Singapore Arts Club at Gillman Barracks (Public Art Festival) 22 Jan 2016
- INTERACTIVE ART
- LIVE PORTRAITURE
- EXTREME PICNIC
- LIVE MUSIC
- ACTION PERFORMANCE
- FOOD AND DRINKS POP-UPS
- CHILDREN'S LANTERN PARADE
- COMPLIMENTARY ART & LIFESTYLE PUBLICATION
SINGAPORE ARTS CLUB is a month-long Gillman Barracks-wide outdoor public art project bringing together patrons, stakeholders to the artistic community with Singaporean artists. The theme this year is “Myth Making”. The SINGAPORE ARTS CLUB will launch on 22 January 2016, same night as Art After Dark celebrates Art Week, when the international art world converges with the expectation of seeing Southeast Asian artworks.
The project is hosted by the Arnoldii Arts Club (AAC), a lecture-based educational platform focused on growing patronage and access for contemporary art in Singapore. As the educational arm of the emerging and ambitious contemporary art gallery Yeo Workshop, the AAC has recently been commissioned and supported by private banks, foundations and various such agencies who share in this mission of growth. Formerly known as “DRIVE” in 2015, SINGAPORE ARTS CLUB is the 2nd annual public arts project organized by AAC in Gillman Barracks.
The artworks for the project will come from four (4) contemporary Singaporean artists , as well as a showcase of the 12 best NUS Architecture Year 2 student’s final projects with their designs for idealized studios that will line the walkway along Malan Road within Gillman Barracks.
The artist projects scattered in large scale all over Gillman Barracks include Post-Museum (Tien Woon and Jennifer Teo); Jack Tan, Sculptor/Performance; Sean Lee, Photographer; Joo Choon Lin, Video/Performance. Post-Museum will provide picnic baskets, an artist as guide and a conversation topic, and invite people to picnic around Gillman in order to stake their own picnic grounds. “Mythologies” is a mixed medium art piece by Tan exploring and exaggerating Singaporean myths, this involves a children’s lantern parade, with customised lanterns and cape, ending at his sculpture featuring eight (8) Singaporean Youkais (mythical folkloric characters). The children in the parade will be choreographed by Susan Sentler, a dance faculty at LASALLE College of the Arts. Photographs of Lee’s new collection of the familial spaces “Rooms” will be found on building facades and pavement; a photograph from his “Shauna” collection, where Lee dresses as a transverstite, will be featured in a neon light billboard. Joo will be staging an action-performance piece around an interactive sculpture, exploring multiple themes of the culture of shopping, the human sense of touch and the military history of Gillman Barracks in “Abdominal Bass Cavern Of A Stricken Heart”.
To further the outreach, a monthly educational arts appreciation programme by the Arnoldii Arts Club surrounding the project will feature lunchtime talks with artists discussing topics such as “Is this even legal?” an insight into the distinction between street art and public art., as well as another one on ideas on Asian clichés.