Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ming Wong, Life Of Imitation

22 April 2010 to 22 August 2010
Singapore Art Museum

In Life of Imitation, Ming Wong re-visits the context of the Golden Age of Singapore cinema in the 1950s and 60s; an era of nation building, economic struggle and rapid modernisation.

Inspired by the rich legacy, Wong re-reads “national cinema” constructed through language, role-playing and identity, by re-interpreting films that are familiar to audiences spanning two generations, and which engage with performative notions of mis-casting and parroting. The first is a compendium of works by P. Ramlee, the wunderkind of Malay cinema. The second is the Hollywood melodrama Imitation of Life (1959) by Douglas Sirk about a black mother and her “white” daughter. The third is Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love (2000) with actress Maggie Cheung rehearsing a scene where she confronts her spouse‘s infidelity.

Through these video interventions, the viewer is presented with questions relating to roots, hybrid and the politics of becoming. The exhibition also unveils cinema posters by Singapore’s last surviving billboard painter; rare screen memorabilia of a private collector; and documentaries by film-maker Sherman Ong. The Singapore Art Museum re-stages this award-winning exhibition with a new design and additional exhibits.

This exhibition was first presented at the Singapore Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale 2009. It won the Biennale’s Special Jury Mention award. Tang Fu Kuen is the guest curator of this exhibition.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

18th Raindance Film Fest (29 Sep – 10 Oct 2010)

Raindance is Britain’s largest independent film festival. Situated right in the heart of London's West End, Raindance screens at the Apollo West End Cinema. Each year it selects a jury of industry professionals who choose winners for the Raindance Festival Awards, which include: Best UK Feature, Best International Feature, Best Debut Feature and numerous other awards.

Submission Deadline: 7th May. Final deadline: 4th June.

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London Design Festival 18-26 Sep & London Fashion Week 17-21 Sep 2010

If you missed London Design Festival 09 and London Fashion Week 10, a few design events have confirmed their participation this year and are calling for submission.

Fashion Diversity 2010 invites students and designers to showcase their S/S 2011 collections at Museum of London from 16th -18th September in conjunctions with the London Fashion Week.
Submission Deadline: 25th June. For more details:

See list of other exhibitions for LDF 2010:

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mAAN*Y Singapore 2010 Call For Submission

Modern Asian Architect Network welcomes young architects to participate in this first biennial modern art architecture event for innovative ideas in the advancement of modern Asian architecture. The competition is opened for submission till 31 May.
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The event also comprises of a 11 day workshop from 19th-30th July and a 4 day conference from 1st -4th August.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Chillax cocktail session this Friday 16/04 19:00 TheBar Courthouse Hotel W1F 7HS. See more event details @ SCN Facebook:
See you!

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