Internationally acclaimed Indonesian artist Arkiv Vilmansa debuts in Singapore with his solo exhibition, One or Nothing, a graphical take on Singapore’s relentless pursuit of being number one. Singapore's first designer toy-inspired exhibition ‘One or Nothing’ is a series of twelve paintings that are based on uniquely Singaporean icons. The exhibition invites art and toy enthusiasts to explore the distinct Singaporean way of living through the perspective of an international artist. Arkiv's signature style incorporates fluid and curvaceous lines paired with bright vivid colours which is seen in many of his paintings. ‘Arkiv Instant’, his first vinyl toy figurine, is also one of his most recognised works. The exhibition runs at the FLABSLAB gallery at One Commonwealth from 16 November to 30 November. >>
By Invite Only™ presents its inaugural pop-up store at Nana & Bird with jewellery pieces that sums the year, yet welcomes the future. From all-time favourite pieces of the Nature//Nurture series that feature eye-catching crystals and stones, to new arrivals yet to reach stores, there is something for everyone. 26th & 27th November.
11am to 6pm. Nana & Bird. Blk 79 Chay Yan Street #01-02, Singapore, Singapore 160079. >>
Wake Me Up Music, Singapore's premium indie record label, is taking a long long nap after more than a decade of contribution to the Singaporean music scene. Before we take that nap, let's bring back the old times and have one hell of a party! The two-day show will feature current and past Wake Me Up Music bands and also other bands who have been such great friends to us. This will probably be the LAST TIME you'll see bands like Surreal, Sky in Euphoria, Vertical Rush, Marchtwelve, My Squared Circle and Pension State come together for a show like this. Show Details: Venue - Home Club (20 Upper Circular Road) Date & Time - 10 December 2011 (Sat): 8.00pm-10.00pm 11 December 2011 (Sun): 4.30pm-10.00pm Charge - $10 for 2-Day Pass (Tickets sold at door) >>
Show the world what you’re made of! If you’re aged 35 and below, send in your original creative works of art, design, photography or music to Noise Singapore. You could be featured on one of our highly anticipated showcase platforms in July-August 2013, which include exhibitions, concerts and publications, or even be spotted by the Noise expert panel of industry professionals.
Check out Noise Singapore 2013’s mentorship programmes, where you can find Jerry Goh of Hjgher, Kelley Cheng of The Press Room, Pann Lim of Kinetic, Yong of Somewhere Else, Eeshaun, Justin Lee, Geoff Ang or Teo Chai Guan to name a few as a mentor to provide one-to-one creative guidance and mentorship to aspiring young artists.
Visual artists, designers, illustrators and photographers can apply to The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) where you’ll have a chance to be showcased in a group exhibition at Singapore Art Museum’s annexe, SAM at 8Q.
Apply by 27 Jan 2013 and you could find yourself winning the Noise Singapore Award, which comes with a grant of up to $5,000 for you to carry out that elusive creative project you’ve always wanted to do.
Mad Nest is pleased to invite you ‘I Love You So Mutt’ is a first-of-its-kind exhibition dedicated to the love of dogs, for a good cause. Helmed and created by local artist, dog-lover and shelter-volunteer, Adeline Tan (Mighty Yellow), it features over 20 whimsically-drawn portraits of various dogs.
Captured in their myriad of forms, expressions and endearing qualities, these wonderful pieces are all up for sale, with profits going to Gentle Paws, a privately-run pet shelter dedicated to rescuing strays and abandoned pets and provides for their care and overall well-being.
On the opening day, Adeline Tan will also be selling some handmade merchandise including postcards, pins, posters and zines, and all sales will go to the shelter as well.
In addition, doggie bakery, Pawkery, will be selling their tantalizing treats for our canine companions on the closing day of the exhibition, 8 March 2013- where a part of sales will be donated to the shelter. On display are 26 portraits, with 16 of the pieces featuring dogs from the shelter, while the remaining 10 being photographic contributions from local creatives (that are then illustrated by Adeline).
The details are as follows:
Date: Fri, 11 Jan – 8 March 2013
Address: Mad Nest, 378 East Coast Road, Singapore 428985
“The Gallery,” tcc The Connoisseur Concerto l Free
Oct 19-Jan 15, Sun-Thu & public holidays 11am-midnight; Fri, Sat & eve of public holidays 11am-2am
100 recognizable and respected Singaporean and international artists from varying artistic practices will each showcase portraits of prominent figures that have influenced them.
The collaboration between tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto with award winning Singaporean contemporary art and design collective :phunk studio and art-management.com will see the artists’ framed A4 portraits go on sale at $199. 100 per cent of the proceeds will benefit the non-profit TRANSMISSION: PROJECT, an annual experimental incubator platform founded by :phunk studio.
