Artist, Architecture & Community: Malacca & Singapore
A talk with artist Victor Chin
6.30pm – 8.00pm
NUS Baba House
6.30pm – 7.00pm: Refreshments
7.00pm – 8.00pm: Talk
Limited to 40 pax
The NUS Baba House in collaboration with the Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre (TTCLC) for Asian Architectural and Urban Heritage present a talk with Victor Chin on recording urban heritage in Malacca and Singapore. Victor Chin worked on a comparative study of the shophouses in the Straits Settlements and Kuala Lumpur from 1980-1995. The outcome of the work is a suite of paintings that explore the range, variety and styles of architectural facades in these towns.
Victor Chin is currently the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) at the Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre (TTCLC) for Asian Architectural and Urban Heritage, a resource of the Department of Architecture, NUS School of Design and Environment. He has been at the forefront of artistic documentation of the early shophouses in Malaysia and Singapore. Part of his project as AIR is to reassess and revalue the vernacular shophouses in Malacca and Singapore through an exhibition of the watercolours that he painted 20 years ago.
Image credit: 97 Jln. Hang Jebat, Melaka, watercolour by Victor Chin, 1997, 30x40cm
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SGT
- NUS Baba House
Wed, 20 September 2017: 6.30pm FULL
- Venue Address
- 157 Neil Road, Singapore 088883 Singapore
Nearest MRT Station: Outram Park (Exit G). Parking facilities available at Everton Road Multi Storey Carpark and Singapore Heart Centre.
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