Intimate Moments @ PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Berlin

27 05 2013

An Interdisciplinary Art Exchange Project
Supported by the Singapore International Foundation
A Project by Vanini Belarmino (Singapore) and Nelja Stump (Berlin)
Berlin, Germany
11-17 June 2013

Persil in the wind © Ruthe Zuntz, Singapore 2012

Persil in the wind © Ruthe Zuntz, Singapore 2012

 Intimate Moments is an interdisciplinary art project focusing on the creative process contained within cross-cultural exchanges.  Curated by Vanini Belarmino and Nelja Stump, it will bring to life a breathing exhibition and a series of performances in Berlin on 11-17 June 2013. It will feature artists from Singapore: Chow Chee Yong, Urich Lau, Sherman Ong, Elizabeth De Roza & Shelly Quick of Theatre Strays and Andree Weschler, Intimate Moments seeks to capture nuances from the two different cities through artistic confrontations and face-to-face encounter between the artists from Singapore and the community of creative minds and audiences in Berlin.

As part of the initial process of getting acquainted with the life in both cities, Intimate Moments will open the exhibition at the PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Factory presenting time-based works that will embrace active contributions and reactions from the city.  During the week, the audiences can expect to see intimate stories about Singapore through the installations, photography, film screenings, video and live performances. Presented by Belarmino&Partners in cooperation with Nomadics by Tristesse Deluxe and PLATOON KUNSTHALLE, this initiative is realised as part of the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2013. It received generous support from the Singapore International Foundation.

 Activities at a Glance
11 June 2013

  • Opening Intimate Moments, the Exhibition @ PLATOON KUNSTHALLE The Factory, Featuring Chow Chee Yong, Urich Lau, Sherman Ong, Elizabeth de Roza, Shelly Quick and Andree Weschler, 18:30 
  • Berlin meets Singapore Opening Live Performance with Martini Brös, Schockglatze, Sebastian Purfürst, Bella Berlin, Nelja Stump, AADK, 19:00-22:00 

13 June 2013

  • Date with a Berliner, each of the artists from Singapore will be paired with a local artist from Berlin.  This is an open plan activity.  The artists will have to decide for themselves how spend the moments together.

14 June 2013

  • Hairy Virgin by Andree Weschler accompanied by Chow Chee Yong and Ruthe Zuntz, 15:00-17:30
  • Flooding in the time of drought by Sherman Ong in cooperation with Asian Hot Shots @ AEDES, 18:00-22:30

17 June 2013

  • Paper Boat, Performance-Installation @ The Factory, Devised by Elizabeth de Roza &  Shelly Quick of Theatre Strays , 19:00


Intimate Moments@ Welt Museum Wien

13 05 2013

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Intimate Moments for Vienna is a weekend of dance and film programme featuring works by Southeast Asian artists developed by Vanini Belarmino in response to the current exhibition of the Museum of Ethnology “Dance Creation. Asia’s Mythical Past and Living Present.“

The line-up presenting a combination of dance-film screenings by Sherman Ong and Masahiro Sugano alongside a solo performance by Unita Gaye Galiluyo aspire to highlight the current thinking and reflection of contemporary dance practice in Asia by Asian artists.  The attempts to bring into consciousness that dance in Asia is alive and has grown from within and beyond the confines of tradition.

Intimate Moments is a series of artistic encounters and cultural exchange initiative organised by Belarmino&Partners Singapore. It received generous support from the Singapore International Foundation.

Programme @ Weltmuseum Wien
23 May
Neang Neak (Serpent Goddess)
3 min50 sec / HD Color / 2012
A Khmer Arts Studio Revolt Production
Director, Cinematographer & Editor: Masahiro Sugano
Choreographer: Sophiline Cheam Shapiro
Dancer: Keo Kuntearom

Dancing the Love – A trilogy of dance films (2003, 2010 and 2011)
80’| Indonesian, Malay und Mandarin
A Production of 13 Little Pictures 
Director: Sherman Ong

24 May
Re-psyche-ling by Unita Gaye Galiluyo
30 minutes
A Solo Dance Performance followed by an Artist/Curator’s Talk

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12 03 2013

A Solo Exhibition by Vicente “Tito” Delgado
Curated by Vanini Belarmino
In Partnership with The Fullerton Heritage and The Embassy of Spain
29 March-13 May 2013


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Intimate Moments: Singapore, Vienna and Berlin 2013

28 02 2013
Photo: Ruthe Zuntz

Photo: Ruthe Zuntz

Artistic expressions will be journeying from Singapore to Vienna and Berlin this June.

Upcoming shows:

Intimate Moments, A Solo Exhibition by Vicente “Tito” Delgado, The Fullerton Heritage Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, 29 March-13 May 2013

Intimate Moments, Vienna – a dance-film weekend programme as part of the exhibition Danced Creation. Asia’s Mythical Past and Living Present, Museum of Ethnology, Vienna, Austria, 23-24 May 2013

Intimate Moments, Berlin – a breathing exhibition and interdisciplinary exchange initiative, as part of the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2013, Berlin, Germany, 12-30 June 2013

Details will be announced soon.





