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Saturday, April 08, 2006
Fun Friday -vvv

Yesterday, I came across this photographic exhibition at Raffles City while I was on my way to the library with Jiangzheng.

It's an exhibition sponsored by Canon, featuring the works of three photographers. The subjects are mostly people, buildings and some landscapes of Hungary and Singapore. Ok, about the landscapes part, I was refering to Hungary. I guess Singapore has limited natural landscapes. By the way, I think the Hungarian girl in the picture above has beautiful grey eyes, although you can't see them from here. Somehow the vibrant colours of the pictures gave me the impression that these particular pictures were chosen to demonstrate the power of Canon printers (and there was a large format Canon printer at the exhibition). The Hungary pictures are quite nice... they make me want to visit Budapest.

We continued to the library for another photographic exhibition. This one is called An Ingenious Reverie - The photography of Yip Cheong Fun.

This is a free exhibition. I'm glad the library holds such free exhibitions. It makes art more accessible to the poor and the cheapskate. Anyway, Yip Cheong Fun is quite an established photographer if you didn't know. His works on display were mostly black and white photographs. There were pictures of chinatown long ago, farms at Potong Pasir, people of various trades, etc. There were also photographic equipment he used back in the old days. I like this exhibition, it's kind of like an artisitic photo documentary of Singapore's past. It also confirms my belief that you don't need ultra high-tech, anti-shake, digital, auto-everything with LCD screen cameras to take good photographs. Everyone who has some free time should come take a look at this exhibition.

I couldn't find any of the books I was looking for so I left the library without borrowing anything. I also forgot to look for a Jared Diamond book that I wanted to borrow. Oh well, I'll probably go there another day.

After dinner, we proceeded to the Asian Civilisations Museum. There are many interesting exhibits here but I was there yesterday primarily for the Power Dressing exhibition. It's half price on Friday evenings and since I had a receipt from the library (there's a promotion going on), it's also buy one get one free, so we essentially went in for a quarter the usual price, not bad. After we paid for the tickets, we were given round green stickers like this:

"Power Dressing: Textiles for Rulers and Priests from the Chris Hall Collection" is an exhibition that features textiles primarily from the Qing and Ming Dynasty. The highlights are the Dragon Robes (long2 pao2) worn by the emperor. Some of the robes are on the brochure here. You can click on the picture for a slightly larger image.

Unfortunately, my favourite robe is not shown in this brochure. It is a blue gold dragon robe during Qianlong's reign. I loved the intricate embroidery using golden threads and the dragon scales that looked three dimensional. The reflection of light on the scales changes as I move my head to see from a different angle.

There is also a small brownish piece of cloth with some faint pattern on it that according to the museum was a phoenix motif, although I couldn't really tell. Anyway, it was from the Warring States period. That's right, it's older than Jesus.

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