120a Prinsep St
20 — 28 Apr 2018
THEBOOKSHOW presents New Margins, a group exhibition and book launch of new works by three artists, Genevieve Leong, Loh Xiang Yun and Shyue Woon.
New Margins attempts to reinvigorate our perception of the book as an art medium. Seeking to reinvent the way we experience art, the three artists delved into exploring the potential of books as art objects. Stripping away the traditional method of viewing art from a distance, we are graced with an intimate encounter in place of a static, looming presence.
In this showcase, the book is more than just an item waiting to be purchased in a book store; it is an artwork in itself, just as a painting or a sculpture. New Margins invites you to engage and create a connection with the artists through their work. Recreating an individual experience of viewing art up close and personal, they seek a deeper resonance the moment you pick up the book. Just as drawing a line on a page reinvents the space on a blank paper, the book can reinvent the way we see and feel art.
Exhibition Tour and Book Launch
/ Friday, 20 April, 7pm
Held on the Opening Night, exhibition tours will be conducted by the artists themselves. Let Genevieve Leong, Loh Xiang Yun and Shyue Woon bring you around their spaces to share about their work process. In conjunction, the artists will launch their new book titles that are exhibited with the show. Book signing and refreshments will be held at the end of the tour.
/ Saturday, 28 April, 1pm
Exhibiting artists Shyue Woon and Loh Xiang Yun are invited to share their artistic practices and their experiences with working with the photobook medium. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the day (after the panel discussion).
Panel Discussion: Can the Book Be Considered an Art Form?
/ Saturday, 28 April, 2pm
Singapore Art Book Fair director, Renée Ting, founder of Do Not Design, Yanda, Alvin Ho of Atelier HOKO, Singapore International Photography Festival director, Gwen Lee and more to be confirmed, will come together to discuss the role of the book medium in the art world. Standing between two distinct worlds, the book medium used traditionally as a form of cataloging and documentation, has now been transformed to a medium of artistic expression. Topics ranging from creation, design and interest in the medium will be talked about and engaged with. This panel discussion will be moderated by THEBOOKSHOW’s co-founder, Ang Song Nian.
image: 'our breaths are short, this breeze untamable' series by Genevieve Leong
image: 'SALAD' series, Loh Xiang Yun
image: 'Dark Cities series', Shyue Woon