Curated by Vera Mey, Curator, Residencies, this offers an insight into the practice of NTU CCA Artists-in-Residence who redefine the boundaries of the studio space by demonstrating the dynamic and divergent ways artists make art. Following this line of practice, Residency: OPEN introduces audiences to the idea of artwork as research through various formats of an exhibition, a talk, film screening, installation and archive.
Koh Nguang How (Singapore), Performance: The Time Show
Block 38, Malan Road
12.00pm – 12.00am
Travel through time with Koh Nguang How’s archive as he recreates The Time Show, a 12-hour performance, organised by “The Artists Village” from New Year’s Eve of 1989 to New Year’s Day of 1990. Involving collaborations with artists over a 12 hour duration starting from noon until midnight on 23 January 2015, the project presents a moment to usher in the new year and reflect on past artists’ activities in Singapore. Known for his expansive archival practice, Koh will also present a special collection of materials related to The Artists Village.
Arjuna Neuman (USA), Video Installation: Caesium Forest
Block 38, Malan Road
3.00 – 9.00pm
If the procedure of hacking seeks out weaknesses so as to forcefully enter a system, then both religion and radiation could be understood as deep hacking precedents. Come and experience Arjuna Neuman’s installation Caesium Forest (2013-) an ongoing video and research project that considers the meeting points of nuclear history and contemporary religious practices.
Matthew Mazzotta (USA), Artist Talk: The Architecture of Social Space: Creating spaces of critique within the places we live
Block 43, Malan Road
NTU CCA Seminar Room
7.00 – 8.00pm
Matthew Mazzotta is a recipient of the Chamberlain award by the Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, which recognises an artist work in the discipline of social practice. He will discuss his ongoing practice of creating public interventions that open new social spaces focusing on community and public participation.
Lee Wen (Singapore), Performance: Malevich
Block 37, Malan Road
9.00 – 10.00pm
Go back to square one with Singapore’s leading multi-disciplinary artist, Lee Wen, in this performance work dedicated to his ongoing residency exploration of Russian Suprematist Kazimir Malevich’s painting “Black Square” (1915), an ironical take on Singapore’s “square” identity.
Pratchaya Phinthong, Installation: (Untitled) Singapore, 2014
Viewed from the rear-exterior of Block 38, Malan Road
Until 31 January
Witness the idea of airspace as monitored and ambiguous in Untitled (Singapore), 2014 by Thai artist Pratchaya Phintong recognised for his research driven practice involving various communities and experts. Through this new work, Phinthong recreates the experience of looking up at the sky through looking down at a seemingly abstract photograph. Phintong’s works are shown internationally such as at the gbagency, Paris (2012) and dOCUMENTA 13 (2012), Kassel.
Venue: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Gillman Barracks
When: 23 Jan 2015,