Engaging Perspectives: New Art from Singapore
Curated by Eugene Tan, Engaging Perspectives: New Art From Singapore present works that engage with multifaceted perspectives about Singapore by a generation of artists born in the 1980s and currently working in Singapore.
The nine artists and collectives, who are at differing stages of their careers – from emerging artists to those who have exhibited internationally – will examine the diverse but related ways in which they engage with the everyday. Their works explore the physical structures as as the invisible structures and networks that govern our everyday lives, the relationship of our increasingly urbanised environments to nature, as well as the systems of meaning making through the creation of images and signs that exists in our society. The exhibition aims to provide new perspectives about the everyday within the context of Singapore, and how this engagement with the everyday is also invariably an engagement with global perspectives.
Participating artists include Ang Song Nian, Black Baroque Committee, Mike Chang, Nah Yong En, Bruce Quek, Singapore Psychogeographical Society, Frayn Yong, Jasper Yu and Zhao Renhui.
Dr Eugene Tan is Director of National Gallery Singapore. He was co-curator of the inaugural Singapore Biennale in 2006 and curator for the Singapore Pavilion at the 2005 Venice Art Biennale. His previous appointments include Programme Director (Special Projects) of Singapore Economic Development Board, Director of Exhibitions at the Osage Gallery (Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai), Director for Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Singapore, and Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore.
22 Mar 2013, Fri 7:00pm - 8:30pm
29 Mar 2013, Fri 7:00pm - 8:30pm
A series of tours of the exhibition Engaging Perspectives: New Art from Singapore led by young curators from Singapore. Join the curators and get first-hand insights into the works on display, as they discuss ideas and issues concerning current artistic practices in Singapore.
CURATOR’S TOUR BY JOLEEN LOH
Friday, 15 March 2013, 7pm
CURATOR’S TOUR BY TAN GUO-LIANG
Friday, 22 March 2013, 7pm
CURATOR’S TOUR BY SAM I-SHAN
Friday, 29 March 2013, 7pm