This November, Singapore will once again be the launch pad for the 2nd edition of A Design Film Festival, featuring a brand new line-up, expanded programme and new collaborations.
Launched at Old School, Singapore last January as the first film festival in Asia dedicated to design, the festival successfully toured to Berlin, Taipei, Kaohsiung and Bangkok in 2010.
With 10 Asian premieres and 5 Singapore premieres, the festival is an annual celebration of films dedicated to design, architecture, fashion, technology and its subculture. From the highly anticipated documentary, Yohji Yamamoto: This Is My Dream, an exclusive, intimate film on the notoriously private Japanese fashion design icon, Yohji Yamamoto; to Design The New Business, an intriguing documentary on how design thinking is making big steps in providing solutions to the problems of tomorrow – the Official Selection of 15 films hail from around the world.
Curated by art director and recent winner of the Art Directors Club New York Young Guns 9 award, Felix Ng – the festival is the third collaboration between design think tank, Anonymous and Old School.
A Design Film Festival will run from 03 – 20 November 2011, with 28 screenings of 15 films. It will be held at Sinema, Old School located at 11B Mount Sophia, B1-12, Singapore 228466. On 10 December 2011, the festival partners with entertainment legend, Zouk to present a live screening of R.fm Cinema at ZoukOut 2011.
Ticket prices range from S$8 – S$12 with no booking fees this year. Tickets can be purchased through the festival’s official website or at the office of Anonymous Pte Ltd.
IN CELEBRATION OF ZOUK’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY & DR. MARTENS #FIRSTANDFOREVER CAMPAIGN
This October, Singapore’s nightlife Mecca Zouk has tied up exclusively with Dr. Martens to present a unique collection of the latter’s iconic 1461 3-Eye shoe specially designed by 20 of the scene’s players, trailblazers, creatives & thinkers alike in celebration of Zouk’s 20 glorious years of music, dance and culture and Dr. Martens’ #FIRST 1461 3-Eye Shoe Customization in Singapore.
In this union of two world-class lifestyle brands brought together through their mutual love for style, opening minds and pushing boundaries, each personality was given a pair of limited edition Dr. Martens 1461 3-Eye shoe – with their signature stitching in green instead of the iconic yellow – on which they can express their feelings toward the internationally-renowned club, incorporating the Zouk identity on their blank canvases with artistic freedom & creative liberation, thereby adding a quaint and personal touch to each design.
The footwear, together with photos shot by acclaimed photographer Ivanho Harlim, will then be exhibited in Zouk, a mini art gallery in itself on 7 October 2011 and will be auctioned off post-event from 8 to 25 October 2011, with all proceeds going to Zouk’s adopted charity for 2011: Make-A-Wish Foundation®.
Zouk and Dr.Martens would like to extend a very special thank you to Ivanho Harlim, Martin Yeoh and the following contributors for making this collaboration a success. Ben Qwek / Caracal / Darker Than Wax / Earn Chen / Guan Min / Holly Grabarek / Jahan / Jasmine Tuan / Kuanth / Larry Lam / Leftfoot / Max Tan / Ownmuse / :phunk studio / Poptart / Shinichi Osawa / Syndicate / Weichoong / Yanda
Doing exhibitions is never easy and we need more of such in Singapore else we will get too boring. I have pledged my little bit and is in full support, hope you can do the same too. Below is an excerpt from the press release.
Launch of Pre-order / Fundraiser
For the exhibition to happen at its most optimal level, we need your help.
On 1st August 2011, we launched a pre-order / fundraiser (à la kickstarter) where individuals and organizations can pledge to back the event by pre-ordering the A1 prints and box-sets from the exhibition in advance. Available in 3 simple pledges – $50, $100 and $500, the goal is to raise $17,500 (SGD) in 60 days.
The money raised will go into the production costs of the exhibition. Additional funds will go into the exhibition design and maybe a few surprises during the event as well.
The pre-order has raised $2,400 so far and will close on 30th September 2011.
- About the exhibition
plusminusten is an exhibition celebrating Dieter Rams’ 10 principles for good design.
This November, Singapore plays host to plusminusten – an exhibition celebrating Dieter Rams’ 10 principles for good design. Conceived by Anonymous, the exhibition is the first in Asia to pay homage to the enduring influence of Dieter Rams’ 10 principles on what makes good design. A vision conceived in 1995 that remains relevant and increasingly crucial in how design is applied and how it is perceived today.
We have invited 10 graphic designers, each tasked to create a poster based on one of the 10 principles. The brief is simple. What if the 10 principles were visualized? Is it possible to use graphic design to not only translate but elevate the written word?
