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IMPerfect Creation in MOCA@Loewen, Singapore 美丽与丑陋创作新加坡特展

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Sculptor Chng Huck Theng achieved another milestone in his art career when invited for his first solo exhibition entitled ‘IMPerfect Creation’ in Singapore at MOCA (Museum Of Contemporary Art) @ Loewen. Guest of Honour for the official opening of IMPerfect Creation was H.E. High Commissioner to Singapore Dato Zulkifli Adnan. Dato Zulkifli in his speech praised the hard work the artist had put into creating ‘ugly’ pieces that are beautiful if one actually took the time to understand the concept of … ’if one cannot see ugly, one cannot see beauty’.

CEO of MOCA@Loewen further added that this is the first time the institution hosted a top Malaysian sculptor and he believed that the artist would do well as he was not only a creator but also a thinker. 16 very interesting bronze sculptures that captured a lot of interest and attention. The event was attended by art lovers, collectors and friends.

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雕塑艺术家庄学腾受邀在新加坡 MoCA@Loewen-当代艺术博物馆举行个人特展“美丽与丑陋创作 – IMPerfect Creation”,这是他艺术生涯的又一个里程碑。而驻新加坡高级专员拿督 Zulkifli Adnan 阁下担任开幕嘉宾,他在开幕演讲中高度赞扬这位艺术家在创作时所付出的心血,他认为,如果真正花点时间理解“丑陋”的概念,会发现美丽,但如看不到丑陋,那么同样看不到美丽。MoCA@Loewen 的首席执行官进一步补充说,这是该机构首次举办马来西亚顶级雕塑家的作品展,他相信艺术家本身的实力,因为他不仅是一个创作者,而且是一个思想者。16件精彩创意的展出青铜雕塑作品吸引了许多目光和关注。艺术爱好者、收藏家和朋友们皆出席观赏这项展出。

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SCULPTED WITH BRONZE 铜像精雕

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After Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur, Chng Huck Theng held his solo bronze sculpture exhibition in home town Penang in One East Museum. Guest of Honor Lee Khai who is also the Chairman of Penang State Art Gallery commended Chng for his hard work and dedication being a serious artist in the Malaysia art world by virtue of conviction. President of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Fan Dian who was also present talked about the beauty of the sculpture and more importantly the artist has managed to blend in society happenings to further provide life into these bronze work of art.

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Among the guests were Director General of National Art Gallery Malaysia, Prof. Datuk Mohamed Najib who wrote the foreward in the book ‘IMPerfect Creation’, advisor of Penang Art Society Tan Sri Dato Seri Tan Khoon Hai, Dato Chong Hong Fatt, Dr. Tan Boon Cheong and wife Dora, Vincent Tai, Carsten Sorensen and Susanna Hernesniemi.

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继墨尔本和吉隆坡之后,马来西亚艺术家庄学腾马不停蹄在其家乡槟城“一东博物馆”举行了他的个人铜像雕塑展。而槟州州立画廊委员会主席李凯作为荣誉嘉宾出席这项展览,并对于庄学腾为马来西亚艺术界的辛勤工作和奉献精神赞赏不已。中国中央美术学院院长范迪安作为大会贵宾谈到铜雕之美,他认为最难能可贵的是艺术家成功灌注并融合社会元素,让铜像作品体现更多生命力。其他贵宾包括国家艺术画廊总监拿督莫哈末纳吉博士,他曾为庄学腾的作品集《美丽与丑陋》题写序文。而槟城艺术协会的顾问丹斯里陈坤海、拿督张汉发、陈文昌医生和夫人 Dora、Vincent Tai,Carsten Sorensen 与Susanna Hernesniemi 等也受邀列席。

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I’M Perfect Creation Bronze Sculpture Opening 美丽与丑陋创作

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Finally after 4 years, Asian award winning artist Ch’ng Huck Theng, presented his final bronze sculpture ‘Pahlawan’ (Warrior in English) in his series ‘IMPerfect Creation’ in PinkGuy Gallery KL. Guest of Honor was Minister of Transport Dato’ Seri Liow Tiong Lai together with Datuk Dr. Wong Lai Sum, Dato’ TS Yong, collectors and friends from the art scene. Dato’ Seri Liow praised the artist for his endeavor for creating a Malay sculpture from the inspiration of legendary heroes such as Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekir, Hang Kesturi with the intention to remind fellow Malaysians that there is always a need to have a common ‘hero’ or a common ideology to unite the different races. A beautiful limited edition hard cover book ‘IMPerfect Creation’ was launched during the evening.

在历经4年后,国内外皆满载荣誉的亚洲当代艺术家庄学腾,带着他最新的青铜雕塑作品“Pahlawan”(战士),在吉隆坡 PinkGuy Gallery 举行的 “美丽与丑陋创作 IMPerfect Creation”个人展览会上亮相。

为这项别具意义的展览会主持揭幕礼的荣誉嘉宾为交通部长拿督斯里廖中莱,连同拿督黄丽心博士与拿督 TS Yong,出席者也包括各方的收藏者与艺术界的朋友等。

廖中莱高度赞扬艺术家擅长创作马来雕塑,并从传奇英雄如Hang Tuah 、Hang Jebat,Hang Lekir 与 Hang Kesturi 等汲取创作灵感,这是有意提醒马来西亚同胞,我们需要有一个共同的“英雄”或共通意识形态,以团结维系不同的种族。另外,展览会现场也推介了制作精美的《美丽与丑陋》限量版画册。

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Seeing Perfection through IMPerfection- Bronze Sculptures Exhibition 透过不完美端量完美

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Rupert Myer (left), Ch’ng Huck Theng (right)

When the moon and stars are aligned, the perfect night is created and in this case, an IMPerfect night of art, wine and friends.

