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OFF THE WALL PROGRAMMES @ SAM
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Programmes are free unless otherwise indicated.

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THIS WEEK: 24 – 30 Oct 2005
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Live!

Vibgyor on Strings - dedicated to Dikshitar
By alapana arts
30 Oct (Sun), 7.00pm, SAM Glass Hall. Free.

A violin recital by Lavanya Raghuraman with alapana teacher T.R.Vijayakumar dedicated to one of the Trinity of Indian music, Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar, a composer of the 18th century whose family was the first to adapt the violin for Carnatic music. Dikshitar passed away on Deepavali; hence this concert comprised solely of Dikshitar’s compositions is a fitting tribute to this phenomenal composer.

Lavanya is fortunate to inherit the musical heritage of Dikshitar through a line of disciples: Dikshitar-Ponniah Pillai- grandson Ponniah Pillai- Dr S.Ramanathan - R.Banumathy - Lavanya Raghuraman. She has been learning to play the violin since the age of 5 and has won prizes twice at the National Indian Music Competition organised by the National Arts Council.


Arttalk

Programmes in conjunction with the Tàpies exhibition:
+ a tàpies-inspired fashion event
Presented by Singapore Art Museum in collaboration with Raffles Design Institute


Fashion show: 28 Oct (Fri), 8.00pm, Gallery 2.5.
Limited seating capacity in the gallery. There will be a ”live” video feed to the Glass Hall where visitors can also view the fashion show.  

See semi-couture creations by young designers from Raffles Design Institute in this one-of-a-kind fashion show within the galleries. The design pieces are a result of a four-month research and design process.


Public Talk by Ho Tzu Nyen on Tàpies
29 Oct (Sat), 2.00pm – 3.30pm, SAM Glass Hall.

Ho Tzu Nyen, Singaporean artist and filmmaker, will explore the possible connections between local art developments and practices with Tàpies’ practice and philosophy.

Tzu Nyen is also an Associate Artist with The Substation. His project Utama – Every Name is I, a film based on the mythical founder of Singapore was shown at the 26th Sao Paulo Biennale in 2004. More recently, 4 x 4 Episodes on Singapore Art, a four-episode film series conceived by Tzu Nyen in collaboration with Lee Weng Choy, Artistic Co-Director of The Substation, focusing on four works of art by four Singaporean artists was exhibited at the Singapore Art Show 2005.


Art Enrichment

Public Art Library @ SAM with NAFA
29 Oct (Sat), 11.00am – 4.00pm, Gallery 2.6 (Waterloo) Corridor.


Jointly organised by SAM and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Bring real art home! Drop by the Public Art Library @ SAM with NAFA, browse through the collection of artworks by local young artists from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, sign up for a one-year membership and you can bring borrow a piece of artwork home!  


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UPCOMING PROGRAMMES
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Deepavali (1 Nov) & Hari Raya Puasa (4 Nov) Open House at SAM!

+ a tàpies-inspired fashion event
Presented by Singapore Art Museum in collaboration with Raffles Design Institute


1 – 4 Nov (Tue – Fri), 10.00am – 7.00pm (till 9.00pm on Fri), SAM Auditorium.
 

This post-show exhibition features semi-couture creations which are re-presented in the intimate setting of the SAM Auditorium. Gain an insight into the design process as sketches, samples and other materials are presented.


Deepavali Dancing!
By Lindy Hop Ensemble


1 Nov (Tue), 2.00pm – 4.00pm, SAM Glass Hall. $5.

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with joyous East-meets-West dance moves! Get into the spirit of the festival with the Lindy Hop – an exuberant African-American dance of the 1930s, and the colourful harvest dance from Punjab – the Bhangra. Join the Lindy Hop Ensemble in a special 45-minute dance workshop that combines fun Swing moves and simple Bhangra steps! Tap your toes and shake those shoulders to our blend of happy swing tunes and Bhangra beats! Absolutely no dance experience or partner required.




Hari Raya Open House


3 Nov (Thu), 11.00am – 6.00pm, SAM Glass Hall.

Come and find out what exciting and fun-filled programmes are on offer! From art workshops for kids to jewellery making classes for adults, there is something for all ages. Learn more about the Public Art Library, sign up for a one-year membership and you can bring an artwork home with you today. Take part in a gallery activity and stand to win some attractive prizes.



Art Enrichment

Jewellery Making Workshops*
By Margaret Tang

Please visit the Programs & Events section on our website, www.singart.com, for full details on jewellery making workshops. Terms and conditions apply. For each workshop, registration closes fourteen days prior to the date of the workshop. Payment must be made within seven days of date of registration to confirm attendance. Terms and conditions apply. Please email nhb_sam_programs@nhb.gov.sg or call 6332 3220 to register.

