ENVISION: Sculptures @ the Garden City is a new platform to showcase a group exhibition of monumental sculptures by Singapore and internationally renowned Asian artists. For the inaugural exhibition in 2016, ENVISION will present 13 sets of works by 11 artists, namely Baet Yeok Kuan (b. 1961, Singapore), Chen Sai Hua Kuan (b. 1976, Singapore), Gu Wenda (b. 1955, China/USA), Ju Ming (b. 1938, Taiwan), Kumari Nahappan (b. 1953, Singapore), Lim Soo Ngee (b. 1962, Singapore), Shen Lieyi (b. 1969, China), Sri Astari Rasjid (b. 1953, Indonesia), Yuyu Yang (b. 1926 – d. 1997, Taiwan), Zhan Wang (b. 1962, China) and Zhang Huan (b. 1965, China) from China, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan.
ENVISION will debut an important set of work created by internationally acclaimed artist Gu Wenda, a monumental set of 24 fossilized stones titled “Forest of stone steles – Story of solar calendar”, a project which took the artist more than 20 years to realize. “Forest of stone steles – Story of solar calendar” is an installation of 24 ‘ru’ rocks in different shapes and sizes. These huge pieces of natural rocks come from the bottom of the sea; billions of year old lime-stones corroded by the sea water and mounted by fossilized aquatic specimens. Each rock is inscribed on top and all around with a simplified stroke of a Chinese calligraphic character that references Chinese solar terms.
ENVISION is part of iPreciation’s mission to promote, exhibit and integrate public art projects in Asia. In 2016, ENVISION will take place in key urban and cultural zones in the heart of the city, with a trail starting from the Arts House Lawn, Asian Civilisations Museum Green, Empress Place Lawn, The Fullerton Hotel, Clifford Square, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, and along the Marina Bay Boulevard (near City Gallery).
When: 16 Jan - 23 Apr 2016,