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      Calling all photobooks!!! This year we are collaborating with @singaporeartbookfair for a showcase during the upcoming SGABF. Do keep your eyes peeled as we post more information for the open call soon! Sign up for our mailing list on our website to make sure you’re up to date. Link in bio. Deadline for this call is 5th May 2019

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    • Submit your photobooks: THEBOOKSHOW Open Call 2020 | Singapore

      OPEN CALL Submit your photobooks! This open call emphasises photographic projects intended for the book form; visual artwork that expresses itself in the photobook medium. Submissions can include texts, collages and experimental methods to photobook-making. ​ This call is open to all ages and nationalities. Selected entries will be exhibited at a showcase in Do note that this showcase, whether physical or not, will be determined by the Covid-19 situation at that point in time. A digital showcase will be in place in the event that a physical one will not be possible. January 2021. Guidelines ​ All submissions must either be book projects. Book previously published by a third-party publishing house will not be accepted. unpublished or self-published Submission consist of one hard copy of each book title sent to THEBOOKSHOW. must No Digital submissions such as PDFs, ebooks or apps in the case of a project that requires it i.e. if it is inline with the project content (e.g. an interactive digital book) - please note that if selected, an appropriate device for showcase has to be provided by applicant.. except Entries must consist of a coherent book project. Compilations of portfolios or catalogues will not be accepted. All text within the submission must be supplied with an English translation. Physical book submissions must be postmarked by 30 Nov 2020. Entries received after these dates will not be accepted. WHAT Open Call Exhibition WHEN submission dates 30 November 2020 ​ showcase Jan 2021 WHERE THEBOOKSHOW Submission Instructions ​ Application fees and the submission form below has to be submitted the printed book is sent to us. before ​ ​ ​ Please indicate on the package when sending out the printed book. Artist Name_Project Title If submitting more than one project, please complete each project on a separate application form. Multiple books can be mailed to us in the same package. If submitting on behalf of multiple artists, please indicate on the envelope instead. Company_Artist Name_Project Title Please mail your printed copies to the following address: THEBOOKSHOW Book Submission 63 Hillview Ave, #10-06A Lam Soon Industrial Building Singapore 669569 Make payment Submission Form Entry fee Covid-19 Pandemic, we have decided to reduce our submission fees below. For those who have submitted previously, a refund will be issued to you soon! In light of the current Early bird: submit before for your fees to be waived! Physical books to be postmarked by the deadline. 30 JUL 2020 Per Title ​ Students ​ ​ S$ 30 ​ S$ 15 ​ ​ S$ 15 ​ S$ 5 When making payment, do remember to leave a reference note during payment in the format . (Do use shorter title names if it exceeds the character limit) Artist Name_Book Title participants, please send your submission fees to THEBOOKSHOW by scanning the QR code below or to mobile number 97738700. Local participants, please click the button below to make payment. Do note that there are extra fees charged when using this platform. International Returns ​ Submissions can be returned after the showcase from July 2021 onwards ​ IMPORTANT: If you would like your book returned, you must include of sufficient value along with your submission. a paid postage Please include with your submission. return packaging Do note that THEBOOKSHOW will not be liable for any loss or damage. Jury Panel is the festival director of the Singapore Art Book Fair, an annual multi-day festival specialising in contemporary art books & zines. She is also the former manager and creative director of BooksActually, where she helmed some of their major projects including the Book Vending Machine, and the 24-Hour Bookstore Event. Renée Ting is the co-founder of THEBOOKSHOW and a curator. She has curated New Margins and First Draft, exhibitions centring the photobook medium. Recently, she was selected as a New Curator with European based platform, Parallel and curated a magazine exhibition for YET magazine that is set to launch in Jul 2019. Her passion for the book medium is derived from the believe that it can bring about a change and build the love for art. Leanna Teoh to be announced...

