Esplanade Presents | Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Spirit of Place

Ang Song Nian, Liao Jiekai, Mark Wong, Sutthirat Supaparinya, The Propeller Group, and Yosep Anggi Noen
15 Jul – 25 Sep 2016
All Day
All Day
Jendela (Visual Arts Space)

Download Exhibition Guide
spirit-of-place-exhibition-guide.pdf

Spirit of Place Student Activity Sheet - Recommended for Upper Primary
spirit-of-place-student-activity-sheet-upper-primary.pdf

Spirit of Place Student Activity Sheet - Recommended for Secondary (Lower & Upper)
spirit-of-place-student-activity-sheet-secondary.pdf

Notice: Jendela is closed from 16 – 18 Sep 2016 as Esplanade is located within the Formula 1 race park and members of the public are unable to access the centre during this period. More info


Spirit of Place comes from the Latin term “genius loci” and refers to the essence of a place that gives it complexity and uniqueness of identity. Not an immutable concept, it evolves over time, responding to changes caused by natural phenomena and human culture. Landscape is a critical way we experience place: physically sited within it in both its natural and man-made forms, we also understand it as a way of framing space in relation to the societies and histories it emerges from. Inherently subjective, landscape always suggests a point of view.

Through sound, photography, and the moving image, the artists in this exhibition explore and imagine place and landscape as repositories of meaning as well as sites in flux. Their works map invisible and intangible aspects of different landscapes, while revealing how their mediums are respectively marked and manipulated by the environment. As a living space and form of representation, place and landscape invite continual discovery, shaping and interpretation.

Artist Talk by Sutthirat Supaparinya (Thailand)
15 Jul, Fri
7 – 8pm
Recital Studio Foyer

Artist Talk by Liao Jiekai (Singapore)
13 Aug, Sat
3 – 4pm
Recital Studio Foyer

Artist Talk by Ang Song Nian (Singapore)
13 Aug, Sat
4 – 5pm
Recital Studio Foyer

Presentation on landscape in Singapore cinema by Toh Hun Ping (Singapore)
24 Sep, Sat
3 – 4pm
Recital Studio Foyer

Artist Talk and Performance by Mark Wong (Singapore)
24 Sep, Sat
4 – 5pm
Jendela (Visual Arts Space)


Things To Note

General Advisory

For information about late seating, house rules, photography and more, please refer to our general advisory.