Women in Film 2019 | Artist Talk: Yanyun Chen, Sara Chong, Mysara Aljaru & Chantal Tan
ARTIST TALK: YANYUN CHEN, SARA CHONG, MYSARA ALJARU & CHANTAL TAN
Thu, 7 Nov, 730pm to 830pm
Objectifs' fifth edition of Women in Film and Photography seeks to explore how rage against discrimination, repression, inequality and injustice can be channeled into a force for awareness, action and change through art.
The women image-makers featured in this programme have created works that speak to local and international concerns, disrupting hegemonic narratives by surfacing stories of marginalised communities and invisible figures of history. Through these works, the programme aims to celebrate, enrich and underline the necessity of diverse voices and representation.
Join us for an artist talk with 4 of the artists from our short film programme, YANYUN CHEN, SARA CHONG, MYSARA ALJARU & CHANTAL TAN, moderated by Leong Puiyee. They will talk about their works and artistic practice, and their processes and thoughts behind creating their new short films, made in response to the theme of REMEDY FOR RAGE.
Dr. Yanyun Chen is an artist. She runs a charcoal-based drawing and installation practice, and her works respond to writing — fictional and philosophical — as well as aesthetic traditions and techniques. She was presented with the People’s Choice Award for "The scars that write us" at the President’s Young Talents 2018 exhibition at Singapore Art Museum and is the winner of the 2019 ArtOutreach IMPART Visual Artist Award. She received her Phd with Summa Cum Laude from the European Graduate School. She is a full-time lecturer in the Arts & Humanities division of Yale-NUS College in Singapore, the founder of illustration and animation studio Piplatchka, and the managing partner of publishing house Delere Press LLP.
Sara Chong is a realist – figurative painter from and based in Singapore. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in Florence (IT), London (UK) and Singapore, and owned by several private collectors. She is also a commissioned portrait painter. Sara was trained predominantly at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, from which she graduated in 2015, with the award for the Best Painting of the Year and Best Figure Painting of the Advanced Painting Programme.
Mysara Aljaru is a Singaporean documentary producer and writer. Previously a journalist and producer with the local mainstream media, she is currently pursuing her Masters in Malay Studies at NUS. Her research interest includes representation of minorities in mainstream media, Islamic and intersectional feminism and decolonising environmentalism. Her works explore the issues of identity and lived realities of minority Muslim women and non-males.
Chantal Tan currently holds a day job as a interior architect. On the side, she is part of a design/art research outfit with her partner called lhtttt, abbreviated from lies, half-truths, truths, true-trues. She also co-organises the party-broadcast series, Horizon99, and sometimes performs as A(;D or aiyu jelly.
Exhibition & Screenings
:: Women in Film 2019: 2 to 5 Oct
:: Exhibition: 11 Oct to 17 Nov
:: Short Film Screening: 11 Oct to 17 Nov
:: Guided photographer & curator tour: 11 Oct, Fri, 2pm to 3pm
:: Artist talks: 12 Oct, Sat (Full Details TBC)
:: Artist talk | Mathilde ter Heijne: 12 Oct, Sat, 330pm to 430pm
:: Artist talk | Lenne Chai: 12 Oct, Sat, 430pm to 530pm
:: Women in War: 9 Nov, Sat, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Header image by Yanyun Chen & Sara Chong
- The event description was updated. Diff#491468 2019-11-06 06:27:37