MADE 2 ORDER
Supported by: National Arts Council and Asian Art Options
Curator: Tan Shir Ee
Heleston Chew, Miguel Chew, Safaruddin Abdul Hamid (aka Dyn), Kng Mian Tze, Justin Lee, Sandra Lee, Andre Tan
Seven Singaporean artists whose uniqueness and strength of style not only warranted them a following but have won them commissions on various commercial and creative projects present this exhibition that seeks to examine the artist's balance between artistic integrity and viability of commissioned works.
12 – 22 January 2006
@ The Arts House (Ground floor Print Gallery & Foyer, 2nd floor main Gallery)
Safaruddin Abdul Hamid (aka Dyn)
Kng Mian Tze
Bringing together 7 Singaporean artists whose uniqueness and strength
of style have not only warranted them a following but have won them
commissions on various commercial and creative projects, this exhibition
seeks to examine the place of commissioned work in an artist’s oeuvre.
Do commissioned works reflect artists’ true styles and give them a
chance to push the boundaries of their own practice? Or does it delimit
them to second guessing the client? When and how does one draw the line
between accommodating and compromising when one’s artistic reputation
is at stake?
Specially commissioned works for this show will be exhibited
alongside prior commissions and selected works from the artists’ distinctive
portfolios. The juxtaposition and synthesis of these kindred or disparate
works will allow the viewer to contemplate the delicate balance between
artistic integrity and viability.
The Arts House
Asian Art Options
The New Majestic Hotel
National Arts Council, Singapore