Cow and Calf

Cow and Calf by Malaysian Artist Ch’ng Kiah Kiean, 2021

 

Organised by Nanyang Academy of Fine Art’s Alumni Relations Office, the Cloud Exhibition affords a platform to showcase works from Club NAFA and NAFA Alumni Association members. Guests from China, Croatia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, United Kingdom, America and Vietnam, have also been invited to contribute artworks as a mark of unity and symbol of alliance against the backdrop of the global pandemic.

 

In curating the exhibition, the organising committee explored the idea of Nian Hua (年画), which originated from the Han Dynasty and remained popular in Ming-Ching Dynasties in China. Nian Hua signifies new aspirations with beautiful images, depicting auspicious Chinese zodiacs symbols to ward off evil spirits. More than 60 works will be displayed, expressing artists’ interpretation of the Ox.

 

由新加坡南洋艺术学院校友事物处主办的云端展特为南艺联谊会会员和南洋美专校友会画家提供了一个平台展示他们的作品。除此之外,中国,克罗地亚,印度,日本,马来西亚,巴基斯坦,秘鲁,葡萄牙,俄罗斯,斯里兰卡,台湾,英国,美国和越南的嘉宾也应邀在全球疫情的背景下贡献出艺术作品,作为团结画家精神和艺术联盟的象征。

在策划展览时,组委会探索了年画的概念,年画起源于汉代,并在中国明清时期仍然很流行。年画以美丽的图像象征着新的愿望,描绘了吉祥的十二生肖符号以抵御邪灵。展出汇集多幅作品,表达艺术家对“牛”的诠释。

CHINA

 

CROATIA

 

INDIA

 

JAPAN

 

MALAYSIA

 

PAKISTAN

 

PERU

 

PORTUGAL

 

RUSSIA

 

SINGAPORE

 

SRI LANKA

 

TAIWAN

 

UK

 

AMERICA

 

VIETNAM