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Aesthetic Radicalism in ‘Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery Ocula Report Aesthetic Radicalism in ‘Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery 21 Jun 2019 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s, a major retrospective at Singapore's National Gallery (14 June–15 September 2019), opens emphatically in flames. At the exhibition's entrance, viewers encounter a wall-sized image from 1964 titled Burning Canvases Floating on the River. The photograph captures a performance by Lee Seung-taek, in which...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion Ocula Report 'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion 21 Jun 2019 : Emily Verla Bovino for Ocula

Without punctuation, She Said Why Me, the title of May Fung's 1989 video presents itself as a statement, rather than a question. It suggests a subject who expects no response, a person prepared to make what she can from being chosen though perplexed by the attention. The video follows a blindfolded woman, then unmasked, through late colonial-era...

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Robert Zhao Renhui

b. 1983, Singapore

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2014 Signature Art Prize Exhibition

Sylvia Tsai for ArtAsiaPacific 8 December 2014

On November 14, the third edition of the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize opened its exhibition of finalists at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), which consists of 15 works from 13 countries—a geographical breadth that extends from Pakistan to New Zealand.

The 15 shortlisted artists of the 2014 Signature Art Prize are: Owen Leong (Australia), Naeem Mohaiemen (Bangladesh), Liu Jianhua (China), Peng Wei (China), Ranbir Kaleka (India), Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia), Go Watanabe (Japan), Lisa Reihana (New Zealand), Farida Batool (Pakistan), Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore), Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore), Choe U-Ram (South Korea), Yao Jui-Chung and Lost Society Document (LSD) (Taiwan), Arin Rungjang (Thailand) and Nguyen Trinh Thi (Vietnam).

The Signature Art Prize began in 2008 with the goal of organizing a total of five editions, ending in 2020. Past winners include painter Rodel Tapaya from the Philippines (2011) and Singapore installation artist Yeo Chee Kiong (2008).

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