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Art Day Out! x The School Holidays Edition 2018

23 Jun 2018, Sat 02:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, 23 June as we present an exciting array of events as part of Art Day Out! x The School Holidays Edition 2018 at Gillman Barracks! Events happening that day include open studios, where you can meet current Artists-in-Residence; a workshop by artist and illustrator Tan Zi Xi, on how we can visualise sounds; and tours of our current exhibition, The Ground: From the Land to the Sea by Tarek Atoui, and of public art installations in Mapletree Business City II commissioned by Mapletree and curated by NTU CCA Singapore.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Residencies OPEN
2.00 – 7.00pm | Blocks 37 and 38 Malan Road

Residencies OPEN offers a rare insight into the often-introverted sphere of the artist studios. Through showcasing discussions, performances, installations, and works-in-progress, Residencies OPEN profiles the diversity of contemporary art practice from around the globe and the divergent ways artists conceive an artwork with the studio as a constant space for experimentation and research.

Come meet our current Artists-in-Residence in their studios! Featuring Viet Lê (Vietnam/United States), Lim Sokchanlina (Cambodia), Luca Lum (Singapore), Phyoe Kyi (Myanmar), Zai Tang (United Kingdom/Singapore), and Susie Wong (Singapore).

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Workshop: Making Sense by artist and illustrator Tan Zi Xi (Singapore)
2.00 – 6.00pm | The Seminar Room, Block 43 Malan Road

*Developed for participants aged 13 and above.

How does one visualise something intangible like sound? Meditating on sounds from the exhibition The Ground: From the Land to the Sea by Tarek Atoui, this workshop will explore how to express sound through image making.

To register for the workshop, please email:

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Exhibition Tour: Tarek Atoui – The Ground: From the Land to the Sea
2.00 – 2.45pm | The Exhibition Hall, Block 43 Malan Road

Sound artist and composer Tarek Atoui’s (Lebanon/France) first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia is conceived as a musical composition that unfolds in space through its unique sound library and instruments. The sounds are from underwater environments, as well as human and industrial activities in the harbours of Athens and Abu Dhabi, recorded for the project I/E (2015–ongoing). As part of the current exhibition, Atoui recorded with composer and sound artist Éric La Casa at various waterfront sites and islands in Singapore including the Jurong Fishery Port, Pulau Sebarok (an oil storage facility and refuelling port off the Southern coastline), and on an oil tanker. Using devices such as a hydrophone, contact microphones, and self-made omnidirectional microphones, the duo captured acoustic features that attempt to understand and analyse characteristics of sonic environments. Atoui’s auditory library is an artistic interpretation of the ecology of our times that when presented in the exhibition space, transposes the audience into an immersive audio-visual topography.

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Guided Tour: Culture City. Culture Scape. at Mapletree Business City II
5.00 – 5.45pm | Block 43 Malan Road (Meeting point)

Explore the art installations nestled in the lush compound of Mapletree Business City II (MBC II). Themed Culture City. Culture Scape., this public art project, commissioned by Mapletree and curated by NTU CCA Singapore comprises of works by internationally renowned artists Dan Graham (United States), Zulkifle Mahmod (Singapore), Tomás Saraceno (Argentina/Germany), and Yinka Shonibare (Nigeria/United Kingdom).

Inspired by the idea of expanded sculptural environments, the artworks explore the interplay between landscape, architecture, and the broader social and economic environments they are placed in. More than being monumental or site-specific, each work alters or permeates its local context to invite visitors to a broader, richer engagement.

Culture City. Culture Scape. is a unique collaboration between Mapletree Investments and NTU CCA Singapore.

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Performance: Carte Blanche #3
6.00 – 8.00pm | The Exhibition Hall, Block 43 Malan Road

Featuring musicians Tini Aliman (Singapore), Dharma (Singapore), Sudarshan Chandra Kumar (Malaysia), Cheryl Ong (Singapore), Zai Tang (United Kingdom/Singapore), Wu Jun Han (Singapore), and Yuen Chee Wai (Singapore)

Part of the public programme for Tarek Atoui – The Ground: From the Land to the Sea

Derived from sonic exchanges taking place throughout the course of the exhibition between Tarek Atoui’s guest hosts—Vivian Wang, Mark Wong, and Yuen Chee WaiCarte Blanche #3 is the last of a series of performative situations that invites the audience to experience the exhibition space as an experimental platform.

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Image credit: Art Day Out!, November 2016.