20 Jul 2018

7pm - 8:30pm

+65 6332 7591
This lecture is free and open to public
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In this lecture, Sarah Choo Jing shares about the development of her art practice across themes of social alienation and isolation. She will discuss her conceptual and technical processes via key works from her portfolio.

In dialogue with Larry Kwa, Choo will also talk about her most recent commission at the Peranakan Museum – we stop to watch the world go by.

About the speakers
Sarah Choo Jing (born 1990, Singapore) is known for her interdisciplinary approach to photography, video, and installation. Her work depicts identifiable moments and characters within contemporary urban society, suggesting a plethora of private and often solitary narratives. Choo is concerned with the gaze of the flaneur, voyeurism, and the uncanny. She recently completed an MFA at the Slade School of Art, London, and was shortlisted as a Finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2017). She won the Gold Award in the 2016 PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Fine Art Category, and was awarded First Place in the 2015 Moscow International Foto Awards. Choo was awarded the ICON De Martell Cordon Bleu Photography Award and Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Still Photography Award in 2013.

Born in Singapore, Larry Kwa spent over 18 years learning and working on the island. He started his career as a designer. After that he switched to audio visual technology and has been focusing in that area for the past 8 years. An accidental artist, Larry came into the world of art starting with his first collaboration with Sarah Choo. Both Larry and Sarah had been independent, with different knowledge and skill sets. They came together to fuse ideas into one unifying element.

This lecture is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required.

Organised in conjunction with the exhibition


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