TCN’s Desola Kazeem, in Singapore, writes about the latest exhibition by Goh Beng Kwan, one of Singapore’s celebrated contemporary artists.
The exhibition opening and book launch for Singaporean contemporary artist Goh Beng Kwan was held at Daiichi Art Space last month. For a first-time visitor, Daiichi Art Space is a pretty and atmospheric venue, with a fine-dining French restaurant on its ground floor. Goh Beng Kwan, immediately recognizable by his trademark vest was a distinguished figure at the show. Kwan is a holder of the Cultural Medallion for his contributions to visual arts in Singapore. In the opening speech by Lee Khai, D.J.N., Chairman of Penang State Art Museum, he acclaimed Kwan’s hard work the incorporation of different cultures into his art and persona. He noted the need to increase the number of people writing about art in Malaysia and supporting art publication. After introductions, a short film about Kwan’s working style and history was screened.