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Opening Night: Aaron Curry: Fragments from a Collective Unity, 26th September 2018

September 26 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

STPI Gallery is proud to present Aaron Curry’s first major solo exhibition in Southeast Asia.

Inspired by a myriad of art movements, the LA-based artist is known for his exhilarating use of neon colours, applied on organically shaped sculptures. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many other institutions.

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The Probability of Veracity Part 2 by Gilles Massot, 7th September 2018

THE PROBABILITY OF VERACITY PART 2: THE RE-ENACTMENTS (FROM ANALOGUE TO DIGITAL)
An exhibition by Gilles Massot
With soundscape by Gilles Massot, Rex Tan, Leslie Tan and Luke Chen
Design contribution from Laura Miotto
Objectifs Lower Gallery
8 to 29 Sept 2018
Free admission

Opening Reception: Fri 7 Sept, 7pm
Artists’ Talk: Sat 22 Sept, 5.30pm to 630pm
RSVP to the talk at http://veracitytalk.peatix.com

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From Yogyakarta with love.

Centering The Margin

Lim Hak Tai Gallery, situated within NAFA campus, boasts an eclectic ambience formed by a medley of natural illumination and spotlights. As one walked through one of its entrances, the change of atmosphere was anything but stark. The sunlight, and the street view lend themselves well to smudging the line between the outdoors and its confines. This spatial characteristic teleported my mind briefly to a special memory. Reminiscent of the many art spaces in Indonesia, (many of which are independently run, semi-outdoor with sometimes not-so-subtle heterodoxy in an almost subversive way), it could not be more apt. Works from Centering The Margin, a collaborative exhibition between students from Lasalle College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, details the artists’ response to a research visit to Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Residencies Insights: It’s complicated talk by Nathalie Johnston, 5th September 2018

Venue: The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

Nearly a decade into Myanmar’s transition out of military rule, artists still struggle to find their voice. As the trajectory towards a democratic political system proves to be slow, volatile, and discontinuous, how does the artistic community negotiates its position against the backdrop of the seismic shifts that are currently taking place throughout the country? Faced with a new set of challenges, what kind of strategies do artists employ to carve out and maintain a critical stance? In this talk, Nathalie Johnston will reflect upon these issues by mapping out some radical artistic practices and patterns of resistance within Myanmar’s contemporary art ecosystem.

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Archive: From Repository to Medium | Specialist Talk, 1st September 2018

Specialist Talk #4 | Sat, 1 September

Archive: From Repository to Medium | Specialist Talk with artist Shubigi Rao and museum archivist Dr. Chu Chu Yuan

Documentation and archival practices have become increasingly significant in the presentation and understanding of art, but can the archive itself be employed aesthetically? Join artist Shubigi Rao and SAM archivist Dr Chu Chu Yuan for an illuminating dialogue on the archive as a point of departure and medium for contemporary artists and artwork

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Reel Thursdays: After Modernism: The Dilemma of Influence, 6th September 2018

Disciplines, cultures and artists previously excluded from privileged canons have become an ever-expanding field of activity and influence. Anything or anyone is fair game. Meaning is no longer fixed, context is everything. Directed by Michael Blackwood and produced by Michael Blackwood Productions, the film looks at how modernism is richer and more complex than previously considered.

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Book Launch / Opening: The Wood for the Trees by Shubigi Rao, 23 August 2018

THE WOOD FOR THE TREES
A visual bibliography, and launch of “Pulp II: A Visual Bibliography of the Banished Book” by Shubigi Rao
Objectifs Lower Gallery
24 to 31 Aug 2018
Free admission

Opening Reception & Book Launch: Thurs 23 Aug, 7pm
Reading by Shubigi Rao, followed by a QnA with the artist, moderated by writer and artist Dana Lam

Since 2014 artist and writer Shubigi Rao has been working on a ten-year film, art and book project, “Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book”, about book and library destruction, and the book as activism and resistance.

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