Exhibition Period: 19th November 2010 – 8th January 2011
Venue: iPRECIATION Singapore
iPRECIATION is delighted to present the debut of Master sculptor Ju Ming’s Living World Series–Swimming sculptures in Singapore. A selection of 19 sculptures from this series will be featured at the gallery at The Fullerton Hotel. The Swimming sculptures made its international debut at The Landmark, in Central, Hong Kong, from June 1 to 20, 2010. Ju Ming had previously explored the medium of stainless steel in his Taichi Series (namely the quintessential ‘Single Whip’ and ‘Preparation for Underarm Strike’ sculptures) as well as the Living World Series rolled sculptures, with their abstract, contortionist figures caught in a series of acrobatic poses. However, the refinement of the material is augmented through this recent addition to the Living World. The polished glimmer of the figures reflect beneath the light, as this unique utilisation of the medium attests not only to Ju’s experimentation of different materials, but his curiosity in exploring the tenacity and qualities of every medium; and how each material can be manipulated effectively, to suit his subject matter. Emulations of ladies at leisure, the sculptures do not convey the act of swimming, but instead, the gentle, relaxed, enticing mode of behaviour which entails prior to the act of swimming, or after. Once again materialising the different expressions and conduct deriving from a variety of scenarios, these Swimming sculptures are a heartfelt addition to the Living World Series, and a testament to Ju Ming’s lifelong curiosity with the human condition.
iPRECIATION will also be launching the new Ju Ming Living World Series monograph. For exhibition information, or artwork enquiry or to pre-order a monograph, please contact +65 6339 0678 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Swimming sculptures are currently exhibited at Chatsworth Garden, England, as part of Sotheby’s ‘Beyond Limits’ selling exhibition of monumental sculpture. The exhibition was opened to the public on September 13, and runs until October 31, 2010.