Current Event (Singapore)

Beautiful Mind

One East Asia proudly presents
Welbart and Jayson Cortez

25 September - 14 October 2017

About the exhibition

"Beautiful Mind" is a refreshing revival of the positive and the optimistic. Grounded in the message that a beautiful mind is a positive mind, the exhibit sheds a light on how minds have the faculty to create, to think, and to control despite all hardships that may arise. It fosters a rare message that has often been overlooked in our current milieu that is much too focused on the negatives rather than the positives. In a world that is growing increasingly pessimistic, "Beautiful Mind" is a much needed reminder to see the good in everything.


VENUE
One East Asia Gallery
15 Scotts Road, #09-03
Thong Teck Building
Singapore 228218

OPENING
Monday, 25 September 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Graced by the presence of
His Excellency, Mr. Antonio A. Morales Philippines' Ambassador to Singapore as Guest of Honour.

PUBLIC
Monday through Friday: 12 pm - 7 pm Saturday : 12 pm - 4 pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

RSVP
t. +65 6737 1819
info@oneeastasia.org
www.oneeastasia.org
Sam Lo White ElephantShowing Off Since 1965, 2017

Sam Lo Young Hearts, 2017

Current Event (Australia)

爱屋及乌
FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE

SAM LO

3 - 14 October, 2017
Besser Space, 15-25 Keele Street, Collingwood

About the exhibition

One East Asia, Singapore & Pegasos5 are delighted to present a solo exhibition of artworks by Singaporean artist Sam Lo at Besser Space in Collingwood, Melbourne, from 3 - 14 October.

Lo, who also goes by the moniker SKL0, has a distinguished reputation in Singapore as an activist and artist critiquing the social-political norms of her first world island state home.

FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE

In her third solo exhibition, and first in Australia, we encounter an artist who is obsessed with the way Singapore's inhabitants interact with the urban landscape and how their lives are directed by social expectations, government directives and collective habit. Lo questions what it means to be a citizen in an ostensibly free state in which behaviours are observed by security cameras and crossing the road at the 'correct' time is a matter of obligation.

Known popularly as the 'Sticker Lady', Lo strategically situates her witty and gently subversive text stickers on everyday street furnishings like traffic lights, rubbish bins and the city's ubiquitous security cameras. By using 'Singlish', the hybrid language of multiracial Singapore, Lo challenges social hierarchies and bureaucratic bans. However, the ephemeral media of the street artist, be it stickers or spray paint, is quickly eliminated by the authorities forcing Lo to document their existence by photographing them. The photographs in turn become works of art.

For Better, For Worse sees Lo's practice extend for the first time into vibrant paintings that symbolically document facets of contemporary Singaporean culture as she exchanges temporality for permanent form. Generational and societal change are prominent themes giving a global resonance to these striking artworks.

For more information on this exhibition, a catalogue and/or price list, contact : info@oneeastasia.org or anita@pegasos5.com

Pegasos5 @ Besser Space, 15-25 Keele Street, Collingwood
Tuesday - Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 12noon to 5pm

MEET THE ARTIST | Saturday 7 October, 1-5pm
We encourage you to join us at Besser Space on Saturday afternoon, 7 October, to meet Sam and play interactive games.
See our website for more details.

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL & 4A CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART
Presents Sam Lo and Progress: The Game of Leaders
MPavilion, 4 - 15 October, 2017
Visit 4A website for more details.

Sam Lo is proudly supported by One East Asia, Singapore & Pegasos5.