Ju Ming Taichi Sculptures at Bukit Timah Core
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 - Sun, 31 May 2015
05:00AM - 23:30PM
Sculptures are located at Eco-Lake, Bukit Timah Core. Nearest gate is Bukit Timah Gate, Circle Line Botanic Gardens
This outdoor project will be the first public exhibition of Ju Ming’s world-class Taichi Series bronze work in South-East Asia. Set within the green landscaped gardens of Singapore Botanic Gardens, this exhibition of 15 of Ju Ming’s large Taichi sculptures aims to provide local and regional art lovers and the general population a chance to enjoy art in an outdoor public space, outside the usual confines of a gallery.
Since the 20th Century, the main thrust of development in Asian contemporary sculpture lay in the new interpretation of forms that interconnect modern civilization and its traditional culture. Ju Ming’s sculpture has its roots in the Chinese tradition and seeks to marry the traditional spirit of Chinese traditional painting and calligraphy with his distinct precise and poetic forms.
In this Taichi series, the concrete images of its human subjects exist in purely abstract blocks and volumes. Displayed outdoor, these sculptures work beautifully into their surroundings, creating an interaction with nature and pleasant engagement for audiences making this collaboration with the mature landscapes of the Singapore Botanic Gardens an ideal arrangement.