Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (CCA)

CCA Exhibition: Theatrical Fields - Critical Strategies in performance, film and video.  22 August - 2 November. For more information click here

The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore is a research centre of Nanyang Technological University, developed with support from the Economic Development Board, Singapore. Located in Gillman Barracks alongside a cluster of international galleries, the CCA is led by Founding Director Professor Ute Meta Bauer. The CCA takes a holistic approach towards art and culture, intertwining its three platforms: Exhibitions, Residencies and Research.

The CCA positions itself as a centre for critical discourse and experimental practices for Singapore, the region and beyond. It aims to play an active role within the local art scene, as well as being a part of the development of regional and international art infrastructures.

Image: Theatrical Fields, Joan Jonas, Lines in the Sand (2002). Photo: Werner Maschmann. Courtesy of the artist

Exhibition hours: Tue–Sun 12–7PM; Fri 12–9PM. Mon closed.

CCA Research Centre and Office:
+65 64600 300                        
Block 6 Lock Road, Singapore 108935

CCA Exhibitions: +65 63396503                                                          
Block 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443

CCA Residencies: Blocks 37 & 38 Malan Road, Singapore 109443

CCA Exhibitions "Theatrical Fields"
Otherwise stated, all public programmes are held at CCA Seminar Room
Gillman Barracks, Block 43, Malan Road

Spotlight: Isaac Julien at CCA 
For two days only, don’t miss this rare chance to meet internationally acclaimed artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien. 
Julien’s illustrious career included exhibiting in MoMA, Documenta11 and collaborations with cinema’s finest, such as portraying James Franco as a sleek, art advisor in “Playtime” and casting legendary Chinese actress, Maggie Chreung for the epic work “Ten Thousand Waves..”
Julien’s “Vagabondia” (2000) currently playing in CCA’s “Theatrical Fields” was nominated for UK’s prestigious Turner Prize in 2001.

Artist Talk
Friday, 24 October, 7.00pm–8.30pm
School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA)
SOTA Drama Theatre,  Level 2
1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
Register at vafaculty@sota.edu.sg
Contact number: +65 6594 8480
The talk is part of Isaac Julien’s Masterclass at SOTA and Louis Vuitton - SOTA Arts Excellence Programme.

Brunch, Conversations and Screening
Isaac Julien and Mark Nash
Sunday, 26 October, 11.00am–1.00 pm
Join in conversations with curator Mark Nash discussing Isaac Julien’s earlier works and screening of recent production. 
Mark Nash is a highly established curator and writer, previously professor and Head of Department of Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London. He collaborated with 56th Venice Biennale’s Director, Okwui Enwezor on The Short Century (2002), co-curated “Documenta11” (2002) and he was curator of film for the “3rd Berlin Biennial of Contemporary Art” (2004).
He curates and writes extensively on artists who work with the moving image – including “Experiments with Truth” (Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia 2004-05) and “One Sixth of the Earth, ecologies of image” at ZKM, Karlsruhe and MUSAC Leon.

Exhibition Tour
Stefano Harney and Tonika Sealy, “Ground Provisions Collective”
Friday, 10 October, 7.30pm–9.00 pm
The exhibition tour by Stefano Harney and Tonika Sealy relates directly to the approach of their collective, “Ground Provisions”, which curates art events as a political form 'from below,' with particular reference to the carnival traditions. They will address the mechanisms of regulation and improvisation in connection to Singapore and any city seeking status as an art capital.
Stefano Harney teaches ethics at Singapore Management University and co-author of “The Undercommons: fugitive planning and black stud” 
Tonika Sealy is one of the founding partners of “Ground Provisions”, a collective based in the Caribbean and working globally to produce art, education, and social change.

Exhibition Tour
CCA Founding Director, Ute Meta Bauer and CCA Curator (Exhibitions) Anca Rujoiu
Friday, 31 October, 7.30pm–9.00pm
Not to be missed, the last talk on “Theatrical Fields” will be led by the curators of the exhibition. This is an opportunity to hear more about the curatorial framework in relation to each work in the exhibition. The tour will be structured around the glossary of concepts that were derived from the exhibition and serve as an entry point.

FREE docent led, exhibition tours.
Every Wednesday and Saturday, 2.30pm–3.30pm

To Register:
Docent Tours, click here.
School Tours, click here.

