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Feature: SARAH CHOO JING | Art of Rehearsal (13 May - 26 Nov 2017)
A.I. is pleased to announce Sarah Choo Jing (b. 1990, Singapore) will be presenting a new work titled Art of the Rehearsal in a group exhibition: Personal Structures hosted by the European Cultural Centre (organized by GAA Foundation) in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale.
Art of the Rehearsal was commissioned for the opening of the new media gallery at the National Museum of Singapore, the theme of which was traditional dance.
The work comprises a panoramic video collage and individual video portraits depicting cultural dancers from three different local troupes. A short essay by Louis Ho (curator at Singapore Art Museum) will be published to mark this exhibition supporting this new video work.
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Sovereign Art Prize 2017
We are pleased to share that Sarah Choo Jing's (b.1990, Singapore) recent photograph work titled 'Nowhere Near' has been nominated and is a finalist for the Sovereign Asian Art Art 2017 Prize. The artist was previously a finalist for the 2014 Prize. All finalist works will be exhibited at the Christie’s Hong Kong showroom, The James Christie Room from 19 - 21 April and then at The Rotunda, Exchange Square Hong Kong, from 25 April – 4 May.
The Grand Prize winner will be announced on 28 April.
Link to the 2017 finalist shortlist here. Public nominations are also taken for the Public Prize.
This year's judging panel include: Alexandra A. Seno – Head of Development, Asia Art Archive; David Elliott – Writer, curator and museum director; Jim Supangkat – Artist, art critic and curator; Michael Snelling – Artist, writer and former Director and CEO of the National Art School, Sydney; Miao Xiaochun – Artist and Professor at The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.
About Sovereign Asian Art Prize
The Sovereign Art Foundation was founded by Yorkshire-born art collector and CEO of Sovereign Group, Howard Bilton, with the purpose of utilising art to fund and promote art programmes.
Held annually, the Sovereign Asian Art Prize invites mid-career contemporary artists, who have been nominated by our carefully selected board of art experts, to enter up to three artworks online. Entries are then judged by a small judging panel consisting of independent art experts and professionals from the region, who select the best 30 artworks from a range of digital images. These 30 pieces are then exhibited in a prominent public space in Hong Kong, where the pieces are judged a second time, in person.
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British Friends for Art Museums in Israel (BFAMI) Gala 2017 & 70th anniversary
Gala: 18 January 2017
Christies Auction House (8 King St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6QT)
Sunday 15 Jan: 11 am – 4 pm
Monday 16 Jan: 10 am – 4 pm
Tuesday 17 Jan: 10 am – 3 pm
Artist, Sarah Choo Jing (b.Singapore, 1990), has generously donated a photographic work titled Wonderland (2014) to this year's BFAMI Gala & 70th anniversary. Full details of the gala event below & on BFAMI's website. The evening is sponsored by Christie’s Auction House and J.W. Marriott London, Grosvenor House.
<British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel are delighted to celebrate their 70th Anniversary at a special gala dinner and auction.The fundraising auction will feature international emerging and established artists represented by leading museums and galleries around the world. Artists included: Jeff Koons, Raqib Shaw, Ron Arad RA, Michael Craig-Martin, William Kentridge, Mattia Bonetti, Tracey Emin, John Gerrard, Yayoi Kusama, Keith Tyson. British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel are delighted to celebrate their 70th Anniversary at a special gala dinner and auction.The fundraising auction will feature international emerging and established artists represented by leading museums and galleries around the world. Artists included: Jeff Koons, Raqib Shaw, Ron Arad RA, Michael Craig-Martin, William Kentridge, Mattia Bonetti, Tracey Emin, John Gerrard, Yayoi Kusama, Keith Tyson>
Sarah Choo Jing. Wonderland (2014). Digital C-print on Diasec. 85cm x 174cm. Image credit: the Artist, courtesy: A.I. Gallery.
