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SINGAPORE 2019 PROGRAMME

 

Visitors drawing at the Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2017

 

Affordable Art Fair Singapore is a fun day out for art-lovers of all ages. Bring your family and friends along and enjoy creative workshops, inspirational talks, and arty installations designed to explore and develop creativity.

 

ARTY-LICIOUS EVENING

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER, 6 - 9PM

Our Arty-Licious Evening is a charity night in support of the Singapore Cancer Society, who uses art as a form of therapy for their members. Chinese artist, Zhang Yong (represented by Asian Art Platform, Stand 2A-14) is providing a limited number of 188 of his iconic dog sculptures, and will be conducting collaborative sculpture making workshops to raise funds for our beneficiary.

On top of that, there will be special one-night only performances throughout the fair as we celebrate art in its many forms.

Remember, $1 from every ticket sold will also be donated to the Society so purchase a ticket and do good with art! Buy tickets and browse the programme for the evening below:

Young Talent Programme Tours, 6.30pm

Young Talent Programme stand, Level 2, Room A
Meet the seven selected finalists as they talk about their art, spanning a variety of media and approaches from ceramics to photography, textile and resin. All seven are vying for the coveted Winners' Solo Exhibitions at ION Art gallery next August 2020, and their artworks exhibited will help our judges make the difficult choice! Hear what they have to share about their art and remember to vote in the People's Choice too.

Adopt Songsong Workshop With Artist Zhang Yong, 6.30pm

Singapore Cancer Society Stand, Level 3, Room E, Creative Hub
Specially with artist Zhang Yong from Asian Art Platform, join in the fun and decorate your own little Songsong, an iconic sculpture of a dog. This is a paid workshop ($30) with all net profits from this workshop donated to the Singapore Cancer Society.

The Gingerbread Man Performance by SRT’s The Little Company, 7 - 7.15pm

Art Education Space, Level 3, Room E, Creative Hub
The original new musical by SRT's The Little Company is a re-imagining of the classic tale The Gingerbread Man, an uplifting story about the value of teamwork and friendship, set to rousing music. With vibrant songs and lots of action, this fun-filled musical is sure to delight children of all ages.

"Young audiences can rock along to Prince and Cyndi Lauper-inspired beats, with a dash of K-pop for good measure. Kids will be on their feet and dancing along to songs like ‘Run, Run, as Fast as You Can’ and ‘It’s Like Magic’." - Little Day Out

Art Therapy Talk by Singapore Cancer Society, 7.30pm

Art Education Space, Level 3, Room E, Creative Hub

Introduction to art therapy and therapeutic art making: Art for self-care and a mindful practice. Through this talk, participants will gain a better understanding of art therapy, and be able to describe ways that the use of art therapy and therapeutic art making can benefit and improve physical and mental well-being.

About the Speaker
Lee Sze-Chin MAAT, AThR (Registered Art Therapist), LPC BA (Hons) Fine Art

Sze-Chin is the resident Art Therapist for the Singapore Cancer Society. He embraces the belief of co-creating a safe and supportive space for others to enable the discovery of new modes of creative expression, as well as the sharing of goals for healing. Sze-Chin encourages clients to experiment and be open to different ways of making art, and involves them in client-centered, collaborative conversations.

Talk at Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2018

ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE EVENING

“God Save The King” Roving Performance by A’shua Imran & Mural Lingo

“God Save the King” is a self-initiated Tiger Conservation project, conceptualised by Singaporean artist, A’shua Imran, focusing on raising awareness and engaging the community through dialogues on the pressing issues related to the preservation of tigers.

A special roving performance by artists will be presented on Arty-Licious Evening, as an expansion of his mural installation at the entrance on level 2 to the fair.

The mural was designed by Jennifer O’Conner, painted by artists from Mural Lingo and visual projection content for the artwork was produced by Heider Ismail (Super System).

Adopt Songsong Workshop

Singapore Cancer Society Stand, Level 3, Room E, Creative Hub
Join in the fun and decorate your own little Songsong, an iconic sculpture of a dog concepted by artist Zhang Yong. This is a paid workshop ($30) with all net profits from this workshop donated to the Singapore Cancer Society.

Portable Studio
By ALEXANDMUSHI: a collaboration between two artists Alex Nichols + Mushi Wooseong James
Presented by Siger Gallery.

Portable Studio, Level 3, Room E, Creative Hub
Portable Studio is an interactive performance which takes a radical look at what connects us as individuals rather than what divides us in society. If we are going to overcome the forces that are working to divide us, we need to rebuild our connections one person at a time.