The ‘IMPerfect Creation’ was held in Melbourne’s SpACE@Collins gallery recently featuring award-winning Asian contemporary sculptor Ch’ng Huck Theng’s bronze sculpture creations. Pronounced as “I am perfect”, it was his first solo exhibition in Australia and successfully sold seven out of the 11 pieces on display. The 11 interesting artwork pieces carries its unique story, meaning and philosophy inspired by different people and happenings around the artist.

The opening night was officiated by Rupert Myer, Chair of the Australian Council of the Arts and was attended by more than 150 people, all who were the artist’s close network of friends.

In Myer’s speech, he said:  “This new perspective that Ch’ng introduces is the concept of beauty and ugly – in which beauty cannot be seen if one cannot see ugliness. Ch’ng strikes me as not just a business man, he’s an artist and editor with an inquisitive mind. I know this as he interviewed me for his magazine, Essenze, where he seemed to understand my full story even though the interview was just a short one. Rupert continued by comparing Ch’ng’s concepts and philosophy with Australia’s great including artist Arthur Boyd and Albert Tucker. He is a brilliant and talented man.”     

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The evening was catered by Humbling Eats, one of Melbourne’s finest caterers for fine cocktails.

“The sculptures show us social behaviour that we encounter daily, or that we ourselves act out consciously or unconsciously. Each piece tells a deep story and most are from my experience too,” said Ch’ng.

Some of the pieces are more personal to him. “Princess Liberty for example, depicts the time when my daughter went to study in university in Australia. So she’s riding a horse which also represents the plane, but I named it Princess Liberty because even though she’s away from home and grown up, she’s still daddy’s little princess.

I hope that my art will make us look deeper into our own hearts when faced with issues and problems,” Ch’ng said.

It takes Ch’ng almost six months to create one sculpture and the heaviest piece named “Angel of Love”, weighs more than 100kg.

Ch’ng is currently one of the leading artists and sculptors in Malaysia as this year marks the artist’s 22 years in art. His works are collected not only in Malaysia but around the world by respected institutions that include the National Visual Art Gallery Malaysia, Singapore Art Museum, Hong Kong University Museum & Gallery, Shanghai Art Museum and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris. 

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星月映照的完美夜晚,“IMPerfect”铸造了这个以艺术,葡萄酒和朋友齐聚的沉醉之夜。

“IMPerfect 创作”在墨尔本的SpACE @ Collins艺术画廊举行,这是屡获殊荣的亚洲当代雕塑家庄学腾的青铜雕塑作品展览会。这是他在澳大利亚首次个展,名称发音为“我很完美”,并在11件展品中成功卖出其中7件。而全部 11件的趣味艺术作品带有环绕着创作者身边人与事的独特故事,意义和哲学灵感。

开幕仪式由澳大利亚艺术委员会主席Rupert Myer主持,逾150人出席参与,显现艺术家丰富绵密的人际网络。揭幕礼贵宾Rupert Myer表示, 庄学腾的作品以新视角解析美丽和丑陋的概念 – 如果一个人看不到丑陋,同样看不见美丽。

“庄学腾的不仅是一名商人,同时具备艺术家和主编的好奇心,我们相识于他主导编辑出版的杂志-御智(Essenze),作为被采访的对象,他似乎理解我全部故事,即使是简短急促的会面,也印证他是一个闪耀和才华横溢的人。”

墨尔本最佳精品鸡尾酒供应商之一 Humbling Eats 也承担晚会餐饮。

“雕塑作品还原了我们每天遇到的社会行为,我们本身有意识或无意识地表现出来,每件作品都叙述一个深刻的故事,大多数都来自我的经历。”

至于一些更是属于庄学腾个人生活片段。“比如“自由公主”的雕塑,描绘我女儿前往澳大利亚大学念书的时刻,雕像的女孩乘坐的马儿也代表飞机,而命名为自由公主,因为即使她长大与离开家,她仍然是爸爸的小公主。”

他希望自己的作品能让大家在面对问题时更深入地解析本身的心情。而耗费他约6个月时间创作的雕塑作品“摩登老子”,重量超过100公斤。

庄学腾是马来西亚当代领先的艺术家和雕塑家之一,今年是他迈入艺术创作生涯的22周年。另外,不仅在本土,世界各地艺术博物馆皆有收藏其作品,包括马来西亚国家视觉艺术画廊、新加坡艺术博物馆、香港大学博物馆和画廊,上海艺术博物馆和巴黎国立高等美术学院(ENSBA)。

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An appreciation dinner with all the collectors from the IMPerfect Creation Exhibition.