A leading figure in public art, Iranian-born artist Siah Armajani merges architecture and conceptual art in his sculptures, drawings, and public installations. Informed by democratic ideologies and inspired by American vernacular architecture, his works form gathering spaces for communality, highlighting the “nobility of usefulness.” Armajani’s public projects have included bridges, gardens, and outdoor structures, and have been showcased and commissioned worldwide. Recent solo exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and forthcoming at The MET, NYC.
Intersecting with a project in The Lab introducing the project development of the Mapletree partnership in public art and also with the Biennial Public Art Summit in Partnership with Shanghai University. During ArchiFest Singapore 2019.
The highlights of Spaces for the Public. Spaces for Democracy. include: the large-scale installation Sacco & Vanzetti Reading Room #3, 1988, the Tomb series drawings and models, as well as a film program developed by film scholar and curator Dr Marc Glöde, which expands on Armajani’s early experimental films from 1970.
Venue: NTU CCA Singapore, The Exhibition Hall, Block 43 Malan Road
Hours: Tue-Sun 12 — 7pm
Open on Public Holidays, Closed on Mondays
When: 20 Jul - 3 Nov 2019,