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      photobook OpenCalL DEADLINE 30 NOV 2020 more info here New Releases New Quick View Singapore, Very Old Tree - 2nd Edition / Robert Zhao Price S$45.00 New Quick View New Forest 1: A History of Cows / Robert Zhao Price S$45.00 New Quick View The Abeyant Nursery / Quinn Lum Price S$52.00 view by Category All New Art Books Rare Finds Magazines Catalogues Prints Zines Price S$5.00 S$526.00 Publisher THEBOOKSHOW Holycrap.sg Robert Zhao Atelier HOKO Tenant Books sort Quick View Science of Secondary: Toilet Paper / Atelier HOKO Out of stock Quick View Science of Secondary: Egg / Atelier HOKO Out of stock New Quick View Singapore, Very Old Tree - 2nd Edition / Robert Zhao Price S$45.00 New Quick View New Forest 1: A History of Cows / Robert Zhao Price S$45.00 New Quick View The Abeyant Nursery / Quinn Lum Price S$52.00 Quick View How To Make A Clock Spin Anti-Clockwise / Lai Yu Tong Price S$9.00 Quick View Rubbish FAMzine No.2 / Holycrap.sg Price S$75.00 Quick View Rubbish Famzine No. 9 / Holycrap.sg Price S$135.00 Limited Quick View When Renndom Met Airany: School of Nonsense, A Visual Dialogue / Renn & Aira Lim Price S$95.00 Quick View Drawings and Photographs: The Dishes 2018 / Lai Yu Tong Price S$6.00 Quick View our breaths are short, this breeze untameable SET / Genevieve Leong Price S$25.00 Quick View M.O.O.N. / Sandrine Elberg Price S$58.00 Quick View As They Grow Older And Wiser / Ang Song Nian Price S$5.00 Quick View a pocket dictionary of non-understanding / Genevieve Leong Price S$5.00 Quick View Science of Secondary: Cup / Atelier HOKO Price S$20.00 Quick View Running From Something, Looking For Something / Jonathan Liu Price S$30.00 Quick View Science of Secondary: Volumes 1-10 / Atelier HOKO Price S$209.00 Quick View OH! Tiong Bahru - High Quality Stories / OH Open House Price S$8.00 more

