The Artling recently flew to Jakarta to check out Bazaar Art Jakarta. Here are some images of what we saw……

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Bazaar Art Jakarta, The Pacific Place Jakarta

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Yoshitomo Nara 

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Semarang Gallery

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A Quiet Place #2, Andy Dewantoro

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Damage, Andy Dewantoro

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Artsphere Gallery

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Insectum Series, Agan Harahap

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Tree No. 23, Carlos Aguirre

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Katuki Keisuke 

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Ohnishi Yasuhiro 

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Tristes, Wang Zhibo

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Wave Drawing, Nobuaki Takekawa

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Scenery with Crane, Fumihiro Takemura

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Eko Nugroho 

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Postcards from the Alps, Eddie Hara

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Infinity-Nets [Riota], Yayoi Kusama

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Yayoi Kusama 

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The Contingent 8, Jompet

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Robert Zhao 

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Jalasveva Jaya Mahe, Heri Dono

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The Looming Dark Estuary, Sunaryo

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No Place To Hide, Entang Wiharso

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Etsuko Fukaya

REVIEW: Zen Teh, ‘Calls for a New Natural Order’ at 2902 Gallery

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                           Zen Teh, The Imperative Landscape, Cosmos

Here in tiny, land-scarce Singapore, it comes as no surprise that nature’s often had to take a backseat to the demands of progress and development. Even as campaigns to save the Green Corridor and Bukit Brown make it plain that not everybody’s on board with the idea of replacing natural areas with highways and shopping malls, there’s precious little left of nature on the island. What does remain often ends up aggressively manicured, presenting not so much nature as some carefully orchestrated interpretation of nature, filtered through very human expectations and perspectives. 

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Reflections: King For A Day by Equator Art Projects

The title of the exhibition is as ambiguous as it seems.

King For a Day was a rather spontaneous project in which Equator Art Projects sought to engage with emerging Singapore artists.The concept of the exhibition consisted of two parts: the first was to put together a group show, featuring works representative of each artist’s current practice. Our Main Gallery in this scenario represented a conventional exhibition space. The fun began with the Project Room, which each artist, as King or Queen, was given ‘ownership’ of this small kingdom for two days. This intimate space was visualised as an alternative platform for the artists to openly conceive a solo project. Perhaps it was an opportunity to do something experimental, or to expand on aspects of their art-making and for others, to respond to the bizarre exhibition title.

Here are reflections from the artists about their solo projects.

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Art Galleries Association of Singapore presents their annual exhibition titled Edition(ed) at Artspace@Helutrans, from 17 - 20th July. Over 20 participating galleries will be showcasing more than 70 works ranging from photographs, prints, sculptures and digital works. The Artling director, Talenia will be taking part in a panel discussion on the history and currency of editions, alongside Eitaro Ogawa, chief printer of STPI and Belinda Fox, artist and printmaker, Louis Ho, art historian, critic and curator, and moderated by Benjamin Hampe of Chan Hampe Galleries.
Don’t miss this event! For more details, check out www.agas.org.sg

Art Galleries Association of Singapore presents their annual exhibition titled Edition(ed) at Artspace@Helutrans, from 17 - 20th July. Over 20 participating galleries will be showcasing more than 70 works ranging from photographs, prints, sculptures and digital works. The Artling director, Talenia will be taking part in a panel discussion on the history and currency of editions, alongside Eitaro Ogawa, chief printer of STPI and Belinda Fox, artist and printmaker, Louis Ho, art historian, critic and curator, and moderated by Benjamin Hampe of Chan Hampe Galleries.

Don’t miss this event! For more details, check out www.agas.org.sg

New Exhibition: Cicadas Cicadas by Genevieve Chua

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Cicadas #5, Castanets

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Cicadas #4, Castanets

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Born in 1984, Genevieve graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore in 2004. Genevieve works on an unfurling narrative in which the wilderness takes the form of a nebulous feminine creature that repossesses the city by flooding. Informed by Southeast Asian superstition and horror, the works are contingent realities presented as installations, images and objects.

In Singapore, selected solo exhibitions include at the Singapore Biennale 2011, Objectifs, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2009, and National Museum of Singapore 2009. She was a recipient of the NAC Georgette Chen Scholarship 2003/4 and the Young Artist Award in 2012 conferred by the National Arts Council Singapore.

The artist is represented by STPI (Singapore), Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong) and Gusford Gallery (Los Angeles).  www.genchua.com

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Interview with Kelsey Offield, GUSFORD Gallery, Los Angeles

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Kelsey Offield, Owner and Director of GUSFORD | los angeles
Pictured at inaugural exhibition, Public Privates by Adam Mars, from February 8- March 23, 2013

Please tell us a bit more about the LA art scene – what is it like?

The LA contemporary art scene is vibrant, young and diverse.  LA collectors are becoming more engaged and excited about what is coming through local galleries, rather than turning to New York or abroad for emerging talent, as they traditionally have in the past. LA artists (and galleries) have the luxury of being bolder with the work they make and exhibit as Los Angeles is an unconventional and newer art market. The young collectors in particular are open and excited to new concepts of art.

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ART JOURNAL @ Art Basel, Basel 2014

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A DAY WITH… AN ARTIST
MING WONG

“Western films exist as an extension of photography, whereas Japanese films are more extensions of Kabuki, Noh, and other traditional performing arts”.

Born in Singapore in 1971, Ming Wong is currently based in Berlin. He is known for his unique artistic approach, in which he places himself into reconstructions of emblematic masterpieces of World Cinema. For this exhibition, Ming Wong presents his first work created while living in Japan, Me in Me, comprised of a series of short films inspired by Japanese film and traditional performing arts. In Me in Me, Ming Wong classifies Japanese films into the three genres of “historical”, “modern” and “animated” and in the various scenes attempts to recreate the archetypal characters of each. Playing all of these characters himself, he uses the distinctive performance, camera work, and narrative-setting of these three cinematic worlds to express representative aspects of Japanese film.

~ Excerpt from Me in Me catalogue, foreword by the Shiseido Corporate Culture Department

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ART JOURNAL @ Art Basel, Basel

A DAY WITH… A GALLERIST
EMI EU
Director, STPI

STPI is an internationally renowned space in Singapore for conceptual developments in contemporary art practice in print and paper. STPI’s Creative Workshop offers a dynamic residency programme for leading artists from around the world to experiment and push the boundaries of artistic creation with alternative methods and materials. Together with STPI Gallery, its critically acclaimed programme and exceptional workshop expertise, make STPI one of the best international destinations for contemporary arts in Asia.

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Heman Chong / STPI at Art Basel 2014

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