• 12
    Nov, 2017

    Museums of Tomorrow

    Are the roles of art museums changing? Do they form a global civil society when facilitating discussions on issues regarding the environment, humanity and the global and domestic societies.To shed light to these uncertainties, museum leaders Frances Morris (Director of Tate Modern), June Yap, Curatorial Director of the Singapore Art Museum), and Bartomeu Mori (Director of National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea) will preside a forum in SMU to discuss their personal, as well as institutions’, visions for the art museums of tomorrow.As leaders coming from cultural powerhouses, they will also provide insights to the socio-cultural landscapes of London, Singapore and Seoul, which are strongly connected to social media and the internet.The general public, as well as art aficionados, are all welcomed to join as these leaders will elucidate the forthcoming relationship between museums and civil societies. They will also address concerns and questions such as: Will museums continue to focus on just “art”, as boundaries between art forms are being reconstituted? Moreover, how can future museums balance between contemplative architecture and synergistic environment?

  • 18
    Feb, 2017

    Rediscovery: Foguang Temple 回首佛光思梁林

    China’s  pioneer  architects  Liang  Sicheng  and  Lin  Huiyin  discovered  Shanxi  Foguang  temple  in  1937,  the  year  when  Sino-Japanese  war  erupted.  Thus,  the  current  year,  2017,  marks  the  80th  anniversary  of  the  discovery.  Liang  and  Lin  followed  the  Les  grottes  de  Touen-houang  (written  by  French  Sinologist  Paul  Pelliot),  on  the  61  caves  of  the  Tang  Dynasty’s  […]