Accompanying “Reading Photographs” is a series of talks and workshops artists to equip readers with a more in-depth understanding of the works and activities included in the book.
We are privileged to have artists Geraldine Kang, Lavender Chang, and Wilfred Lim to share their creative process with the public.
Staging for the Camera
27 July, 4.30pm–6pm
by Lavender Chang, Geraldine Kang and Wilfred Lim
Lavender Chang‘s focus lies in conceptual photography. Lavender’s artwork is a reflection of the sensitivity towards the subtle nuances surrounding her. She hopes to focus on these experiences, to create a canvas allowing further contemplation and letting the passage of time to leave behind traces of her mortality.
Chang’s works have been exhibited at the International Orange Photo Festival, China in 2010, the Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards in 2011, Singapore Art Museum and Sundaram Tagore Gallery New York in 2014. In 2016, she had her solo exhibition in Society Generale at Alliance Française de Singapour, exhibited at Mizuma Gallery and The Singapore Art Show. In 2017, she had exhibitions at The Arts House and ADM Gallery in Singapore and Gajah Gallery in Yogyakarta. Her most recent shows include exhibitions at Objectifs-Center for Photography and Film and the 10thanniversary exhibition of ION Arts’ Young Talent Programme, YTP REUNITE during Singapore Art Week 2019.
In 2011, she was the recipient of the Gold award at The Crowbar Awards, Singapore, and was the winner of the Noise Singapore Prize. Chang was one of the winners for 2012/2013 Affordable Art Fair’s Young Talent Programme. In 2013, she held her winner’s solo show in ION Art Gallery, Singapore. In 2015, she won 6th France+ Singapore Photographic Art Awards. In 2016, her collaboration with &Larry won the President Design Award’s Design of the year. In 2018, her cinematography work for John Clang’s debut feature film, Their Remaining Journey, which premiered at the 2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam and garnered a nomination for the festival’s Bright Future Award. It is also the opening film for National Gallery Singapore’s Painting with Light: Festival of International Films on Art.
Geraldine Kang (b. 1988) is a visual artist working with photography, video and installation. Her work focuses on unearthing overlooked spaces and power dynamics pertaining to the living situations of precarious transient migrant workers in Singapore. She has exhibited widely in Singapore. Solo presentations include: Grey Projects (2014), the Institute for Contemporary Art Singapore (2015), and the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (2015). She was artist-in-residence at Nau Coclea, Spain in 2013 and at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art in 2017. Kang has exhibited internationally, participating in group exhibitions at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, The Artists’ Village in Taipei, ifa-Galerie in Berlin and Stuttgart, Het Nutshuis in Den Haag, and Selasar Sunaryo in Bandung. Aside from her own work, Kang involves herself in a wide variety of projects, ranging from community-based efforts to art publications. She is based in Singapore and New York City, and obtained her MFA in Fine Art at Parsons School of Design.
Wilfred Lim (b.1988) graduated from Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media. He lived and grew up in a small fishing village at the seaside in Pengerang, southern Malaysia for 18 years before pursuing his education in Singapore. Drawing reference from classical paintings, his photographic images are often carefully staged to resemble surreal and whimsical tableaus.
Wilfred is the international winner of Undergraduate Award 2014 (Visual Art Category). He has also been awarded Noise Singapore Awards (Photography), 1st prize for Invisible Photographer Asia Photo Book Asia Award and 2nd place for Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017, Next Generation Award: Photo Story category.
Admission is free of charge, and all public is welcome to join. Register with email@example.com.