Event Date/Time: Aug 06, 2011
End Date/Time: Sep 06, 2011
From 6th August 2011 - 6th September 2011, MoCA Loewen is honored to be hosting the first major retrospective of Ye Yongqingâ€™s work in Singapore, recounting the last twenty years of his artistic journey. Born in Kunming, China in 1958, Ye is a graduate of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts and has shown extensively throughout China, Europe, and the United States. Ye Yongqingâ€™s present body of work consists of simple but universally recognizable images that he uses as a metaphor to explore the depths of his inner subconscious. At first glance, his works are overtly simple, almost childish. However, upon closer inspection, one realizes that each chaotic stroke has actually been very carefully rendered, created by thousands of neat little scratch marks. Embodying the idea of the â€œneo-imageâ€ he perpetuated with the Southwestern Art Group, Ye Yongqingâ€™s artworks are deeply personal and expressive- an attempt to capture the workings of his inner mind.
There will be an opening reception by MOCA on 6th August 2011 (7.30pm), and the artist will be present on that day.
MOCA@Loewen opens daily from 11.00am - 7.00pm.
The Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA@Loewen) is developed by Linda Gallery after winning the site under the Request-for-Interest (RFI) for the development of integrated museum and art facilities (IMAF) through an inter-agency Committee chaired by the National Heritage Board (NHB) with members from the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) back in mid 2009.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA@Loewen) aims to bring the public the very best in contemporary art from across the region. Set in the lush surrounds of Loewen Road, the cutting-edge artworks contrast magnificently with the colonial-era building in which they are housed. As the only museum in Singapore devoted entirely to contemporary works, and by hosting continuously changing exhibitions and installations, MOCA@Loewen has positioned itself as one of the most up-to-date sources available on current trends and movements within the Asian art world.