1. The exhibition, EX PARTE, 17-21 June 2015 at The Brick Lane Gallery
    Website: exparte.london
    EX PARTE is as an official partner event to Singapore: Inside Out.

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  2. Born in 1988 in Singapore, Weixin’s work is drawn from fascination with digital and organic memory systems, stylisation of natural elements and relationships between surface and perceived superficiality.

    These are material metaphors for human social relationships and the psychology behind structures and projections of power, value, desire.

    Through surfaces and objects, she looks at the constant construction of imposed and composed realities and reproductions that replace and represent. Interactions of the digital and the organic, effects and methods of reproducing and manipulating images across materials are core to her practice.

    A recipient of the National Arts Council Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship, Weixin has shown extensively in venues across Singapore, including Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, The Substation and Post Museum. She has also exhibited in Seoul, Istanbul, Vienna and London.

    In 2015 she took part in Art Stage Singapore as part of the South-East Asian Platform, and is/will be working in the Open Urbanism Singapore-France collaboration project in Paris, research residency in Carrara, Italy and an Artist in Residence at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore.

    Teaser trailer for the exhibition, EX PARTE, 17-21 June 2015 at The Brick Lane Gallery
    Website: exparte.london
    EX PARTE is as an official partner event to Singapore: Inside Out.

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  3. Kai Syng Tan is an artist with a 20-year international portfolio. After running about in the art world (dOCUMENTA; Biennale of Sydney; transmediale; Artangle Open100; San Francisco International Film Festival New Visions Merit Award; Young Artist Award; President’s Young Talent award), she returned to the Slade School of Fine Art and completed her Fine Art PhD as a University College London Scholar.

    With Dr Alan Latham (UCL Geography), she runs the RUN! RUN! RUN! International Body for Research, which investigates and promotes running as a creative and critical technology that can enable us to re-imagine the way we engage with the world. Situated within and beyond the artistic and academic worlds, RUN! RUN! RUN! exercises are public- and world-facing, rigorous, theoretically-grounded and disruptive as they are light-footed, light-hearted and bonkers.

    Kai runs slowly with a funny gait.

    She works with Creative Director Philip Tan as Visual Director for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 8th ASEAN Para Games to be held in Singapore in December 2015.

    At EX PARTE, Dr Kai Syng Tan with present Life on the RUN! RUN! RUN! a new work in response to the theme and site of Exparte.

    For Blaise Pascal, human beings’ nature ‘consists in motion; complete rest is death’. This echoes the words of Lao Zi who describes human beings as ‘soft and nimble when living, but firm and rigid when dead.’ In other words, stagnancy is associated with death, and movement with life.

    Dr Kai Syng Tan’s work brings this ethos to life. It scrutinises the poetics of physical, imaginative and virtual movements — via running. ‘Life on the RUN! RUN! RUN!’ explores running as a critical and creative strategy for the 21st contemporary individual, with a focus on the physical and poetic processes of ‘being on the run’.

    What are the new frontiers or grand tours for the 21st century mobile citizen? What does it mean to be a political, digital, existential and intellectual exile, with ‘no home to return to’ (Lao Zi)? What are the ways in which we can engage with or run against the city and state? How can running function as a creative and critical strategy? What are the ways in which mobility function as a metaphor for resistance, set against the status quo, against things ‘coming to a standstill’ or ‘taking things lying down’? In this age of increased border control, paranoia and surveillance, (how) can we cross borders and remain or become autonomous?

    Kai samples practices and theories from different schools of thought, including Situationism, paleoanthropology and the Chinese philosophy of Daoism (Taoism). She also shares what she has learnt first-hand (or rather, ‘first-feet’) as someone who has called Tokyo, London, Leeds, Chicago and Singapore ‘home’. Kai presents her paper in the form of a ‘performance-lecture’, with a generous application of running-related metaphors. Drawing on the traditions of the performance-lecture (Walid Raad/Atlas Group) and cine-essay (Chris Marker, Agne Varda), Kai’s brand of performance-lectures are scripted talks are accompanied by highly-collaged moving images. Sound and image dance and battle with each another, enacting the exuberance of running, yet also raising questions about academic and artistic conventions of knowledge production.

    Life on the RUN! RUN! RUN! is part of a larger work entitled Bodies on the RUN! RUN! RUN!, a two-year project that consists of a film, book and website. The work will be largely created on the move, at locations exotic and mundane, actual and virtual.

    Teaser trailer for the exhibition, EX PARTE, 17-21 June 2015 at The Brick Lane Gallery
    Website: exparte.london
    EX PARTE is as an official partner event to Singapore: Inside Out.

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  4. Born in Singapore, Erika Tan is an artist whose work has evolved from an interest in received narratives, contested heritage, subjugated voices and the transnational movements of ideas, people and things. Her work arising out of processes of research and responses to the unravelling of facts, fictions, and encounters related to events, locations, audiences and specifics that may already exist. Her work has been exhibited internationally including The Samsung Art Plus Prize (BFI London, 2011); There Is No Road (LABoral, Spain 2010); Thermocline of Art (ZKM, Germany 2007); Around The World in Eighty Days (South London Gallery / ICA 2007); The Singapore Biennale (2006); Cities on the Move (Hayward Gallery, London).

