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Climate Conversations at Siah Armajani: Spaces for the Public

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Climate Change is affecting all of us.

We know that many people are concerned about climate change but don't feel that they can act or know what to do.Join with us and others who care about our home and our future to learn what's at stake, and what you can do.

This is a guided conversation about climate change, what it means for the things we care about, and what we can do. You don't have to be environmentalist to come, we welcome people who have questions, are confused, worried or curious.

Together, we can be part of creating a brighter future, not just where we are surviving, but thriving together.

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**About Climate Conversations**

Climate conversations are a way to have meaningful conversations with people that inspire them to care for our home and our future.

We know that many people are concerned about climate change but don't feel that they can act or know what to do. We organise productive, positive conversations to understand the role we can play in a positive future.

Join us in engaging the community in climate change and its solutions.

**About NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore**

A leading international art institution, NTU CCA Singapore is a platform, host, and partner creating and driven by dynamic thinking in its three-fold constellation: Exhibitions; Residencies Programme; Research and Academic Education. A national research centre for contemporary art of Nanyang Technological University, the Centre focuses on SPACES OF THE CURATORIAL. It brings forth innovative and experimental forms of emergent artistic and curatorial practices that intersect the present and histories of contemporary art embedded in social-political spheres with other fields of knowledge.


Current Exhibition:
Siah Armajani: Spaces for the Public. Spaces for Democracy.
20 July – 3 November 2019
The Exhibition Hall
Block 43 Malan Road


NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore is presenting the first institutional solo exhibition Siah Armajani: Spaces for the Public. Spaces for Democracy. of Iranian-American artist Siah Armajani (b. 1939) in Asia. Considered a leading figure creating art in public space, Armajani merges architecture and conceptual art in his sculptures, drawings, and public installations that range from bridges to gardens, and outdoor structures such as gazebos for public use. His intrinsically interdisciplinary works dwell on political, social, economic, philosophical, and metaphysical considerations, inspired by democratic ideals and values, as well as by American vernacular architecture. Principles such as “nobility of usefulness” and “art on a civic scale” have guided Armajani’s lifelong practice, which continuously calls for critical reflection and communality.


Taking centre stage in the exhibition, the large-scale installation Sacco & Vanzetti Reading Room #3 (1988) unfolds along its several comprising elements, such as two wooden cabins, various tables and chairs made of planks, benches, and racks filled with books, magazines, and stacks of pencils noticeably arranged like spikes. The dozens of books populating the space are by or about the poets, philosophers, and political activists Armajani has dedicated different works to over the decades of his practice. Many are part of his Tomb series, from which seven drawings and models are presented. Street Corner No.1 and No.2, two large bridge models, are also included, as well as twelve small metal sculptures made of generic kitchen utensils.

Curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director of the NTU CCA Singapore, and Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU.

This programme is also supported by the National Youth Council through the National Youth Fund



Tue Oct 8, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT
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Venue
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art ,Block 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443
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General Admission FULL
Venue Address
ntu centre for cont Singapore
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Climate Conversations
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