Is There Still Hope for Gillman Barracks? Yes, and this is why.
Wednesday, September 7
The shortlist for Leading Culture Destinations Awards, now in their third year, has been announced, shining a light on the exceptional contributions these institutions offer, and also showcasing some emerging destinations.
The organizers point out that shortlisted nominees were selected for their “visionary approach” to offering a great cultural experience, “from audacious programming and management structures, to cross-sector collaborations and Michelin-starred restaurants, late night openings and music performances.”
Friday, September 2
The Glass House in n New Canaan, Connecticut has unveiled the third part of its collaboration with famed Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama.
Thursday, September 1
Following their participation Alecia Neo has exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum while Lavender Chang has been included in group shows with Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York and at Mizuma Gallery in Singapore, and Zhang Fuming is preparing for a solo exhibition with AC43 Gallery (previously Art Commune Gallery). Furthermore, well-known Japanese collector Daisuke Miyatsu, dubbed the “salary-man collector, has selected work by Hilmi Johandi for his collection, and one of last year’s winners, Ezekiel Wong Kei Win, is soon to opening a group show at Mizuma Gallery in Singapore.
The aim of the annual program is to recognize, nurture, and promote three or four artists in Southeast Asia through a solo show for each artist curated by ION Art Gallery curator Seah Tzi-Yan. Each of the selected artists is given eight to 10 months to create works that are finally presented at ION with each artist given a dedicated space.
The four artists selected in 2015/2016 — Chong Yanhong, Holeng, Justin Lim, and Yo Jian Long — are all Singaporeans and their works can now be seen at ION Art gallery at the ION mall.
Tuesday, August 30
Monday, August 29
Iskandar Jalil is something of a purist. Don’t refer to the master potter as an artist; he is first and foremost a craftsman who believes his ceramic creations should be, above all, functional. “I’m only interested in pottery. A lot of ceramic artists actually they can’t do pottery,” he muses with justifiable pride in his work.
Visitors attending the exhibition “Iskandar Jalil: Kembara Tanah Liat” (Clay Travels), opening on September 1 at the National Gallery of Singapore, will however recognize the artistry in his functional objects. The major retrospective, the first broad survey of his practice over 50 years (from the 1960s onwards), presents 180 creations that showcase his mastery of colors and beauty of form with just the right dose of whimsical detailing to keep you intrigued.