Sunday, December 10, 2006

Open SEA (2006)

Work by Patiroop Chychookiat (Thailand)

Work by Lynn Lu (Singapore/Tokyo)

Work by Sharon Chin (Malaysia)

"Open SEA (Southeast Asia), the first of what is designed as series of presentations on contemporary young artists and curators from Southeast Asia, aspires to bridge the enervated network between young contemporary Southeast Asian artists, curators and its audiences by informing each other’s creative tendencies and developments. In this inaugural exhibition at The Substation curated by Singaporean artist Khairuddin Hori, Open SEA presents Lynn Lu, Sharon Chin and Patiroop Chychookiat.

Open SEA primarily introduces these emerging personalities of Southeast Asian contemporary art through a showcase of their bio data and creative potential above the discussion of any particular artwork/s itself. For this reason, accompanied by original artworks, the exhibition plans to showcase documentations of their encounters with art.

In a collateral event on 5th August, public members are invited to spend a ‘day-out’ with the artists at the Wunderspaze studio. This ‘open’ 5-hour event where extreme ‘up-close’ experiences could be expected, departs from traditional formats of artist talks, forums or workshops employed to acquaint the public to artists’ creative thoughts and processes. Here, artists and participants could choose to view and share their favourite films, cook, play games, take a trip around the neighbourhood or simply share their personal experiences with art."

Artists' Day Out