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24/02/17
Zai Kuning to represent Singapore at Venice Biennale 2017
Multi-disciplinary artist Zai Kuning has been chosen by Singapore’s National Arts Council to represent Singapore at the 57th edition of the Venice Biennale. Kuning, whose work centres around Malay history and culture, will show a new body of work which explores the Orang Laut – nomadic communities from the Riau archipelago – and the historical figure Dapunta Hyang Sri Jayanasa, a 7th century character who many believe to be the first Maharaja of the kingdom of Srivijaya which occupied much of South-East Asia.
 
The exhibition, which includes a large sculpture of a ship anchoring the pavilion, will be in Singapore’s space on the first floor of the Sale d’Armi and will open to the public on May 13, 2017

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Nov’16 – An Lin Loh, Bienale’s Talk participant



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Oct'15 - An Lin Loh - Art Passionate & Actress



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The two courses that I have attended by Corcovado Arts were well organized and informative. Not only have I broadened my knowledge on modern art, I have also gained a deeper appreciation for it. A work by Cézanne or Matisse will never look the same again. Thank you CorcovadoArts!

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May'16 - Singapore's Sculptures Trail - PrimeTime SG Org



Many thanks again, as I've had a very enjoyable and fruitful short art course with you. A big thank you to Dr Jay Sian, for her very well researched and insightful knowledge of old masters to modern artworks. Dr Sian's movingly expressive lectures and in-depth knowledge in articulating various artists and their messages they conveyed in their artworks is highly commendable. I salute you Dr Sian!

Jun'16 - Benjamin Chia - Modern Art History participant



I love Corcovado Arts courses, they really go beyond Art History, they also impart art appreciation skills

Apr'14 - Angela Torres, Art Promoter – Art180 degrees



Dr Sian Jay is an excellent speaker! She is an Oxford trained professor of art history, architecture, and anthropology, and very well versed in many cultural subjects. I love listening to her speak, she is often very humorous too!

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In this course on Modernism- from Manet to Picasso , one understands with great clarity how the pioneers of each new era were driven by the need to create a different and more authentic idiom that reflected their changing ideals and their perceptions of reality.
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Past Courses & Talks

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29/07/2017
East/West Contemporary Conversation: The Case of Minjung Kim
by Rubén de la Nuez

28
28/06/2017
Tracing the developments of Singapore Modern Art from Nanyang to Abstract

Singapore Modern Art Survey


by Dr. Sian Jay

24
24/05/2017
Tracing Chinese Ink
by Gertrude Tan Yam Hua

13
13/03/2017
Singapore's Pioneer Artists
by Dr. Sian Jay

13
13/12/2016
Conceptualism and the Outburst of Contemporary Art
by Rubén de la Nuez

7
07/12/2016
The Avant-Garde and the Crisis of Modern Art
by Rubén de la Nuez

6
06/12/2016
Post-Impressionism and the emergence of the Avant-Gardes
by Dr. Sian Jay

30
30/11/2016
The Impressionists
by Dr. Sian Jay

25
25/10/2016
Art Biennales: History, Concepts and Curatorial Strategies at International Art Blockbuster Exhibitions
by Rubén de la Nuez

28
28/09/2016
Michelangelo, the Triumph of Perfection
by Dr. Sian Jay

22
22/09/2016
The Impressionists and the man who made them @ The Studio in Art
by Dr. Sian Jay

20
20/09/2016
Art Biennales: from Venice to the East
by Rubén de la Nuez

7
07/09/2016
Italian Renaissance Art
by Dr. Sian Jay

23
23/06/2016
Film - 'Manet'


21
21/06/2016
Lecture - Modern Art Conversation with Other Regions
by Dr. Sian Jay

16
16/06/2016
Film - 'Matisse'


14
14/06/2016
Lecture - Picasso, his Influences and Legacy
by Dr. Sian Jay

9
09/06/2016
Film - 'Munch'


7
07/06/2016
Lecture - Expressionism and Cubism
by Dr. Sian Jay

2
02/06/2016
Film - 'Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing'


31
31/05/2016
Lecture - Post Impressionism and 'The Avant Garde Arts'
by Dr. Sian Jay

26
26/05/2016
Film - 'The Impressionists and the man who made them"


24
24/05/2016
Lecture - Manet and the Impressionists
by Dr. Sian Jay

30
30/04/2016
Singapore's Sculpture Trail
by Dr. Sian Jay

20
20/04/2016
Singapore Art History: from NAFA to NAGA
by Dr. Sian Jay

12
12/04/2016
Neoclassicism, Romanticism & Realism: 18/19th Centuries European Art
by Merit‐Verena Eisenmann M.A.

