Review for Singapore Biennale – An Atlas of Mirrors, 27 October 2016 to 26 February 2017, at the Artist and Curator tour, Singapore Art Museum (SAM)

This year’s Biennale, in a couple of words – reflective, mapping.

  
An Atlas of Mirrors is a gathering of promises. The promises of an art world that will continue to involve its practices in the mapping of history and culture, while critically reflecting on these identities. I went to the Artist and Curator tour 27 Oct 2016 and here are some musings about the experience and about Art in our region. And I hope that you have or will visit the Bienalle before it is over.

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Review for The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 Oct 2016, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore, Gilman Barracks.

I read Art, Design and Media at NTU, Singapore. My university has this really wonderful art research institution called NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, which is located in Gillman Barracks. I frequent the Barracks in search of inspiration and reference for my work. Recently, I have returned again as part of a class in Contemporary Curating to experience Amar Kanwar's Sovereign Forest exhibition and I present here a written review for this immersive encounter.

Amar Kanwar is an accomplished artist and filmmaker based in New Delhi, India. Since 2011, he has been tirelessly committed to The Sovereign Forest. This ongoing artistic research project presents to us glimpses into the Odisha environmental conflicts. Here is what I have to say about his work.

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Review For Francis Towne's Watercolours of Rome: Light, Time, Legacy, at the British Musuem, 21 Jan - 14 Aug

British artist Francis Towne (1739–1816) made a remarkable collection of watercolours during a visit to Rome in 1780–1781. They include famous monuments such as the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, ancient baths and temples, and the Forum.

I visited the exhibition and was very much inspired by the weight and presence the works carry for such a great artist. Here, I share my thoughts and feelings.

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Review for George Shaw: My Back to Nature, at National Gallery, London, 11 May – 30 Oct

George Shaw unveils the culmination of his two-year studio residency at the National Gallery.

A former Turner Prize-nominee, Shaw is renowned for his highly detailed approach and suburban subject matter, and for his idiosyncratic medium – Humbrol enamel paint, typically used to colour model trains and aeroplanes.

I have had the pleasure of visiting his solo exhibition and the opportunity to do a little reflection on what I saw and felt.

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