My Sunday Afternoon piece is hanging at Galeri Nasional Indonesia (National Gallery Indonesia) as part of their second Sea+ Triennale, ENCOUNTER: Art from Different Lands! The exhibition runs from 18th October to 10th November 2016 – so it is closing soon! (or if you are reading this later, already closed!) Don’t worry though, because I made a 360 walk-though video of the entire exhibition!
42 individual artists and 2 art duos were showing, mostly Indonesian artists. 33 Indonesian, 13 International. I was the only one from Singapore! #SgRepresent
I shall tell the rest of the story with my photos, not very good photos though because my Samsung Note7 was banned on the flight to Jakarta. Samsung compensated me with a shitty Samsung Galaxy J Ace. Most of these photos were taken with my mum’s Note5. Photo quality still shys in comparison to the legendary exploding note7.
Last year I exhibited two different types of work at both Singapore Art Museum and the National Museum. It was a really big deal for me though I realized I didn’t blog about them at all! So here are photos from each them.
Singapore Art Museum – Sensorium 360
I had the good fortune of exhibiting my Installation, The Overview Installation, as part of Singapore Art Museum (SAM)’s quarterly exhibitions from 31st July to 22 October 2014.
I am thrilled to announce that my second solo art exhibition opens this Thursday, 7pm at Chan Hampe Galleries! Please feel free to drop by and have some wine with me… In a real and physical gallery this time
Eugene Soh Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Singapore (2014)
120 x 80 cm
Edition of 5
solo exhibition by Eugene Soh
Opening night with the artist – Thursday 11 December 2014, 7pm
Chan Hampe Galleries presents Eugene Soh’s second solo exhibition titled Renaissance City. Soh parodies iconic works of art while providing tongue-in-cheek commentary on contemporary life in Singapore. Soh’s works were recently exhibited at the ICON Martell Photography Prize 2014, National Museum of Singapore and Sensorium 360, Singapore Art Museum.
One of Soh’s latest works was shot over multiple sessions and created in homage to SundayAfternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte by Georges Seurat. Like his previous photo composite works, the models in the image are everyday people, present during variousSunday afternoons at Upper Pierce Reservoir. With elements of everyday life alongside uniquely Singaporean imagery, it’s a fresh take on an old classic. As Soh states, “Many things have changed since the 19th century when the original Sunday Afternoon was painted. I wanted to address some of those changes while reflecting upon current social developments and create an image that is recognisably Singaporean.”
The exhibition continues until 4 January 2015.
Eugene Soh Food For Thought (2014)
Print on Canvas
200 x 132 cm
Edition of 5
Presenting my very own DUDE SHIRT! I’ve been looking everywhere for a soft grey T-shirt to make my first shirt with. I was really particular in my search. The T-shirt had to fulfil 3 strict dude criterias.
Softness: I hate rough shirts, they get so scratchy! I wanted a shirt I could wear everywhere and also to be comfortable to even go to bed with. A sleep worthy shirt!
Greyness: I wanted to parody that popular ash-grey ARMY T-shirt. The colour needed to be in the right………………… shade of grey…
Thinness: I remember wearing those grey army T-shirts, they were too thick! Too thick for this (Singapore) weather. It needed my T-shirt material to be thin enough to keep cool but not too thin that it feels flimsy and cheap.
Dancing Doodles is a live motion capture dance installation that I made in collaboration with 150 kindergartners! It was exhibited at the PAssion Arts Fest at Bishan Ang Moh Kio Park for 2 days on the 1st and 2nd of July 2017.
Characters are drawn by kindergartners 5 & 6 years old and are animated via motion capture from an Xbox One Kinect. I made this with Unity.
Dancing Doodles was also known as “My Avatar” at the event.
You can go experience our project between 2:30pm to 4:30pm everyday at the HUMAN+ Show at the Museum. Why its only open for 2 hours? Its is because the installation requires gallery sitters to help you with the VR headsets.
The user plays as LUMI, an under-utilized robot room assistant. Although LUMI can perform 120 tasks, LUMI’s current user (played by yours truly) has disabled most of its functions and only use it to turn the lights on and off.
So basically, you play as an AI to turn my room lights on and off while creepily watching me in my room. You can choose to obey to me or not. For example: Turning the lights off while I’m having a shower will lead to a hilarious out-come of me coming out the shower with shampoo in my hair.
We shot everything in my room at home, which really saved us a tonne of time because we didn’t need to scout for locations or travel at all; we only had 48 hours from the start to the finish. I’m quite proud of what we done.