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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the European Union Delegation to Singapore have launched an exhibition of latest works by regional artists, created after their residencies in Europe, as a part of SEA AiR – Studio Residencies for Southeast Asian Artists in the European Union.
SEA AiR is a joint programme funded by the European Union and developed by the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore). Hoo Fan Chon, Citra Sasmita, Vuth Lyno: New Works marks the end result of the first cycle of the programme.
As collaborating artists in the inaugural cycle of SEA AiR, Hoo Fan Chon (Malaysia), Citra Sasmita (Indonesia), and Vuth Lyno (Cambodia) had been every awarded a three-month-long residency at an artwork establishment in Europe in addition to funding for the creation of artworks.
Stemming out of a year-long engagement, Hoo Fan Chon, Citra Sasmita, Vuth Lyno: New Works, is the consequence of a multifaceted course of formed by journeys and institutional collaborations, fieldwork and encounters, analysis and artmaking.
Located at NTU CCA Singapore’s Residencies Studios at Gillman Barracks, the exhibition is curated by Dr Anna Lovecchio, Assistant Director (Programmes) at NTU CCA Singapore, and is a part of Singapore Art Week 2023. It will run from 11 January to five February 2023.
In the first half of 2022, amidst Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing pandemic, the artists took off from their dwelling nations to conduct their respective residencies: Hoo Fan Chon at HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme (Finland); Citra Sasmita at WIELS (Brussels, Belgium); and Vuth Lyno at Villa Arson (Nice, France).
These residency programmes share a protracted historical past in facilitating cultural mobility and a dedication to supporting rising artists via curatorial mentorship, peer-to-peer dialogues, and public programmes.
The artworks featured in Hoo Fan Chon, Citra Sasmita, Vuth Lyno: New Works had been created by the artists in the months following their residencies, a much-needed time for vital reflection and materials experimentation that allowed them to develop their analysis findings and artistic inspiration into full-fledged artworks.
Ranging from set up and video to sculpture and portray, a few of these works additionally mark the artists’ first makes an attempt at embracing new mediums and supplies: 3D animation strategies for Hoo Fan Chon, video for Citra Sasmita, and paper for Vuth Lyno.
Shaped by their respective residencies, the exhibition reveals how the artists’ pursuits in the cosmetics of meals, cultural collaborations, the empowerment of girls and the resilience of marginalised communities have advanced over the final 12 months.
Iwona Piórko, Ambassador of the European Union to Singapore, mentioned: “We have in SEA AiR a made-in-Singapore programme to drive the development of Southeast Asia’s contemporary art and serve as a springboard for dialogue and mutual learning between European art institutions and Southeast Asian artists. SEA AiR celebrates diversity and people-to-people connectivity between the EU and ASEAN. We embarked on this pioneering project in a milestone year as the EU and ASEAN commemorated the 45th anniversary of their relations in 2022. This project embodies this rich spirit of dialogue and exchange that are hallmarks of the partnership between our two regions.”
Professor Ute Meta Bauer from NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media and Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore, mentioned: “As a Centre, we are enthusiastic to continue our support to emerging artists in the region through SEA AiR, a unique partnership between NTU and the European Union Delegation to Singapore. By weaving together research and production, the unique structure of this programme foregrounds the tremendous importance of cultural mobility to nurture artistic practices and, on a broader level, more open and inclusive societies.”
“Thanks to three-month long residencies conducted in different European countries in the spring of 2022 with our partner institutions for the first cycle of SEA AiR, artists Hoo Fan Chon, Citra Sasmita, and Vuth Lyno had the opportunity to pursue their research interests and immerse themselves in different cultural contexts. Hoo Fan Chon, Citra Sasmita, and Vuth Lyno: New Works features the artworks inspired by the artists’ experiences in Europe and we are delighted to present this exhibition to the audiences in Singapore in our Centre’s Residencies Studios at Gillman Barracks during the Singapore Art Week 2023.”
