This jubilee year, STPI is proud to present its annual special exhibition titled As We Never Imagined: 50 Years of Art Making
, a broad showcase of over seventy works that demonstrate the development and potential of print and papermaking over the last five decades, taking reference from momentous collaborations of the 20th century - namely between printmaker Kenneth Tyler and the biggest names of his time such as Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella and more.
As We Never Imagined
celebrates art making in Singapore by featuring contemporary works that were conceived and made at the STPI creative space, along with prints from the National Collection, paying particular emphasis on some of STPI's best collaborations with notable artists of our generation.
That the medium of print could ever reach such soaring heights was unimaginable fifty years ago - not in the bustling art hub of America in the sixties, not in Southeast Asia - certainly much less in Singapore. America may have seen the renaissance of print as a formidable art form aging shape with the creativity and technical bravado of Tyler's collaborations. But the establishment of institutions and creative workshops like STPI in 2002 has enabled the proliferation of expression and approaches especially in Asian and Southeast Asian art, contributing to the wider dialogue of contemporary art in the 21st century. As celebrations for SG50 abound, As We Never Imagined
considers the inimitable explorations and trail of art making that the homegrown institute has taken, paving its own journey in propelling the medium to greater scales and conceptual frontiers, while adding to an enduring legacy of collaborative projects definitive of our time.
Ashley Bickerton | Chua Ek Kay | Claes Oldenburg | David Hockney | Do Ho Suh | Donald Sultan | Donna Ong | Eko Nugroho | Frank Stella | Genevive Chua | Geraldine Javier | Goh Beng Kwan | Haegue Yang | Han Sai Por | Handiwirman Saputra | Helen Frankenthaler | Heman Chong | James Rosenquist | Joan Mitchell | Josef Albers | Lin Tianmiao | Qiu Zhijie | Richard Deacon | Rirkrit Tiravanija | Robert Motherwell | Robert Rauschenberg | Ronald Ventura | Roy Lichtenstein | Ryan Gander | Suzann Victor | Tabaimo | Teppei Kaneuji | Thukral & Tagra | Trenton Doyle Hancock | Wu Shanzhuan & Inga Svala Thorsdottir | Zhang Wang
Press release courtesy STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery.