When students from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts’ (NAFA) 56 batch of graduates left the school in 1995, they held their first joint exhibition 腾起 (Point Break), and then went on their separate paths. Teachers such as Lim Yew Kuan, Foo Chee San, Lai Foong Moi, Tan Kian Por, Tan Tee Chie, and Wee Beng Chong had previously taught them. 26 years later, they will be holding a joint exhibition 回 (RE:TURN). The idea to hold the joint exhibition started four years ago, but it was postponed twice due to the pandemic. RE:TURN will exhibit more than 38 works of 18 alumni. Mediums including painting, photography, sculpture, and various installations. Among the alumni, full-time art professionals include Tay Bak Chiang, Hong Sek Chern, Ming Wong, and Carey Ngai. Others are engaged in art-related work or outside of the industry, but continue to create. This exhibition urged all involved to seize the moment to turn their ideas into reality. Collectively, they believe that learning art gives them different perspectives to observe and feel their environment, and the joint exhibition will afford the public the chance to see and experience this. RE:TURN will be held from 25 November to 1 Dec at the Singapore Visual Arts Centre.
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