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Week 2 Journal- Buddhist Temples

Fernandez Leong

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 - 11:55:16 pm

@ fleong005

What is your favourite Buddhist Temple in Singapore? Why?

I don’t have a favourite Buddhist temple but the most memorable one is the Guan Yin Temple, also known as the Kwan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple, on Waterloo Street.

Image taken from

My parents pray to Guan Yin so this is a temple that we will frequent, more so in Read more →

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Final Reflection: Team Bossom Buddies

Evangeline Ng

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 - 11:52:00 pm

@ Evangeline Ng

Final Product! –

It has definitely been a really fun and interesting semester with all the creative and fun presentations and group projects! (It beats having to take tests, duh!)

For our final project, we settled on appropriating the goddess, Yakshi. It was overall a great idea and it was definitely fun exploring how a voluptuous body like what Yakshi had, meant Read more →

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Chinese Porcelain Visual Response Reflection

Fernandez Leong

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 - 01:09:49 am

@ fleong005

In reproducing Chinese porcelain designs on paper plates, we seek to address its changing nature, from decorative items to utilitarian wares.

The plate we referred to was the Chrysanthemum dish made in the Qing dynasty (1644-1912), found in the Asian Civilizations Museum.

Chrysanthemum dish

China, Jingdezhen kilns, Qing dynasty

Porcelain with depictions of plants and butterflies

After research Read more →

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Monday, Apr 18, 2016 - 12:11:13 am


Our group, The Tranny Diaries, focused on the transformation of Guanyin from male to female and how the current context parallels this transformation.

For me, I found it really interesting to be working on this topic about transformation and linking it to the transgender community in today’s society as my knowledge about these people are very limited. When I look at Read more →

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Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 - 10:24:03 pm

@ Raiza F.A.

The final project was enjoyable because, I was able to not only find out more about Guanyin but also try and see it in the modern context and envision how different connotations it might have had it the artwork was made in modern times.

However, our journey to the final product was not an easy one as it was fraught with Read more →


Reflection: The Tranny Diaries with Freedom To Be

Iskandar Ruhaizat

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 - 10:14:44 pm

@ Sang Musang

Group: The Tranny Diaries

Team Member: Christy, Juliana, Raiza

The Tranny Diaries wants our topic to be ~*unique*~ as compared to other groups, hence the reason why decided to do on transgender issues to parallel Guanyin’s own transformation. Also, because issues pertaining to LGBT has been gaining ground recently (though with much more emphasis on homosexuality, such as the gay marriage act being Read more →


Art History // Relfection & Final Thoguhts

Chio Jo Inng

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 - 04:50:37 pm

@ J O

*Reflection will be right at the bottom of the page!

Proposal (click here for original proposal post)

Chosen subject: Indian Buddhism

Group Mates: Chio Jo Inng, Alfred Yeo, Evangeline Ng, Lu Jia Xian

Museum Visited: Asian Civilisation Museum Chosen Object: Gateway Bracket with four shalabhanjikas

Identified by her bosom and buttocks, the person identified in the sculpture is Yakshi.

We decided to appropriate this particular sculpture Read more →

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Histories of Art II: Final Project

Alfred Yeo

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 - 02:34:52 am

@ alfredoodles

Hi everyone! Thanks for a wonderful trip to history this semester! I definitely enjoyed myself more this semester. Shh, don’t tell Michael Walsh this. 😛

Below will be the following contents. 

Prototype images Artist Statement Bibliography Presentation Slides Reflection

Our Prototype Images

Questions pointed out:

Why cover Naomi Neo’s face, and why was there two covers?

To show the irony in how we perceive the body differently when Read more →

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Art History // Final words

Lim Ziyu

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 - 05:02:13 pm

@ ziyuziyuziyu

I am so happy that whatever we visualised have all came into place!

We managed to set-up a picnic setting, and let our classmates participate in the presentation as well!

I am really grateful to have project mates that think alike and work on the same pace!

Thanks Andrew, Chen Yue and Read more →


Art History // Final Presentation

Lim Ziyu

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 - 06:43:01 am

@ ziyuziyuziyu

Group members: Andrew, Chen Yue, Fern, Ziyu To follow up with my previous post on the ceramics plate, my team and I have decided on the following claim:

The function of Chinese ceramic plates has changed from decorative items to common utilitarian wares over the years.

And below, I will be covering a brief proposal on our concept, some images of the Prototypes that Read more →

Excellent post! I think I finally understand the project: high end Chinese ceramics made affordable through paper plates. Some points to think about: *Chinese ceramics were functional items in the past as well. But, perhaps what you are commenting on is that the luxurious quality of the piece that you saw at the ACM? Some of these enamelled pieces were for royalty. *When might we use these ceramics? CNY? Moon festival? Or, would there be paper plates for the major festivals in Singapore for the four different communities? *What is the significance of using your paper plates as opposed to buying cheap ceramics from Ikea or Daiso? *I appreciate the interesting idea of depicting actual food items and disposable objects--but why? Is your team trying to make us think twice about disposable items? Why the food? Are we to choose certain plates for certain occasions based on the food designs? The plates look lovely and I look forward to seeing them in person!