Meal Times with...

Euginia Tan

Saturday, 28 May 2016
4:00 - 5:30pm: Tea Time with Michael Lee and Tang Ling Nah
6:00 - 7:30pm: Dinner with Joo Choon Lin and Kai Lam

SHOPHOUSE 5 - #5 Lorong 24A Geylang Singapore 398529


Following several intimate conversations with the artists, “Meal Times with...” is a live exchange of stories of processes, artistic movements, challenging and pushing the interaction and discourse between artist-curator, artist-audience and artist-artist relations. Using the social event of partaking food and a designated meal time as an anchor for the sharing and exchange of tales from personal contexts, Euginia Tan hopes to give broader but also more intimate perspectives of how the artists and their varying stories and histories lend to the voices and creation of form in their work.

Join us for storytelling, discussion and a light snack. Please note that attendance will be limited to 20 participants on a first come first served basis. 


About the Artists

Michael Lee is an artist, curator and publisher based in Berlin and Singapore. He researches urban memory and fiction, especially the contexts and implications of loss. He transforms his observations into objects, diagrams, situations, curations or texts. He has staged solo exhibitions at Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Hanart TZ Gallery (Hong Kong), Baba House (Singapore) and Alliance Francaise de Singapour (Singapore). He has participated in various biennales and other international platforms: Shenzhen Sculpture (2014); Kuandu (Taipei, 2012); Asia Triennial (Manchester, 2011); Chongqing (2011); Singapore (2011); Shanghai (2010); Guangzhou Triennial (2011, 2008); city_NET Asia (Seoul, 2007); Asian Traffic (Singapore, 2005) and World Expo (Aichi, 2005).

Tang Ling Nah is a Singapore-based artist and independent curator. She is inspired by urban transitory spaces, and creates charcoal drawings, book art, installations, performances and videos to explore buildings, places and architectural spaces as communicators of stories about life. Her recent installation-cum-performance deals with architectural space, movement and drawing. She produced and performed Drawing Parallel with her team in 2014 at Aliwal Arts Centre, Singapore, and Milling with Care in 2015 at The Mill, Singapore. She completed the E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency 2014 at Earthdance, Plainfield, Massachusetts, where she explored a drawing- and movement-based performance inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s photographs with theatre practitioners and dancers. She is the Artistic Director of the Drawing Out Conversations exhibitions series that explores contemporary drawing. It has been presented in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei.

Underlying Joo Choo Lin’s practice is her philosophical interest in the nature of reality which might be summarised in terms of the philosophers’ longstanding investigation into the relations between appearance and essence. Choon Lin’s own investigation into these questions is also informed by her interest in technological developments: as the various technologies of representation devise new ways of capturing the likeness of things, so the quality of the surfaces of these things undergoes a transformation. Consequently, reality itself appears as if reconfigured. She has been experimenting with a range of materials and media as a means to examine the relations between visual and tactile experiences. Joo has exhibited work locally and internationally, participating in shows such as 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan (2009), 1st Aichi Triennale, Japan (2010), Roving Eye at Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway (2011), Resolution of Reality at Third Floor Hermes gallery, Singapore (2012), Your Eyes Are Stupid at Singapore Biennale (2013), Be Mysterious, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Canada (2014) and Paradise Sans Promesse, Frac de Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France (2015)

Kai Lam (born in 1974), works and based in Singapore, has proved an active innovator since his artistic involvements in 1995 during which he was majoring in Sculpture at Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore. In 2001, he was awarded a study grant from Lee Foundation and an education bursary from National Arts Council, and graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Arts where he majored in Sculpture. Engaging in art organizational work forms an essential extension to Kai Lam’s versatile art practice. Since 2003, He has co-founded and organized with his Singaporean art colleagues, “Future of Imagination” (FOI) an international performance art event, and in 2009 he had co-initiated, “Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak” (R.I.T.E.S), which is a regular platform that focuses on performance and time-based art, with an objective to explore and present performative art projects, exhibitions and events in galleries, museums, site-specific spaces and alternative venues.