Celebrating with Stagings. Soundings. Readings. Free Jazz II, new digitised material from the Independent Archive, performances and more!
6th Sep, 2018
PRESS RELEASE NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore celebrates its 5-year anniversary and its role as one of the leading contemporary art institutions in Southeast Asia. The festivities will commence with Art After Dark at Gillman Barracks with performances and Residencies OPEN on 21 September 2018. As we celebrate five rewarding years of institution building, the Centre brings back its inaugural programming Free Jazz, with this iteration of performative situations entitled Stagings. Sounding. Readings. Free Jazz II (21 September–6 November 2018). Stagings. Soundings. Readings. re-evaluates pressing issues of our time concerning the environment, communities, agency, and improvisation, all situated within the Centre’s current overarching research topic, CLIMATES. HABITATS. ENVIRONMENTS. The Centre is also excited to present Journey of a Yellow Man. Selections from the Independent Archive (15 September—25 November 2018), the culmination of a digitalisation project that started in 2017 with the resource platform Independent Archive, established by Singapore’s preeminent performance artist Lee Wen in 2012. Committed to promoting art and cultivating creativity in Singapore, we invite the public to support our activities in our second online benefit auction. More than 30 artworks have been generously donated by NTU CCA Singapore’s former Artists-in-Residence and artistic collaborators. Support goes directly towards our international Residencies Programme and helps to keep our public programming accessible for all. Bidding starts 13 September until 11 October. Since its inauguration in 2013, the NTU CCA Singapore has presented 19 solo and group exhibitions, oftentimes hosting an artist’s first large-scale show in Southeast Asia. To date, the Centre has organised over 500 dynamic programmes in diverse formats that range from Exhibition (de)Tours, Stagings, Behind the Scenes, to hands-on workshops designed for educators and our younger audiences, each as a way to approach the exhibitions as an open-ended discourse that engages with other fields of study. As a national research centre of the Nanyang Technological University, such interdisciplinary encounters exemplify the Centre’s efforts to place contemporary art and curatorial practice as a method of inquiry for knowledge production. At this 5-year milestone, the Centre is also pleased to introduce new members of the Centre’s International Advisory Board through a public panel discussion by the members on 27 October.