Benny Ong: Walking the Thought | Artist Talk

About the Exhibition

In celebration of Singapore’s 52nd anniversary of independence, The Private Museum is proud to present Benny Ong: Walking the Thought. This solo exhibition marks the first showcase of works by the renowned fashion designer and textile artist, Benny Ong at The Private Museum.

Along with other textile works centred on Buddhist themes, the exhibition revisits a series of Ong’s older works from his inaugural textile exhibition titled, Re-woven: A Celebration of Livesopened at the Singapore Art Museum a decade ago. Ong’s artistic practice traces back to the roots of his spiritual beliefs. The body of textile works is a reflection of the artist’s interpretation of the Buddha’s teachings based on inner contemplation, peace, dualism, compassion and meditation.

Although the series of textile works was inspired by the values and teachings of Buddhism, the exhibition reveals a deeper layer of Ong’s artistic practice. Through the use of succinct imagery, Ong bridges his spiritual beliefs with art making—compelling the viewer to get a closer glimpse of his thoughts and processes.

About the Artist Talk

Accompanied by the essay writer of the exhibition, Kang Siew Kheng, the artist will discuss his journey from fashion to art and the relationship between his spiritual beliefs and artistic practice. Participants of the talk will get the opportunity to get to know the artist and find out more about his thoughts, visions and experiences.

Artist Talk

Date: 05 August 2017
Time: 11am
Venue: The Private Museum

Sat Aug 5, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM SGT
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