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 Singapore (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, CCA Singapore is led by Founding Director Professor Ute Meta Bauer. CCA Singapore takes a holistic approach towards art and culture, intertwining its three platforms: Exhibitions, Residencies and Research.

CCA Singapore 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, #01-09/10, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108935

CCA Exhibitions: +65 63396 503                                                          
Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443

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

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

Exhibition Tour
CCA Founding Director, Ute Meta Bauer and CCA Curator (Exhibitions) Anca Rujoiu
Friday, 31 October, 7.30pm–9.00pm

This is the last opportunity to catch this showstopper exhibition and hear more about the exhibition framework and the use of theatricality as an artistic and curatorial tool. The tour will be structured around a glossary of concepts such as 'play', 'ritual', 'mask', 'choreography' that stemmed from the works in the exhibition. 

FREE docent led, exhibition tours.

Every Wednesday and Saturday, 2.30pm–3.30pm

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

 

Upcoming Exhibition

Singapore Art Book Fair
13 – 16 November 2014 
Block 43, Malan Road
Gillman Barracks

The Singapore Art Book Fair (SABF) organised by Books Actually and HJGHER, returns for its second edition this November after a successful inauguration last year, establishing itself as a premier event for contemporary art books and zines in the region. CCA Singapore is the Presenting Institution that is hosting the book fair and contributing a specially curated programme exploring recent developments in the field of arts publishing. These include contributions from Magdalena Magiera, (Curator and Editor at e-flux, Co-founder of mono.kultur) Aimee Lin, (Editorial Director of ArtReview Asia), Charwei Tsai (Artist, Founder Lovely Daze Taipei), an installation by Danné Ojeda engaging graphic design, art practice and theory, and Studio Session with CCA Artist-in-Residence, Bani Haykal (Singapore) recognised for his experimental audio-visual practice.  

杨福东:偶发的剧本
Yang Fudong: Incidental Scripts 
12 December – 1 March 2015
Block 43, Malan Road 
Gillman Barracks

CCA Singapore presents for the first time in Southeast Asia, a solo exhibition of Yang Fudong, one of China's best known contemporary artists who has gained international acclaim for his photographic, film and video works. The exhibition presents four of Yang’ emblematic works demonstrating the artist’s multi-faceted approach towards the creation of visual imageries that complicates our understanding of realities and fiction and our experience of time and space.

 

CCA Exhibtions 
The exhibition programme of CCA Singapore presents contemporary artistic production. The programme maps certain areas of interest that will be further explored through the CCA Singapore 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: 100 Years of an Artist Through his Archives
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Shui Tit Sing as part of “Singapore Art Archive Project 
(SAAP)@CCA” 
by artist-in-residence Koh Nguang How

Shui Tit Sing - 100 Years of an Artist through his Archives is part of the Singapore Art Archive Project (SAAP)@CCA by Artist-in-Residence Koh Nguang How. The exhibition is based on rare materials from Shui’s personal archives and represents a microcosm of artists’ practice at a time that had been shaped by rapid globalisation. Shui was an active member of Singapore’s arts community in the 60s and 70s.

Exhibition until 20 December 2014 

Opens Tuesday to Sunday, 2pm–7pm

 

Upcoming In-Residence in November 

Artists
Matthew Mazzotta (United States of America)
Luke Willis Thompson (New Zealand)

Curators
Erin Gleeson (Cambodia)
Aimee Lin (China)

 

Currently In-Residence

Bani Haykal
Lee Wen
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 Singapore hosts 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, CCA Singapore is led by Founding Director Professor Ute Meta Bauer. CCA Singapore takes a holistic approach towards art and culture, intertwining its three platforms: Exhibitions, Residencies and Research.

CCA Singapore 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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