Chinese Knots Set B (2 sessions)
11 & 18 Nov (Fri), 10.00am – 1.00pm, The Cube. $57 inclusive of materials.
Necklaces, Earrings and Rings (Basic)
12 Nov (Sat), 10.00am – 1.00pm, Artlab. $43 inclusive of materials.
Creative Stringing (Basic)
12 Nov (Sat), 2.00pm – 5.00pm, Artlab. $39 inclusive of materials.
Polymer Bead Basics
13 Nov (Sun), 2.00pm – 5.00pm, The Cube. $46 inclusive of materials.
Felt Beads
14 Nov (Mon), 10.00am – 1.00pm, Artlab. $41 inclusive of materials.
Traditional Stringing (Basic)
14 Nov (Mon), 2.00pm – 5.00pm, The Cube. $46 inclusive of materials.
Loom Bracelet (2 sessions)
17 Nov (Thu), 10.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm, The Cube. $56 inclusive of materials.
Inspirations from Nature (Basic)
18 Nov (Fri), 2.00pm – 5.00pm, The Cube. $ 47 inclusive of materials.
Wiring with Jigs (Intermediate)
26 Nov (Sat), 10.00am – 1.00pm, The Cube. $73 inclusive of materials.
Wire Spirals (Intermediate)
26 Nov (Sat), 2.00pm – 5.00pm, The Cube. $34 inclusive of materials.
Wire Wrapping (Intermediate)
27 Nov (Sun), 2.00pm – 5.00pm, Artlab. $47 inclusive of materials.


*For these programmes, please call 63323220 or email nhb_sam_programs@nhb.gov.sg for full details or to register in advance. For advance registration via cheque payments, please cross your cheque and address to “National Heritage Board”. Please write on the reverse of the cheque your name, contact details and title of workshop/programme that the payment is for. Cheques must arrive at least ONE week before the date of the programme to Santha Anthony, Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555.

 

OFF THE WALL PROGRAMMES @ SAM
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Programmes are free unless otherwise indicated.

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THIS WEEK: 10 – 16 Oct 2005
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Live!

·           ARTIST LOCKDOWN Restricted (Artistic)
Session A: 15 Oct (Sat), 12.00pm – 10.00pm; SAM Glass Hall
Session B: 16 Oct (Sun), 12.00pm – 10.00pm; SAM Glass Hall
In conjunction with Singapore Art Show (23 Sep – 23 Oct) organised by the National Arts Council
       
Thirty people off the streets. Five artists. One museum. Zero curator. A no-holds barred durational experiment-event where artists and participants are confined to a single space. This is a laboratory of happenings.

Singapore Art Museum (SAM) invites young people to jam with artists working across several disciplines (video, text, painting/drawing, performance) in this durational experiment-event. No art experience is necessary and there are no rules. Interact. Collaborate. Create at will.

The entire event will be simultaneously broadcast around the museum for public viewing.

For ages 18 and above. For more information or to participate in this close(d) encounter of an artistic kind, please email nhb_sam_programs@nhb.gov.sg or call 6332 3220. Limited to 30 places.



Arttalk

·           CURATOUR: Commitment and Dedication in Art


14 Oct (Fri), 7.00pm – 8.00pm, SAM Lobby (Meeting point), Free. Advance registration required*.
By Joyce Fan
In conjunction with Art Of Our Time exhibitions

Taking its cue from the exhibition’s subtitle – Unyielding Passion – this tour will focus on the philosophy and diverse practices of three artists – Georgette Chen, Iskandar Jalil and Tang Da Wu. These are artists who make up part of the 8 Masters of Singapore Art in this exhibition component.

Joyce Fan started her museum career in 1993 in the then National Museum Art Gallery and left in 1995 to pursue her Masters in Art History at Pratt Institute, New York. She is currently a curator at the Singapore Art Museum, and her research focus is on modern and contemporary art of Singapore and Southeast Asia.


·   PART IV Art and society in 1950s: A Discussion Series on Art Collectives and Community
15 Oct (Sat), 2.00pm – 5.00pm, SAM Auditorium.
Initiated during A Heroic Decade: Singapore Art 1955–1965 exhibition (21 Jul – 19 Sep 2005), a special showcase in conjunction with Singapore’s 40th Year of Independence Celebration

Chair: Kwok Kian Chow

Speakers: Chng Seok Tin, Choo Keng Kwang, Koeh Sia Yong, Dr Lai Kui Fang, Lim Yew Kuan

This is the concluding forum to the discussion series that has explored the role of art societies and groups during this vital period in the nation’s history. Art associations in the 1950s were crucial in spreading critical ideas of art making. The final session will consider the circumstances that promoted interests for socially-oriented artistic approaches in the 1950s and explore how universal elements of social realism are absorbed into the local context.

This forum is conducted in Mandarin with English summary and multilingual Q & A.




Art Enrichment

·           Public Art Library @ SAM with NAFA
15 Oct (Sat), 11.00am – 4.00pm, Gallery 2.6 (Waterloo) Corridor.


Jointly organised by SAM and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Bring real art home! Drop by the Public Art Library @ SAM with NAFA, browse through the collection of artworks by local young artists from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, sign up for a one-year membership and you can bring borrow a piece of artwork home!



*For these programmes, please call 63323220 or email nhb_sam_programs@nhb.gov.sg for full details or to register in advance.

