Playing With & For The Community
SCYA will be collaborating with PEEK! to showcase a series of 5 exhibitions and artists’ talk by 5 Young Contemporary Artists. This exhibition will take place from mid-February to the end of April at PEEK!, 36 Armenian Street.
When we trigger the button on our camera, we are often inspired to capture the moments that make us feel light- headed or a fuzzy warmth feeling in our hearts that make us want to remember the melancholy joy of a rainfall. We would drift away to dreamland while pushing the shutter button in hope that the picture will describe our feelings about the certain situation.
A series of 5 exhibitions and artists’ talk by 5 Young Contemporary Artists will reveal to audiences, works that deal with fleeting moments of everyday life, the personal objects and sentiments of everyday people in their living environment and charting the unexplored and unseen spaces in Singapore. The series of works explore the transformation of the ordinary to artistic interpretations created by these artistic individuals.
Singapore Contemporary Young Artists (SCYA) is a non-profit society that supports and encourages continuation of Contemporary Art by Young Artists in Singapore. Since 2008, SCYA has been exhibiting and creating talks/workshops from the visual to performance art centering on working partnerships with corporate organisations to create fresh approaches in curating exhibitions targeting on young adults and contemporary art collectors. SCYA’s latest exhibition in Nov 2010 was a partnership with LEFTFOOT, a sneaker foot apparel store which featured 5 young street artists and installation works. The exhibition was supported by SingTel.
‘MOMENTS’ will take place at PEEK!, an analogue camera and accessories store that supports local photographers in a generous space for talks, workshops and exhibition showcase.
“By and by, film photography is becoming an important art form as well as a lifestyle and we find that more Singaporeans are getting into it. There was a void in the Singapore market and we thought it would be refreshing to provide the scene with a range of cameras that is the antithesis of the conventional. At Peek!, we want to interact with our customers on a more personal level, we want them to feel free to walk into our store, test out these cameras and even take them out for a spin – an experience sorely missed when shopping for them online,” says Joanne Lim, Founder of Peek!.
The format of the series will be spread across February to April with a talk & exhibition lasting 10 days each. The aim of this short-span movement is to enable audiences to attend the artist talk where they can meet and interact with the artists to learn more about Contemporary Photography, concepts and techniques from the Artists.
Dates and Duration
19 February to 28 February – Wong Ru Yi 5 March to 14 March – Alecia Neo 19 March to 28 March – Matthew Teo 2 April to 12 April – Nur Aidah
16 April – 25 April – Lim Shengen The talk will take place at 330pm – 5pm and the opening from 6pm to 9pm on the same day of each exhibition.
$20 per entry for public and $10 for students! (ID required for students) Talk includes drinks and light snacks.
Download the media release for more information:
MOMENTS – SCYA & PEEK Media Release