mapletreearts.com.sg

 

About NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

Located in Gillman Barracks, the NTU CCA Singapore is a national research centre of Nanyang Technological University and is supported by a grant from the Economic Development Board. The Centre is unique in its threefold constellation of research and academic programmes, international exhibitions, and residencies, positioning itself as a space for critical discourse and diverse forms of knowledge production, focusing on Spaces of the Curatorial in Singapore, Southeast Asia, and beyond.

 

Image: Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.

 

 

 

 

Public programmes

Culture City. Culture Scape.
Public Art Trail at Mapletree Business City II
16 Jan 2019, Wed 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
17 Jan 2019, Thu 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
23 Jan 2019, Wed 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
24 Jan 2019, Thu 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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Meeting point: Alexandra Retail Centre
(460 Alexandra Road, Main Entrance, Taxi Stand)

 

Guided tours at Culture City. Culture Scape., NTU CCA Singapore’s collaboration with Mapletree Business City II will return in January 2019 as part of Singapore Art Week.

Inspired by the idea of expanded sculptural environments, the artworks explore the interplay between landscape, architecture, and the broader social and economic environments they are placed in. More than being monumental or site-specific, each work alters or permeates its local context for visitors to experience art in public spaces in new and exciting ways.

If you’re also up for a hearty bite of gourmet sandwich, you’re in luck! On the occasion of Singapore Art Week 2019, we are offering complimentary vegetarian lunch bags from Park Bench Deli, limited up to 12 registrations.

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For more information about our tours, please visit: www.mapletreearts.sg or email ntuccaevents@ntu.edu.sg.

To register, please do so via Eventbrite.

 

 

Image caption: Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.