The Private Museum is proud to present Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes – A Bali Purnati Artist Residency by one of Singapore’s leading sculptors and cultural medallion recipient, Han Sai Por. The exhibition marks the museum’s second collaboration with Yayasan Bali Purnati, as well as the artist’s inaugural solo acrylic-medium focused exhibition.
Nature has been always one of Han’s core influences in her practice. With vigour and tenacity, she immersed herself in the rich textures of natural landscapes and traversed in the untamed terrains of the mystical Indonesian island of Bali. Han’s new body of works captures the essence of Balinese topography—allowing the viewer to delve into the depth of her art practice.
The highlights of the exhibition include artistic interpretations of various geographical visits: the volcanic regions of Mount Batur and Mount Agung, the pristine beaches of Amed, Ketewel and Bias Tugel, the crashing waves of Water Blow Nusa Dua, and the expansive rice terraces of Jatiluwih.
Han Sai Por (b. 1943)
Han Sai Por (b. 1943) is a leading Asian sculptor and Singapore Cultural Medallion Award recipient. She has participated extensively in both local and international exhibitions. Her projects and works can be found in numerous international institutions, public space and private collections which include China, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States. Han’s recent accolades include the Top Prize at the XI Triennale-India (2005), Outstanding City Sculpture Award (2006) and was selected as a finalist in the Beijing Olympic Landscape Sculpture Competition (2008) and in 2014, Han inducted into the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame.
|1965–1968||Singapore Teachers’ Training College|
|1975–1977||Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts|
|1979–1980||East Ham College of Art, United Kingdom|
|1980–1983||Wolverhampton College of the Art, United Kingdom|
|2004–2008||Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand|
|2015||The Cultural Medallion and Visual Arts 1979 – 2015, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts|
|2014||Moving Forest, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore|
|2013||Black Forest 2013, Institution of Southeast Asian Gallery 1 & 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts|
|2011||The Black Forest, Jendela Visual Arts Space Esplanade, Singapore|
|2009||The Changing Landscape, The Luxe Art Museum, Singapore|
|2006||Oasis, Sculpture Square, Singapore|
|2002||20 Tonnes – Physical consequences, Atrium @ MITA Building, Singapore|
|1999||Rain Forest, Plastique Kinetic Worm, Singapore|
|1993||Four Dimensions, Singapore National Museum|
Selected Group Exhibitions
|2016||Art Stage, Singapore|
|2015||London Art Biennale 2015, Chelsea Old Town Hall, United Kingdom, Chianciano Biennale, Chianciano Art Museum, Italy|
|2014||Art Basel, Hong Kong, Unearthed, Singapore Art Museum, Art Stage, Singapore|
|2013||The Realm in the Mirror, the Vision out of Image – Singapore Contemporary Art Exhibition, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China|
|2012||Contact – Three Singaporean Art Exhibition, Yuan Xiao Cen Art Museum, Yunnan, China.|
|2008||2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture International Exhibition, Beijing, China|
|2006||The XI Triennale – India, New Delhi, India|
|2005||The XI Triennale – India, New Delhi, India|
|2002||The First International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition, National Museum Of History, Taiwan|
|1998||International Sculpture Exhibition, Quebec, Canada|
|1991||Sculpture in Singapore, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore|
|1989||Third Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Museum, Japan|
|1986||Contemporary Asian Art Show, National Museum of Modem Art, Seoul, Korea|
|1985||Second Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Museum, Japan|
|1985||Singapore Sculpture Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery|
|2015||Leonardo Award for Sculpture, Chianciano Biennale, Italy|
|2014||Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame, Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations|
|2011||Distinguished Alumni Awards, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts|
|2008||Finalist, 2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture International Competition, China|
|2006||Outstanding City Sculpture Award, China|
|2005||Top Prize, XI Triennale – India|
|1995||Cultural Medallion Award|
CURATORIAL ESSAY to be updated!!
Thursday, 4 August 2016
Saturday, 6 August 2016
Han Sai Por shared about her artist residency and journey in Bali that inspired her to create these latest series of works in the exhibition. It is an opportunity for collectors and art lovers to meet the renowned artist in person and find out more about her artistic practice.
“Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes” produced by Intersection.sg