NAFA’s student works put Angkor Wat in the spotlight
1 March - 9 April 2017
Closed every Monday
11am - 7pm
Exhibition Opening (by invitation only)
Tuesday, 28 February 2016, 6.30pm
Lim Hak Tai Gallery
The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is proud to present “Angkor Wat”, an exhibition of 51 works conceptualised and produced by 122 students from the 3D Design, Design & Media, Fashion Studies, Fine Art, Music and Theatre programmes.
This exhibition is the culmination of an Academy-wide project jointly developed and managed by the Institute of Southeast Asian Arts (ISEAA ) and NAFA’s School of Art & Design, School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre and School of Music. It is a showcase of creative works produced by NAFA’s students as they investigate Southeast Asian art and art history, focusing on Angkor Wat.
This unique collaboration, which took place over a period of 9 months, involved the integration of Angkor Wat as subject matter into the existing curriculum and module contents. This was facilitated through a series of lectures, a 5-day workshop on Apsara, the classical Cambodian dance and Ploy Souy, a Cambodian folk dance conducted by regional principals and an overseas on-location trip to Angkor Wat. During their trip from 20 to 24 November 2016, 21 selected students and 6 faculty members visited the UNESCO heritage site in Cambodia to deepen their knowledge of the site and gain inspiration for their final works.
The students have worked both individually and in groups to produce a mix of single and multi-disciplinary works inspired by Angkor Wat which are being featured in this exhibition. Ranging from illustrations, digital animation, fashion, landscape and architectural models, to fine art and mixed media installations, video documentations, music and movement pieces, all works incorporate elements of the site’s rich history and culture. The exhibition’s opening programme will also feature an exciting line-up of performances by students from Theatre, Music as well as 4 interdisciplinary groups of students who journeyed to Angkor Wat.
- From Bas Relief to Reality: The Battle of Lanka, by students from Diploma in Music
- Repetition and Iteration, by students from Diploma in Theatre
- Obscure, by students from Diploma in Theatre (English Drama), Diploma in Illustration Design with Animation, Diploma in Design (Landscape and Architecture) and Diploma in Fashion Design
- From the Walls, by students from Diploma in Music, Diploma in Design (Landscape and Architecture), Diploma in Illustration Design with Animation and Diploma in Theatre (English Drama)
- Devising and Text, by students from Diploma in Theatre
- Walking Through the Angkor Wat, by students from Diploma in Theatre (English Drama), Diploma in Illustration Design with Animation and Diploma in Music
- Beauty of Origin, by students from Diploma in Design (Landscape and Architecture), Diploma in Fashion Design, Diploma in Theatre (English Drama), Diploma in Illustration Design with Animation and Diploma in Fine Art
- Asuras vs. Devas, by students from Diploma in Music
Annex 1 - Selected works and details