DE:FAULT 4 APRIL BY 7 SINGAPOREAN ARTISTS
ONE NIGHT ONLY
HAPPENINGS AND PERFORMANCES BY 7 LOCAL ARTISTS
4 APRIL 2019, 7-9pm
Venue | INSTINC SOHO, 12 Eu Tong Sen Street soho2@central #04-163
"A removal from or of fault. DE:FAULT is an exhibition that holds artists at NO fault from the works presented; all faults predicted. Artists are to experiment playfully. Their only criteria is to act on unfamiliar grounds."
Singapore - INSTINC is pleased to present DE:FAULT, a one night only exhibition by seven award-winning, established local artists Andy Yang, Ezzam Rahman, Justin Lee, Urich Lau, Yen Phang, Yeoh Hwee Wee and Yeo Shih Yun. Whilst they have exhibited in different exhibitions in Singapore and aboard, this one night exhibition will the first time these seven artists exhibit together! Having been in this location since 2009, this exhibition will also mark INSTINC last exhibition in this current premise and state before a major renovation which starts right after the end of the exhibition. This exhibition also celebrates INSTINC 15th anniversary since establishing in 2004 in Chinatown.
The works featured in this exhibition are video projections, installations and performances. All the works are new and created just for this exhibition.
DE:FAULT opens on 4 April 2019 7-9pm. All the artists will be present.
Come enjoy this exciting event, chat with the artists and be immersed in this experience before INSTINC transforms...
Urich Lau, born 1975, is a visual artist, independent curator and art educator based in Singapore. Working in video art and photography, he has presented works in Singapore, Argentina, Australia, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Serbia, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA and Uzbekistan. Exhibitions include Singapore Biennale 2013, VII Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art, the 7th Geumgang Nature Art Biennale and Pyeongchang Biennale 2017. He graduated with Master of Fine Art from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2004. He is a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, a founding member of the art collective INTER–MISSION, a member of The Artists Village, Instinctive (INSTINC Art Space), and resident artist at Goodman Arts Centre in Singapore.
About the work:
Title: Life Circuit, 2019
Medium: video projections
Life Circuit is a series of audiovisual work made since 2009. Going back to the origin of the work that defies and alters the usual human ability to see, hear and speak, the artist attempts to engage the space in its 'default' state.
Growing up surrounded by plants and animals (his parents are geneticists and agriculturalists), Yen investigates the gaps in our relationships with our bodies, nature, and the biological.
Yen is a recipient of the Winston Oh Grant (2016), Winston Oh Travel Research Award (2016), and was awarded the Cliftons Art Prize (2015) and the UNSW Julius Stone Prize (2006). His work has been collected by the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore, Cliftons Venues, One Farrer Hotel & Spa, as well as British Airways for their Terminal 1 Lounge at Changi Airport, Singapore. He has also initiated projects such as Displacements: 13 Wilkie Terrace (2013), Interstitium (2015), and Repurposing Nostalgia (2016) under the Displacements banner.”
About the work:
TITLE: Admin Part 2: Antechamber, 2019
MEDIUM: Durational Performance, furniture, rose petals, gloves paper crown.
How do we discover our new default position in the face of irreversible change? In “Antechamber”, Yen Phang continues his explorations of the actions we take in a time of mourning. It forms the second part of the series “Admin”.
YEOH HWEE WEE
Yeoh Wee Hwee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons – 1st Class) Fine Art with Contemporary Writing from University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, in 2006. After receiving her Art Bursary (Oversea) in 2007 from Singapore National Arts Council, she continued to pursue her masters degree in Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom, and graduated in 2009. She is currently a part-time lecturer in LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Wee's practice enquires into the idea of becoming through a work intensive operation on displacement and transgression. Nothing is stable, things are constantly in a state of becoming; in a state of flux where one never cease to slip and transform into another. About the work Title : The Container Medium : Installation Year : 2019 Statement : The Container utters scattered thoughts and random impressions. There is no default in living.
About the work
Title : The Container, 2019
Medium : Installation, gold stickers and audio
The Container utters scattered thoughts and random impressions. There is no default in living.
YEO SHIH YUN
Yeo Shih Yun (1976, Singapore) graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1998 with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. She then joined LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts and completed a Diploma in Communication Design in 2001, prior to her pursuit of the Post Baccalaureate Programme in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2002.
Yeo is known to reinterpret the medium of ink painting with striking results. Her experimentations with the fusion of the traditional form and contemporary mediums, such as new media or performance art, have garnered much acclaim, including a commission by the Singapore Art Museum, the Sovereign Asian Art Prize People’s Choice Award 2012 and the UOB Painting of the Year 2007. Yeo has held solo exhibitions in Singapore, Japan, and Germany, and participated in various other group exhibitions internationally.
In 2017, her first monograph INKPULSE: The Art of Yeo Shih Yun, was published and her critically-acclaimed solo exhibition Diaries, Marking Time and Other Preoccupations is presently on-going at the NUS Museum in Singapore. Yeo is also the founder of the independent art space “INSTINC” in Singapore, where she currently lives and works.
About the work:
TITLE: DE:FAULT, 2019
TWO CHANNEL VIDEO PROJECTION, VIP INVITE CARDS, LAMINATED A4 PAPER AND READING LIGHT
This installation is a response to the failure of a person, an act and an event that happened in Jan 2019.