The boy who knew too much: a child prodigy

This is the true story of scientific child prodigy, and former baby genius, Ainan Celeste Cawley, written by his father. It is the true story, too, of his gifted brothers and of all the Cawley family. I write also of child prodigy and genius in general: what it is, and how it is so often neglected in the modern world. As a society, we so often fail those we should most hope to see succeed: our gifted children and the gifted adults they become. Site Copyright: Valentine Cawley, 2006 +

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hafiz Osman's Economist Art Exhibition.

Hafiz Osman, my brother-in-law (and uncle to Ainan) has been commissioned, by The Economist magazine, as one of the Singaporean artists to answer the question: "What is your opinion of the world today?".

The Economist Art exhibition is in to its second week now and goes on until the 26th November 2008. Hafiz's work, which used 500 backdated issues of the Economist magazine as its materials of construction, is a comment on both the fleeting nature of the media, and the fact that it is so often seen as nothing more than visual sensation that is not understood in context. His work is meant to reflect the "-human interpretations, language barriers, political and cultural interventions, all of which obscure true understanding of what is actually happening." He goes on to say that: “I would like people to form their own, independent opinions, through viewing the work, about modern media.”

Hafiz is an up-and-coming young artist, who has held fourteen exhibitions (this is his fifteenth), and been an artist-in-residence, three times. He has had exhibitions as far afield as Istanbul, in Turkey; Belgrade, in Serbia and Delft in Holland. He is also presently a lecturer in Fine Art at La Salle College of the Arts (he was previously earning his living entirely from his art).

If you would like to catch a glimpse of one of his works it is to be found at Chevron House, in the foyer, at 30 Raffles Place, until the 26th November and is available for viewing from morning until 6.30 pm.

I hope you get a chance to see it. Thanks.

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posted by Valentine Cawley @ 4:51 PM 


Blogger Tor Hershman said...

You think you knew too much, gad!
You ain't watched moi's YouTube films.

I quite enjoyed the Fictional Or Real Top Ten Lists on your blog.

Stay on groovin' safari,

12:29 PM  

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