ALEXANDMUSHI invites visitors to the fair to take part in this fun and collaborative installation to explore communication and connection with one and other through play. Everyone can play, everyone can push and pull an object, everyone can communicate non-verbally. Their belief is that we have the capacity to connect to anyone.

MOJOKO Silkscreen Mashup – a collaborative silk screen printmaking with artist MOJOKO

MOJOKO space, Level 3, Room E, Creative Hub
Take part in a Silkscreen Mash-up with multimedia artist MOJOKO. Watch him transform an area of our creative lounge into his makeshift studio for the duration of the fair. He will be making a range of prints which can be co-printed by YOU into unique and commemorative multi-layered pieces. A hybrid of east and west, new and old, this special collection is inspired by 10 years of Affordable Art Fair in Asia. If you don’t know his work, then get ready to step into the wonderfully weird world of MOJOKO. Limited edition silkscreen prints are for sale until edition finishes.


 

FEATURE EXHIBITIONS

Young Talent Programme 2019, presented by Affordable Art Fair and ION Art

Young Talent Programme Stand, Level 2, Room A
The Young Talent Programme (YTP) is a significant platform for young artists, below the age of 35 who are born/reside in Southeast Asia, to be spotted by galleries and art institutions, and to be introduced to the art-loving public. The objective is to identify young talents early, providing guidance, and commentary on their artistic development. The programme creates an opportunity for emerging artists to build a strong CV and experience in the art market, whilst providing a focal point for contemporary art dealers and collectors to access fresh works from the region.

Seven talented young artists were selected to exhibit their work at Affordable Art Fair this November. Of these, up to three artists will win the coveted chance to have a solo exhibition in August/September 2020 at ION Art gallery. The winning artists will work with the programme curator, allowing them 10-months to develop their practice.

Going into its eighth edition, the YTP will showcase 60 selected young talents since its inception in 2012. The eighth edition of the Winners’ Solo Exhibitions will take place in August/September 2020 at ION Art. The collaboration has produced 20 solo exhibitions to date.

The selected artists:
• Daisy Toh
• Jakob Zuyten
• Louisa Violet
• Nuridah Rostam
• Porramet Jittaksa
• Shazwany Aziz
• Zestro Leow

The selection committee comprises of:
• Mr. Wilson Tan, Council Member, National Arts Council
• Mr. Boo Sze Yang, Artist
• Ms. Yeo Mui Hong, CEO, ION Orchard
• Ms. Seah Tzi-Yan, curator of YTP, Theo Arts Professional
• Ms. Camilla Hewitson, Regional Managing Director, Asia Affordable Art Fair

About ION Art

ION Art is a unique proposition of ION Orchard, bringing an ‘integrated mall experience’ to the landmark mall. The structured art and design programme is focused on the exhibition of modern and contemporary art and design, through collaborations with the art community and other strategic partners. ION Art is committed to bringing quality art programming for ION Orchard, where the Young Talent Programme is a signature event.

ION Orchard is a recipient of the National Arts Council Friend of the Arts Award in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017, Arts Supporter Award in 2013 and Patron of the Arts Award in 2015, 2018 and 2019.

For more information, please visit www.ionorchard.com/ion-art.

#SPOTLIGHT Showcase

Room E, Creative Hub, Level 3
New and exciting artists who have never been shown before at the fair in Singapore will be #SPOTLIGHTed in this showcase, with artwork in various mediums and styles.

This year, we have hand-picked 17 new international artists from countries such as India, Thailand, Japan and Singapore to be #SPOTLIGHTed.

Our 17 new artists:
• Mitsuru Koga (Art Ettoi, Japan, Stand 3C-19)
• Carole Arbic (Artêria, Canada, Stand 2B-10)
• Pranai Kasemtavornsilpa (Arts de Siam, Thailand, Stand 3C-11)
• Mohd Zul Othman ZERO (Blue Lotus Fine Art, Singapore, Stand 3D-14)
• Jon Measures (Edgar Modern, United Kingdom, Stand 3D-13)
• Gee Michaud (EVART GALLERY, Singapore, Stand 3D-15)
• Son Il (Jeeum Gallery, South Korea, Stand 2B-05)
• Lara Scolari (Lara Scolari Gallery, Australia, Stand 3D-12)
• Madhyee Deb (Studio-ID Art Gallery, Singapore, Stand 2A-09)
• Sunaina Bhalla (Y Art Project, Singapore, Stand 2A-13)
• Maria Murayama (Giant Year Gallery, China, Stand 3C-02)
• Jeong Bum Kim (LYNN Fine Art Gallery, South Korea, Stand 3D-11)
• Kostar (MIAJA ART COLLECTIONS, Singapore, Stand 3C-20)
• Chuan Siang Boon (Tembusu Art Gallery, Singapore, Stand 3D-07)
• Edyta Grzyb (Artered Gallery, Spain, Stand 3C-23)
• Jun Myeong Kim (O’NEWWALL, South Korea Stand 2A-02)
• Emma Hack (Emma Hack Gallery, United Kingdom, Stand 3C-03)