For advance registration via cheque payments, please cross your cheque and address to “National Heritage Board”. Please write on the reverse of the cheque your name, contact details and title of workshop/programme that the payment is for. Cheques should arrive at least ONE week before the workshop to Santha Anthony, Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555

 

OFF THE WALL PROGRAMMES @ SAM
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Programmes are free unless otherwise indicated.

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THIS WEEK: 5 – 11 Sep 2005
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Arttalk

Art and society in 1950s: A Discussion Series on Art Collectives and Community HIGHLIGHT
In conjunction with A Heroic Decade: Singapore Art 1955–1965
A Special Showcase in Conjunction with Singapore’s 40th Year of Independence Celebration


Driven by the local and global realities of post-colonial economic and political situations, social realism, beyond an aesthetic import, took root in Singapore as one of the anchors of local art practice. Art associations in the 1950s were crucial in spreading these critical ideas of art making. The talk series examines the role of such art associations and culminates in a forum which will consider the circumstances that promoted interests for socially-oriented artistic approaches in the 1950s and explore how universal elements of social realism were absorbed into the local context. Invited discussants, drawn from a range of artists practising during the period, will reflect on their experiences and thoughts.

All talks are in Mandarin.

Part I: Choo Keng Kwang, Chng Seok Tin, Ong Kim Seng
8 Sep (Thu), 7.00pm – 8.30pm, SAM Auditorium.  

Part II: Lim Yew Kuan, Dr Ho Kok Hoe, Dr Lai Kui Fang
10 Sep (Sat), 3.00pm – 4.30pm, SAM Auditorium.

Part III: Forum  
Panelists: Choo Keng Kwang, Chng Seok Tin, Ong Kim Seng,  Lim Yew Kuan, Dr Ho Kok Hoe, Dr Lai Kui Fang
15 Sep (Thu), 7.00pm – 9.00pm, SAM Glass Hall.

Art Enrichment

Jewellery Making Workshops*
By Margaret Tang


Please visit the Programs & Events section on our website, www.singart.com, for full details on jewellery making workshops and registration information.
Designing for your Face and Body
8 Sep (Thu), 10.00am – 1.00pm, The Cube. $23 excludes materials.
Traditional Stringing (Basic)
8 Sep (Thu), 2.00pm – 5.00pm, The Cube. $46 inclusive of materials.


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UPCOMING PROGRAMMES
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Arttalk

CURATOUR: Identity In Art
By Joyce Fan
In conjunction with Art Of Our Time: Of Tides And Times – Encounters with Southeast Asian Art exhibition


Gain a deeper insight in Southeast Asian Art development as Joyce surveys general trends in the region that can be observed in the past ten years. Learn about similarities and differences between the richly varied contemporary art practices.

Joyce Fan started her museum career in 1993 in the then National Museum Art Gallery and left in 1995 to pursue her Masters in Art History at Pratt Institute, New York. She completed her thesis on Singapore woodcuts in the 1950s that focused on the social realist works produced during the country’s struggle for independence. She is currently the curator in charge of prints at the Singapore Art Museum, and continues to research on local printmaking history.
16 Sep (Fri), 7.00pm – 8.00pm, SAM Lobby (Meeting point), Free. Advance registration required*.


Live!

Music@Museum: Soiree de Solistes
Jointly presented by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and Singapore Art Museum


The Music@Museum series returns to the elegant settings of the Singapore Art Museum. Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music performed by internationally acclaimed faculty members of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory.

Out of respect for other concert-goers, only children above 6 years of age will be allowed admission.
25 Sep (Sun), 1.00pm & 3.00pm, SAM Auditorium. $10.  
Tickets available at SISTIC. For programme details, please visit the Conservatory website at www.music.nus.edu.sg.  


Art Enrichment

Jewellery Making Workshops*
By Margaret Tang


Please visit the Programs & Events section on our website, www.singart.com, for full details on jewellery making workshops and registration information.
Wire Wrapping (Intermediate)
17 Sep (Sat), 2.00pm – 5.00pm, Artlab. $47 inclusive of materials.


Creative Stringing (Basic)
18 Sep (Sun), 2.00pm – 5.00pm, The Cube. $46 inclusive of materials.


Wiring with Jigs (Intermediate)
23 Sep (Fri), 2.00pm - 5.00pm, The Cube. $73 inclusive of materials and a Wigjig Delphi set.


Necklaces, Earrings and Rings (Basic)
24 Sep (Sat), 10.00am - 1.00pm, The Cube. $43 inclusive of materials.


Wire Spirals (Intermediate)
24 Sep (Sat), 2.00pm – 5.00pm, Artlab. $34 inclusive of materials.

For these programmes, please call 63323220 or email
nhb_sam_programs@nhb.gov.sg for full details or to register in advance.

For advance registration via cheque payments, please cross your cheque and address
to “National Heritage Board”. Please write on the reverse of the cheque your name, contact details and title of workshop/programme that the payment is for. Cheques should arrive at least ONE week before the workshop to Santha Anthony, Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555.

 

Source: Singapore Art Museum

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