Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sugizo.

Sugizo, Ashinoko Lake, Japan, Dec 2009

This shoot makes one of my most beautiful memories, ever.


I first fell in love with Sugizo when I saw his movie, Soundtrack, when I was 14.  There was certain tension and intensity to the way he played the violin that was different from how he was with the guitar.

When he played for me by Ashinoko Lake in the freezing cold during the shoot, I thought I was going to cry.

It was so surreal.

So breathtaking. So heartbreakingly beautiful.


Sugizo-san, thank you.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Extra seats for Meet the Artist session on 5th June!

Japan Creative Centre has kindly added a few extra seats for the session on 5th June~

Here are the details again:

Event: Angel Dreams by Zhang Jingna - Meet the Artist Session
Date: 5 June 2010, Saturday
Time: 1:30pm - 3pm
Location: Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
Tel: +65 6737 0434

This event is strictly by registration only.

To sign up please email your name/age/contact to valerie@zhangjingna.com.


Registration is full! See you there!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Exhibition: Angel Dreams by Zhang Jingna



Some of you probably already know about this from my Facebook page, but just for those who missed out, I'm preparing for a new exhibition due to start this month on the 29th till 18th June.

This is my second solo gallery show, I'd forgotten how much pain it is to do one till I got down to doing it. But this is something I had really been wanting to do for this year, so here it is.


The collection will feature some Japanese-themed pieces, photos from my collaboration with Sugizo, some other previously unpublished works, a selection of my iconic pieces over the years, as well as a room with outtakes, behind-the-scenes photos, work-in-progress materials, and personal items like artbooks and photobooks that have influenced and inspired me over the years.

The venue is a really beautiful space and I'm very excited to begin with the installation, except we've yet to start on the printing because I take forever to select and process my images. -_-;;


There's a Meet the Artist session on the 5th of June. The registration is already full, but I think press passes can be requested via Japan Creative Centre for media coverage. I will also try to stay around a bit longer and be down at the gallery now and then when possible. Hope to see you there~

Exhibition details:

29 May to 18 June 2010 
Tues to Sat: 10am - 6pm
(Closed on Sun & Mon)
*Main hall is closed on 5 June for a closed-door meet-the-artist session between 1:30pm-3pm

Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
Tel: +65 6737 0434
Free Admission
http://dreams.zhangjingna.com

For interviews and other press-related enquiries, please write to valerie@zhangjingna.com
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Monday, May 3, 2010

22.

Not a particularly special number, but I was looking at the 21 entry from a year ago, and thinking, just how amazing it is that those events all feel so far away now. It's incredible how fast time passes by.

I haven't been updating as much this year, I think I'd became quieter after my grandma's passing.

Little as I do, I still go out, talk to people, hold meetups, joke with friends and do dinners with pals.
But it's just changed.

In a way, I think you can call it becoming accepting. Maybe? 

A long-time client also once mentioned that I seemed to have mellowed over the years. So perhaps, it is just something that comes with age. I don't really know.


Sometimes I feel old. So old.

So much responsibilities to shoulder, so many expectations to not fail, so much money to deal with, variables to consider.

So much, so much of everything.

But even then.

Even then, I still wake up to dreams of those who're gone. I still remember, I still feel. I am still capable of crying. Still human.

I'm still the little girl chasing after her dreams whilst trying not to drown.

For everyone who's followed me thus far, words can't express the gratitude I have for your support and love.

Thank you.


Jingna
4/5/09