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Michael Andrew Law meets Sin Sin Man

Monday, 19 September 2016 00:00
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Michael Andrew Law and Sin Sin Man

Sin Sin Man (Artist & Curator)

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Sin Sin Man has had a close relationship with the earth and art of Indonesia for over thirty years. In 1998 Sin Sin left her position as an internationally successful commercial accessories designer to open Sin Sin Atelier, an integrated art and design environment where Sin Sin could develop and communicate her deep-held belief that art should be present in every aspect of our lives, from what we wear to the spaces in which we live. Her close affinity to Balinese culture in particular can be understood in this light. A hands-on artist and adventurer as well as a designer, Sin Sin has travelled to many parts of Asia, including Mongolia, Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia, to study with and work beside traditional craftsmen and women, seeking ways to utilize traditional textile, painting and craft techniques within a meaningful contemporary context. Her textile and clothing designs have incorporated hand-made Mongolian cashmere felt, handwoven Cambodian silk, hand-woven Nepalese cashmere wool, and hand-dyed Javanese batik, all representing her personal study of these techniques, and her deep respect for the local traditions from which they emerge.

 

Sin Sin has also collaborated directly with contemporary visual artists in the creation of works, including textiles, jewellery and environments. During her frequent visits to Indonesia, where she now has her second home, Sin Sin came to know and champion the work of Indonesian contemporary artists. In 2003 she opened Sin Sin Fine Art gallery in the Central district of Hong Kong, in part to create an opportunity to bring Indonesian contemporary art to the city’s local and international audiences. There, and at her gallery’s current location in Sheung Wan, Sin Sin has presented the work of emerging and established Indonesian contemporary artists through acclaimed exhibitions such as ‘Indonesian Invasion’ (2008) ,‘Diverse- 40 x 40’ (2009), and many solo shows, and in so doing has made a unique contribution to fostering a deeper level of understanding and awareness of the vibrant Indonesian contemporary arts scene. In celebration of the ‘Earthly Evocations’ exhibition, Sin Sin is presenting her series of naturally dyed cotton clothing, embellished with batik designs based on animal motifs often seen in Indonesian handicraft, and created by Sin Sin in Yogyakarta in collaboration with master batik craftswomen.

Michael Andrew Law and Rob Pruitt

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Robert "Rob" Pruitt (born May 17, 1964) is an American post-conceptual artist. Working primarily in painting, installation, and sculpture, he does not have a single style or medium. He considers his work to be intensely personal and biographical.

 

Born in Washington, DC, Pruitt grew up in Rockville, Maryland. He attended Corcoran College of Art and Design, where he became friendly with the admissions director, Tim Gunn. Pruitt transferred to Parsons School of Design when Gunn began teaching there. During college, Pruitt lived at the Chelsea Hotel and says he focused his energy on partying rather than studying.

 

Pruitt collaborated with Jimmy Choo in 2012 to create a line of shoes and handbags featuring panda bears and animal prints.

Anish Kapoor and Michael Andrew Law

Monday, 19 September 2016 00:00
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Anish Kapoor was born in 1954 in Mumbai, and lives and works in London,one of the biggest name in contemporary art today. His work is featured in public collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Modern, London; Tate Britain; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

 

Selected solo institutional exhibitions include “Anish Kapoor: Marsyas,” Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London (2002); “My Red Homeland,” Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2003, traveled to Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Malaga, Spain in 2006); “Anish Kapoor: Ascension,” Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (2006, traveled to Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Brasilia; Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, São Paulo);Sky Mirror, Public Art Fund, Rockefeller Center, New York (2006); Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2007); “Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2008); “Anish Kapoor: Memory,” Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2008, traveled to Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2009); National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (2010); Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain (2010); “MONUMENTA 2011: Leviathan,” Grand Palais, Paris (2011); Leeum—Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (2012); Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul (2013); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2013); and Chateau de Versailles, France (2015).

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