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Group show: Signed & Dated: our 10th Anniversary Exhibition (over)

6 June 2006 until 6 July 2006
  Signed & Dated: our 10th Anniversary Exhibition
 
  vwfa Valentine Willie Fine Art - Kuala Lumpur

vwfa Valentine Willie Fine Art - Kuala Lumpur
1st Floor,17 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia (city map)

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Signed & Dated: our 10th Anniversary Exhibition
06/Jul/2006 - 06/Jul/2006

VWFA turns 10 this year. It has been ten years of growing and learning, of making great partnerships, and great friendships. It has been our privilege to work with so many gifted artists, curators, writers and art organisers both within Malaysia and from the region. We have had the good fortune too to have the support of passionate collectors who have great faith as we do in the development of local and regional art.

The project "Signed & Dated" starts from a simple premise. In the business of buying and selling art, it is still common to seek out this signature and date of completion on a work of art as some proof of authenticity. In our everyday lives we sign and date statements, agreements, approvals, protests, pleas. We leave our mark, make a record of ourselves. We also sign and date letters. "Signed & Dated" therefore is about putting a mark to, taking responsibility for what we make and say, and about correspondence, the way we speak across borders. As a commercial gallery, we are a marketplace, not simply of commodities changing hands but also a marketplace of ideas, involving emotional, intellectual, aesthetic and professional exchanges. To celebrate our anniversary, we invited the many artists we have exhibited over the years to contribute a small, postcard-sized work to form part of a larger wall installation and limited edition book. This little project is a guestbook of a sort, a compendium of marks and messages from many of the artists we have worked with and exhibited over the years. We have been overwhelmed by the response - over 70 artists both within Malaysia and from around the world have taken part.

The Malaysian artists we represent include Anurendra Jegadeva, Askandar Unglehrt, Nadiah Bamadhaj, Chang Fee Ming, Chong Siew Ying, Jalaini Abu Hassan, Kow Leong Kiang, Noor Mahnun Mohamed, Redza Piyadasa, Nirmala Dutt Shanmughalingam, Wong Hoy Cheong, Wong Peng Fey, and Yee I-Lann, and we also represent Emil Goh, Mella Jaarsma, Lindy Lee and Manit Sriwanichpoom on a regional level. A number of these artists have contributed something further to the show, giving us a more focused view of their work now.

Participating artists:
Ahmad Zakii Anwar
Anurendra Jegadeva
Arahmaiani
Askandar Unglehrt
Bayu Utomo Radjikin
Fernando Botero
Ben Cabrera
Chai Chang Hwang
Chan Thim Choy
Eric Chan
Chang Fee Ming
Cheong Laitong
Sharon Chin
Chin Wan Kee
Anthonie Chong
Chong Choon Woon
Chong Siew Ying
Choo Beng Teong
Choy Chun Wei
Chuah Chong Yong
Glen Clarke
Joel Couloigner
Francesca Enriquez
Albrecht Fuchs
Emil Goh
Helen Guek
Hamid Hassan
Mella Jaarsma
Jalaini Abu Hassan
Geraldine Javier
Jolly Koh
Kow Leong Kiang
Terry Law
Lindy Lee
Jose Legaspi
Vincent Leong
Kamin Lertchaiprasert
Liew Siow Ching
Edward Lucie-Smith
Alex Moh
Moy Siew Ting
Nadiah Bamadhaj
Nirmala Dutt Shanmughalingam
Kim Ng
Noor Mahnun Mohamed
Eko Nugroho
Phuan Tai Meng
Redza Piyadasa
Raja Shahriman
Ramlan Abdullah
Norberto Roldan
S. Teddy D
Saiful Razman
Natthawut Sing-Thong
Manit Sriwanichpoom
Tara Sosrowardoyo
Susyilawati Sulaiman
Putu Sutawijaya
Agus Suwage
Syed Ahmad Jamal
Sidney Tan
Tang Da Wu
Popok Tri Wahyudi
Ugo Untoro
Natee Utarit
Sophia Vari
Niti Wattuya
Wong Hoy Cheong
Wong Perng Fey
Susie Wong
Yau Bee Ling
Raymond Yap
Yee I-Lann
Yusof Majid
Liew Siow Ching
Edward Lucie-Smith
Moy Siew Ting

Special thanks to:
All the participating artists
Danny Leong of Tusen Prindesign
CB Lim of Fresh Colour Separations
Design Line
Alexis Bistro
Bombay Sapphire
Numthong Gallery, Bangkok
Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta
Finale Art Gallery, Manila
The Drawing Room, Manila
Adeline Ooi

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