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Vanitas symbols and motifs + installation

Benjamin Sim

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 - 04:34:12 pm

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Vanitas – Still Life, Pieter Claesz, 29.5 × 34.5 cm (11.6 × 13.6 in), Oil Painting

A vanitas painting contains collections of objects symbolic of the inevitability of death and the transience and vanity of earthly achievements and pleasures; it exhorts the viewer to consider mortality and to repent. (https://global.britannica.com/art/vanitas-art)

Using motifs to symbolise the futility of life, Read more →

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Everything is art

Benjamin Sim

Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016 - 03:55:52 am

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https://youtu.be/aDJt2–AFM4 (unable to embed,Embedding disabled by request)

In the first in a series of video interviews, Adrian Searle sits down with artist Ryan Gander to discuss his irreverent and thought-provoking work. Gander explains: ‘It’s just being interested in the world. It’s enjoying keeping your eyes open and your wits about you.’

Quotes from Adrian Searle

“Living is a creative art…”

“Creativity is embedded in Read more →

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SONICreflection, 2016

Shermain Lee

Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016 - 05:28:16 pm

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SONICreflection, 2016

Wok lids, tweeters, pencil microphones, computer with software, amplifiers, sound card and aluminium 380 × 673 × 134 cm Collection of the Artist Zulkifle Mahmod

Singapore Biennale 2016 commission

Singapore in the twenty-first century is a mélange of sights, smells and sounds of various Southeast Asian communities that have taken root here in recent years. The Thai community, for instance, congregates Read more →

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Architecture and the Architect: Image-making in Singapore

Shermain Lee

Friday, Nov 04, 2016 - 04:06:12 am

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A publication produced by Do Not Design Singapore which acts as a catalogue, sort of a ‘dictionary/vocabulary’ of sorts about the architecture in Singapore. The sections are classified according to their functions/purpose and each title of the section are poetically phrased. Images of the buildings are inserted with interviews by various ‘participants/inhabitants’ for instance the architects who built the buildings Read more →

this is super useful -please can you share on FB? I think Lina can reflect on approach for her School System review of schools in Singapore

Exploring the power and relationship of the senses

Shermain Lee

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 - 11:20:47 pm

@ Shermain Lee

Event #1, 11/9/2016: Design Film Festival ( In Pursuit of Silence)

“Silence is where we speak something deeper than our words…”

“Silence returns us to what is real.”

“If nobody’s talking, nobody’s dominating,”

I caught several films at the Design Film Festival this September 2016. One which i was looking forward to the most was In Pursuit of Read more →

Fantastic! love this

FYP Abtract Draft 1 : 25

Benjamin Sim

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 - 03:19:19 pm

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School is ending in less than a year, and with that also brings an end to the comfort zone of predictability. The uncertainty of the future along with the expectation set upon by the years of conditioning by the Singapore culture of “kiasu-ism” and “kiasi-ism” scares and worries me greatly. At the same time, I am 25years old, a quarter Read more →

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FYP Abstract draft 2 : 25

Benjamin Sim

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 - 03:07:26 pm

@ Benjamin Sim

School is ending in less than a year, and with that also brings an end to the comfort zone of predictability. At the same time, I am 25years old, a quarter of a century,  I feel lost, directionless and fearful of the unknown that is the future. To tackle this issue, I decided that my existence would be where my Read more →

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FYP Abstract (2nd Draft)

Shuhui

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 - 12:31:52 pm

@ sgoh013

Propose a project: What are the reason(s) or aims for doing project?

People make assumptions everyday be it trivial or not but many do not realise that it is the brain that colour the way things are seen. Senses can be fooled easily and therefore seeing isn’t always believing as anything in an environment could be assumed based on individual perceptions. Read more →

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Art in Singapore: Context from Current Generation Artists

Benjamin Sim

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 - 10:43:03 pm

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Artists featured

Wong Lip Chin Ruben Pang Donna Ong Gilbert & George (UK)

Key take-away points

In Singapore, there isn’t a sense of individualism, as from young, we are taught to stay within the line and not to stand out or be different, unlike the culture in the west. But a contemporary artist is an individualist, thus being an artist in Singapore, there is tension.

We are Read more →

nice

FYP Abstract : Exploration of I

Benjamin Sim

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 - 12:34:59 am

@ Benjamin Sim

Propose a project: What are the reason(s) or aims for doing project?

With graduation just around the corner, the unknown of life itself awaits, and it frightens me. As a Singaporean, life has always been structured from young. The next step in life is always planned out, pre-school, primary school, secondary school, polytechnic then national service and ending with university. So Read more →

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it would be good to look if any artist from Singapore has addressed the issues of existence and self, - or "I". Maybe looking into Singapore Biennials...Donna Ong  http://donnaong.com/