Curating Beyond Exhibition Making

2 10 2012

Curatorial Intensive
Independent Curators International
New York, New York
21-30 October 2012

Tree of Life, with a part of the 9-metre high wall that stretches approximately 798 kilometers in the West Bank as its backdrop © Ruthe Zuntz

A curator should have a life beyond exhibition making.  A curator ought to have a spot outside the confines of a gallery or classical museum set-up.  A curator could situate himself/herself under the tree in the photo above;  set-up a hammock and daydream about breathing concepts through its concrete backdrop.  Keep thinking.

From 21-30 October, Vanini Belarmino, Managing Director of Belarmino&Partners, will be joining a selected group of curators in New York City for the Independent Curators International, Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition Making.

The National Arts Council of Singapore made a generous contribution for Vanini’s participation in this programme.

Skin and Walls

21 09 2012

Curated by Vanini Belarmino
Saatchi Art Hallways
Saatchi&Saatchi Singapore
Clarke Quay, Singapore
24 September-31 October 2012

Saatchi&Saatchi Singapore has invited Vanini Belarmino, Managing Director of Belarmino&Partners, to curate the premiere exhibition “Skin and Walls”, for the Saatchi Art Hallways.

Featuring Ziquan Lan, Jahan Loh, Tommy Morris, Joseph Siow and Andrée Weschler, this exhibition combines creative mediums that employ the layerings of the body and the concrete and virtual walls as the canvas in the artistic creation.

“Skin and Walls”sees the initial attempt of Saatchi&Saatchi to bring art, creativity and technology under their roof to allow new inspirations to flourish.

City of Magic in One Minutes

8 09 2012

The One Minutes Workshop
Hosted by the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
rganised by Belarmino&Partners
27-30 September 2012, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Take this rare opportunity to learn skills and techniques of film-making from one of Singapore’s finest directors,Sherman Ong, and make your own one minute video that will be published on the One Minutes foundation website.

For the first time in Singapore, The One Minutes workshop will be organised at ArtScience Museum on 27-30 September 2012.  The One Minutes is a brand name for moving images that last exactly for one minute.  Following the theme on “City of Magic”, participants are invited to join the inaugural video workshop of The One Minutes in Singapore.

We are looking for tertiary students who are keen to learn about film making process. There are 15 slots available for this workshop. Application process is by invitation only.

If you think you should be a part of this workshop email Deadline is extended until 18 September.

A Public Presentation and  Special Screening  will be held at the Expression Gallery, Level 4 of the ArtScience Museum on 30 September, 3:00-4:30 p.m. 


7 08 2012

A Photography Exhibition by CHIA Ming Chien
The Fullerton Heritage Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
3 August- 23 September 2012

“High Society – The Fullerton” by Chia Ming Chien (2012)

“High Society – The Fullerton” by Chia Ming Chien (2012)

Intimate Moments is a series of exhibitions curated by Vanini Belarmino dedicated to the nuances of Singapore resting on its environment.  The combined moments of silence in the bustling metropolis; the constant birth of towering landmarks that reveal its process of maturity; stillness of structures that envelop the people on constant run; and individuals responding to its surroundings will be the focus of the artists featured in this series.

Intimate Moments’ launching exhibition ICONS by CHIA Ming Chien is an exhibition of photographs of iconic structures in Singapore that represent milestones in the historical development of this nation.

This three-part exhibition series is a partnership project between Belarmino&Partners and the Fullerton Heritage Gallery.

A Star for 15 Minutes

1 08 2012

Produced by Belarmino& Partners
Choreography: Eko Supriyanto
Choreographic Assistant: Wirastuti Susilaningtyas
Performers: LASALLE College of the Arts, School of Dance
Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum
11-12 August, Saturday and Sunday, 3:00 -7:00 p.m.

Photo Courtesy of Marina Bay Sands' ArtScience Museum

Photo Courtesy of Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum

“A Star for 15 Minutesis a site-specific creation by Indonesian choreographer Eko Supriyanto together with the LASALLE College of the Arts, School of Dance for the Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum, Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal.

Inspired by the philosophy of the pop-icon, Supriyanto developed a series of choreographic studies that respond to the exhibition space.  Eight dance compositions will be performed successively for three hours at the different galleries.  The team of young dancer makers from LASALLE will take on multiple roles, characterizing the people as well as the environment of Warhol at the height of his career.

“A Star for 15 Minutes” is conceived and produced by Belarmino&Partners as part of the public programmes for the ArtScience Museum.

For ticket enquiries, click here.

Museum Rendezvous: Imagining Andy

29 07 2012

Panelists: Yann Follain, Gilles Massot and Sherman Ong
Moderator: Vanini Belarmino
Marina Bay Sands’ArtScience Museum
4 August 2012, Saturday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Photo Courtesy of Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum

Museum Rendez-Vous aims to engage the audiences of the ArtScience Museum in a dialogue reflecting the crossings between Art and Science. Museum Rendez-Vous will explore the theme “Imagining Andy” in response to the current Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal exhibition.

Exhibition designer Yann Follain of WY-TO Pte. Ltd., who designed the exhibition space for the inaugural Asian exhibition tour for the pop-icon, will discuss how he and his team imagined the recreation of the spirit of the life and times of Andy Warhol at the ArtScience Museum.   While long-time Singapore resident, French artist and educator, Gilles Massot and award winning filmmaker, Sherman Ong will talk about their works and creative approach.

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