ArtTalks@MoCa




Art Talks@MoCa is a collaborative partnership between the museum and the exhibition curators. The series of talks are run in conjunction with the exhibitions and are exquisitely programmed to enhance the art experience. The talks are led by the artists and curators. 
 

Up Coming  

"The Art of Liu Kuo-Sung"
Date   : 17 of January 2015, Saturday
Time  : 3PM
Venue: SOTA (School Of The Art)
            Studio Theatre, Level 2
            1 Zubir Said Drive, Administration Office Building
            Singapore 227968
Free Admission 
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Revolution/Renaissance: The Art of Liu Kuo-Sung | Artist Talk by Liu Kuo-Sung About the Speaker

Liu Kuo-Sung is a professor and a renowned artist who has been practising and exploring Chinese ink art for more than half a century. He has exhibited extensively internationally since 1965 and won many awards and honours. He has selected public collections in Asia, Europe and USA and taught at several universities (University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Donghai University, Sichuan University and Southwest University) as a visiting professor throughout his life. He was awarded the title of ‘Honorary Professor’ by Taiwan Fine Arts University and Tainan Fine Arts University, given the designation of ‘Chair Professor’ by Taiwan National Normal University, the highest honour in education in Taiwan. In 2014, he has a solo exhibition in the National Museum of History: “50 Years after the Revolution against the Brush: The Art of Liu Kuo-Sung”. He was invited by Stanford University and gave a speech on “Innovation through Challenge: The Creation of My Landscapes”. He is still currently holding solo exhibitions mainly in Asia and around the world.

Historical significance of Liu Kuo-Sung

Liu Kuo-sung was born in 1932 in Anhui, China, followed the Nationalist government from China to Taiwan in 1949, and graduated from the Fine Arts Department in Taiwan Normal University in Taipei in 1956. Swiftly after, he founded the "Fifth Moon Group" and launched the modern art movement, bringing a new image for the traditional Chinese painting. Together with his group of artist friends, he introduced Western concepts and techniques and was so successful in leading Chinese ink onto the path of revolution to the extent that he was acclaimed as “The Father of Modern Ink Painting”. He has been invited by museums worldwide and hosted more than 80 solo exhibitions. He has also participated in international art exhibition more than a hundred times received numerous awards.

About his works

Liu Kuo-Sung’s works are rich in artistic expressiveness and created with deeply entrenched philosophies of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism which seek and emphasise the balance between man and nature in harmony. A seal he commonly uses is engraved with the Chinese words “一个东西南北人”which translates to “a person of East and West” which represents the challenge he continually faces between “traditional” and “modern”, “East” and “West” and the cultural differences of “Mainland China” and “Taiwan”. Thus, he constantly experimented with a variety of painting techniques and immersed in the exploration of the abstract form to create an artistic style that was contemporary and traditionally Chinese synchronously, revealing the free spiritedness of his artistic realm.

About the Talk

This talk will feature the developments in Contemporary Chinese Ink throughout the century and how Liu Kuo Sung’s works have made an impact on the creative use and techniques, his lifelong journey of artistic inspirations and challenges and what the future of Contemporary Chinese Ink holds.

ART TALK @ MOCA: Exploring the possibilities of painting and conceptual art

What   : Exploring the Possibilities of Painting and Conceptual Art
Who    : Ye Yongqing
When  : Sun 7Aug 2011, 4.00 pm
Where: MOCA@Loewen, 27A Loewen Road Singapore 248839
Type   : Free*

About the Artist
Born in Kunming, China in 1958, Ye is a graduate of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts and has shown extensively throughout China, Europe, and the United States. His work is included in significant museum collections across Western Europe, North America, and Asia including the Guggenheim and China Museum of Fine Art.

Ye Yongqing, along with Zhang Xiaogang, Pan Dehai and Mao Xuhui founded the Southwestern Art Group in the mid-80's where they introduced the idea of the "neo-image", or the materialization of the heart-soul on canvas. However, Ye has not remained within the confines of his role as an artist and has become well known, in recent years, for his work as a curator, art event organizer and advocate of artist communities. Ye is continually revolutionizing and redefining contemporary Chinese art practice and has become one of the most vocal and influential figures of Chinese art today.  He is currently the art director at the Contemporary Art Academy of China and a professor at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.

Topics to be discussed:

1. Brief background on conceptual art- what is it? Who were the founders of this genre of art? What did it hope to do/actually accomplish? How did it revolutionize the art world?

2. Does painting (as presupposed by early conceptual artists) limit the possibilities for creative expression because of its historical baggage? How can painting be utilized as a tool to enhance and create further meaning in works of conceptual art rather than hinder it?

3. What is the role of the conceptual artist? How does using paint and canvas differentiate your work from other conceptual artists that favor time/interaction/space and almost entirely reject traditional modes of art making (such as paint/sculpture)?

4.  What inspired you to transfer "graffiti-esque" images onto canvas? How do this medium and this subject translate itself in relation to the greater scheme of contemporary art?

*Limited seats available please contact us at 6479 6622 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for enquiries. The talk will be conducted in Mandarin.

