5—7.03.2021

SINGAPORE ART BOOK FAIR

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On the Page is a 10-part seminar that serves as an introductory series for beginner creatives who are interested in making their own books or are looking to publish their own projects. This series examines how publications can be an ideal format for artistic presentation and documentation. The presentations introduce the full scope of a publication project from conception to distribution. Produced by Currency Design.


On the Page:  Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10


On the Page:
Publication as Compelling Format for Artists


Episode 1

We will be unpacking the “daunting” idea of publication as a format, challenges described by people unfamiliar (Eg. Not good with computer programs, books are too difficult to plan or just simply being unsure how to capture one’s practice in book form.) We would debunk these myths of publications by sharing reasons and possibilities of publications as format. We would be outlining the series, as a visual tutorial series that will inform viewers of what they need to know before they start a publication of their own, as well as run through all the topics we would cover across the whole series

Next we would be describing the characteristic qualities of publications, print and digital formats. We would be describing and giving examples on different types of uses for publications as format and how it serves different needs of artists. Introduce the roles of editors, designers, printers and collaborators that can make an artist’s vision come through.

Lastly as a case study, we look into various publication projects in Singapore and the region. (Featuring books from the Singapore Art Book Library or from a collection)


On the Page:
Publication as Artistic Research and Practice


Episode 2
Gideon-Jamie, Temporary Press

This episode introduces the possibility of the publication as a form of artistic research and creative investigation. It also unpacks the scope of artistic research and the way that enquiries and questions can be  pursued and presented through publication and the process of working on it. Crucially, it also hopes to address how the research focus also differs from publication as a form of documenting exhibitions or programmes. It considers as well how the process and the outcome publication informs each other. The case studies are drawn from publications that are centred on research and employ a more exploratory and process-driven approach. It will feature various publication projects in the Singapore Art Book Library or from a collection. The episode will also include a conversation with Gideon—Jamie of Temporary Press to share about their own practice focusing on artistic research and their view on print publishing. To conclude, we will round up key takeaways of the episode and invite viewers to send questions.


On the Page:
Publication as Mode of Presentation and Portfolio


Episode 3
Featuring Lee Chang Ming, NOPE FUN

This episode introduces the possibility of the publication as a form of artistic research and creative investigation. It also unpacks the scope of artistic research and the way that enquiries and questions can be  pursued and presented through publication and the process of working on it. Crucially, it also hopes to address how the research focus also differs from publication as a form of documenting exhibitions or programmes. It considers as well how the process and the outcome publication informs each other. The case studies are drawn from publications that are centred on research and employ a more exploratory and process-driven approach. It will feature various publication projects in the Singapore Art Book Library or from a collection. The episode will also include a conversation with Gideon—Jamie of Temporary Press to share about their own practice focusing on artistic research and their view on print publishing. To conclude, we will round up key takeaways of the episode and invite viewers to send questions.


On the Page:
Publication as Art Object


Episode 4
Featuring Selene Yap & Cheng Jia Yun, Browsing Copy

This episode introduces the possibility of the publication as a form of artistic research and creative investigation. It also unpacks the scope of artistic research and the way that enquiries and questions can be  pursued and presented through publication and the process of working on it. Crucially, it also hopes to address how the research focus also differs from publication as a form of documenting exhibitions or programmes. It considers as well how the process and the outcome publication informs each other. The case studies are drawn from publications that are centred on research and employ a more exploratory and process-driven approach. It will feature various publication projects in the Singapore Art Book Library or from a collection. The episode will also include a conversation with Gideon—Jamie of Temporary Press to share about their own practice focusing on artistic research and their view on print publishing. To conclude, we will round up key takeaways of the episode and invite viewers to send questions.


On the Page:
Publication as Companion and Complementary forms


Episode 5
Featuring Kenneth Tay & Vanessa Ban

This episode introduces the possibility of the publication as a form of artistic research and creative investigation. It also unpacks the scope of artistic research and the way that enquiries and questions can be  pursued and presented through publication and the process of working on it. Crucially, it also hopes to address how the research focus also differs from publication as a form of documenting exhibitions or programmes. It considers as well how the process and the outcome publication informs each other. The case studies are drawn from publications that are centred on research and employ a more exploratory and process-driven approach. It will feature various publication projects in the Singapore Art Book Library or from a collection. The episode will also include a conversation with Gideon—Jamie of Temporary Press to share about their own practice focusing on artistic research and their view on print publishing. To conclude, we will round up key takeaways of the episode and invite viewers to send questions.

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For further enquiries, please contact us at info@singaporeartbookfair.org.


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For further enquiries, please contact us at info@singaporeartbookfair.org.


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