The owners of Xi Yan marry their love for both fine Chinese food and Chinese contemporary art with the Banquet Of Joy, Joy Of Art exhibition.
Contributed by Yong Yung Shin
Way before it became fashionable, Chinese restaurant Xi Yan owner Thomas Choong and his brother Yin Lee have been ardent fans of Chinese contemporary art; since 1983, they have been collecting artwork by various Chinese artists, and their passion is evident in the intriguing art pieces that adorn the restaurant’s walls.
In a bid not just to showcase fine Asian culinary feats (for which Xi Yan is famous) but share the beauty of Chinese contemporary art, the restaurant is holding its first ever Chinese contemporary art exhibition and sale, Banquet of Joy, Joy of Art, which will feature the brothers’ collection of paintings over the past 27 years.
While the first session on the evening of May 20 is an invitation-only cocktail event to be graced by ministers and dignitaries, the weekend sessions are open to public for free.
Those who are interested in the full experience should make reservations for the dining event. You’ll enjoy a specially crafted menu matched with a range of fine wines, while the Choong brothers, together with curator Joan Yap, share their experience and insights to spotting good artwork.
Banquet Of Joy, Joy Of Art is on May 21 and 22, from 10:30 a:m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For inquiries and reservations on the dining event, call up or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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