artcommune gallery is pleased to present the exhibition and book launch, "The Painting Speaks", which feature paintings by Tong Chin Sye and poems by Tan Chee Lay. Featuring 16 sets of ekphrastic poetry by scholar-writer Dr. Tan Chee Lay alongside the paintings of veteran artist Tong Chin Sye, "The Painting Speaks" brings together the creative expressions of two important local talents and provides new windows through which audience can connect meaningfully with both the literary and visual art forms.
Also on exhibit are 2 large canvas paintings recently completed by Tong Chin Sye. Originally composed in Chinese, each poem by Dr. Tan Chee Lay embodies a literary (re)interpretation of a painting by Tong Chin Sye. This relationship between the image and the word is shaped by a collaboration as well as a contest of ideas. As contexts and meanings shift and expand in the process, new dimensions emerge for our enjoyment of both painting and poetry.
Exhibition Opening & Book Launch: 6 April 2018 (Friday), 7pm
Exhibition Period: 4 April - 15 April 2018
Dialogue Session “Poetry in Painting”: 6 April 2018 (Friday), 7.45 – 8.30pm
Venue: The Arts House at the Old Parliament, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
For more details, please visit the Facebook event page.