An exhibition by Dave Lim
Mentored by Ian Teh
Presented as a culmination of the Objectifs Documentary Award, Emerging Category
Lower Gallery, Objectifs
13 Mar to 19 Apr 2020
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Download an interview with Dave Lim by Alfonse Chiu
Opening Reception: 12 Mar, 7pm to 930pm
Artist and Mentor dialogue: 12 Mar, 8pm [Read a recap here]
In Believing, We…: Singapore Short Films in Response to The Believers
*In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 situation, kindly note that this screening has been postponed, new dates TBC.
Dave Lim’s wry, quietly observant video installation centers on secular and non-secular rituals practiced by the average Singaporean. In juxtaposing the ceremonial and the everyday, the work gently teases out commonalities across different practices, establishing a sense of kinship and alluding to a common humanity.
About Dave Lim
Dave Lim is a visual artist with a photojournalistic background. He graduated with a BA(Hons) in Urban Studies from Yale-NUS, Singapore. He is interested in the temporal landscapes that humans create and participate in. He has been awarded the Singapore Young Photographer Award in 2018 and has participated in a residency at the School of Visual Arts, New York City.
About Ian Teh
Ian Teh has published three monographs, Undercurrents (2008), Traces (2011) and Confluence (2014). His work is part of the permanent collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) and the Hood Museum in the USA. Selected solo shows include the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York in 2004, Flowers in London in 2011 and the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam in 2012.
Teh has received several honours. In 2018 he was awarded a travel grant from the Pulitzer Centre for Crisis Reporting and presented his work on climate change at the prestigious 2018 National Geographic Photography Seminar. He is also the recipient of the International Photoreporter Grant 2016, the Abigail Cohen Fellowship in Documentary Photography 2014 and the Emergency Fund 2011 from the Magnum Foundation. In 2013, he was elected by the Open Society Foundations to exhibit in New York at the Moving Walls Exhibition.
Teh’s work has been published internationally in magazines such as National Geographic, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek and Granta. Since 2013, he has exhibited as well as conducted masterclasses at Obscura Festival of Photography, and has been a tutor at Cambodia’s Angkor Photo Festival since 2014. Teh is a member of the British agency, Panos Pictures.