Tuesday, July 27, 2010

head on

i am not sure if it’s because of my phobia of animals, but walking around these wolves at near distance gave me goosebumps even though they are not real. Nevertheless, the message behind this installation was strong and well presented, definitely a piece that will be remembered for quite a while.

Head On, 2006,
by Cai Guo-Qiang
Ninety-nine life-sizes replicas of wolves and glass wall
(Wolves: gauze, resin and painted hide)
National Museum
2 July to 31 August 2010

... The ninety-nine life-sizes wolves are leaping en masse towards an unseen wall, with those at the front falling after striking the wall while those from the rear continuing to surge forward, undeterred. Seen from afar, the leaping wolf pack forms an arc full of force and power. Their fierce courage and spirit of warrior camaraderie serve as a reminder to people: humanity is easily blinded by a kind of collective mentality and action, and is destined to repeat their mistakes to an almost unbelievable degree. The crux of this installation lies just before the glass wall, as the artist reminds people: invisible walls are the hardest to dismantle.”

Monday, July 26, 2010

back to 1960

i was attracted to see the exhibition when i first saw its introduction with an interesting picture of the old National Theatre. However, after going through the whole exhibition, i was disappointed to find nothing on it at all. The image was meant for the 60s Film Workshop held in conjunction with the exhibition. Such misleading information they have!

Having said that, it was still a good way to spend a drizzling Monday afternoon.

Singapore 1960
National Museum
3 June to 22 August 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

beautiful walks

i love this stretch of road next to Orchard Boulevard, so beautiful and so unSingapore. Each time i pass by, it feels as though i am on vacation, looking up at foreign sky :-)

More beautiful skies here

Sunday, July 18, 2010

hey doggie, where are you going?

My niece got a new toy, now she can walk the dog :-)

heaven & hell

Went for a short break in Genting and had a little tour of their version of heaven & hell.
i am sure it’s obvious enough which is which.

Friday, July 2, 2010

a few things sitting on white

A few pictures to share to make up for the lack of updates :-)
Hopefully by end of next week, i won’t have to struggle with anymore tight deadlines.