At the recent Singapore Biennale, I read my fair share of artist statements. These statements are sometimes used as an opportunity to explain the work, at other times to explain the philosophy of the artist which may (or may not) shed light on the work. For me the clarity and accessibility of the statement bears a direct relation to the clarity and accessibility of the work.
Here are some of my favourite artist statements that I have stumbled upon
Annette Barbier/Drew Browning’s
Krishen Jit Astro Fund for Malaysian Artists
Its not art, its air Con piping at the Biennale’s Tanglin Camp
A primer I wrote about distribution of indie films based on my experience with Singapore GaGa. First published in Criticine an online journal about Southeast Asian Film.
GaGa publicist Qian Xi stamping 1000 postcards
Invisible City (2007) now in pre-production wins the Pusan Bank Fund Award from the Asian Network of Documentary at Pusan International Film Festival. I will be at Pusan promoting this new documentary, from 13-17 October, I hope to see you there
Four Singapore films opening now, amazing but true
Passabe, August 17-20, 24-27, today! a documentary about East Timor
High Cost of Living, Picturehouse, 17 August, today!
Smell of Rain, the Arts House, 23 Aug – 2 Sep, love and love lost set in the HDB
Singapore Dreaming, Golden Village, 7 September, originally titled “The 5Cs”
I have not seen any of them but plan to