"Baca… (sebelum minum) /Drink at your own risk" by Azharr Rudin.
Group Art ExhibitionWed 10 to Sun 21 Nov | 11am to 8pm
Supported by Singapore International Foundation and Singapore National Arts Council
You are cordially invited to theQUITE Exhibition Opening
Wed 10 Nov | 7pm
With a short Audience Talkback sessionQuite: adverb [usu. a submodifier]
1. To the utmost or most absolute extent or degree; absolutely; completely. Very, really
(used as an intensifier)
2. To a certain or fairly significant extent or degree; fairly.
So commonly used in our day-to-day conversations, few may notice this extremity in such this simple word used as a sub modifier. A lot of times it was used to express emotions in politeness or to ‘cushion’ an otherwise harsh comment.
In reality, it is not easy to tell if ‘quite’ has been used as ‘absolute’ or ‘just fairly’. Quite puts to question the ‘subjectivity’ of a simple definition and challenges the audience to re-define their opinions in a more explicit manner. Quite invites the audience’s response to complete the otherwise ‘isolated’ art making. It brings awareness to the artists’ consciousness of intent and importance of critical responses within the creative process.
Quite shifts the focus on audience playing a critical role in the development of each artist therefore creating a dialogue that acknowledges the purpose of Art and the role of the artist. Any opinions, be it constructive or negative will become an intergral part of the artist’s practice. Quite is a word that needs a reaction and that might be a reason for art making.
This is the second Quite exhibition. The first was held in January 2010 at Post-Museum, Singapore.
+ + + +ARTISTS’ BIOS"Careful Carelessness"ANGELA CHONG
A graduate from RMIT Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts (Honors), Angela Chong has a keen interest in creating a narrative in her installation works. Her works deal with light and darkness, constantly blurring the line between fiction and ‘reality’. Her influences vary from literature to poetry, music to films. Her installations depict memories, and attachment between the object and its owner using light projection. She is currently interested in creating interactive works. She has recently created her first outdoor light work for i Light Marina Bay in Singapore. She has been active in both local and international art scenes, and gone for several art residencies in Iceland, Japan and Czech Republic, and exhibited in Australia and Indonesia.
+"Small Things"ASWAD AMEIR
Born in 1977, Aswad graduated from Central Saint Martins, School of Art and Design in London. Aswad sees himself as a multi-disciplinary artist and his involvement in arts in the year 2000 up until today, can be seen through his commitment and progress as an artist in the Malaysia art scene specifically. He has been exhibiting in numerous art exhibitions, participated in artist’s residencies mainly in Malaysia and Indonesia, and a couple of solo exhibitions ‘Across the Lines’ and ‘X’ exhibited in Kuala Lumpur in the recent years. His recent 2nd solo exhibition ‘X’ portrayed the idea of re-mixed on stolen images (a series of paintings), an installation artwork based on poetry by Jim Morrison (the moment of freedom), a sculpture of an over-sized audio cassette, a tribute to the pirate radio DJ’s and a series of drawings portraying his childhood memories were amongst the artworks exhibited in the show. Aswad currently lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Azharr Rudin was a pizza maker, web designer, contributing photographer/writer for a Malaysian music magazine, before venturing into filmmaking. His short film, MAJIDEE (2005) won awards at film festivals in Hawaii, Tokyo and Singapore. His “sophisticated experimental sextet” THE AMBER SEXALOGY a "...sometimes whimsical, often lyrical vignettes of longing and love" debuted at the 2006 Singapore International Film Festival. His films have also been featured in film festivals across the globe. His debut feature film PUNGGOK RINDUKAN BULAN (THIS LONGING) premiered at Pusan 2008 and has been described as “uplifting”, “poignant”, “mysterious”, “daring”, “astonishing”, “authentic” and “evocatively captures sense of liminality.” It was also listed as among the best films of World Cinema in 2008/09. His next feature film project MATAHARI has been chosen for EAVE 2010 (at Udine Far East FF and Pusan IFF).
+"I wasn’t given a choice"EZZAM RAHMAN
Ezzam Rahman is a practising multi-disciplinary artist graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fine Arts from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, University of Huddersfield. He has participated, initiated and co-curated numerous local and international group exhibitions,
events and festivals. Ezzam enjoys talking to himself and smiles to sleep.
+‘I am older than I was when we first got together’ GHAZI ALQUDCY
Telling stories through digital film is Ghazi Alqudcy’s passion. His works vary in approach – fictional narratives, documentaries, to experimental projects. Thematically, he has touched on issues of sexuality, spirituality, and death. Practising for the past 6 years, Ghazi's films have been screened locally and internationally in film festivals, curated screenings and art galleries such as Valentine Willie Fine Arts Gallery. During his free time, he loves to indulge himself in a slumber party with his friends and that is how he usually gets inspired. Currently his motto is, ‘ Buy less t-shirts and do more films’.
+‘No Pun Intended’NUR AIN
Nur Ain is a practising printmaker graduated from LASALLE SIA College of the Arts in Printmaking. She is also a member of The Printmaking Society of Singapore. Her past exhibitions include Limited/Unlimited, Print Out, Time Phase Print to name a few. In 2005, Nur Ain was invited to an artist residency at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute guest workshop for two weeks, and this residency was in conjunction with the Printmaking Society Annual Exhibition, Print Out. Nur Ain gets excited over clowns, cats, supermarkets, Stanley Donwood, Paula Rego, Bjork and Romantic Gorilla.
Graduated from RMIT Bachelor of Arts with a Fine Arts (Honours), Stellah Lim has always shown interest in creating characters of a fictional reality. Majoring in jewellery during her diploma years, she also explored into other areas such as sculpture and drawings during her degree. As someone who enjoys experimenting with new ideas, she has won a bronze prize for her efforts in Graniph International T-shirt Design Competition based in Japan. Some of the exhibitions
and activities she participated were ‘Pameran Poskad 05 and 08’, ‘Malodorous’ and MEN’s Folio 10th Anniversary celebration party.
+‘SHE’TAN HUI KOON
Tan Hui Koon a.k.a Koon graduated as BA (HONS) in Fine Art from University Science of Malaysia in 2007, and is working as an artist and a curator. She is searching the relationship between her and art with the environment.