CCA Exhibtions 
The exhibition programme of the CCA presents contemporary artistic production. The programme maps certain areas of interest that will be further explored through the CCA residencies and research programmes, including reflections on postcolonial spaces, migration, diaspora, old and new trade routes. The exhibition programme brings together established international, local and regional artists. Each exhibition is complemented by a public programme of events that will offer insights into the curatorial framework on the exhibition. 
To learn about current exhibitions, click here; for past exhibitions, click here

 

 

CCA Residencies

Spotlight: Koh Nguang How at CCA Artist Studios


“100 Years of an Artist through his Archives
”
Shui Tit Sing as part of “Singapore Art Archive Project 
(SAAP) @ CCA” 
by artist-in-residence Koh Nguang How

Exhibition until 22 October 

Opens 2pm–7pm daily

Koh is in residence until 31 October 2014

Opening Reception
Friday 10 October

6.30pm–7.30pm
Block 38, Malan Road
 Studio #01-06

Gillman Barracks

Portrait Drawing by Cai Qing
Shui Tit Sing's old schoolmate Cai Qing will draw portraits of
visitors to SAAP@CCA. Visitors have to leave a one-sentence summary
of their life experiences. Portraits will be kept and returned to participating visitors  
 
at the end of the exhibition.


17 to 23 October
3.00pm–8.00pm
Block 38, Malan Road
 Studio #01-06

Gillman Barracks

 

CCA Artists Residencies in October 

Singapore
Bani Haykal
Lee Wen

Thailand
Pratchaya Phinthong
Anocha Suwichakornpong

CCA Residencies hosts artists, curators, critics and scholars. At its core is a studio programme for artists dedicated to facilitating the production and creation of work, knowledge and research by established and emerging artists from Singapore and from other parts of the world. The programme will position Singapore as a forum of cultural and artistic exchange in Asia.

CCA Founding Director Professor Ute Meta Bauer said, “Unique to the CCA Residencies programme is an emphasis on research and knowledge production complementing contemporary artistic production. This underlines CCA’s position as a young research centre and new gateway for accessing practices and discourses within Southeast Asia. The CCA Residencies programme feeds into our holistic approach of intertwining three platforms: exhibitions, residencies and research.”

Residencies are a productive and impactful way to support practice and research on contemporary art. The artists for the CCA studios were selected by a committee of art professionals in Singapore after a rigorous nomination process from curatorial professionals. The selection process includes an assessment of their research proposals that will contribute to the artists’ current or new research project.

CCA Research
The Research programme aims to connect academic research with other forms of knowledge production. CCA is hosting visiting scholars of various disciplines whose research focuses on discourses addressing Singapore and SE region. Its current research clusters engage with questions of postcolonial spaces, migration, diaspora, old and new trade routes. 

STAFF

Professor Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director

Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan, Special Project Assistant

Anca Rujoiu, Curator, Exhibitions

Vera Mey, Curator, Residencies

Syaheedah Iskander, Assistant, Exhibitions

Shona Findlay, Assistant, Residencies

Julie Hyun, Manager, Exhibitions 

Isrudy Shaik, Executive, Exhibitions & IT

Michelle Goh, Deputy Director, Operations, Development & Planning

Jasmaine Cheong, Assistant Director, Operations & HR

Nor Jumaiyah, Assistant Director, Communications & Development

Mary Loo, Manager, Finance

Sheila Tham, Executive, Operations & HR

Samantha Leong, Young Professional Trainee, Research

 

CCA GOVERNING COUNCIL

Co-Chairs

Professor Freddy Boey, Deputy President and Provost, President’s Office, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Ms. Thien Kwee Eng, Assistant Managing Director (CG Consumer), Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Members

Professor Alan Chan Kam-Leung, Dean, College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, NTU

Professor Dorrit Vibeke Sorensen, Chair, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU

Associate Professor Kwok Kian Woon, Associate Provost (Student Life), President’s Office, NTU

Ms. Kow Ree Na, Director (Lifestyle), EDB

Dr. Eugene Tan, Director, National Gallery Singapore

Mr. Paul Tan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council

Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (CCA)
Exhibition Centre – Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443

The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore is a research centre of Nanyang Technological University, developed with support from the Economic Development Board, Singapore. Located in Gillman Barracks alongside a cluster of international galleries, the CCA is led by Founding Director Professor Ute Meta Bauer. The CCA takes a holistic approach towards art and culture, intertwining its three platforms: Exhibitions, Residencies and Research.

The CCA positions itself as a centre for critical discourse and experimental practices for Singapore, the region and beyond. It aims to play an active role within the local art scene, as well as being a part of the development of regional and international art infrastructures.

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