An open conversation about Sunar Sugiyou’s solo exhibition “Home”, speaking of memories of old Singapore at a time when our visual history is slowly disappearing. How does art play a part in the understanding of our nation’s history? Do artists share the social responsibility of the preservation and evolution of our cultures and heritage?
The Singapore Heritage Society and Maya Gallery are pleased to invite you to “Art Conversation” – an open chat on art and heritage with Sunar Sugiyou and Prof Kwok Kian Woon on Friday, 6th Sep 2013, 7pm, at The Fullerton Hotel, East Garden Foyer. Do join us!
About Sunar Sugiyou
Sunar Sugiyou, a third generation Singapore artist, is best known for his distinct style of painting which explores his Javanese roots. His ouevre for the past three decades have extended across what matters to him – heritage, our multiracial cultures, festivals, everyday scenes, social themes, even the touch, tastes and smells of Singapore. His visual language has been consistent, sending messages of cultural celebration and erosion. Yet this language has evolved with the exploration of different mediums and materials, and the many significant events in his life journey.
About Prof Kwok Kian Woon
Prof Kwok Kian Woon is a sociologist, art collector and the second president of the Singapore Heritage Society. Currently Associate Provost (Student Life) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Prof Kwok served in the leadership of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences since its inception. He has been Chair of the new NTU Museum Committee since September 2008 and Advisor of the Centre for Asian Art and Design since January 2011. His teaching and research interests relate to the historical and comparative understanding of modern social transformation and contemporary social change. He has been actively involved in civil society and the public sector, including as Honorary Chairman, National Archives of Singapore; Past President, Singapore Heritage Society; Member of the National Heritage Board and the Singapore Art Museum Board; Member of the Steering Committee on the National Art Gallery (and Chair of its Museological Advisory Group during its first phase of development); Co-Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Singapore Biennale 2006; and Member of the Arts Advisory Panel, National Arts Council.
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