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Yeo Workshop conducts an artist talk for every exhibition. Please refer to our Projects Page for examples of other talks and projects. Or to "Exhibitions" Page for upcoming programme highlights. 

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Date: Saturday 24 October 2015, 11 am - 3 pm 

A day-long series of talks  and panel discussions relating to the idea of an "Artist Studio"

11 am - 12 pm  ||  How To Create An Artist’s Studio
A discussion between artists Mike HJ Chang and Ian Woo on the relationship between an artist’s practice within the context of a studio.

Panel 1: The Artist's Studio in Context is an art history discussion, in which the artist's studio is taken to be a microcosm of the ‘art world’, and reflects on the studio’s role as space which inspires production and a space for thought. Given that the artist's studio is a private space, what happens when it is transplanted into the grounds of a commercial gallery? Further examples and critique of contemporary art, and the role of branding, design and communication in the studio’s engagement with its surroundings will also be discussed. The discussion will be delivered by Bala Starr, director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, and artist Mike HJ Chang.

12 pm - 12:30 pm  ||  Lunch 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  ||  Urbanization & Space Constraint! Form, Function, Design & Techniques for Studio
A panel discussion referring to the relationship between architecture and urbanization, and methods or frameworks of artist’s studios. A conversation between Randy Chan, Architect /  Creative Director of Singapore: Inside Out, and artists Merryn J Trevethan, Mike HJ Chang, Loke Hong Seng, and Marcin Dudek (via Skype).

2 pm - 3 pm  ||  Waiting for Photography
An overview of the potential of photography as a contemporary medium. A talk led by Hubertus von Amelunxen, President & Walter Benjamin Chair of the European Graduate School. 

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ARTIST TALK: DRAWING IN CONTEMPORARY SINGAPORE   23 AUGUST 2015,  4 - 5.30PM

Speakers: Louis Ho, Curator with artists Ian Woo, Boedi Widjaja, Wong Lip Chin 


In a landscape dominated by visual forms such as installation, performance, video and photography, why do artists continue to draw ? Or does contemporary drawing involve more than mere pencil and paper ? How else can "drawing" be conceived, and where does drawing end and painting or performance begin ? Join artists Ian Woo, Boedi Widjaja, Wong Lip Chin and curator Louis Ho as they sit down for a chat about the practice of drawing in Singapore today.
 

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ARTIST TALK: WHAT WAS CONTEMPORARY ART CHRISTOPHER THOMAS & ANNIKA KUHLMANN, 18 JANUARY 2014

Christopher Kulendran Thomas and Annika Kuhlmann discuss the possibility that Contemporary Art could be understood as a limited art historical condition. In relation to their exhibition The Synchronised Power of Our Mass at Yeo Workshop, they will consider whether the ubiquity of networked technology together with the fall from dominance of the West might unravel what we have come to know as Contemporary Art.

 

Ongoing Programme  - See "Exhibitions" page for upcoming talks 

 

 

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