An exhibition by Choi Minkyung & Sit Weng San

19 Jul to 18 Aug 2024
Objectifs Lower Gallery 1

Opening: Fri 19 Jul 2024, 7pm – 9pm
Free admission

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Artist Talk with Choi Minkyung & Sit Weng San (Please register here)
Date & Time: Sat 20 Jul, 2pm – 3pm
Location: Objectifs Workshop Space
Free admission

Timeless Youth is a collaborative exhibition by Korean artist Choi Minkyung and Singaporean artist Sit Weng San that investigates individual & collective aspirations for youth and newness. It attempts to understand how the phenomena is echoed in all aspects of our lives; from identities to our bodies to urban spaces, and in social, cultural, scientific, and virtual spheres. 

The two-channel installation, A Manual for Timeless Youth is a step-by-step instructional video on how to achieve eternal youth. Following the guidelines of “Erase, Control, Colonize, and Disguise”, the work bridges the artists’ embodied experiences, social phenomena in the wellness, anti-aging industries, urban redevelopment, and modernization projects in their respective ‘post-colonized’ cities of Seoul and Singapore.

A Manual for Timeless Youth (50 mins) loops hourly.

This exhibition is rated PG13 (Consumer Advice: Some Mature Content).

About Choi Minkyung 

Minkyung Choi is a South Korean visual artist, currently based in Seoul. Based on video and performance, often engaging in collaborations with other women, Choi’s works explore the issues of image and desire especially from her perspective as a woman. Choi has screened, exhibited, and took part in artist residencies around the globe including Seoul International New Media Festival, DMZ International Documentary Festival, Gyeonggi Creation Center, Esplanade (Singapore), Tokyo Art Space, Akiyoshidai International Artist Village (Japan), Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center (Palestine), Pier2 (Taiwan). Choi is a co-founder of East Asian feminist art activism group Tomorrow Girls Troop.

About Sit Weng San

Sit Weng San is a Singaporean Artist and educator based between Singapore and Los Angeles. Utilizing primarily still and moving images, San’s work investigates the systems and power structures that create the dissonance between inattentive, homogeneous representations of marginalized bodies and the reality of complex and multi-faceted identities. San’s work was awarded the UOB Painting of the Year Award in Photography (2008), she was a recent recipient of the Sundance Institute Uprise Grant (2022) and the Korea-Singapore Exchange Grant (2022). Her work was exhibited at the Vincent Price Museum, USC Keck School of Medicine, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the International Center of Photography. San is currently an Assistant Professor at El Camino College.