|Mapletree commissions world-renowned urban artist Daze to create artwork at VivoCity
11 February 2010, Singapore – This February, visitors to VivoCity can catch a part of New York Street Culture live in action as celebrated Graffiti Artist Daze creates an iconic piece of artwork, specially commissioned for VivoCity, by its developer Mapletree. From 20 to 24 February 2010, Daze will be at VivoCity's amphitheatre to create a mural that will be permanently installed at the Sentosa Concourse on Level 3 of VivoCity. This will be Daze's first artwork on display in Singapore.
VivoCity is honoured to be able to showcase Daze?s amazing artwork in Singapore. Mr Chang Yeng Cheong, General Manager of VivoCity said: "VivoCity has always embraced art as an integral part of the total lifestyle experience we bring to visitors. Through this uniquely-designed mural by world-renowned artist, Daze, we are pleased to introduce another art form ? the highly expressive urban art to all visitors. This is in line with our philosophy of positioning VivoCity as a vibrant, living showcase for art."
VivoCity is already home to an international collection of artwork, permanently installed as part of the Singapore Biennale 2006. Designed to surprise, excite and delight visitors, while complementing the multi-dimensional nature of VivoCity, these include the Snowman - an extremely tall and skinny snowman overlooking the Promenade; Flower Tree - a six-metre spherical bouquet of colourful flowers and Vivo Punch - a series of colourful man-like figures in various energetic action poses.
VivoCity looks forward to welcoming you this February as Daze brings urban street culture to life at Singapore?s largest retail and lifestyle destination.
Born in New York, Chris Ellis, also known as Daze, has been one of the pivotal figures of New York?s Urban Art scene since the late 1970s. The urban ?Wild Style?, favoured some 30 years ago has now gone global, influencing not only other artists, but also fashion, design and advertising around the world.
Daze?s works have been exhibited in museums and galleries all around the world, including the Grand Palais in Paris, the Brooklyn Museum, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Fondation Cartier in Paris and many others. His works have been collected and shown by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Ludwig Museum in Aachen and the Tate Gallery in London and by private collectors, including Eric Clapton and Madonna.
With over 1 million square feet of lettable floor space attracting a diverse mix of over 300 retailers, large event spaces, including an outdoor amphitheatre, a 20,000sf open plaza and a 300metre-long waterfront Promenade, VivoCity is Singapore?s largest and most diverse retail and lifestyle destination. Designed by world-renowned architect Toyo Ito, VivoCity is the centre-piece of Singapore?s newest lifestyle hub at the HarbourFront, which also includes Sentosa, Mt Faber, the Singapore Cruise Centre and St James Power Station.
About Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Mapletree, the developer of VivoCity, is a leading Asia-focused real estate capital management company. It owns and manages real estate assets of about S$12 billion comprising office, logistics, business park, industrial and retail/lifestyle properties across Asia. To support its regional business, Mapletree has established an extensive network and presence in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam.
As a leading Asian real estate capital management company, Mapletree is focused on investing in Asian markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. Its business philosophy is to shape new ways to deliver value to its stakeholders from real estate and related investments. It aims to be a strategic real estate partner providing real estate solutions, including capital management and quality property-related services and products, to its business partners.