Public sculpture in Singapore Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials and an important form of public art. And it is a witness the of landmark. I am representation of Singapore … every one want me inside their photograph
What is sculpture?• Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork• created by shaping or combining hard materials.• Common MethodsMaterials may be worked by removal such as carving; or they may be assembled such as by welding , hardened such as by firing, or molded or cast. Surface decoration such as paint may be applied. Sculpture has been described as one of the plastic arts because it can involve the use of materials that can be moulded or modulated.
2 Main type of sculpture in SingaporeRealism Vs Abtraction
The Merlion• Artist: Lim Nang Seng• Patron:• Singapore Tourist Promotion Board (now Singapore Tourism Board)• Date Created:• 15 September 1972• First Placed in Singapore:• 1972• Current Location:• Merlion Park II• entry:
Realism Sculptureknown as direct representation of object or subject in 3-Dimension forms. Realism,….? What is that?
Another Day Artists statement Another Day immortalises the coolie - that archetype of the labourer or workman of bygone days. Historically, coolies were bonded workmen who arrived in colonial Singapore to labout under inhospitable conditions. Many were assigned to work at the waterfront where trade was fast and furtious. Chongs coolies are more recent manual workers who were still in circulation in the 1970s and 1980s, working at the warehouses and bumboats before urban redevelopment transformed the Singapore River. Alamak… what is the• This is the label for the work as installed in the sculpture doing, Singapore National Library, in May 2011.} here ?• Chong Fah Cheong b. 1946, Singapore• Another Day (The Coolies) 2000 Bronze 150 x 160 x 130 cm Collection of the artist
First GenerationArtist:Chong Fah CheongPatron:Far East Organization and Singapore TourismBoardFirst Placed in Singapore:2000Current Location:Singapore River, behind Fullerton Hotel• Very site specific, though in a way that opens an interesting contrast: the sculpture shows a behavior that would not be possible in this place, in so many ways.• Hygiene, public order, etc... This implied transgression balances out the nostalgia in the work
Pedas Pedas• Artist: Kumari Nahappan• Patron:• National Museum of Singapore• First Placed in Singapore:• 2006• Current Location:• National Museum of Singapore, Fort Canning Entrance• Label Text of label:• Kumari Nahappan Pedas Pedas 2006 2m L x 4m W x 3.8m H Bronze with Wax Covering National Museum of Singapore
Singapore Botanic Garden - Sculptures • This work of art is created by Polish sculptor Karol Badyna .
Abstract Sculptureknown as simplifying or reducing the basic forms in representation of object or subject.
Samsui Women• Artist: Liu Jilin• Patron:• Urban Redevelopment Authority• First Placed in Singapore:• 1999• Current Location:• URA Centre, facing the Maxwell Road Hawker CentreFrom the Sansui Province, China, we emigrate young and frugal,To the Lion City in Nanyang, we labour and struggle.To seek employment and fortune for our familiesWe toil and sweat and witness the buildingOf Singapore, our pride and future.The figures, carved from solid dusky-pink granite with rough textured finishing, reflectsthe hardship and perseverance of these tough women during the 1950s and 1960s.
Mother and Child• Artist: Ng Eng Teng 黄荣庭• Patron:• Far East Organization• First Placed in Singapore:• 1980• entry:• One of the most familiar works of public art in Singapore, it stood for more than twenty years on a busy Orchard Rd pedestrian corner. It seems that recently it moved up the road to rest in front of the Orchard Parade Hotel, so not so far away.
Living World• Artist: Ju Ming• Patron:• funded by TIBS, for Singapore National Museum centennial celebrations• First Placed in Singapore:• 1987• Current Location:• in front of the Singapore Art Museum, Bras Basah Rd• entry:
Reclining Figure• Artist: Henry Moore• Patron:• OCBC Bank, at the insistence of I.M. Pei• Date Created:• 5 January 1938• First Placed in Singapore:• 1983• Current Location:• OCBC Bank Headquarters
Pioneering Spirit (also known as Vitality of the Forerunner)• Artist: Aw Tee Hong 欧世鸿• Patron:• Singapore MRT Corporation• First Placed in Singapore:• 1988• Current Location:• Raffles Place• entry:
Affinity• Artist: Anthony Poon 方谨顺• Patron:• Housing and Development Board (HDB)• First Placed in Singapore:• 2004• Current Location:• HDB Headquarters, Toa Payoh
Okay• Singapore Expo 1999• Victor experimented with various poses to make a dramatic pageant where five human figures represented the fingers of a hand making the ‘OK’ sign. This work had its strength not in the story that he has enacted, but in the construction of an energetic visual piece with playful connotations. This sculpture was commissioned through Art 2, even before Victor graduated from his RMIT course.