UNTAPPED Exhibition by Visual Arts Development Association, Singapore (VADA)

We're very excited to be partnering up with Visual Arts Development Association, Singapore (VADA) as a part of our 10th anniversary Singapore fair to showcase the creative homegrown talent of eight artists in their UNTAPPED exhibition.

VADA was established in response to the growing need for an independent, not-for-profit arts organisation to support the burgeoning Singapore visual arts industry. Their work develops platforms and opportunities for local talent, representing Singapore nationally and internationally in the visual arts.

The exhibiting artists:
• Adar Ng
• Keith Teo
• Ivan Ong
• Diva Agar
• Fyon Cheong
• Geraldine Lim
• Rifqi Amirul Rosli
• Muhammad Masuri bin Mazlan

'The Lights Went Out' by Adar Ng
Image featured: 'The Lights Went Out' by Adar Ng

 

ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Held at the Art Education space, Room E, Level 3, Creative Hub (unless otherwise stated).


 

Young Talent Programme Tours

Young Talent Programme Stand, Level 2, Room A
Meet the seven selected finalists as they talk about their art, spanning a variety of media and approaches from ceramics to photography, textile and resin. All seven are vying for the coveted Winners' Solo Exhibitions at ION Art gallery next August 2020, and their artworks exhibited will help our judges make the difficult choice! Hear what they have to share about their art and remember to vote in the People's Choice too.

Schedule:
Friday 22 November, 6.30pm
Saturday 23 November, 2pm

Art Therapy Talk by Singapore Cancer Society

Introduction to art therapy and therapeutic art making: Art for self-care and a mindful practice. Through this talk, participants will gain a better understanding of art therapy, and be able to describe ways that the use of art therapy and therapeutic art making can benefit and improve physical and mental well-being.

Schedule:
Friday 22 November, 7.30pm

About the Speaker
Lee Sze-Chin MAAT, AThR (Registered Art Therapist), LPC BA (Hons) Fine Art

Sze-Chin is the resident Art Therapist for the Singapore Cancer Society. He embraces the belief of co-creating a safe and supportive space for others to enable the discovery of new modes of creative expression, as well as the sharing of goals for healing. Sze-Chin encourages clients to experiment and be open to different ways of making art, and involves them in client-centered, collaborative conversations.

Adopt Songsong Workshop

Liao Jiaping dog sculptureSingapore Cancer Society Stand, Level 3, Room E
Join in the fun and decorate your own little Songsong, an iconic sculpture of a dog concepted by artist Zhang Yong. This is a paid workshop ($30) with all net profits from this workshop donated to the Singapore Cancer Society.

Schedule:
Thursday 21 November, ongoing
Thursday 21 November, 7pm (with artist Zhang Yong)
Friday 22 November, ongoing
Friday 22 November, 6.30pm (with artist Zhang Yong)
Saturday 23 November, ongoing
Sunday 24 November, ongoing

MOJOKO Silkscreen Mashup – a collaborative silk screen printmaking with artist MOJOKO

MOJOKO space, Level 3, Room E, Creative Hub
Take part in a Silkscreen Mash-up with multimedia artist MOJOKO. Watch him transform an area of our creative lounge into his makeshift studio for the duration of the fair. He will be making a range of prints which can be co-printed by YOU into unique and commemorative multi-layered pieces. A hybrid of east and west, new and old, this special collection is inspired by 10 years of Affordable Art Fair in Asia. If you don’t know his work, then get ready to step into the wonderfully weird world of MOJOKO. Limited edition silkscreen prints are for sale until edition finishes.

Schedule:
Thursday 21 November, ongoing
Friday 22 November, ongoing
Saturday 23 November, ongoing
Sunday 24 November, ongoing

Performance Art by Woo Chang Hoon from SHENNS softart

Woo Chang Hoon combines painting with the real world and the hidden micro-spiritual energy under multi-dimensionalism. He expresses the energy of different dimensions on the spot and the energy evolved during this chemical change will be transformed into a painting. Learn more about his techniques during our talk and demonstration by the artist himself.

