You are young Singaporean creatives, and as such you have a duty (yes, duty) to acquaint yourself with what is happening now in creative culture, especially that of the part of the world in which you live. For this you would be wise to visit the notable contemporary art galleries and art spaces that pepper Singapore. There is another good reason to visit art galleries:
In the duration of this course there will be slide shows many of which will be illustrated with key examples from western painting art history. These will mostly be taken from pre-modern (i.e. before 1880) art. Why should you, as young Singaporeans, be in the smallest bit interested in the work of old, dead, Europeans?
An image has in common with a word or a sentence the fact that it can ‘mean’ something. However, a word will contain a meaning in a different manner to the way that an image contains a meaning. Continue reading