artist / participant
Siah Armajani: Spaces for the Public. Spaces for Democracy.
20.07.2019 - 03.11.2019
Opening reception: Friday, 19.07.2019 19:00-21:00
Considered a leading figure in public art, Iranian-born artist Siah Armajani merges architecture and conceptual art in his sculptures, drawings, and public installations. Informed by democratic ideologies and inspired by American vernacular architecture, his works include gathering spaces for communality, emphasizing the “nobility of usefulness.” His highly acclaimed public art and architectural projects have included bridges, gardens, and outdoor structures, that have been commissioned and presented worldwide. A retrospective featuring his artistic career spanning over more than five decades was recently on view at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and inaugurates in March at The MET, New York. Armajani’s exhibition at the NTU CCA Singapore is his first institutional presentation in Asia unfolding along a large scale installation, Sacco & Vanzetti Reading Room #3, a selection of models highlighting the artist’s ideas and interests that one could summarise as “art on civic scale.”