2
02/04/2016
The History of Black & White Houses in Singapore
by Dr. Julian Davison

31
31/03/2016
Afternoon at the Museum: 'The Making of the Classics (Egypt, Greece, Rome)'
by Dr. Andrea Nanetti, Ph.D.

30
30/03/2016
20/20: Twenty Masterpieces that Shaped 20th Century Art
by Rubén de la Nuez

23
23/03/2016
Singapore Art History: from NAFA to NAGA
by Dr. Sian Jay

28
28/11/2015
Singapore Pioneer Artists
by Dr. Sian Jay

6
06/11/2015
Singapore Modernism
by Dr. Sian Jay

4
04/11/2015
From Modern to Contemporary Art: Movements of the 20th Century
by Rubén de la Nuez

9
09/10/2015
Introduction to Modern Art History: 'Bridging the Centuries' from Manet to Picasso
by Dr. Sian Jay

30
30/09/2015
Singapore Visual Arts Eco-System
by Paul Khoo

23
23/09/2015
Techniques and Strategies used on Contemporary Art practices
by Daryl Goh

16
16/09/2015
Foundations of Contemporary Art in Singapore
by Dr. Sian Jay

6
06/05/2015
Introduction to Modern Art History: 'Bridging the Centuries' from Manet to Picasso
by Dr. Sian Jay

26
26/04/2015
Central Asian Art Talk
by Dr. Sian Jay

2
02/04/2015
Talk - Indonesian Contemporary Art
by Paul Khoo

1
01/04/2015
Singapore's Sculptures Trail
by Dr. Sian Jay

18
18/03/2015
Introduction to Contemporary Art
by Rubén de la Nuez

13
13/03/2015
Guided Tour to Da Vinci's Exhibition at MBS
by Dr. Sian Jay

6
06/03/2015
Renaissance Painting in Venice and Northern Italy
by Dr. Sian Jay

27
27/02/2015
High Renaissance: da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael
by Dr. Sian Jay

13
13/02/2015
Early Renaissance Art in Florence and Central Italy
by Dr. Sian Jay

6
06/02/2015
The Foundations of Italian Renaissance: from Giotto to Masaccio
by Dr. Sian Jay

9
09/12/2014
Japonisme: "The Influence of Japanese Prints on Western Modernism"
by Dr. Sian Jay

18
18/11/2014
Indonesian Contemporary Art
by Paul Khoo

11
11/11/2014
Singapore Contemporary Art
by Dr. Charles Merewether

23
23/10/2014
Indian Art Path to Modernity
by Dr. Sian Jay

9
09/10/2014
Talk & Walk - Tracing Objectivism in Western Art: Movements of the 20th century
by Rubén de la Nuez

1
01/10/2014
Modern Art Conversation with other Regions
by Dr. Sian Jay

24
24/09/2014
Picasso, his Influences and Legacy
by Dr. Sian Jay

17
17/09/2014
Expressionism and Cubism
by Dr. Sian Jay

10
10/09/2014
Post Impressionism and The Avant Garde Arts
by Dr. Sian Jay

3
03/09/2014
Manet and the Impressionists
by Dr. Sian Jay

28
28/08/2014
Italian Renaissance Art
by Dr. Sian Jay

26
26/07/2014
WOVEN PAINTINGS: The Art of Tapestry
by Dr. Sian Jay

16
16/06/2014
A Short Story of Spanish Painting
by Dr. Sian Jay

5
05/06/2014
Singapores Visual Arts Eco-System
by Paul Khoo

29
29/05/2014
Singapore's Sculptures Trail
by Dr. Sian Jay

20
20/05/2014
The History of Black and White Houses
by Dr. Julian Davison

16
16/04/2014
Tea with Dali...
by Dr. Sian Jay

21
21/03/2014
A Short Story of Spanish Painting
by Dr. Sian Jay

19
19/03/2014
Introduction to Modern Art History: 'Bridging the Centuries' from Manet to Picasso
by Dr. Sian Jay

14
14/03/2014
Talk & Walk - Singapore Modernism: 'A Changed World' - NTU
by Dr. Sian Jay

26
26/02/2014
Talk & Walk - Singapore Modernism: 'A Changed World'
by Dr. Sian Jay

12
12/02/2014
Talk & Walk - Singapore Modernism: 'A Changed World'
by Dr. Sian Jay

10
10/12/2013
Talk & Walk - Singapore Modernism: 'A Changed World'
by Dr. Sian Jay

6
06/11/2013
Introduction to Modern Art History - Bridging the Centuries: from Manet to Picasso - 2nd Edition
by Dr. Sian Jay

25
25/09/2013
Introduction to Modern Art History - Bridging the Centuries: from Manet to Picasso
by Dr. Sian Jay

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