    • First Draft Exhibition 2017 | Singapore | THEBOOKSHOW

      FIRST DRAFT inaugural edition WHERE Objectifs, Centre For Photography and Film WHAT presents , a curated exhibition featuring new works by 8 nominated Singaporean artists / photographers that will be held at , Centre of Photography, on First Draft is the place and time to figure out what a story needs to become. It’s a place to make mistakes, to try out ideas, to explore variations on existing ideas. Sometimes a rough sketch, other times a culmination of a dream, First Draft becomes a place to break things, and move on knowing they're broken, until we discover the way to fix what broke. 8 Singaporean artists — will be showcasing photobooks accompanied by a selection of photographic prints. These artists were chosen by 8 nominators whom THEBOOKSHOW believes represent the core of Singapore’s Art and Photography scene. Our nominators: . Through this exhibition, we believe that our audience would have greater insight to how the book medium could help artists translate their projects into a format that is accessible to the masses. At the same time, supporting young and upcoming artists / photographers in the book creation process and in receiving an opportunity to gain exposure in the Singapore Art industry. THEBOOKSHOW First Draft Objectifs 29th Mar — 9th Apr 2017. Sara Ho, Liu Ying, Marvin Tang, Sam Kang Li, Shyue Woon, Jovian Lim, George Wong and Lyn Low Ang Song Nian, Emmeline Yong, Gwen Lee, John Clang, Kevin WY Lee, Pann Lim, Robert Zhao Renhui and THEBOOKSHOW ​ ​ / press release / official poster Exhibition WHEN 29 — 9 Apr 2017 Winner of First Draft Award Our heartiest congratulations to @ for winning the inaugural THEBOOKSHOW's First Draft Award! His book - Dark Cities, emerged as the winning work among other new works by selected artists and photographers. Nominated by @ from the Invisible Photographer Asia, Shyue Woon's book will be realised with the award of SGD$5000 worth of printing sponsorship, generously contributed by MoPress! Shyue Woon parameters kevinwylee ​ Programmes Programmes held during the weekends concurrent with the length of the exhibition period. Hong Kong Photobook Exchange X Invisible Photographers Asia / APR 1 — 2 As part of First Draft programming, Invisible Photographers Asia (IPA) has invited 3 photographers from Hong Kong — Chan Dick, Paul Yeung, Doreen Chan — to hold a weekend long exhibition alongside the First Draft exhibition. This exhibition will run across Sat, 1 Apr | 12pm to 7pm and Sun, 2 Apr | 12pm to 4 pm. On top of this programme, there will also be additional talks hosted by IPA and the Hong Kong Artists during the following days: ​ APR 1, Saturday 3pm — 5pm / HK/SG Photobook Exchange - Artist Talk: Paul Yeung, Doreen Chan, Chan Dick 6pm — 7.30pm / Slideshow Night: Hong Kong Photography ​ APR 2, Sunday 3pm — 4.30pm / Making The Photobook: Forum with HK & SG photographers Content & Inspiration Design and Production Publishing and Distribution Artist Talks / APR 8 — 9 A series of artists talks will be held by the artists in the First Draft exhibition. APR 8, Saturday 2.30pm — 4pm / Liu Ying, Sara Ho, Lyn Low, George Wong APR 9, Sunday 2.30pm — 4pm / Jovian Lim, Marvin Tang, Sam Kang Li, Shyue Woon the NOMINEES George Wong Lyn Low Jovian Lim Liu Ying Sara Ho Sam Kang Li Marvin Tang Shyue Woon from top left George Wong Yung Choon (b. 1978, Singapore) likes to laugh at himself and examines his existence as a Singaporean photo artist living in today’s day and age. He is also interested in the marriage of cultures and traditions he sees and experiences. In 2015, he produced a dummy book of selfie images he made in North Korea. His work has been exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia and Ireland. He exhibited his piece “Blink” at the Singapore Art Exhibition in 2009. Influenced by her personal experiences, visual artist Lyn Low (b. 1992, Singapore) approaches her concepts with sentiment, using photography as a means of inquiry into the human condition. A recent graduate of Nanyang Technological University, Lyn Low was awarded the prestigious Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Photography in 2015. Her latest exhibitions include Immeasurable, at the Bangkok University Gallery (Thailand), Undescribed, at DECK (Singapore), the Noise Festival Exhibition (Singapore) and the Pingyao International Photography Festival (China). Jovian Lim b.1984 grew up in Singapore. He has a BFA in Photography from the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University. He derives great pleasure in reframing approaches to photography through abstraction and capturing everyday phenomena in our environment. Jovian’s photography hovers between realism and romance. Towing the line between the simple and sublime. Using commonplace material, he investigates ever more rarefied forms of expression, attempting to express that which is immutable, stripped of time, space and particularity. Liu Ying graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) degree in Photography and Digital Imaging from School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in 2015. She believes that a photograph can and should provoke introspection in both the photographer and the viewer. And thus, with her keen interest in the human condition, Liu Ying contemplates the sights and stories around her through photography. Her works have been exhibited at Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase (2015), Goodman Arts Centre (2015), Pingyao International Photography Festival, China (2014) and Singapore Art Museum under Noise Singapore The Apprenticeship Programme (2013). Sara Ho Shi Ning (b.1991, Singapore) is a visual artist that uses photography together with her background in graphic design to express herself in her work. As a collector of knick-knacks and random paraphernalia, she enjoys how objects are able to house a world of narratives. She expresses herself through quirky aesthetics and colour to visually convey stories of the heart. Kang Li (b.1984) is a Singaporean Chinese, born to parents who migrated from Malaysia. His photography pursuits began with a journalism stint in Nepal, where he covered the nation's abolishment of its monarchy and the rise of the Maoists into parliamentary powers. Later, he returned to college, from where he graduated as top journalism student and class valedictorian in 2009. He has since departed from full-time photojournalism and is now a commercial film director. Photography remains an important language for him. Marvin Tang (b.1989) is a visual artist who uses photography as a tool of investigation. He is interested in the parallels between space and human interactions. Crafting images that he hopes will create new narratives in everyday spaces. Shyue Woon is trained as an architect and interested in the intertwining of built environment with different disciplines in art. During the day, he uses architecture to turn aspiration and dreams into constructible reality. By night, the camera becomes his tool to deconstruct and reverse reality and spaces into fiction and dreams. His work previously been exhibited in Odessa (Ukraine), Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore; his works were selected for +50, a collective for Singapore's Photographers; and to be part of “Thank you, Mr Lee” (2015), a book tribute to late LKY. GEORGE WONG / nominated by Robert Zhao http://www.pursuephotography.com LYN LOW / nominated by THEBOOKSHOW http://lynlow.com JOVIAN LIM / nominated by Pann Lim http://jovianlim.com LIU YING/ nominated by Emmeline Yong http://liuying.me/ SARA HO / nominated by Ang Song Nian SAM KANG LI / nominated by John Clang www.samkangliphotos.com MARVIN TANG / nominated by Gwen Lee http://www.marvintang.co/ SHYUE WOON / nominated by Kevin WY Lee http://shyuewoon.com

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