Lim Tze Peng Showcases Works At Important East Asia-Latin America Forum
Cultural Medallion recipient Lim Tze Peng will be showcasing two of his works at the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) Art Exhibition, to be held at the Manila National Museum from 27 January to 27 February 2004.
Lim’s works will be up for viewing by delegates from East Asia and Latin America attending the 6th Senior Officials’ Meeting on 28 and 29 January 2004 and the Second FEALAC Ministerial Meeting on 30 and 31 January 2004. These are pivotal meetings that are expected to help set the FEALAC agenda for the next few years.
The two works, Temple on Pulau Ubin (1998) and Poem by Wang Wei (2003), have been specially chosen to reflect Lim’s personal mission of capturing historical landmarks in Singapore for posterity and his unique individual style of calligraphy. A self-taught artist and doyen in the Chinese calligraphy community, Lim distinguished himself in his 50-year artistic career and received recognition for artistic excellence including the Special Prize at the Commonwealth Art Exhibition in England in 1996 and the highest arts accolade in Singapore, the Cultural Medallion for Art, in 2003.
Initiated by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong in 1998, FEALAC was formed to establish a link between East Asia and Latin America. As founding member of FEALAC, Singapore has been at the forefront of the FEALAC process, to strengthen dialogue and cooperation through the initiation of FEALAC projects in the fields of politics, culture, economy, society, education and science and technology. The grouping includes 30 countries, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Peru, Australia, Cambodia, Japan, Laos, South Korea and Vietnam, among others. For more information on FEALAC, do refer to http://www.mfa.gov.sg/sections/fp/io_fealac.htm.
Visuals of his works are available on request.
Annex - Profile of Lim Tze Peng