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Gong Xi Fa Cai - a multi-disciplinary exhibition

 

Source: Rubix Cube Communications

‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’ - a multi-disciplinary exhibition by local artists & designers will open at the new art space instinc, located at 271C New Bridge Road, from 5 Feb 2005 to 24 Feb 2005.
The Chinese New Year celebration in Singapore has evolved from the traditional customs of our forefathers, who migrated from China decades ago.
Through the years, the rich tradition and customs have been diluted by westernization and influences from our multi-cultural environment. Many customs have since been lost and are no longer practiced by the new generation. We have since developed our own local ways of celebrating the Lunar New Year.
What does Chinese New Year mean to the Singaporean who grew up in a multi-racial, multi-cultural society? How do young Singaporeans view Chinese New Year in the 21st century? Will this traditional Chinese festival be continually adapted and transformed into a uniquely local festival? What would be the result of such a change?
10 local artists and designers (Lynn Loo, Tay Bee Aye, Yeo Shih Yun, Joyce Chin, Wyn-Lyn Tan, Estonia Tan, Chan Mei Hsien, han, Zheng Xupeng & Jasmine Peh) will re-examine the meaning of the most important festival in the lunar calendar and express themselves in their favourite medium, be it painting, collage, digital art, poem, T-shirt, toy, installation or video installation.
Located in Chinatown and set against one of Singapore’s most historically and culturally significant backdrops, this exhibition – brought to you by instinc and The Serendipity Studio - will challenge your pre-conceived notions of the Lunar New Year and its significance.
Viewing hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, 12pm to 7pm, Saturdays, 12-5pm, Closed on Sundays & Mondays.

Directions: (includes map) By MRT - Chinatown (NEL) or Outram Park By Bus - SBS 2, 12, 33, 54, 61, 62, 63, 80, 81, 124, 143, 147, 174, 197 TIBS 190, 520, 851, 961, 961C, 970
For gallery information, please call 6536 1739 or visit www.instinc.com.
More..... (About the artists)

Content Contributor: Rubix Cube Communications

 

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