Celebrating the increasing fascination and appreciation in POP Art this Summer, ION ART, in collaboration with ArtScience Museum, presents us with POP COLORS!. POP COLORS! Consists of a Pop Art exhibition along with an array of POP Art themed talks, workshops and
activities designed for both adults and children.
The artwork on show at the exhibition was created especially for POP COLORS! by four local artists, Andre Tan, Karen Heng, Bradley Foisset, Francis Poon and Eunice Lim. Each artist has taken it upon themselves to create a POP Art piece where their inspiration was directly taken from the creative genius of Andy Warhol.
Although all of the artwork from these young Singaporean artists is compelling in their own way, I found myself most attracted to the simplicity yet interactive nature of the Time Capsules installation from Francis Poon. I hope that those who have the chance to visit the exhibition will participate and leave a little of themselves behind for posterity in one of the jars. Perhaps when the capsules are reopened there may be a doodle or note from the future Singaporean Andy Warhol or hopefully even someone greater!
To complement this fun exhibition there will be a series of art talks conducted by T.H.E.O. Arts Professionals. The lead speaker of these talks is the veteran, Seah Tzi-Yan, who was the co-founder of the Art Galleries Association, Singapore (1996) and ARTSingapore (2000).
Tzi-Yan’s talks are fun yet informative and are designed to suit everyone, from those who have minimal knowledge in art and wish to learn more to the knowledgeable, well informed, avid collectors, who think that they know it all!
The ART TALK SESSIONS are being held every Saturday at 11:00 am sharp and the topics of the talks are:
- Sat 7 July: What is Pop Art?
From its origin, key figures, themes and icons: this talk delves into the understanding of the ‘Pop’ Art genre and popular culture.
- Sat 14 July: Why Pop?
This talk focuses on the legend of Andy Warhol, his approach to art making, his philosophy of material culture and the legacy that he left behind.
- Sat 21 July: Pop, Minimalism & Conceptual Art.
This talk will provide an overview of Pop, Minimalism & Conceptual Art, three art movements that changed the art world and still resonate strongly in today’s environment.
- Sat 28 July: From Pop to Postmodern. What Happened?
This last talk will sum up the art movements of the past and contextualize their importance and significance in today’s world.
The talks are free but are limited to 40 participants per session, pre-registration is advised:
For further information or to R.S.V.P please contact 6238 8228 (ION Orchard) wendy.cheong (at) orchardturn.com.sg
POP COLORS! Will be on show from the 6th of June
to the 31st of July 2012 and is being held in conjunction with the ANDY WARHOL: 15 MINUTES ETERNAL exhibition which is currently being held at the ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM in Marina Bay Sands