Singapore’s one of a kind art space, the Museum of Art & Design is now bigger, better and insanely bolder in what it plans to achieve in the coming years. The Museum of Art & Design is celebrating its move to a larger space, which is still in the heart of Orchard at Tanglin Road. With this move, it promises to offer a more comprehensive programme that includes showcases and workshops from an exciting line up of established and emerging artists from all over the world. What is more interesting to know is that MAD will also be dedicating its new space to lend a greater support and emphasis on the growing importance of design in Asia. In addition, the museum also hopes to work closely with the government, curators, corporations, and other galleries to help nurture local designers and artists to elevate Singapore’s status as an art and design hub in South East Asia.
With eighteen artists, 10 countries and 19,000 sq. ft. of art and design space, the Museum is celebrating its new chapter with a big bang. Established as well as emerging artists from all over the world including Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Thailand and France will be showing their collections in the various spaces within the new two-storey building. From paintings, sculptures, furniture to graffiti, the genres of art and design presented at this opening promise to be diverse and dazzling. A special tribute will be presented to show love to the late Taiwanese artist Chiu Ya Tsai who passed away in April of 2013. Also expect heavyweights in the industry namely, Song Wei (China), Kim Robinson (Australia/HongKong), Wu Yong Ping (China), Danny Yung (HongKong), Lee Kiyoung (Korea), KONGO Cyril Phan (France) as well as emerging upstarts like Yuji Mizuta (Japan), Wu Tung-Lung (Taiwan), Saran Yen (Thailand), Li Shi Guang (China) and Bruno de Caumont (France). There will also be familiar names like Hans Tan (Singapore), Jeffrey Ho (Singapore), and Ismadi Sallehudin (Malaysia). Also, sculptors to watch out for like Hsu Yung Hsu (Taiwan), Shi Jian Min (China) and Yang Fan (China) will also be present to make the launch a very comprehensive and thought provoking affair.
Mad Museum of Art & Design
10 Tanglin Road #01-01/#02-01
13th September 2014
Singapore Design Week in March 2014 sees the launch of Industry+, a new collection of furniture and product design from Singapore. This debut collection showcases the best of contemporary Singapore design – from much-anticipated designers such as Studio Juju, OutofStock, Olivia Lee, Jackson Tan and Hans Tan, as well as celebrated architects Colin Seah (Ministry of Design), Koichiro Ikebuchi (Atelier Ikebuchi), and VW+BS. The launch debuts a curated collection that is utilitarian in approach. Industry+ products use experimental production techniques, combined with artisanal craftsmanship. The result is high quality industrial products that are beautiful enough to collect – employing techniques in industrial production as well as art and design. Though uncompromising in quality, Industry+ products are offered at attainable prices.
For the debut collection, Industry+ designers were asked to investigate the role of design and it’s relationship with every day life. Some responded with designs that questioned identity – of national identity and also of the self - and some responded with questions about process itself. This debut collection is a creative expression of 8 Singaporean designers, told through every day objects. Spring Tray was designed and presented for this occasion.
National Design Centre
12th - 31st March 2014
9am till 9pm daily
BENCH is a project that remembers one of our most beloved icons, the former National Stadium. The stadium that witnessed countless concerts, football matches, and our National Day Parades. bench creates unique furniture made from planks culled from the National Stadium to be placed back into the cityscape. bench allows memories of a national icon to be shaped by our local creative community; and for the public an opportunity to retain a keepsake of their memories through a meaningful public campaign.
Hans Tan is one of twenty-five designers/artist/architects comissioned to recapture and rethink this piece of memory through the design of an outdoor bench made from actual wooden planks salvaged from the stadium. The resulting work, Lumber, was exhibited at URA.
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore
28 Februrary - 18 June 2013
Spotted Nyonya wins Design of the Year, President's Design Award 2012.
Administered by the DesignSingapore Council of the Ministry of Communications and Information, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Singapore's most prestigious design award honours key achievements in design talents who made an impact on the community through work that improves the quality of life. Covering all design disciplines, including visual communications, architecture, fashion, furniture, interior, landscape, product and industrial design, the award is presented in two categories - Designer of the Year and Design of the Year.
The inaugral launch of Creative Cultures: The Singapore Showcase in Tokyo features an exhibition of selected work, including Spotted Nyonya Teapot.
Designed by Underscore and curated by Yiochi Nakamutu, Creative Cultures: The Singapore Showcase is a platform to showcase various creative diciplines in singapore through a publication, website, exhibition and film. This inaugral publication showcases more than 100 creatives across various creative fileds in Singapore. With an irreversible scratch-and-see gold hardcover, uncover an original curation of Singapore's creative culture with over 280 pages of visuals and interviews. The publication is available for sale at all leading bookstores nationwide.
Tokyo Midtown Hall
31 Oct 2012 - 04 Nov 2012
11:00 - 20:00 daily