With A Wonderful Weekend, 72-13 will be home ground to myriad of
artists for a few days.
Art space 72-13 looks set to be the roaming place of video heads,
electronic music freaks and performance art enthusiasts come April 5
to7. Not surprising, considering the eye-opening activities lined up
for the show A Wonderful Weekend. Curated by artists Bertrand Peret
and Sandrine Llouquet, the show will comprise installations, live
music, videos, talks and more, involving everyone from architects to
filmmakers, visual artists to DJs.
Why the jumble of art forms and creatives? “We believe that there are
a lot of people who don’t care about contemporary art only because
they’ve never seen a piece of contemporary art. By mixing
exhibitions, concerts and theatre in th event, we want to mix
audiences and make the public discover something they were not
interested in before,” Llouquet quips, “And I think the borders
between art forms are getting less clear. Contemporary creation mixes
competences. Visual artists are making music and musicians are
working with architects.”
Llouquet’s own works for A Wonderful Weekend include an
installation that plays with the second space and the architecture of
72-13.Other artists who are involved include Stephane Concard, Madame
Patate, Toma, Vu Nhat Tan, Jean Phan, Robert Cianchi, Rich
Streitmatter-Tran, Pilooski, Tam Vo Phi, Quynh Pham Pleix and Leila
Albayati, most of who are either Vietnamese artists or French artists
based in Belgium and Vietnam.
Whatever you’re interested in, count on A Wonderful Weekend to
deliver something that’ll capture your attention. If you’re intrigued
already, hop over to see what’s in store. It’s fun way to spend your
Easter weekend too, if you ask us. –Ng Hui Hsien
A Wonderful Weekend is on April 5 to 7. 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Rd,
6737-7213. $8. Log on to www.72-13,com for more information.
[ From I-S Magazine, 30 Mar 2007, Friday. Page 28. ]