Reminiscence: A Trip Down Memory Lane
Singapore, 10 June 2015—Pan Pacific Singapore collaborates with Justarts Asia to present Reminiscence by guest artist Choo Keng Kwang. From 29 June to 5 October 2015, relive Singapore of old through Choo’s woodblock prints and impressionistic depictions of post-war and early Singapore.
An amalgamation of iconic works from the fifties to the late eighties, Reminiscence reflects fragments of nostalgic scenes of the Lion City on her road to independence and the process of nation building. Influenced by the Chinese Woodcut Movement of the 1930s which were an avant-garde expressionism of early revolutionary zeal, Choo adopted woodcraft prints that depicted scenes of coolies, street hawkers and farmers at work.
Endowed with an uncanny ability to capture the atmosphere and character of places, Choo would travel to many distinctive Singapore landmarks in the 1970s and 1980s to paint his compositions. There, he embodied the bustle and commotion of activities of Samsui women, fruit and vegetable vendors and Chinese operas into his vivid paintings of the Singapore landscape.
Born in Singapore in 1931, Choo is an anchor figure in the Singapore arts scene, well-known for his oil paintings of landscape, animals and nature. An educator and philanthropist, Choo’s oeuvres have been commissioned by royalties and governments, and gifted to foreign dignitaries.
Visitors are welcome to experience this colourful exhibition and be transported back to old Singapore through Choo’s artwork at this complimentary art exhibition. Reminiscence will be available from 29 June to 5 October 2015 throughout the day at the Public Art Space on Level 2 of Pan Pacific Singapore.
Name of Exhibition: Reminiscence
Artist: Choo Keng Kwang
Date: 29 June to 5 October 2015
Opening Hours: Open throughout the day
Venue: Public Art Space at Pan Pacific Singapore
Address: Level 2, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
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Located in the heart of Marina Bay with easy access to world-class shopping, Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Central Business District, Pan Pacific Singapore offers 790 contemporary rooms and suites that are ideal for business or leisure. Savour epicurean delights at our award-winning restaurants and bar or rejuvenate at our swimming pool and spa. Pan Pacific Singapore is proud to be named Asia’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards from 2006 to 2012, World’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards from 2007 to 2010 and 2012, and World’s Leading City Hotel by the World Travel Awards in 2011. The hotel was also a recent winner in “2013 World’s Best Business Hotels” by Travel & Leisure Magazine Readers, Tripadvisor’s 2013 Traveller’s Choice Awards and Certificate of Excellence Awards.
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About Public Art Space
Public Art Space, 220 square metres of dedicated space on level two of the hotel overlooking The Atrium, is dedicated to showcasing collections by international and local artists with regularly rotating exhibitions. The decision to create Public Art Space is based on the hotel’s commitment to the local community; particularly supporting local Arts in the most accessible way possible and making it available for public enjoyment.