This will form the dialogue of plusminusten and we hope you will join us this November, in a celebration of Dieter Rams’ 10 principles for good design.
What’s Next? 30×30
Date: 6th July to 9th August, 2011
Venue: Swire Artistree, Swire Island East, Hong Kong
“What’s Next? 30×30″, the new hong kong creative exhibition curated by artist and designer Stanley Wong (anothermountainman, hong kong) with a view to individually and also collectively look back, be present and move forward. He hopes to present for the next generation a creative future with a humanistic and global vision by putting together this creative quest with 30 international artists in the integrated forms of dialogue, art exhibition, forum, videologue and publications.
These 30 creative minds of different generations and from different disciplines will be exhibiting a piece specially created or selected in response to this dialogue on the future of creativity. The works on exhibit embrace a multitude of creative disciplines in art, design, photography, cinema, music, fashion and more. Anothermountainman will also be exhibiting 30 works echoing each of these works. These will include his more recent works of social and philosophical quests, as well as over ten of his new works.
What does 30 means for Stanley Wong?
2011 marks the thirtieth year in the creative career of anothermountainman stanley wong, who takes this opportunity to initiate the “what’s next 30 x 30″ creative project, with a view to individually and also collectively look back, be present and move forward.
Creative. It is a commercial act.
Creative. It is history, culture and personal emotion.
Creative. It is inspiration, dialogue and articulation on social issues.
Creative. It is about life, says stanley wong.
What’s next? Thirty of some of the world’s and the region’s most well-respected creative talents are all asking the same question “what’s next” with their works. These 30 creative minds of different generations and from different disciplines will be exhibiting a piece specially created or selected in response to this dialogue on the future of creativity.
Anonymous and Old School presents the Asia premiere of the highly anticipated documentary, PressPausePlay.
As a preview to the upcoming A Design Film Festival 2011 happening in November 2011, this special series will take place at Sinema, Old School on 1 – 2 July 2011.
About the film
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities.
But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?
This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.
Anonymous is a think tank based in the Republic of Singapore.
Focused on the research and development of cultural projects that span original content creation, traveling exhibitions, publishing and film festivals that have been shown in Tokyo, Berlin, Shanghai, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Established in 2009 by art director, Felix Ng – Anonymous has since partnered with Old School and Antalis Paper in Singapore, artless, upsetters and Magazine Library in Japan, Art House and The One Club in New York, DesignSpeaks in Portland, onedotzero in London, Gamania in Taipei, Art4D in Bangkok and DMY Berlin and Die Gestalten Verlag in Germany.
Anonymous has featured over 100 individuals across 17 cities from Singapore, Tokyo, New York, Portland, London, Stockholm, Helsinki, Amsterdam and more.
How far will you go to challenge yourself and push your boundaries as a creative individual? What are the rewards that some of Singapore’s most restless designers have reaped venturing out of their comfort zone?
Next up for discussion at The Design Society Conference 2011 is “Design Boundaries”, a series of experience sharing sessions with some of our top local and international creatives who have chosen to venture into unfamiliar territories – be it in a different land or discipline – and grown wiser.
Date: Saturday 19 February 2011, 10am to 5pm
Venue: The Singapore Airlines Theatre, LASALLE College of the Arts
Tickets are priced at $25 for members (with promotion code) and $50 for non-members. Available at SISTIC.
The Rethink Scholarship is an $18,000 scholarship for aspiring art directors and designers to Langara College’s Communication and Ideation Design program. The winner will also receive a 3-month internship with Rethink.
LASALLE Open House 2010 Jan 16, 2010 – Jan 16, 2010 LASALLE College of the Arts, Various venues around the campus 11am – 4pm
LASALLE Open House 2010 gives a taste of a specialise arts education – including diplomas and degrees in Arts Management, Design, Fine Arts, Film, Media Arts, Dance, Music, and Theatre. There will be various Art and Design exhibitions, Arts Market featuring our students’ creations, live performances, career talks, creative demonstrations and more!
Nowadays many people are creating their own blogs to pen down their own thoughts and it becomes so easy and common that you do not need to be IT saavy to have one.
So writers are writers. Lousy or good. Tall or short. Fat or skinny. They are still writers. And from the writers, there are readers or more known to people as, blog-hoppers.
The reason my partner, Elson and I started this because we are avid blog-readers. We have been discovering new things and getting new ideas from your all the blogs we have been too. Art, Design, Fashion, Photography, Music, Movies, Politics or Gossips. Insufficient research, we call it. And we wanted a blog to keep all our interesting findings and thus the reason for this being a collective.
Pass it on. Pass it on, people.
It’s our honour to share something interesting with you to perk up your boring life in front of your screen.