Highlighting social and economic inequality

By Chow and Lin
Chapel Gallery, Objectifs
26 April to 14 May 2017
Tue to Sat, 12pm to 7pm / Sun, 12pm to 4pm
Admission: Free

Opening reception: Tuesday 25 April 2017, 7pm – 9pm
Panel discussion: Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm. More details here. Register here.

Equivalence is a systematic empirical investigation of observable phenomena via statistical, mathematical or computational techniques to address global issues of our time.

The Equivalence – Cans series delves into the state of the economy, social inequality and consumption patterns. It confronts us on how we view everyday life, often with our own set of tinted glasses, perhaps obscured by our world view determined by where we stand on the society strata.


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Equivalence: A panel discussion
Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm
Objectifs, Chapel Gallery
Admission: Free
Register for this event here

This panel discussion will focus on on socio-economic trends in Singapore, how they impact different sections of society, and how art can be used to spread awareness about these issues. The speakers include:

  • Associate Professor Oh Soon-Hwa, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
  • Professor Mohan Dutta, Head of the Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore
  • Associate Professor Irene Y.H. Ng, Department of Social Work and Director of Social Service Research Centre, National University of Singapore
  • Lin Huiyi, artist and Director of Grail Research
  • Stefen Chow, artist and independent photographer

About the artists

Chow & Lin have been working together since 2009. They undertake long term projects with social conscience. Their works have been referenced by the World Bank and exhibited as large scale installations at the Les Nuits Photographiques in Paris, PMQ in Hong Kong and the CAFA museum in Beijing. Their works are also in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and CAFA museum in Beijing. More of their work can been seen at http://www.chowandlin.com/.

Chow and Lin consists of:

Stefen Chow is a Malaysian-born, Singapore-raised photographer. He has worked with global leading corporations and institutions including Apple, Cartier, DHL, General Electric, Grey Group, GEO magazine and the Smithsonian magazine. Stefen reached the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 25. Nikon named him as one of Asia’s top photographers. Stefen currently lives and works in Beijing.

Lin Huiyi is an economist by training and is a market researcher. She has a background in economic policy, and obtained an MBA from the Tsinghua University – MIT Sloan School International MBA Program. She has planned and implemented enterprise development programs in Singapore and is currently based in Beijing, conducting multi-industry market research for a multinational clientele. She is passionate about solutions that make social, environmental, and commercial sense.