Event: Visual Imagination at XHIBIT
Venue: Blk 58 Level One
Dates: 26 Jan to end Feb 2017
'Visual Imagination at Xhibit' is a dazzling display of creative artwork curated by lecturer Ms Tang Wai Wah and designed by students from two IS (School of Interdisciplinary Studies) modules. The innovative showcase of mannequins and art-pieces are conceptualised by students from 'Exploring Art & Design' and
'Fashion & Design: The Singapore Skin'.
The exhibition doubles as a platform for students to showcase their originality and artistic talent through an array of figurines, abstract drawings and inspirational fashion pieces.
The art creations are conceptualised by student designers balancing variables of shape, scale & weight against the broader context of function, meaning and value. Expressions of art-forms manifest across various textures and materials including paper, plastic, wire, wood and colours of the rainbow.
(Left Above) Designed by student Chen Jia Li, who shared "my design inspiration comes from the beauty of mother nature. What I intend to portray is that - Simplicity is Elegance."
(Right Above) : Designed by student Oscar Koh, "As I wish to highlight the issues of loanshark harassment, paper currency-notes is the natural choice of expression in my design of the dress. Hopefully, my creation inspires more youths to be savvy in financial management skills." Oscar also shared a common philosophy that 'money doesn't come with us at birth and money doesn't leave with us at death.'
(Left Above) Designed by student Yap Bi Yu, whose emphasis is on "the constant growth of nature and how plants flourish. My design, using colourful leaves, is a celebration of life and I hope it encourages us to explore walks in nature."
(Right Above) Designed by student Jenessa Ong Shu Wei, Business Studies, who shared that "the choice of black feathers is inspired by the black swan- a graceful creature. It shows an entity seeking perfection, while struggling with its own identity.'
(Above) Designed by student Ng An, who chose a wireframe to contextualise the mask. She selected a blend of gold and blue for its contrasting effect, as gold provides a lively contrast to the concept of death- symbolised by dark colours. She said, "The skull represents a garden of macabre thoughts and the mask is shaped like a social butterfly."
The above exhibition is on until the end of February 2017. A walk-through of the exhibits may be arranged upon request, subject to resource and scheduling availability. Please contact the School of IS for details.