Tuesday, February 18
Friday, December 20
For more than two decades, Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak has been exploring the form she calls the “breast stupa” in various media, playfully reinventing the shape that plays on both the female body and the sacred Buddhist architectural form. The sensual shape has appeared on canvas, in food art, as well as giant installations of inviting pink breast cushions that visitors can plunge into.
Friday, September 20
Thursday, November 1
Saturday, July 28
Friday, May 11
Monday, May 7
In this new body of work, produced specially for exhibition at Valentine Willie Fine Art Singapore, Thai artist Sutee Kunavichayanont imagines a world without politics. Known for his conceptually sophisticated works about history, cultural dislocation, and nationalism, the artist here explores the meaning of state-building and real politik at national and global levels through the deconstruction and reconstruction of national symbols, toying with flags, maps, and anthems,
Sunday, May 6
|Sakarin Krue‐On (Thailand)|
Cloud Nine, 2004
Sunday, April 15
Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak is having her second solo exhibition with Tyler Rollins Fine Art in New York opening April 19. Entitled Hanging by a Thread, the exhibition centers on a installation of the same title that is the artist’s response to the recent flooding in Bangkok, where she lives and works.
Wednesday, January 11
The opening of Art Stage Singapore drew international collectors from Asia and the West, thought artists appeared to be a bit thin on the ground. Julian Isaac and Wim Delvoye walked the floor, while Manit Sriwanichpoom and Natee Utarit could be found at the booth of the galleries representing them. Bernar Venet and one of the Gao Brothers (the other one had to stay in NY) were doing the round of interviews as journalists latched onto well-known names.
First impressions: the fair is better laid out than last year; there are large installations peppered throughout (as opposed the large Ai Weiwei tucked at the back of the fair last year); galleries are adopting a less is more attitude with few works on the walls, but those tend to be on the really big side; fewer Chinese artists than usual; quite a lot of sounds installations; very little pop art (when Murakami was dominating last year)..... overall a lot of fresh new works. Early sales were reportedly slow though, but this may have a lot to do with the fact that galleries are often showing a new generation of artists...not a bad thing actually...
Thursday, December 22
|Navin Rawanchaikul's Long Heart|
Valentine Willie Fine art gallery will open on Jan 11 an exhibition dedicated to monumental works done by Southeast Asian artists. Amongst others will be a large painting by Navin Rawanchaikul, who will have another monumental work at Art Stage Singapore. Other artists in the exhibition include Putu Sutawijaya, Utai Nopsiri and Winner Jumalon.
|Utai Nopsiri'sDelicate Shell of Self|
Wednesday, December 21
Art Stage Singapore 2012 is hoping to make a big splash for its sophomore year with several significant and large installation works on its fairgrounds. These will include the poetic "Artificial Moon" (2007) by Wang Yuyang (China), a stunning installation made from over 4,500 energy-saving bulbs, strategically designed to mimic the moon’s craters and surface features.
Saturday, October 8
Rising Thai artist Lampu Kansanoh presents her first solo at VWFA Singapore Love Untitled. The young female artist has quickly risen to the fore in recent years with her strong portraiture of daily life in Thailand. Her caricature-like style is full of humor that often hides more serious concerns.
Monday, September 5
|FX Harsono, Writing in the rain #2, 2011|
Southeast Asian contemporary art may have been overshadowed by Chinese and Indian art in recent years, but the region's trove of good artists seems to finally get some recognition this year, with several important shows. The latest one is “ASIA: Looking South” at ARNDT Berlin, which features works by eight artists from Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, opening Sep 10.
Thursday, August 18
|Pham Huy Thong - Brotherhood (Vietnam)|
The Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize will be awarded in November. About 130 works across 24 countries and territories have been nominating for the Grand Prize of S$ 45,000, which is being organised by the Singapore Art Museum
Monday, July 25
Saturday, May 21
Wednesday, April 27