Singapore International Photography Festival 2018 Presents Three Exhibitions at The Arts House
The sixth edition of Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) runs from 6 September to 9 December 2018, presenting its biggest edition with 11 exhibitions and 50 public programmes around the theme Like You, Me, Everybody Else.
Venues of the exhibitions include DECK, Gillman Barracks, The Arts House, Japan Creative Centre, National Library Open Plaza, National Design Centre and Esplanade tunnel.
Three of the 11 exhibitions open to public will be held at The Arts House until 17 October 2018. The Arts House has been a venue supporter of SIPF since 2016.
1. Child’s Play & Other Stories
Mark Neville (UK)
Child’s Play & Other Stories assembles Mark Neville’s five social documentary projects on post-industrial identity in working class communities, the challenges of spaces for play, and draws on his personal experiences as an official war artist in Helmand. In Child’s Play, while Mark captures the spontaneous playfulness of children across cities, countries and classes, the poignant images seek to generate debate around the complex nature of children’s play and to advocate for improved provision of this universal right.
Manifested in forms of photographs, books, moving images and documents, his lens-based works function more like social experiments intended to benefit those involved.
Laura Letinsky (Canada)
Over two and a half decades, Laura Letinsky has engaged extensively with still life photography to reframe neglected fragments of daily life in elegant ways. Presenting images from Hardly More Than Ever (1997 – 2004) and Ill Form and Void Full (2013), the visual narratives composed by the Canadian artist question the construction of images and spaces with subtle hints of human presence. The exhibition is supported by the High Commission of Canada. 2nd Media Release | 20 September 2018 | pg 2 of 5
3. NOMAD: Outside In
Kevin Fee, Caleb Ming and Ernest Wu (all from Singapore)
Following a two-month residency programme in Yunnan, China in 2017, three Singaporean photographers return with insightful and varied explorations ranging from the dynamic urbanscape to the navigation of cultures and traditions of Naxi ethnic minorities. This project is made possible with Dali International Photography Exhibition (DIPE) as the partner of NOMAD residency program to host the photographers and to feature the works in 7th DIPE 2017. NOMAD residency program is an initiative by DECK (Art Photography Centre), the organiser behind SIPF.