Exactly Residency Exhibition and Book Launch Series #1 - "Northeast Hinterland" by Kevin WY Lee


Exactly Foundation Residency Exhibition and Book Launch Series - #1

Northeast Hinterland by Kevin WY Lee

Exhibit time: Thur 13 Jul - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Opening: Thur 13 Jul 2017, 7pm

Guest of Honor: Kok Heng Leun, Arts Nominated MP

A book documenting the residency will be also be launched at the opening.

Artist Talk: Sat 15 Jul 2017, 3-4pm at Objectifs

Curator: Tom White

Exactly’s first and inaugural resident-artist is Kevin WY Lee. Kevin’s interests in identity and aspirations led him to explore the nocturnal of Singapore, an(other) realm of a same space seen in a less familiar, perhaps more disquieting light (or lack of). Northeast Hinterland evolved into a visual response to land custodianship in Singapore, using the night scenes of Punggol, a northeastern Singapore suburb slated to be “a waterfront town of the 21st century”. While Punggol looks to be the “new Singapore”, the township’s history dates back to colonial Singapore but now is better known for massive clearance of land for building new public housing estates – it could be of anywhere and of forgotten history. Kevin’s Northeast Hinterland is a series of nocturnes of an area, when sleep and sight are paradoxical, when histories, mythologies and legacies of the land play hide and seek with the past, present and future of its custodianship”.

Exactly Foundation (www.exactlyfoundaton.com) is a not-for-profit, trademarked registered label established by Li Li Chung to commission photographers to create photography art to stimulate discussion of social concerns in Singapore. Its goal is to produce new knowledge amongst viewers by engaging with and sharing the photographs with family&friends over a three-month period.

Artist’s bio

Kevin WY Lee is a photographer and creative director based in Singapore. In 2010, he founded Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), an influential platform for Photography & Visual Arts in Asia. Through IPA, Kevin participates vigorously in photography and art across the region as a practitioner, curator and educator. In his own practice, Kevin is interested in Singapore – her temperament, aesthetic and growing pains.

Jul 13 - Jul 23, 2017
[ Thu ] - [ Sun ]
7:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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Objectifs, Lower Gallery, 155 Middle Road, Singapore
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Exactly Foundation Residency Exhibition and Book Launch Series