SENI Singapore 2004 - Official Opening


SENI Singapore 2004


Art and the Contemporary 


1 October to 28 November 2004


Official Opening


Date: Friday, 1 October 2004
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
Guest-of-Honour: Mr Yatiman Yusof
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for
Ministry of Information, Communications
and the Arts


The visual arts event of the year, SENI Singapore 2004 opens on 1 October 2004 with works by over 90 artists from 14 countries and regions. Singaporeans and visitors will be treated to a visual arts extravaganza, with various opportunities to sample and interact with contemporary art produced by some of Asia’s cutting-edge artists.


SENI Singapore 2004 presents ideas and creates active dialogues between Singapore and international artists through a focus on contemporary Southeast Asian and Asian art.  It aims to further nurture our visual arts talents, capabilities and audiences nationally, regionally and internationally.


Based on the theme “Art and the Contemporary”, the festival consists of five existing art projects - main exhibition Home Fronts showcases the works of 10 artist collectives from South-East Asia and Asia; Multimedia Art Asia Pacific (MAAP) in Singapore presents a series of eight exhibitions by digital media artists; City Art Project has three interactive exhibitions integrated into the public urban landscape; moving pictures features a contemporary video art exhibition; and Insomnia48 offers 48 hours of action-packed activities.  There will also be a symposium to provide a critical insight into the concepts of “the contemporary” with a focus on developments in Asia.


SENI Singapore 2004 is jointly organised by the National Arts Council and the Singapore Art Museum of the National Heritage Board, with partners TheatreWorks and Multimedia Art Asia Pacific, and sponsored by Lee Foundation and Singapore Tourism Board.


Media Preview of SENI Singapore 2004

Date: 29 September 2004 (Wednesday)

Time: 11.00 am

Venue: Singapore Art Museum


Be the first to see the art works of SENI Singapore 2004!


Attend a special preview with Mr Ahmad Mashadi, coordinating curator of Home Fronts who will conduct a tour of this main exhibition staged by 10 art collectives from South East Asia and Asia. Go on to explore the notion of gravity with Ms Kim Machan, director of Multimedia Art Asia Pacific (MAAP) who will give an overview of MAAP in Singapore and the Gravity exhibition.


Artists and curators will be present at the preview to give insights into their works and to take interviews. They include artists from the 10 art collectives involved in Home Fronts, Gridthiya Gaweewong, curator of the -+- negative plus negative exhibition (MAAP in Singapore) and Singaporean Tien Woon from, who will be directing the installation Broadband Live Link Singapore Brisbane (MAAP in Singapore).




  • Annex 1 - Programme for the Official Opening of SENI Singapore 2004
  • Annex 2 - List of artists involved in Home Fronts present at the media preview
  • Annex 3 - Reply Slip for Media Preview/Official Opening of SENI Singapore 2004