~ 間 ~ The MA Project
A joint exhibition by Sachiyo Sharma & Sunaina Bhalla

20 January - 3 Feburary 2018


Japan Creative Centre (JCC)



© Sunaina Bhalla

This sensorial exhibition by artists, Ms Sachiyo Sharma and Ms Sunaina Bhalla, is a conceptual installation inspired by the Japanese concept of MA.

MA is the awareness or experience of transient space that encompasses art, music, and architecture. This thought-provoking homage to MA explores the impermanence of life, evanescence of life forms, emergence of calmness using materials like woven linen paper, cocoons, cotton cord, and surgical pins, through intense yet meditative creative processes.



© Sachiyo Sharma

Exhibition Period


Exhibition Period:

20 January - 3 Feburary 2018


Opening Hours:

Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Closed on Sundays & Mondays


Venue:

Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372


Admission:

FREE


About the Artists



© Sachiyo Sharma

Born in Japan and having been trained at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Ms Sachiyo Sharma has always been interested in what exists between two objects. Is there only an emptiness in between, or is there an invisible vibration, like at a Zen Rock Garden, where things resonate silently.

She is passionate about her work from the inception of the idea, to choosing and making her own materials. She uses hand spun paper combined with silver thread from Japan, to create calm yet intriguing texture on her work. The weaving and spinning process, which is time consuming and requires a high level of concentration, discloses a vibrancy which allows one to stop and contemplate about the relationships around them.

Her work has been exhibited and collected widely in Belgium, France, Spain, Japan and the UK including V&A Museum, London.



© Sunaina Bhalla

Ms Sunaina Bhalla is a contemporary artist of Indian origin, who lives and works in Singapore. Educated in India, she moved to Tokyo in the late 90s and has spent the last two decades in various parts of North and South Asia.

Her work currently revolves around the repetitive and ritualistic nature of gestures and their traces. She explores the transformative effects of the deliberate infliction of pain on the human body during the curative process of alleviating disease and decay. By using industrial materials analogous to the fragile nature of the body, she examines the passage of time and the mark making that documents this process.

Ms Sunaina Bhalla has exhibited in Japan, India, Singapore, Europe and the Middle East. Her works are in the permanent collections of the ESSL Museum, Vienna and Mumbai Airports Authority, India, and in various private collections globally.


Register for the Workshop: My MA Expression in Block Print


Ms Sunaina Bhalla will be instructing participants on how to create their very own block print. Ms Sachiyo Sharma will also introduce the Japanese concept of MA using examples of both traditional and modern Japanese art.


Date:

Saturday, 20 January 2018


Time:

10:30am - 12:00pm (Registration starts 10:00am)
OR
2:00pm - 3:30pm (Registration starts 1:30pm)


Venue:

Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372


Admission:

FREE (maximum of 8 people for each slot)


To register, please email the following details to jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp with the subject Workshop: My MA Expression in Block Print:

1. Full Name
2. Number of persons (including yourself)
3. Organisation
4. Mobile Number
5. Preferred slot: ① 10:30am / ② 2:00pm (please choose one)

Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.


Register for the Artist Talk: MA in Art


Ms Sachiyo Sharma will introduce the Japanese concept of MA, particularly in the context of Japanese art. She will also give a guided tour of the exhibition, which is based on the same concept.


Date:

Saturday, 27 January 2018


Time:

2:00pm - 3:00pm (Registration starts 1:30pm)


Venue:

Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372


Admission:

FREE


To register, please email the following details to jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp with the subject Artist Talk: MA in Art:

1. Full Name
2. Number of persons (including yourself)
3. Organisation
4. Mobile Number

Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.


Where is Japan Creative Centre (JCC)?


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Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Parade Hotel.


Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
http://www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp/JCC
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard

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