    As an extension to her practice, Erika has also jointly curated and project managed art projects in association with Above:Below such as: The ICA in China; Imaginaria Digital Art Prize ’99; HUB @The RiCHMiX, an urban regeneration project; Souvenirs, interventionist project in Museum Street, London. Erika has also had a long- standing interest and engagement with the Chinese Arts sector in Britain. Working as a Chinese Arts Worker and freelance research assistant/curator she has contributed to Half the Sky: Chinese Women in London, Museum of London, 1997. In Focus: Film and Video from the Chinese Diaspora: Britain and Another Province, Waterman Art Center, London, 1997. She was involved in the initial developments of CAS, an East Asian Art Space within the center of London and is was part of the Chinese Art Centre’s (Manchester) Leadership Network Training Scheme.

    Erika studied Social Anthropology and Archaeology at Kings College, Cambridge; Film Directing at The Beijing Film Academy, followed by an M.A in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins School of Art, London. Awards have included: The Arts Council Black Arts Video Award, 1993. Firstbase, ACAVA Studio Award, 1995. Digital Arts Fellowship, The Arts Foundation, 1998. British Council Travel Grant to Japan, Arts Council Connections Fund to Singapore, 99/2000. ACME Live Work Studio Award, London, 2001-2004. Artists Links British Council/Arts Council Residency in China Award.

    Erika is a Lecturer on the B.A Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins School of Art, University of the Arts, London.

    Teaser trailer for the exhibition, EX PARTE, 17-21 June 2015 at The Brick Lane Gallery
    Website: exparte.london
    EX PARTE is as an official partner event to Singapore: Inside Out.

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  5. Lynn Lu is a visual artist from Singapore. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, completed a doctoral program at Musashino Art University in Tokyo (ABD) on a full scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2010 she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Newcastle in Australia.

    Among other honours, Lynn was awarded Southampton Solent University’s Research and Enterprise Grant (2012), Singapore National Arts Council Grants (2006-2013), NAC Emerging Artist Grant, and the Lee Foundation Grant (2003). She received the Lois Nellie Gill Award from the Ucross Foundation (2000), and the Samuel Rosenberg Senior Art Award from Carnegie Mellon University (1999). She has also been granted several prestigious artist fellowships, including residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in the United States, and Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand.

    Since 1997, Lynn has exhibited and performed extensively in the United States, Singapore, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Belarus, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, Argentina, and Canada. Recent venues include Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth (2013), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2012), Tate Modern (2010), and 798 Art Zone, Beijing (2009). Lynn has also taught, given talks and papers at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia College, Vanderbilt University, and San Francisco Art Institute in the United States; Camberwell College of Art (UAL), Wimbledon College of Art (UAL), Chelsea College of Art and Design (UAL), Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University in the UK; Sverigefinska folkhögskolan in Sweden; Theatre Academy Helsinki in Finland; Akademie der bildenden Künste in Munich in Germany; at Unitec in Auckland and Massey University in New Zealand; Hansung University in Seoul, Korea; National University of Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Nanyang Technological University, and School of the Arts (SOTA) in Singapore. Lynn lives and works in London as an independent artist, curator, and advisor to ]performance s p a c e [.

    Teaser trailer for the exhibition, EX PARTE, 17-21 June 2015 at The Brick Lane Gallery
    Website: exparte.london
    EX PARTE is as an official partner event to Singapore: Inside Out.

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In the year of Singapore’s 50th Anniversary of independence, there has been a global cultural campaign to celebrate Singaporean arts and creative industries. In June 2015, the Singapore Tourism Board presents the travelling structure, Singapore: Inside…


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In the year of Singapore’s 50th Anniversary of independence, there has been a global cultural campaign to celebrate Singaporean arts and creative industries. In June 2015, the Singapore Tourism Board presents the travelling structure, Singapore: Inside Out, which as part of its tour of 3 major global cities, will pop up in Shoreditch London to introduce a range of handpicked artists from different disciplines.

As an official partner event to Singapore: Inside Out, the visual arts exhibition EX PARTE reflects on these cultural events via the lens of artists who have sojourned at home and away, and who continue to maintain connections to their home as well as beyond their original localities.

What are experiences of those who have travelled from their homeland to another, and can examine at once, the perspectives of both, and the connections, confluences and conflicts between the two? Where are the points and modes of negotiation, and constructed specificities? EX - marks the activating co-ordinates.

This exhibition brings together striking works and engaging talks by Singaporean and UK artists who have spent time living and working in London and Singapore. Via photography, print, handmade work, sculpture, video, communication technologies and live performance, they use a variety of intriguing modalities to demonstrate complex and rich ways of being, transiting and connecting –to bring these themes of their artistic enquiries to wider audiences in UK and beyond.

Venue
The Brick Lane Gallery, 196 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA

Exhibition opening hours
17 - 21 June 2015 Wednesday – Friday, 10.00am – 6.00pm, Saturday, 10.00am – 8.00pm, Sunday, 12.00pm – 6.00pm

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