The first Singapore Ceramics Now exhibition presented the current state of Singapore's ceramic art and different types of art styles through 40 works by 19 ceramic artists of different generations based in Singapore. The exhibition showcases how Singapore's ceramic art has shifted from functional and decorative to non-functional art forms, from sculptures, mixed media to installations, as well as conceptual art, performances. Local potter Jason Lim (林荣华, 54), wanted to bring together other ceramic artists and have more exchanges and interactions with them. During the pandemic, Lim wanted to do something meaningful the community, and worked with non-profit arts space Seed to establish the first Singapore Ceramics Now 2021 exhibition.
Nelson Lim depicts time with porcelain wires
Nelson Lim (林善春, 45), graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and has been teaching pottery for 10 years. In 2017, Lim completed a 6 meter-high, 10 meter-wide, installation, Construction of Memories, in eight months. Made up of nearly 300 barbed wire meshes stained with porcelain mortar, the hollow design of the mesh resembles structured urban steel. It was exhibited in the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan, and he received the Taiwan Ceramics Awards in 2017.
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