A Beauty Centre

16 April - 15 May 2016
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 and 2

A Beauty Centre (ABC) is visual artist and sculptor Yeo Chee Kiong’s most ambitious and largest site-specific installation project yet. Featuring three major series of his sculptural works that were remixed and reinterpreted for NAFA’s gallery space, ABC existed as a constructed social space that was both physical and virtual, inviting interaction and discussion about the idea of beauty in today’s modern, urban, human world. Collaborating with Yeo were composer-musician, Dr Joyce Koh and Glasgow-based performance artist Ruth Barker. Both artists presented sound and video works as part of the opening event as well as rolled out a series of workshops that lent resonance and interpretive room to this unique, visual art project. Yeo is an alumnus of NAFA and Glasgow School of Art, UK. He received the Young Artist Award in 2006 and gained outstanding recognition for his practice since winning the Grand prize in the inaugural APB Foundation Signature Art Prize for his National Museum installation “A Day without Trees” in 2008.

Gallery

Audience members watching a live performance of “I am Hibernating Inside the Body of a Gray Serpent Named Medusa”

A live performance of “Sexy Shadows & The City”

The artist, Yeo Chee Kiong, presenting a token of appreciation to Guest of Honour, Mr Choo Thiam Siew, CEO, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre