FAIR PROGRAMMES



23 APRIL, SATURDAY
24 APRIL, SUNDAY


11:00am - 2:00pm

& 3:00-6:00pm

Temasek Polytechnic School of Design
28A-03-09
21 Tampines Ave 1, Singapore 529757
Workshop: Risograph Printing
(In Collaboration with Temasek Polytechnic School of Design)

Bryan Angelo Lim (Lecturer, Temasek Polytechnic School of Design)

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The zine-making workshop, building around the idea of 'The Medium is the Message' (McLuhan, 1964), will allow participants to develop a simple zine using the Risograph machine. This lo-fi print production method will go beyond just being a tool for reproduction — it is a medium to facilitate creative experimentation through ephemeral textures, materials, and freehand drawing.



SG ART BOOK DIALOGUE


29 APRIL, FRIDAY


4:30 - 5:30pm

The Engine Room @ Singapore Art Museum
39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Singapore 089065
Book Launch: open environments
(Presented by Leonorana)

Isabel Carvalho (Artist), Ang Kia Yee (Artist), Salty Xi Jie Ng (Artist), txting teo (Arts Practitioner), ila (Artist) and Lune Loh (Poet)

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Leonorana is an editorial project by Portuguese artist Isabel Carvalho, which takes the form of a magazine centred on artistic research. For its fifth issue, Leonorana gathers and dwells upon perspectives and approaches revolving around the theme of Environments. Born in part out of a remote residency at NTU CCA Singapore, this issue is co-edited by Isabel Carvalho and Ang Kia Yee, and features essays by contributors based in Singapore, Portugal, Brazil and Sweden. Moving across varied landscapes, these essays span seas, swamps and cities; intimacy and alienation; mermaids and cows; ancestry, innocence and anxiety — expanding our appetite for artistic research through writing, as well as our understanding of environments.

Following its launch in Portugal in December 2021, this is the issue’s (and, in fact, the magazine’s) first physical launch in Singapore. The two co-editors will be joined by Singapore-based contributors ila, Salty Xi Jie Ng, txting teo and Lune Loh in an open conversation between the worlds and environments of their respective essays.

6:00 - 7:00pm

The Engine Room @ Singapore Art Museum
39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Singapore 089065
Artist Talk: Blood Sweat & Tears
(Presented by Holycrap)

Pann Lim (Father/Creative Director)

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Blood Sweat & Tears, presented by Pann Lim, stems from the simplest of reasons and there is absolutely no rocket science behind it. This book is just about looking back on and celebrating the ten years since Holycrap started with his wife Claire and children Renn and Aira. Within these printed pages lies every memory forged or new adventures embarked upon and he will be sharing some of those projects they have done together as a family since 2011 right up
till 2021.



30 APRIL, SATURDAY


1:00 - 2:00pm

The Engine Room @ Singapore Art Museum
39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Singapore 089065
Artist Talk: Remodeling Love Island: Reality Television and Experimental Publishing with Each and Every Press
(Presented by Brendan Page)

Brendan Page (Founder/Designer/Printer, Each and Every Press)

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Love Island is a reality television show in which British bodybuilders look for love and engage in complex conflict resolution. During a time when comfort can be found in ignoring one’s surroundings, shows like Love Island take on a new meaning for many, including artist Brendan Page. In this talk, Page will discuss his project “The Villa”, a Risograph-printed book containing abstract 3D models of iconic moments from the show’s fourth season. He will speak to his work at Each and Every Press, experimental Risograph printing, and the making of “The Villa”.

3:00 - 4:00pm

The Engine Room @ Singapore Art Museum
39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Singapore 089065
Book Launch: Street Report
(Presented by Faiz Zohri, Gideon Kong, Atelier HOKO)

Faiz Bin Zohri (StableUnstable), Clara Koh (Atelier HOKO) and Gideon Kong (gideon-jamie)

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Street Report (publication series) is an ongoing project of detailed accounts or statements describing events and situations on the street by a Street Reporter, usually as the result of observation and inquiry. Initiated by Atelier HOKO, Faiz Bin Zohri, Cathy Hang, and gideon-jamie, published by Temporary Press.

The first two titles are Public Bins and Hooks and Holes (Sungei Road). The first one looks closely at behaviours surrounding the use of public bins and the other at the installation of improvised shop tentage. Housed in a compact form, both are generously illustrated with photographs, sketches, and annotations.

5:00 - 6:00pm

The Engine Room @ Singapore Art Museum
39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Singapore 089065
Artist Talk: Making Books, Growing Up, and Other Things
(Presented by Lai Yu Tong, Moderated by Renée Ting)

Lai Yu Tong (Artist) and Renée Ting (Director, Singapore Art Book Fair)

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Lai Yu Tong is a Singaporean artist who works freely across various mediums. His practice involves modest gestures of simplifying and rearranging the things around him. In this talk, he will be reviewing in chronological order the ten books he has made starting from his first zine published in 2014 when he was a teenager, to his latest book that will be launched at this edition of SGABF. These books were made in parallel to the works he has made, marking different stages in his practice and his life. He will be sharing the origins and processes behind them, and how he feels looking back on them now.

7:00 - 8:00pm

The Engine Room @ Singapore Art Museum
39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Singapore 089065
Book Launch: A Different Reading
(Presented by THEBOOKSHOW)

Woong Soak Teng (Artist), Catherine Hu (Artist), Lin Shiau Yu (Artist), Macarius Eng (Designer), Azelia Ng (Designer) and Ming (Designer)

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A Different Reading is an initiative by THEBOOKSHOW that brings together 9 young creatives under the mentorship of local designer Hanson Ho (H55) and artist Ang Song Nian. Through this collaboration, A Different Reading serves to open up new dialogues and synergies between young creatives of varied background, training and knowledge through the process of creating a new artist book. In this talk, each pair of artist and designer be sharing more on their thought processes and approach in their collaborative creation of their artist book.


1 MAY, SUNDAY


1:00 - 2:00pm

The Engine Room @ Singapore Art Museum
39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Singapore 089065
Artist Talk: Talking About Nothing
(Presented by Atelier HOKO, Moderated by Stephanie Peh)

Alvin Ho (Co-founder, Atelier HOKO), Clara Koh (Co-founder, Atelier HOKO) and Stephanie Peh (Writer and Creative Producer)

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In this informal discussion, Atelier HOKO uncovers how the close examination of everyday life can give us something, nothing and everything.

3:00 - 4:00pm

The Engine Room @ Singapore Art Museum
39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Singapore 089065
Book Discussion: Nonbinaryhood
(Presented by Aki Hassan)

Aki Hassan (Visual Artist)

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Nonbinaryhood reflects on the artist’s experience of being nonbinary, and how to navigate the cisnormative structures they have grown up with. Across forty eight pages in deep blue, the project asks the reader to think about the systems we move around, and the allowances we make for ways-of-being imposed upon us.

5:00 - 6:00pm

The Engine Room @ Singapore Art Museum
39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Singapore 089065
Artist Talk: The ICZ is a Library
(Presented by Robert Zhao Renhui, Moderated by Berny Tan)

Robert Zhao Renhui (Artist) and Berny Tan (Artist and Independent Curator)

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Robert Zhao Renhui is a multi-disciplinary artist and the founder of the Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ). His practice addresses humanity’s relationship with nature, and is characterised by a longstanding interest in investigating sites defined by the conflation of wilderness and urbanisation. Zhao’s research-oriented processes often culminate in publications accompanying each of his projects, richly illustrated with photographs shot or collected by him, and produced in collaboration with local design studios. In this talk, Zhao will discuss his work through the lens of these publications, and the important role they play in narrative construction and consolidation in his practice.

7:00 - 8:00pm

The Engine Room @ Singapore Art Museum
39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Singapore 089065
Book Launch: A Different Reading
(Presented by THEBOOKSHOW)

Marvin Tang (Artist), Hong Shu-ying (Artist), Gwendolyn Say (Designer) and Ming (Designer)

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A Different Reading is an initiative by THEBOOKSHOW that brings together 9 young creatives under the mentorship of local designer Hanson Ho (H55) and artist Ang Song Nian. Through this collaboration, A Different Reading serves to open up new dialogues and synergies between young creatives of varied background, training and knowledge through the process of creating a new artist book. In this talk, each pair of artist and designer be sharing more on their thought processes and approach in their collaborative creation of their artist book.

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© Singapore Art Book Fair 2021. All rights reserved.
For further enquiries, please contact us at info@singaporeartbookfair.org.


Singapore Art Book Fair is organised by

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