ION Art Gallery
2 Orchard Turn - ION Orchard 4th Floor, Singapore 238801
Phone: +65 6238-8228

28/11/2015 - 15:00hs
2hs. Talk session
(including a coffee break)

SGD 50.00 (including GST)
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Singapore Pioneer Artists

In connection with the "The Singapore Modern Art Narrative" (*) exhibition at ION Orchard by ArtCommune Gallery, this lecture will provide an understanding and overview of the work of Singapore’s pioneer generation of artists.
Beginning with the water colourist Lim Cheng Hoe who emerged from the colonial school system, the lecture will go on discussing the founding of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the migrant artists who combined the aesthetics of Chinese painting with the sensibilities of the western avant gardes to create the Nanyang idiom that came to define early Singaporean art. The pivotal "Bali Trip" that helped revolutionise the artistic vision of the pioneers will also be discussed.

The artists discussed will include Lim Hak Tai, Chen Chong Swee, Liu Kang, Cheong Soo Pieng, Chen Wen Hsi, and Georgette Chen which some of their pieces could be also seen at the exhibition. The talk will conclude with a brief discussion of the Ten Man Art Group and touch on Singaporean modernism during the years leading up to Independence.

With the opening of Singapore’s National Art Gallery which exhibits some of Singapore’s greatest modernist  masterworks, Corcovado Arts is offering a unique opportunity to find out more about the pioneer generation of artists that laid the foundations of a Singaporean / Nanyang art tradition.

(*) 'The Singapore Modern Art Narrative' showcases more than 50 art pieces by some of Singapore’s finest and most important artists. Featuring art of varying styles and mediums, this dynamic visual feast includes works by Cheong Soo Pieng, Lim Tze Peng, Ong Kim Seng, Tan Choh Tee, Wong Keen, Ang Ah Tee, Yeo Hoe Koon and other local heavyweights