BOOK LAUNCH: BEYOND WILDERNESS
A new publication by Chua Chye Teck
Thursday 19 January 2017, 730pm – 9pm
Workshop Space, Objectifs
“A worthy debut […] and a wonderful addition to any serious library of Singapore books and literature.” – Invisible Photographer Asia
Join curator Silke Schmickl for a chat with Chua Chye Teck about his book exploring the fast disappearing natural wilderness in Singapore through black and white photographs.
Beyond Wilderness will retail at a special price of $45 (usual price $52) for this event only and you can get your copies autographed by the artist.
About Beyond Wilderness
In Beyond Wilderness, photographer Chua Chye Teck explores the fast disappearing natural wilderness in Singapore through a series of black and white photographs. Using the forest structure to express the idea of emotional layers, his photographs are a reflection on memory and transformation, and present the dualities of isolation and the unknown. Beyond Wilderness charts the artistic and spiritual journeys of the photographer, and is as much one man’s personal encounter with nature as it is a social commentary about the fast-changing landscape of a modern society.
About Chua Chye Teck
Chua Chye Teck is a passionate collector of images, memories and spaces. He takes photographs of the visible and with them he indicates things invisible. His work is inspired by the conflicting field of spatial and social relations within specific, generally urban surroundings; it is a matter of people, their actions with respect to the space they occupy, inhabit or merely cross briefly.
About Silke Schmickl
Silke Schmickl is the co-founder of the curatorial platform Lowave. She studied Art History, French Literature and International Communications in Munich and Paris where she graduated from Panthéon-Sorbonne University. A specialist in contemporary photography and video art, she has been a researcher at the German Art History Center for 15 years and has published over 60 art DVDs for Lowave. She has initiated and directed various research projects dedicated to emerging art scenes including the Middle East, Africa, India, Turkey and Singapore. Since 2008, she has curated contemporary art exhibitions in partnerships with museums and biennials in Singapore, Paris, Guangzhou, Beirut and Düsseldorf.