Sunday, February 08, 2015

Ju Ming Taichi Series, Monumental Outdoor Exhibition at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Ju Ming's Taichi Series - Preparation for Underarm strike,1985. Bronze.

Ju Ming Taichi Series, Monumental Outdoor Exhibition 
Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bukit Timah Core 
17 Jan 2015 -16 Apr 2015 
Extended till 31 May 2015
Free admission 

The artworks by Ju Ming have always fascinated me. He is arguably Taiwan's most influential sculptor. Born in 1938, Ju Ming attained fame in Taiwan in the 1970s and in New York in 1983.

Ju Ming's Taichi Series, 1994. Bronze.

Back in the year 2004, I have had the pleasure to see and experience a number of his sculptures at various location in Singapore. The brilliant colours of his "Living World" series caught my attention immediately. It was however his "Taichi" series that I have found intriguing and more innovative. When I learnt that Ju Ming's Taichi series would be exhibited in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, I planned and made time to check out the Ju Ming Taichi Series Monumental Outdoor Exhibition.

Ju Ming's Taichi Series - Taichi Arch, 2000. Bronze.

This monumental outdoor exhibition will feature fifteen of Ju Ming's bronze masterpieces from the Taichi Series, set within the landscaped outdoor spaces of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

I enjoyed viewing Ju Ming's sculptures outside the usual confines of a gallery. The beautiful landscaped spaces of the Singapore Botanic Garden greatly complemented Ju Ming's sculptures from his Taichi Series. Words cannot quite describe the experiences of viewing Ju Ming's sculptures. If forced to find words to describe, in essence, each sculpture is like a poetic form that seems to interact with the surrounding works of Nature.

Ju Ming's Taichi Series, 1996, Bronze.

Go and experience his sculptures in the outdoor spaces of the Singapore Botanic Gardens for yourself. This exhibition is free-of-charge and will continue till 16 Apr 2015.

Members of the public enjoying their recreational activities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

For visitors using public transport such as the MRT or buses, enter via the Bukit Timah Gate, or take the MRT train to the Botanic Gardens MRT station.

For visitors who are driving and need parking spaces, enter via the Cluny Park Gate and park your vehicles there.

Updates on 10 Feb 2015: iPRECIATION will be organizing a guided walking tour for the monumental sculptures exhibition at the Bukit Timah Core area, near Eco-lake. For more information, please visit Ju Ming Tachi series Walking Tours.

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