Schedule:
Saturday 23 November, 1pm

Performance art by Woo Chang Hoon

Image credit: SHENNS softart

Pottery Workshop with 3Arts

Soak up the Art-mosphere! Roll up your sleeves and get involved with pottery. 3Arts, our Official Pottery Partner will be conducting complimentary pottery workshops throughout our fair. Pre-registration for the workshop is required.

Schedule:
Saturday 23 November, 5.30pm
Sunday 24 November, 4.30pm

"Ready, Cassette, Go!"- Up-cycling cassette tapes workshop by Rehyphen®

Singapore city map by RehyphenMore than 4.6 million tons of e-waste end up in Asia's landfills. Rehyphen® has started an up-cycling initiative whereby they collect and weave discarded tapes in an effort to reduce and eliminate e-waste while giving the product new life. In this workshop, you can pick cassette / video tapes and weave them into a piece of MusicCloth® and turn this piece of MusicCloth® into a Singapore City Map poster to take home.

Schedule:
Thursday 21 November, 7.30pm
Friday 22 November, 2pm
Saturday 23 November, 4pm
Sunday 24 November, 3pm

Rehyphen workshop

Virtual Reality Painting and Graffiti

Join in a virtual reality experience to create art digitally. In this reality, you can create anything you like! The sessions are run by VRparties.sg, Singapore's first to specialize in providing wireless VR entertainment right to people's doorstep.

Schedule:
Thursday 21 November, ongoing
Friday 22 November, 4pm
Saturday 23 November, 2pm
Sunday 24 November, 1pm

 

PERFORMANCES & INSTALLATIONS

THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Emma Hack - Live Painting Installation, 6 - 10pm

Emma Hack Gallery, Stand 3C-03
Emma Hack’s live painting installation work nurtures and encompasses environment, our flora and fauna and our relationship within it. Emma will be creating a collision of body painted colour and floral adornment on her muse as she moves throughout the exhibition space.

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER

The Gingerbread Man Performance by SRT’s The Little Company, 7 - 7.15pm

Art Education Space, Level 3, Room E, Creative Hub
The original new musical by SRT's The Little Company is a reimagining of the classic tale The Gingerbread Man, an uplifting story about the value of teamwork and friendship, set to rousing music. With vibrant songs and lots of action, this fun-filled musical is sure to delight children of all ages.

"Young audiences can rock along to Prince and Cyndi Lauper-inspired beats, with a dash of K-pop for good measure. Kids will be on their feet and dancing along to songs like ‘Run, Run, as Fast as You Can’ and ‘It’s Like Magic’." - Little Day Out

ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE FAIR

Dorsett Birds by Dorsett Hospitality International

Level 3, Room E, Creative Hub
In celebration of our 20th anniversary globally and 10th year in Singapore, and inspired by our Official Hotel Partner Dorsett Hospitality International's signature icon of a bird, the Hong Kong art duo Stickyline has created a fun and vibrant life-size installation made of environmentally friendly FSC-certified paper.

Make your way to the Dorsett Hospitality International’s booth, indulge yourself with some selfies with the installation, hashtag #DorsettDiscoveries #DHIxAAF19 on Instagram and stand to win some prizes!

Dorsett Birds by Dorsett Hospitality International

Golden Love Me Series by Zhang Yong (Asian Art Platform, Stand 2A-14)

Zhang Yong sculptureEntrance, Level 2
Zhang Yong’s work seeks to portray subjects of popular culture, questioning the fundamental values of the current era. His Durian inspired animal series brings together a sense of amusement, cuteness, and allurement through the irresistible 18-carat gold finish. It is offset by the thorny fierceness communicated through the spikes that surround the animals exterior.

"God Save the King" By A'shua Imran & Mural Lingo

Entrance, Level 2
'God Save the King' by A'shua Imran and Mural Lingo“God Save the King” is a self-initiated Tiger Conservation project, conceptualised by Singaporean artist, A’shua Imran, focusing on raising awareness and engaging the community through dialogues on the pressing issues related to the preservation of tigers.

The mural was designed by Jennifer O’Conner, painted by artists from Mural Lingo and visual projection content for the artwork was produced by Heider Ismail (Super System).

Portable Studio
By ALEXANDMUSHI: a collaboration between two artists Alex Nichols + Mushi Wooseong James
Presented by Siger Gallery.

Level 3, Room E, Creative Hub
Portable Studio is an interactive performance which takes a radical look at what connects us as individuals rather than what divides us in society. If we are going to overcome the forces that are working to divide us, we need to rebuild our connections one person at a time.

