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Artists as Citizens: Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA) in conversation with Edmund Cheng moderated by Ute Meta Bauer
Image: Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA), 2014. Photo by Marcus Leith RA. Courtesy Royal Academy of Arts, London.
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Artists as Citizens: Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA) in conversation with Edmund Cheng moderated by Ute Meta Bauer
14 Jan 2020 - 14 Jan 2020  5PM – 6.30PM

Venue: Mapletree Business City, Green Bowl, 60 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 117438

5.20pm
Opening set by SMU Samba Masala

5.30pm
Welcome Addresses by Wan Kwong Weng, Group Chief Corporate Officer, Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, and Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore, and Professor, NTU ADM, followed by a conversation between Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA), Edmund Cheng, Chairman, Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, and moderated by Ute Meta Bauer

6.00pm
Performance by SMU Samba Masala, in parallel with a guided tour of the Public Art Trail at Mapletree Business City II

On the occasion of the presence of the celebrated British artist Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA)(Nigeria/United Kingdom), NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore) and Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. cordially invite you to a conversation between Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA), artist; and Edmund Cheng (Singapore), Chairman, Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd; moderated by Ute Meta Bauer (Germany/Singapore), Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore, and Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University.

The title of the conversation, Artists as Citizens, draws on artistic strategies of activating the public through art, which the artist also describes in an interview in the forthcoming publication Culture City. Culture Scape. (Singapore 2020). It explores the broader cultural and artistic developments of the permanent installations at Mapletree Business City II by internationally renowned artists Dan Graham (United States), Zulkifle Mahmod (Singapore), Tomás Saraceno (Argentina/Germany) and Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA) (Nigeria/United Kingdom). Culture City. Culture Scape. situates their practices within a regional discourse on art in the city from the perspectives of corporate social responsibility and public art education.

This conversation is accompanied by a performance by Samba Masala (Singapore Management University) and followed by a reception and guided tours of the Public Art Trail at Mapletree. The event is held in conjunction with the Singapore Art Week 2020.

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