Kohler Co., a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, is showcasing its support and passion for the arts with an exhibition called “Kohler and the Arts” for the first time in Singapore.
The exhibition consists of three parts, each displaying different aspects of art within the company. Taking center-stage is Kohler Bold. Art., a sculpture exhibition showcasing the works of six Southeast Asian artists from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. Under the theme of ‘Asian Contemporary Art: Rooted in the Past, Looking into the Future’, the artists explore in-depth and within their cultural context how they see the changes such as continuing urbanization, Asia’s ever-increasing economic power on the world stage and the impact of constant innovation and technologies on societies. The results are art pieces that are as eclectic and interesting as the artists who have created them.
The exhibition also features Arts/Industry, a display bringing you back to the last century when Kohler Co. launched this program with artists-in-residence in the USA in 1974. Since then, more than 500 local and international artists have participated in this unique initiative.
The third part of the exhibition is a selection of Kohler’s Artist Editions products, crafted by skilled artisans using methods that have been passed down for generations. Each design is inspired by patterns and color palettes drawn from cultures and landscapes around the world. Balancing artistry and craftsmanship with utility, Artist Editions products invite you to celebrate beauty and creativity each day.
The opening ceremony was honored by Ms. Angel Yang, VP & General Manager, Kohler Kitchen & Bath Group – Southeast Asia & Australasia. James Seet, the Malaysian artist featured in Kohler Bold. Art., also attended the event together with 80 guests from the architectural, interior design and media community.
“Driven by values in design, innovation and craftsmanship, Kohler has been strongly supportive of the arts and initiated many arts-related programs worldwide. To continue to expand Kohler Co.’s involvement with the arts in Asia, Kohler has established Bold. Art. Asia. We wanted to create a platform to promote the artworks of established as well as aspiring artists. Our latest edition of the program features six Southeast Asian artists whose inspirational pieces of Asian Contemporary Art will give visitors unique perspectives on how Asia’s roots in the past will drive cultural, economic and technological changes in its future,” said Ms. Angel Yang.
Yeo Peipei, Wookie park and Helen Yoon
Carrie Na, James Robertson, Ji An and Bernard Johnson
Yeo Pei Pei, bernard Johnson, Sheila Cayetano and Annie Sim
Bido and CJ
Pola Rissa Beiasa and Elenita Borcelo
The exhibition is open to the general public from September 12 – 19, 2015, at the Art Seasons Gallery, BIG Hotel, 200 Middle Road, #01-02, Singapore 188980 from 11am to 7pm (Mon-Sat) and from 12pm to 6pm (Sun). Admission is free.