The group decided to focus on the aspects of gender and space in relation to the bigger topic that is Chinoiserie. We also decided to use the medium of interactive media to create a something close to a virtual reality instead of a 3D model. The space itself resembles both a museum and the bedroom – both Read more →
I’ve always had an interest for Art History since year 1. It had always fascinated me to be able to actually learn about the many historical artifacts that were always in magnificent displays shelves, always standing tall but never alive. Yet, they had lived a life, they lived the lives of the people in the past who had created them. It Read more →
I generally do not like art history. I generally do not like academia. I prefer to focus on the now.
But I’ve truly and genuinely enjoyed this class. I’ve learnt so much about how the east meets the west in art.
I remember Ms Sujatha’s parting words… to remember about Paris, and other tragedies that happened on Friday the 13th.
And I completely Read more →
First off, huge shout out to Team 6. They’ve been the bestest group ever, and we’ve had the craziest time together. I think we really trusted each other and that helped with our project.
I wish we had photos of the making process, but when you’re working on zero sleep for 48 hours, it’s hard to remember things like that.
I am Read more →
I’ll be honest. Being raised in a strict Christian family, I know very little about Islamism.
Several bad experiences with some Malay classmates as a child definitely does not help.
I’m quite close minded about Islam. I know nothing about it. And I do not have any desire to learn more about it.
Nonetheless, I tried. I went for a lecture. Companionable Objects, Companionable Read more →
I don’t know why, but the broken ceramic pieces were calling out my name.
I think it’s just my personality and aesthetics to be drawn to the mundane and unloved.
I feel like each broken piece of pottery and ceramic has a story behind it. And each piece is trying to tell us something about it’s journey. Even the tour Read more →
Before I write my reflections of Chinoiserie or Japonaiserie… I am suddenly reminded of this incredibly terrible song that I love.
But all the songs I love are terrible.
I was never quite able to comprehend anything in this video. I couldn’t quite place my finger on whether it was meant to be Chinese inspired, Japanese inspired, or even Southeast-Asian inspired.
Well now Read more →
I’m not in the picture, but it’s a picture of my family.
Most of our family portraits these days are around a dining table of sorts… usually after lunch or dinner. They also happen to have less than the full family in them. Sometimes some of my cousins aren’t present, other times a whole family is missing.
Our family portraits these days Read more →
So this was the week where my group did a presentation on Samsui women.
I did quite a bit on research on the Samsui women, and noticed that most art pieces celebrating their hard work, focusing on the suffering they went through. With the exception one artist, most artworks I’ve found on Samsui women are sombre and serious.
Patrick Teo portrays Read more →
I went to the Jameel Prize 3 exhibition at the National Library at Bugis. The nominated artists and the winner’s works were showcased at the library.
Dice Kayek was the winner for Jameel Prize 3. Dice Kayek a Paris-based high fashion brand founded by the Turkish sisters Ece and Ayşe Ege in 1992.
Another interesting work on exhibit was Laurent Mareschal. Read more →