Concentration sculpture

(Singapore)

Concerntration sculpture, Singapore, public art, Vichai Sithiratu

Public Art : Concentration sculpture

Sculptor: © Vichai Sithiratu

Description:

Date Unveiled: 1981

Location: The Concentration sculpture is located near Percival Road, Fort Canning Park, Singapore.

Inscription:

CONCENTRATION

By

Mr Vichai Sithiratn

Official presentation ceremony of Asean sculptures.
This sculpture executed during the Asean sculpture symposium
in Singapore from 27th March to 10 May 1981

Was unveiled by
HE Air Chief Marshal Siddhi Savetsila
Minister for Foreign Affairs
on 15 June 1982

 

Background to the Asean Sculpture Symposium: ASEAN Sculpture Symposium was established in 1981 with the aim of "promoting a sense of community among sculptors of member countries whose works of art will be visible symbols of regional cooperation." The ASEAN Sculpture Symposium lasted six summits, the final being in Manila in 1989.

The Singapore Committee On Culture & Information (COCI) held the first symposium in Singapore between March 27th and May 10th, 1981. Five sculptors from each member country were asked to produce a five-meter tall sculpture to later be displayed at Singapore’s Fort Canning Park. The Indonesian sculptor, But Muchtar, contributed a sculpture called “Unity”; The Malaysian sculptor Arifin Mohamad Ismail contributed a fibreglass work called “Taning Sari” (which desintegrated in the harsh weather and was later replaced with the "Augury" sculpture by Anthony Lau ; The Filipino sculptor ,Napoleon Veloso Abueva, contributed “Fredesvinda”; Thai sculptor Vichai Sithiratu, contributed this sculpture “Concentration” and Singaporian sculptor Ng Eng Teng, produced  “Balance”.

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