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All the Lonely People
"I sense the social alienation and isolation in individuals across cities such as Paris, London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. I suppose this theme of solitude is a running thread through my practice" -Sarah Choo Jing
The solo exhibition titled "Flights of Mind” took place with a small gallery in the PMQ area, Hong Kong. It consisted of new works involving the subject matter of people in transit on Hong Kong's MTR system. China Daily reports that the portraits are "a homage to some of the finest in painting, theatre and photography” and the artist references director Wong Kar Wai as an influence on her practice.
New works include a triptych series titled "At the Beginning of the End" depicting standing passengers during the urban rush hour, seen through the train's windows, either staring poignantly down into their hand-held devices or out into the abyss. Each waiting in transit, with the sense of passing time through MTR stops until their respective stations for exit. A new panoramic work titled "In Matter & Memory" (220cm x 110cm) captures, in black and white, the arrivals of these MTR's passengers onto the platform and their momentous mass exit in a slow fade-like motion. Meanwhilst, Choo's "Glass Walls" portrait series depicts an individual passenger in a fluid, slow fade aesthetic again. The printing technique used here is a bleed of the photograph and resulting painterly effect.
Dates: 3 - 14 February 2016
The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (=*Media Geijyutsu*) that honours outstanding works from a diverse range of media- from animation and comics to media art and games.
Sarah Choo Jing's 'Waiting for the Elevator' (2014, multi-channel video installation) is featured under the Jury Selection in the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival - Art Division.
The work depicts a documentation of several events at the street level of different housing estates across Singapore combined into one uninterrupted panorama. These openings, ironically known as “void decks”, were intentionally designed as community spaces. Viewers witness isolated individuals immersed in seemingly repetitive routines such as smoking, resting or talking on the mobile. Unlike Choo’s earlier staged works, the characters are unaware of the artist’s camera. A sense of anticipation is prolonged by the continuous length of street, the accompanying suspenseful music, as well as the individuals’ repetitive actions. The transition between ordinary scenes transports viewers in time and space so that they become the ones waiting for the elevator, waiting for something to happen.
Martell Stages First Ever Augmented Reality Exhibition in Singapore
The Martell AiR Gallery, Singapore’s first augmented reality exhibition of contemporary art made its debut over the weekend, presented against the city-state’s iconic skyline.
Created by cognac house Martell to celebrate its 300th anniversary in Singapore, as well as the city-state’s Golden Jubilee, the exhibition showcases 15 new works by 15 local artists, and is entitled “Zoe — The Art of the Alchemist.”
With the Martell AiR Gallery app downloaded onto their devices, members of the public can then access and view the artworks at their own time, exhibited against prominent landmarks in the Marina Bay area — such as the Marina Bay Sands Sky Park, and the waters of Marina Bay.
The gallery is curated by Singaporean designer Kelley Cheng, who was invited by Martell to Cognac and Versailles to experience the history and heritage of the esteemed ocognac house. One of the main thematic inspirations drawn from her trip was the affinity of the cognac-making process with the Chinese notion of the five elements (“wu xing”) — a concept that formed the basic structure of the exhibition.
The element of wood is used to symbolize the early, spirited growth of Singapore from the period 1965 to 1974, explored by artist Michael Lee, writer Amanda Lee Koe, and filmmaker Kirsten Tan. Artists Sarah Choo, Yeo Shih Yun, and Mindflyer turn their energies to tackle the “fire” phase of Singapore during one of its most vital periods from 1975 to 1984. These two phases are followed by periods of “earth” and “metal,” before the fifth and final phase of “water” — associated with the stillness and latency of winter — as depicted in works by Anngee Neo, Angie Seah, and Rowell Tan.
“Audiences can expect a variety of artworks ranging from still images to animated pieces that will be coded into the Augmented Reality platform. The Martell AiR Gallery will give a whole new perspective on viewing art, as they can walk around Marina Bay and be able to equally appreciate art that might be flashed onto the sky, on a building, or on the water’s surface,” says Cheng, curator and Martell ambassador in Singapore.
“This will be historic in Singapore as it will be the first ever augmented reality contemporary art exhibition, the first ever fully fledged show done using this technology. It is an appropriate gift from Martell to Singapore, being nothing short of exceptional.”
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