ALEXANDMUSHI invites visitors to the fair to take part in this fun and collaborative installation to explore communication and connection with one and other through play. Everyone can play, everyone can push and pull an object, everyone can communicate non-verbally. Their belief is that we have the capacity to connect to anyone.

Portable Studio by ALEXANDMUSHI
Image credit: ALEXANDMUSHI | Portable Studio | Nakameguro | Tokyo | 2015

City Oasis by Ara Cho

Level 3, Creative Hub
City Oasis represents a shelter in the modern society. Feelings of comfort and security are essential when most of us confront difficult situations in everyday lives. Ara Cho’s life-size leather cacti and succulents installation transports you to a place where the beautiful scenery of an oasis unfolds before your eyes, and brings to you these positive feelings. Converse, engage and reflect upon this installation. You may perhaps get an answer from a question you have been pondering upon.

NOW PLAYING by Rehyphen®

Level 3, Creative Hub
Rehyphen® pioneers an up-cycling initiative whereby discarded cassette tapes and video tapes from local community are collected and weaved into pieces of MusicCloth® as an eff¬ort to reduce and eliminate e-waste, while giving the product new life. Rehyphen® will create an installation inspired by this nostalgic medium of listening to music, using cassette tapes and tape recorders within the design of the space. Visitors can interact with this installation by choosing from a selection of cassette tapes to listen to.

Their musiccloth® swatches have been stored and are available in Material ConneXion world-wide libraries (Product Number: MC 7654-01) & University of Pennsylvania material lab. This material has been exhibited at TEDx as one of the idea worth spreading. American Design Club selected their MusicCloth® as one of the modern methods to build an object. RedDot 21 also included MusicCloth® as one of the excellent designs in the 21st-century world of design.

MOJOKO Silkscreen Mashup – a collaborative silk screen printmaking with artist MOJOKO

MOJOKO space, Level 3, Room E, Creative Hub
In celebration of our 10th year, we are partnering with well-known local artist MOJOKO who is making 5 exclusive designs for Affordable Art Fair and running a collaborative silk screen printing workshop, where visitors can participate and also buy the print home. Editions are limited and will be signed by the artist as well as the creator as a commemorative artwork. Limited edition silkscreen prints are for sale until edition finishes.

 

KIDS WORKSHOPS

ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE FAIR

All workshops take place in the Children's Creative Space.

FREE WORKSHOP

If Lines Could Dance
'If Lines Could Dance' encourages children to explore the world of mark making through interactive and self directed activities within the installation.

The self-directed activities immersed within the installation engages both parent and child to explore and be creative with the lines, textures and colours that are found within the space.

After exploring the installation, head over to the Maker's Corner that is filled with an array of mediums, both wet and dry. Children here will be encouraged by the art surrounding them and to be an artist! They will learn and experiment to create a mark unique to their own.

*Self-directed activities and Maker's Corner are free for all ages.
*For a Meet the Artist and workshop session, Peatix or on-site registration is available.

PAID WORKSHOP

Mark Making Explorer | $15 | 1-hour
Mark Making Explorer is an interactive and educational art experience that surrounds the theme of mark-making. It allows participants to interact with the artist, engage closely with the art installation and explore the wonders of mark-making through a guided tour! This experience is accompanied with the Mark Making Explorer Journal that is filled with various bite-sized activities.

*This is a non-parent accompanied tour.
*Participants can register for this workshop via Peatix.
*In the case of fully booked sessions, walk-in participants can still purchase the Mark Making Explorer Journal ($8) separately at the fair.

Kids workshop at Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2018

 

GASTRO PARK

After satisfying your artistic appetite, rest and reflect in the comfort of our Gastro Park. We have partnered with We Are AFK, to bring you specialty food options who will transform fresh ingredients into tasty dishes to fill your stomach. Good art and great beverages are the perfect marriage, so do visit the Sarnies café, Ruinart Champagne Bar, and Peroni Bar to imbibe your favourite drink!

Official Coffee: Sarnies Café
Level 2, Room B
Need a little pick-me-up during the fair? Step over to the Sarnies Café to enjoy a gastronomical treat and delicious aromatic coffee.

Official Champagne: Ruinart Champagne Bar
Level 3, Room D
Great champagne goes perfectly with beautiful artworks! Why not come and enjoy a glass of R de Ruinart – treat your tastebuds while your eyes soak up the artwork.

Official Beer: Peroni Bar
Level 3, Room E, Gastro Park
Brewed in Italy to the original recipe created in 1963, enjoy a Peroni beer at the Peroni Bar.

Gastro Park at Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2018

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