艺术讲座在当代艺术馆:探索绘画和观念艺术的可能性

什么:绘画与观念艺术探索的可能性

艺术快讯在当代艺术馆:探索绘画和观念艺术的可能性

谁:叶永青
时间:下午4时至2011年,7Aug
地点:MOCA@Loewen,27A Loewen Road Singapore 248839
类型:免费*

关于艺术家

在中国昆明,1958年出生,叶是毕业于四川美术学院,并呈现出整个中国,欧洲和美国。他的工作是包括在整个西欧,北美和亚洲的重要博物馆的藏品,包括古根海姆博物馆和中国美术馆。

叶永青,张晓刚,潘德海,毛旭辉成立西南艺术群体中的80年代中期,他们推出的"新形象", 或在画布上的心灵魂的物化的想法。不过,叶并没有保持他作为一个艺术家的角色范围内,并已成为众所周知,近年来,他作为一个策展人,艺术活动的组织者和主 张艺术家社区的工作。烨是不断革命化,重新定义中国当代艺术的实践,已成为今天中国艺术的最强烈的和有影响力的人物之一。他目前在中国当代艺术学院的艺术 总监,并在四川美术学院教授。

讨论议题:

  1. 基于概念的简要背景的艺术是什么呢?谁是这个艺术流派的创始人?什么希望做/实际完成?这是如何发生革命性的艺术世界?
  2. 绘画(如早期的概念艺术家的先决条件)限制的可能性,因为其历史包袱的创造性表达呢?如何被用来作为一种工具,以加强和创建进一步的意义在观念艺术作品,而不是阻碍它可以画?
  3. 概念艺术家的作用是什么?如何使用油漆和帆布区分其他概念艺术家,有利于时间/互动/空间和艺术创作的传统模式(如油漆/雕塑)几乎完全拒绝的工作?
  4. 是什么促使你转移到画布上的"涂鸦式"的图像?如何做到这一点中型和翻译这个问题,在有关当代艺术的更大的计划本身?

*名额有限,请致电6479 6622/保留或查询 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 。讲座以华文进行。

 

 

Artist Talk: Xue Song and Gary Xu

6 April 2013, 3pm to 4pm

Presented in both English and Mandarin, the artist and the curator will discuss the stories and inspirations behind the works.

Outline of talk:
  1. Xue Song's art career (the artist will be talking about his life experience and how & when he started practice art full time)
  2. Xue Song's inspiration (from both nature & nurture aspects)
  3. Curator Mr. Xu will talk about the contemporary art scene in China and the current exhibition on Xue Songs's Dialogue with Mondrian series.
The talk will be conducted at MOCA@LOEWEN, 27A Loewen Road and is FREE for all.

Some light refreshments will be provided.

Further details on the exhibition can be found on this site: http://www.facebook.com/mocaloewen

Seats are limited, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ART TALK @ MOCA: Exploring the possibilities of painting & Pop Surrealism

What   : Exploring the possibilities of painting & Pop Surrealism
Who    : Chen Liu
When  : Sun 2 Oct 2011, 4.00 pm
Where: MOCA@Loewen, 27A Loewen Road Singapore 248839
Type   : Free*

About the Artist

Chen Liu was born in 1973 in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. He was inspired by his father, a famous painter, and his mother, an accomplished woodcutter. Chen began painting regularly in 1985 and he graduated from Beijing's renowned Tsinghua Fine Arts Institute in 1996. Chen Liu's influences include American comics and Japanese manga. His works have since been exhibited extensively in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Guiyang, Taiwan, New York, Milan and Vietnam. He is currently working as a professor at the Yunnan Art Institute who specializes in oil painting.

Topics to be discussed:

1. Give a brief background on pop surrealism.  Who were the founders of this genre of art? What did it hope to accomplish? How did it revolutionize the art world?

2. Does his painting limit the possibilities for creative expression because of China's political issues? How can painting be utilized as a tool to enhance and create further meaning in works of pop surrealism art rather than hinder it?

3. As an artist what does he wants his viewers to gain after seeing his works?

4. What were some challenges Chen Liu faced as an artist while producing his art works?

*Limited seats available please contact us at 6479 6622 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for reservations or enquiries. You can also use the sign up form below to register for the talk. The talk will be conducted in Mandarin with English interpretation.

学术研讨会@MOCA美术馆: 探索绘画和流行超现实艺术的可能性

什么:绘画与观念艺术探索的可能性
谁    :陈流
时间:下午4时至2011年,10月2日,星期天
地点:MOCA@Loewen,27A Loewen Road Singapore 248839
类型:免费*艺术家:陈流

陈流出生于1973年在中国云南省昆明市。他的灵感来自于他的父亲,著名画家,和他的母亲,一个多才多艺的樵夫。他定期于1985年开始画,并在1996年他从北京著名的清华大学美术学院毕业。他的影响,包括美国漫画和日本漫画,而且他的作品,至今已展出了广泛的城市包括北京,上海,广州,成都,贵阳,台湾,纽约,米兰和越南。目前他正在为一个在云南艺术学院教授,擅长油画。
讨论的议题:

1。举一个流行超现实主义的简要背景。谁要这个艺术流派的创始人?希望实现的目标的是什么?是如何是如何改革艺术世界?

2。因为中国的政治问题是否局限了他对艺术创意的目标怎样用会这一艺术形式进一步加强和创建流刑超现实主义艺术形式的意义,而不是阻碍它的发展。

3。身为一个艺术家,他希望的观众看到他的作品后得到怎样的感想。

4。作为一个艺术家,在创作他的艺术作品时所面临的挑战。