Organized by 1937, a group of graduates from LaSalle Arts Management Programme, The Origin of the World is an exhibition exploring the role of women, from the past and present. Inspired by L’Origine du monde painting by Gustave Courbet in 1866, 1937 with curatorial advisor Milenko Prvacki have chosen works by local and regional artists that represent the shifting role of women as well as how we vie them today, through their role in the society or simply in aesthetic point of view.
The exhibition ran from 2-14 March 2011 at the Arts House. For more information here. This showcase is also part of i-AM festival 2011, a festival conceptualized and organized by Arts Management students. More information on the festival here.
Participating artists and galleries in this showcase include Art Xchange Gallery presenting Adrinalia (Surabaya), Dona Prawita Arissuta (Yogyakarta), Febry Suwandito (Yogyakarta), R. Suantri MS (Yogyakarta), Suwandi (Yogyakarta), Della Butcher Gallery presenting Manjeet Shergill (Singapore), Solamalay Namasivayam (Singapore), Geeleinan Art Gallery presenting Gee Michaud (Malaysia) and individual artists like Denise Jillian Tan (Singapore), Eeshaun (Singapore), Ian Jeimz Estira Nigod (Phillipine/Singapore) and Shaun-Joel Liew (Singapore).
A catalogue of the exhibition is also for pick-up at the venue which include essays by Dr Ann Tan; Immediate Past President SCWO; Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist on Women and Art and Richard Chua; Theatre Critic titled Many have Overlooked the Male-Female Bodies in One’s Home among many. Poetry by Felix Cheong; Writer and Lecturer titled the Massage Parlour Girl The Prostitute is also part of the writings in the catalogue.RAP has a copy of this catalogue, do e-mail us if you would like to view it.
Check out some of the snapshots of the showcase below.