龍婆缝衣 | First Arts Council by tang da wu
Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore
6 - 28 August 2011
龍婆缝衣 | First Arts Council is a new installation work by Tang Da Wu, featuring contributions by Pan Jia Ding, Zai Kuning and Jeremy Hiah.
A house with transparent walls: in it are a chair and the figures of two children. There is a bundle of drumsticks; the chair is encased in perspex. One child appears to be dancing whilst the other is squatting. A large-scale painting of a woman sewing clothes hangs on the wall. The “glass” house is bracketed by drawings of the children wearing clothes sewn by the woman, and by drawings from the three contributing artists.
“死了, 他们都死了, 好惨, 一个
这个世界, 没人听, 没人看, 没人
让世界的人再看一看, 於是, 带了这
"Dead, they are both dead. Such tragedies - one had killed himself, the other died of sorrow. This world has not had a chance to see, listen nor feel. It has been indifferent and has neglected his existence.
Yet the walls are still full of these paintings wanting to be unveiled.
I must give another try, not lose hope, need to give this world another chance.
With this in mind, I shall return to my mother's home with what I have left. I shall return there with these paintings and our 4 year-old son…”
*Notes: A special website to document the exhibit will be launched on 5 August 2011. Kindly visit the website at www.vwfa.net/tangdawu
Tang Da Wu, b.1943, Singapore
A sculptor by training, Tang Da Wu obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of West Midlands, Birmingham, in 1974. He subsequently attended Saint Martins School of Art, London and, Middlesex University, London, where he completed his post-graduate education. Deciding to remain in England, he spent the next decade there working and teaching, taking on positions at the Putney School of Art, Chelsea College of Art and, at the Bath School of Art. Returning to Singapore in 1988, Tang Da Wu has contributed to and participated in the regional arts scene with his many social and environmentally themed art performances and installations. A multi-disciplinary artist, Tang Da Wu continues to create works inspired by events and people he cares for, using whatever medium and form he considers most appropriate.
www.vwfa.net/tangdawu (This special website will be launched on 5 August 2011.)