It features works by 10 well-known Singapore artists, including legendary sculptor Han Sai Por, Sherman Sam, Ian Woo, Jeremy Sharma, Suzann Victor and Jane Lee – with prints by the late Singaporean-British artist Kim Lim acting as points of reference throughout the exhibition.
Dec 5-Jan 31 at STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay
Pictured: Sherman Sam, See which the wind blows, 2020, Oil on panel, 19.3 x 17.6 cm. Produced at STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery
Sherman Sam & STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery
Attend Culture Cartel's first digital edition
The convention, now in its third year, is always a major highlight in the street culture scene. Circumstances necessitate Culture Cartel‘s first digital edition this year, but the offering remain equally impressive – you can expect creatives from various aspects of street culture to be giving masterclasses, performances and talks. For starters, DJ Yuka Mizuhara kicks off the party with her signature analogue sets while closer to home, Amanda Keisha Ang and Darren Tan of Singapore Community Radio will be helming the decks.
While the virtual event is free for all, sneakerheads can look forward to the always popular Raffle Draw (get your tickets on Klook at $2 each), where the final results will be announced on Dec 5. Pop art virtuoso Mojoko will be discussing his historical-meets-new practice, which are an exploration of Trash Pop culture colliding with mixed media such as computer programming, digital sculpture, painting and printmaking.
Also of note: virtual influencer Rae a.k.a @here.is.rae (pictured, left) will be debuting a capsule collection created in partnership with cult sneaker label SBTG exclusively at Culture Cartel – a sign that the pixelised models/influencers movement is probably only going to snowball. Check out the full line-up of events and brands here.
A major retrospective opens
There is a new blockbuster exhibition at National Gallery Singapore titled ‘Georgette Chen: At Home in the World’. It’s the first retrospective of the artist in more than 20 years. If you’re not familiar with Chen, she’s beloved for her Post-Impressionist oil paintings and was a key figure in the early development of the visual arts in Singapore, often considered one of the pioneers of the Nanyang art style here.
The exhibition will present some of her most significant works alongside a treasure trove of lesser known archival materials, highlighting (among other things) Chen’s sensitivity towards the nuances of different ways of living, in which she paid particular attention to the importance of language in understanding culture.
“Georgette Chen holds a very special place in Singapore’s art history. Being the first female artist to have achieved such international acclaim, the impact she has had on the development of visual arts in Singapore continues to influence generations of local artists,” says Dr. Eugene Tan, director of National Gallery Singapore.
It’s a rare chance to see and understand how this art titan’s career developed over the years and her contributions to the Singapore scene, so don’t miss out.