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Matthew Ong

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 - 10:18:08 pm

@ Eureka!

On 25 January 2016, we went on a class visit to Singapore Arts Museum.

Below are two installations which really caught my attention.


Calendars (2020-2096)


1001 offset prints with matte lamination

30 x 30 cm (each), installation dimensions variable

Singapore Art Museum Collection


This installation had a very big space and at first sight, I was attracted to the brightly coloured photographs. I Read more →

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Well organised review with clear description and reflection on the works. Well done!


Lu Jia Xian

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 - 02:52:23 am

@ JayAxe

Lounge Room Tribalism

Graham Fletcher


3x Oil on Canvas

My first impressions of this work were how in the midst of a modern-looking living room, tribal-looking masks, weapons and items had both a aesthetic synergy with the painting, yet were distinct enough that they contrasted with the rest of the images as much as they added character to them.

The images also seemed slightly Read more →

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Enjoyed your interpretations and keen observation of the work. Will be great if you can offer a description of the work eg . "Torii" is a series of photo artwork by Shitamichi Motoyuki...before proceeding to offer a brief description of what you see in the images. Good job!



Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 - 10:48:39 pm



I never really quite liked visiting museums as I find them to be boring. However, when I first saw this piece of work, it sort of changed my opinion about museums partially. I really do love the medium used (acrylic) and this medium allows myself to be more relatable(?) to the work Read more →

Categories: Museum Visit | Research
Tags: 4D | museum | SAM
Will be great if you can provide a brief description of the work to offer more information. "Bloodline of Peace" is a mixed media installation by Suzzan Victor. The work utilises...." Hope the visit will spark more curiosity in you about musuems :) Good job! Pleas re-categorize and assign "Musuem Visit" to your post.

Museum Visit: SAM The Bellhop

Leon Tai

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 - 10:29:05 pm

@ Leon Tai

A Travel Without Visual Experience: Malaysia

Tozer Park


Room installation with travel photographs

My initial impression of the artwork was that it wanted to put the audience into the mind and perspective of the artist; The photos on the wall were taken using a camera flash, which was similar to the way the audience had to use their camera flash to see the Read more →

Categories: Museum Visit | Research
Will be good to include some images of the artwork to serve as visual reference. You may also wish to include a brief description of the work eg "Torii" is a series of photographic artwork by Shitamichi Motoyuki. Proceed to offer bried description of what you seen in the images. Good attempt.
Pleas re-categorize and assign "Musuem Visit" to your post.

SAM Visit

Lin Chenyue

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 - 01:28:08 am

@ lin

  On a rainy Friday afternoon, I left ADM and arrived at Singapore Art Museum, aka SAM. Among the numerous pieces in the 3 exhibitions, there were 2 in particular I found fascinating.

Here's who I am, I am what you see BY EZZAM RAHMAN From President's Young Talents Exhibition

  Read more →

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Tags: 4D | Museum | SAM
Well organized and nicely written review. It will be great if you can offer a description of the work eg "Every point of veiw" is a mixed media installation by Matthew Ngui. The artwork utilises PVC pipes, text, video...." Otherwise enjoyed your reflection on your selection of art work.

Singapore Art Museum Visit (Review)


Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 - 12:27:26 am

@ /kaywerlyn

Heman Chong

Calendars (2020-2096)

1001 offset prints with matte lamination

1001 picture calendars are put up in a grid form which covers the walls of the entire gallery space. The pictures on the calendars are old pictures of existing places in Singapore. However, the dates on the calendars are dates Read more →

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SAM trip by win zaw

ʍıu zɐʍ

Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 - 09:15:28 pm


Saw “realm of reverberations” by Chen Chieh jen. The short film chronicles the lives of those who were once part of the Losheng Sanatorium.

I don’t know if i can ever categorize this as a documentary or a film. What you see is what you get, Read more →

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Enjoyed the reflective piece of review with a keen read of the works. Enjoyed your discussion on the aesthetic choice and influence on communication for Chen's work and the connection you draw to link Motoyuki's work to your personal photographic work. I think the work also dram us to think about geographical boundaries marked symbolic representation of by history of colonial/ military powerand change.

SAM Visit


Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 - 04:22:30 pm

@ Junyuan Loo

With the worries of missing the TIME OF OTHERS exhibition, I went to the Singapore Art Museum on the day it ends, 28th February 2016. I missed the group visit on Monday, but I found visiting the museum alone had its perks. I do like to go in groups, but going solo has the same feeling you get when you Read more →

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Enjoyed the elaborated, keen observation and in-depth review. A well organised review. Exhibtion ends 28 Feb not 28 Jan :)

Museum Visit

Charmaine Villamin

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 - 04:14:06 pm

@ Charmaine Villamin

Title:  Endings No Endings

Artist: Ringo Bunoan

Endings was an installation that used pages of book endings with wooden frames. All the frames are displayed on a shelf.

At first glance, it seemed that the stories are connected. I thought there was a hidden message in the pages or a common theme in the story. It’s actually Read more →

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Well organized review. Enjoyed your reflections. Just a thought to add on your reflection of the video piece. Could the low volume be intentional to create a certain sense of intimacy akin to whispering, internalised memory such that the artist folds the viewer into the memory space?

Museum Visit

Dan Ng

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 - 10:26:37 pm

@ Dan

Endings & No Endings

Artist: Ringo Bunoan (Born 1974, Manila)

Title: Endings; No Endings

Materials: Wooden Shelves to hold the books, wooden frames and the last page of different novels.

Look: Long, extended, suspended plane of book shelf holding up numerous framed page of different Read more →

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A well organized review. Enjoyed your elaborated reflection and critic on some aesthetic decision of the work.
Thank you Michael!