After we are uncertain of what’s occurring to the world round us, we glance in direction of different sources for some kind of affirmation. Be it by the day by day information reporting or just utilizing social media to be up to date of occasions, we’re bombarded with info from in every single place and oftentimes we should not have the time and even power to course of these surging feelings that spawn out from this newfound data. Artwork then turns into pivotal in serving to us to understand these troublesome instances. In a sequence of art work curated by Marina Oechsner de Coninck, 12 feminine artists are invited to share their experimental tales through the Circuit Breaker earlier this yr. From paints to sculptures, The Name Of The Sea is an initiatory exploration into the inventive course of of those artists as they use multidisciplinary practices to actualise these contemplative and uncooked artwork items.
Beneath is an unique interview with the exhibition’s curator, Marina Oechsner de Coninck on The Name Of The Sea.
The CALL OF THE SEA Exhibition will likely be staged in Singapore this January 2021, inform us extra concerning the idea and what guests can count on to see?
You’ll be delighted to find greater than 40 artworks from 12 feminine artists from Singapore and France. The idea is to foster artwork with out borders, throughout continent, tradition and craftsmanship, we’re invited to journey by the imaginative and prescient of the artists. An initiatory journey impressed by feminine artists actual emotions, recollections and consciousness throughout 2020 lockdown.
What impressed you to pick out solely feminine artists? Do you take into account your self as an engaged curator?
The inspiration of this feminine artist group present got here from our ladies SG ART LOVERS CLUB. Final summer season through the lockdown and the restrictions to journey we began an ART LOVERS CLUB with a bunch of girls with the will to find Singapore artwork galleries, and the artists of their studios. Uncover their multi-disciplinary practices and their wonderful worldwide publicity experiences. I take into account myself an engaged curator, designer and scenographer with the intention to advertise artwork collaboration and model activation in Asia.
Inform us concerning the taking part artists and their respective backgrounds.
A fantastic honour that Kumari Nahappan, essentially the most famend feminine sculptor in South East Asia is taking part on this collective exhibition. Her Saga seed sequence is a reservoir for latent power. The pink Saga is related to a variety of common feelings akin to Love, Ardour, Remembrance and Longing. Lavender Chang is representing the brand new era of Singaporean artists with worldwide publicity and multidisciplinary practices from images to video modifying. She was awarded in 2020 Rotterdam Worldwide Competition for her cinematography work “A love Unknown”. I like her really poetic imaginative and prescient of Singapore, her bus journey is reworking our imaginative and prescient of the town. She will likely be exhibiting unique artworks of her sequence “ The Floating Rays of a Wanderer” Each artists are engaged to help social neighborhood by way of their works – Lavender with “Faces of Honest Worth” and Kumari is supporting Youngsters with Most cancers and the Irelands Funds in Singapore.
Unveiling unique artworks for the exhibition, 4 of the artists are exhibiting their works for the primary time in Singapore: Lilia Yip, Laur Meyrieux, Charlotte de Charentenay and Linette Cajou.
In case you have been to provide our artwork lovers 5 causes to go to THE CALL OF THE SEA, what wouldn’t it be?
- We consider expertise is the brand new dream vacation spot, a second to journey by the eyes of the artists.
- Get to know the distinctive and intimate worlds of feminine artists from France and Singapore.
- Indulge your self with a second of emotion, open your coronary heart to artwork and produce soul at dwelling.
- A novel alternative to find worldwide skills at your doorway and at reasonably priced costs.
- Be a part of the artwork neighborhood in Singapore by discovering native and European feminine skills.
Will all of the artworks exhibited be on the market?
The artworks are on the market and out there to e book on-line by way of the e-catalogue hyperlink in bio on Instagram @marinaoechsner. All the advantages will likely be reinvested in future artwork exhibitions and personal occasions.
Will this be an annual exhibition?
For certain we’re aiming to provoke extra group exhibits and personal occasions in 2021 in collaboration with galleries, cultural establishments and worldwide manufacturers based mostly in Singapore.
That are the supporting companions and galleries?
We’re fortunate to collaborate with established companions galleries akin to Intersections, Artwork porters and Cuturi Galleries who’re supporting the artists from the beginning of their profession, skills like Helene Le Chatelier, Lavender Chang and Delphine Rama. Many thanks for the contributions of the women entrepreneurs of My French Concession, HappyDesignCushions and the French associations UFE and AFS tradition. The opening occasion on the 8th of January will likely be sponsored by Champagne Perrier Jouet and Pernod Ricard.
What measures are you putting in to make sure the exhibition complies with strictest well being guidelines?
Selegie Artwork Centre will guarantee all of the guests will likely be welcome in response to security rules, carrying the masks, temperature examine supervision on the entrance. The exhibition will likely be opened from 12:00 to 19:00 from January 7 to 13 2021.
On a private foundation, are you able to let our readers know which is your favorite museum in Singapore?
I’m a fan of the Nationwide Gallery in Singapore for the enduring structure dealing with Marina Bay Sands and their beautiful artwork exhibitions. One other feminine artist exhibition to not miss in 2021: Georgette Chen, At dwelling on the earth.
The exhibition will likely be at Selegie Artwork Centre from January 7 to 13 2021, go to https://www.marinadesignworks.com/ for additional enquires.