Cities Here & Now: Paintings and Installation Works by Lu Hao

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29 August to 25 October

The Exhibition

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) presents Cities Here and Now: Paintings and Installation Art by Lu Hao — the first solo museum exhibition in South East Asia by the internationally acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist. In this exhibition, he focuses on the urban long march of cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai, toward economic development and globalisation, as well as reflects on issues of destruction versus redevelopment. The exhibition is guest curated by Professor Wu Hung, Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago.

The Artist

Lu Hao is trained in classical Chinese landscape painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He was part of numerous international exhibitions and is well known for his models of Beijing, a recent exploration of acrylic sculptures and installations of late.

The Works

Tool of Construction is the centrepiece of this exhibition. By portraying a commonly seen excavator with long sharp fangs, he shows the relentless destruction of a city towards urban development. Other exhibited works include his famous acrylic building models, 'Flower, Bird, Insect, Fish', vertical scroll art 'Lovely Blossoms and Full Moon', and his 2008 Landscape series of hyper-consumerism. 

What's more

In conjunction with the exhibition is, 'Lu Hao for Kids', an afternoon of creative fun with materials like clay, paints and other art media for kids. The session includes an in-depth guided tour of the exhibition for children to gain perspectives in creating their artwork. In another programme specially catered for kids, 'the Art Appreciation Series: My Place in the City', children will be led through a series of artist Lu Hao's works to start up their engines of imagination of their own place in the city.

For the adults, gain a deeper understanding of Lu Hao's contemporary Chinese art explained by exhibition curatorial manager, Ms. Liew Wee Wen, on Friday 11 September 2009.

For more information:

Singapore Art Museum
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Singapore 18955

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