Residencies Studio Sessions: Looking for “the contemporary” in Singapore’s Chinese ink painting – John Low & Koh Nguang How

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Residencies Studio Sessions: Looking for “the contemporary” in Singapore’s Chinese ink painting – John Low & Koh Nguang How

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21 Feb 2019, Thu 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM Studio #01-06, Block 38 Malan Road

How does “the contemporary” manifest itself in the Chinese ink painting practiced today in Singapore? By looking at the historical development of this practice and its teaching methodologies, can we perhaps grasp its contemporary gist more accurately? These and other questions inform John Low’s research during his six-month residency and they are inspiring his ongoing experiments with ink painting in terms of medium, style, format, and spatial configuration. For this Studio Session, Low invited artist and archivist Koh Nguang How to dig deep into his archival collection—Singapore Art Archive Project—and select publications related to the development of Chinese ink painting in Singapore from the 1920s onwards. Ranging from manuals on ink painting and calligraphy used in Chinese-language schools to monographies on master painters, texts on painting collectives, critical essays, and exhibition catalogues, these printed matters will guide Koh Nguang How and John Low’s open-ended conversation on the subject.

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2019-02-21

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English

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Residencies Studio Sessions: Looking for “the contemporary” in Singapore’s Chinese ink painting. – John Low & Koh Nguang How

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493661873

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“Residencies Studio Sessions: Looking for “the contemporary” in Singapore’s Chinese ink painting – John Low & Koh Nguang How,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed February 6, 2023, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2979.