Hoo Fan Chon, SEA AiR artist mentioned: “I have limited experience with artistic residencies. I participated in a month-long research residency in Taiwan in 2017 and a two-week-long research and production residency in Sulawesi, Indonesia, for the Makassar Biennale in 2019. Both were organised by artist-run initiatives. SEA AiR is a well-supported residency that creates an environment that allows artists to focus purely on learning, reflecting, and producing. It is a privilege to take part in it.”
Citra Sasmita, SEA AiR artist mentioned: “The SEA AiR residency for me was a stepping stone to regenerate existing thinking methods. Exposed to new situations and experiences, my artistic ideas and processes have been constantly tested through intense discussions and meetings with audiences from different cultures.”
Vuth Lyno, SEA AiR artist mentioned: “Being an artist-in-residence in SEA AiR meant that I could immerse myself in a new environment and develop new research. This structure has been around for a very long time in the history of artistic residencies. However, SEA AiR also has the second component of supporting the materialisation of research ideas into new works for an exhibition. This model drives motivation. It is concrete and realistic because, in the end, as artists we make artworks. To be able to think, and to know from the beginning that there are the material conditions to create an artwork out of the research was very helpful to bring my ideas to fruition.”
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A research-intensive public college, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate college students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Medicine, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate schools. NTU can also be dwelling to world-renowned autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and numerous main analysis centres similar to the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).
Under the NTU Smart Campus imaginative and prescient, the University harnesses the energy of digital know-how and tech-enabled options to help higher studying and residing experiences, the discovery of latest information, and the sustainability of assets.
Ranked amongst the world’s prime universities, the University’s fundamental campus can also be steadily listed amongst the world’s most stunning. Known for its sustainability, over 95% of its constructing tasks are licensed Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its fundamental campus, NTU additionally has a medical campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district.
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About NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
A nationwide analysis centre of Nanyang Technological University Singapore, with a concentrate on Spaces of the Curatorial, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore) addresses the urgencies of our time similar to the local weather disaster and its impression on communities. A number one worldwide artwork establishment, pushed by dynamic considering in its three-fold constellation: Research and Academic Education; Residencies Programme; and Exhibitions. It brings forth revolutionary, multi-disciplinary, holistic and experimental types of emergent creative and curatorial practices that intersect the current and histories of latest artwork embedded in social, geo-political, geo-cultural spheres with different fields of information. NTU CCA Singapore’s workplace and analysis centre is situated at Gillman Barracks.
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About the European Union
The European Union (EU) is an financial and political union of 27 Member States. Together, they’ve constructed a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable growth while sustaining cultural variety, tolerance and particular person freedoms. With the assist of over 140 diplomatic representations round the world, the EU cooperates carefully with its Member States to advertise the values and pursuits of the EU and set up networks and partnerships, selling multilateral-based options to frequent challenges. The EU is the largest commerce block in the world, in addition to the world’s fundamental supply and the prime world vacation spot of international direct funding.
In 2012, the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the causes of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.
The 27 EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
About the European Union Delegation to Singapore
Set up in December 2002, the EU Delegation to Singapore formally opened on June thirtieth, 2004. Since then, the EU’s diplomatic illustration has labored to advertise nearer ties between the EU and Singapore. In shut coordination with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States, the Delegation ensures consistency and effectiveness of the EU’s exterior motion in Singapore.
With 27 nations, almost 450 million individuals and the largest GDP in the world, the EU is of accelerating significance to Singapore, particularly since the entry into power of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA). The Delegation covers a spread of points similar to commerce, international coverage, local weather change, atmosphere, transport, industrial coverage, analysis, science, know-how in addition to training tasks similar to the Study In Europe increased training honest and EU at Your School and on the cultural entrance presents SEA AiR (in partnership with NTU CCA) and the annual European Film Festival (EUFF).
On fifteenth December 2022, the substantial conclusion of a brand new Digital Partnership between the EU and Singapore was introduced in Brussels. This Partnership expands the strong EU-Singapore relationship into the digital realm, which has a transformative potential for the way forward for our economies. The Digital Partnership builds on long-standing cooperation between the EU and Singapore on commerce, analysis and know-how. It will even function a strategic pathfinder for nearer region-to-region digital connectivity.
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