A Studio of Own’s Own S2 E6: Agan Harahap

Our next guest features Agan Harahap, a contemporary artist based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Known for his intriguing and eye-catching photographs and drawing references from pop culture, Agan’s photographs intrigue his audiences with his playful imagery.
A Studio of One’s Own is a series of online dialogue sessions that seek to reach out internationally to the quiet voices of Southeast Asia, catching up on their changing creative routines having been confined to their own home space. In casual conversation with DECK, the invited artists speak about their adaptation to the inevitable changing circumstances whilst sustaining their artistic practice.
With the second season of A Studio of One’s Own, led by guest curator John Tung, we continue to bring the community closer through another exciting series of conversations with 8 artists from Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Tune in to the conversation LIVE on DECK’s Facebook page.
26th August, 8PM.
Q&A opens at the end of every episode.
A Studio of One’s Own is a free event, support DECK in our Building Fund here

A Studio of One’s Own S2 E2: Lim Sokchanlina

Continuing the streak is none other than Lim Sokchanlina joining us in Episode 2!

Lim Sokchanlina is the founder and an active member of the art collective Stiev Selapak / Art Rebels (2007–) and co founder of exhibitions spaces – Sa Sa Art Gallery (2009 – 2010), SA SA BASSAC (2011–), as well as Sa Sa Art Projects (2010-­‐). He works across documentary and conceptual practices with photography, video, installation and performance. Using different strategies, he calls attention to a variety of social, political, geopolitical, cultural, economic and environmental changes in Cambodia in relation to the globe.

Come join in the conversation! Premiering LIVE on DECK’s Facebook, 1st July, 8PM.
Q&A opens at the end of every episode!

A Studio of One’s Own is a series of online dialogue sessions that seek to reach out internationally to the quiet voices of Southeast Asia, catching up on their changing creative routines having been confined to their own home space. In casual conversation with DECK, the invited artists speak about their adaptation to the inevitable changing circumstances whilst sustaining their artistic practice.

With the second season of A Studio of One’s Own, led by guest curator John Tung, we continue to bring the community closer through another exciting series of conversations with 8 artists from Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

A Studio of One’s Own is a free event, support DECK in our Building Fund here

A Studio of One’s Own (Season 2) Debut Episode with Manit Sriwanichpoom

Back in June 2020, with the onset of the pandemic having kept us all at home, DECK launched a series of dialogues entitled A Studio of One’s Own with 11 artists from all over Southeast Asia, speaking about their adaptation to the inevitable changing circumstances whilst sustaining their artistic practice.

A Studio of One’s Own is a series of weekly online dialogue sessions that seeks to reach out internationally to the quiet voices of Southeast Asia, catching up on their changing creative routines having been confined to their own home space. In casual conversation with DECK, the invited artists will share their thoughts on creativity and creation under lockdown and the impact of quarantine on their respective practices and involvement in the scene.

Coming this Season 2, we continue to bring the community closer through another exciting series of conversations with 8 artists from Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. 

Leading this new series is guest curator, John Tung. 

Come join us in the second season of A Studio of One’s Own! 

First dialogue to debut 17 June 2021.

A Studio of One’s Own is a free event, support DECK in our Building Fund here.

What Artists Read Vol. 5: Xiang Yun Loh

The fifth volume of What Artists Read will feature artist Xiang Yun Loh. Xiang Yun Loh is an artist and scientific botanical illustrator who lives and works in Singapore. Her work interrogates how people relate to nature. Using her observations made through drawing, painting and photography, she examines the everyday to study how nature is managed and engineered in our cities. Through durational projects that map and document plants in our surroundings, she charts the changing ways we see and define nature.

In 2015, her keen interest in botany encouraged her to volunteer at the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ herbarium. Working closely with Dr. Michele Rodda, an expert on the flowering plant family Apocynaceae, she learned to illustrate scientific publications such as floras, monographs and new species descriptions primarily using dried and alcohol-preserved herbarium specimens. With her passion and determination to develop her skills further, she went on to take a course on scientific botanical illustrations taught by Lucy T. Smith at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In 2018, she began her professional career as a scientific botanical illustrator, securing a contract with the National Parks Board Singapore/Singapore Botanic Gardens to contribute illustrations to the Flora of Singapore project.

What Artists Read is an artist-led book sharing programme that hopes to ignite an innate interest to explore books beyond conventional reading material. This programme provides audiences with the opportunity to here from artists on books that inspire and shape their practice and voice. Held in DECK’s own library of photobooks collected and donated from around the world, the sharing session also hopes to create an awareness of DECK’s resource-rich open library and to encourage a deeper engagement with books and photography.

Admission is free and limited to 20 pax per session. The session is an hour-long, and includes a sharing and a question and answer dialogue.