A Must See: Royal Academy Comes to Singapore
Posted on 7 September, 2012
The Royal Academy heads to Singapore this month for its first ever exhibition of works by Royal Academicians and Asian artists. The travelling exhibition titled Encounter: The Royal Academy in Asia will feature 100 works of art in a wide range of media by 50 artists. Works by 25 Royal Academicians will be featured alongside works by an equal number of prominent and emerging artists from 12 Asian countries.
Founded in 1768, The Royal Academy of Arts counts amongst its members some of the biggest names in contemporary art. Participating Royal Academicians will include, amongst others, artist and sculptor Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley, and Richard Long, all winners of the Turner Prize, Britain’s most prestigious contemporary art award.
Five Singapore based internationally acclaimed artists have also been chosen including Ho Tzu Nyen, Donna Ong, Ian Woo, Ng Joon Kiat, and Zhao Renhui alongside artists from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines.
As the title suggests, the show is a meeting place where works of Eastern and Western artists come together, presenting a rich and dynamic cross-section of cultural perspectives. The exhibition also aims to offer a platform for dialogue amongst artists working in various disciplines to include painting, sculpture, assemblage, photography and video.
A showcase of the best of contemporary art practice around the globe, Encounter is one of the must see exhibitions of the fall. After opening in Singapore, the show will then travel in a revised format to Qatar.
Encounter: The Royal Academy in Asia will be held in Singapore from 14 September to 21 October 2012 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Lasalle College of Arts.
Here a sneak preview of the exhibition highlights:
Richard Long, RA
West East Circle, 2012
Delabote Cornish slate, approximately 90 stones, 300 x 300 x 10 cm
Price: GBP 78,000
Tracey Emin, RA
Trust Yourself, 2012
Neon (Coral Pink), 29 x 116.5 cm, Edition 10/10 + 3AP
Grayson Perry, RA
Vote Alan Measles for God, 2007 handmade wool tapestry, edition of 5 + 3AP, 248 x 175 cm
Price: GBP 52,000
Michael Craig-Martin, RA
acrylic on aluminium, 198 x 198 cm
Price: USD 165,000
Your Landscape – White Dust, 2011
Oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
Price: USD 800,000
Expedition #43, (from ‘The Glacier Study Group’ series), 2012
Archival photographic print, edition of 5 + 1 AP, 84 x 121 cm
Price: SGD 4,800
Writing in the Rain, 2011
Installation with video, wooden desk & chair, acrylic sheet, 24 inch monitor, 180 x 250 cm
Price: USD 11,000
Sleeping Machine I, 2011
single channel colour video, stereo sound, 7 min 7 sec, edition of 8
Price: USD 20,000
Participating Royal Academicians:
Phyllida Barlow RA, Tony Bevan RA, Olwyn Bowey RA, Eileen Cooper RA, Tony Cragg RA, Michael Craig-Martin RA, Richard Deacon RA, Tacita Dean RA, Tracey Emin RA, Antony Gormley RA, David Hockney RA, Nigel Hall RA, Gary Hume RA, Paul Huxley RA, Albert Irvin RA, Christopher Le Brun PRA, Richard Long RA, Lisa Milroy RA, Cornelia Parker RA, Grayson Perry RA, Fiona Rae RA, Jenny Saville RA, Gillian Wearing RA, Richard Wilson RA.
Participating Asian Artists:
China: Liu Xiaodong, Sun Xun Taiwan: Michael Lin, Chen Chieh-Jen Cambodia: Sopheap Pich Hong Kong: Lee Kit Japan: Chihiro Kabata, Hiraki Sawa Malaysia: Yee I-Lann Philippines: Jose Legaspi, Lani Maestro Vietman: Dinh Q. Le, Tiffany Chung Indonesia: FX Harsono, Tintin Wulia, Rudi Mantofani Korea: Om Mee Ai, Kim Jongku Singapore: Ho Tzu Nyen, Donna Ong, Ian Woo, Ng Joon Kiat, Zhao Renhui Thailand: Sudsiri Pui-Ock, Udomsak Krisanamis.
IMAGES COURTESY OF FORTUNE COOKIE PROJECTS
TEXT BY YVONNE WANG
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