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In the year of Singapore’s 50th Anniversary of independence, there has been a global cultural campaign to celebrate Singaporean arts and creative industries. In June 2015, the Singapore Tourism Board presents the travelling structure, Singapore: Inside Out, which as part of its tour of 3 major global cities, will pop up in Shoreditch London to introduce a range of handpicked artists from different disciplines.


As an official partner event to Singapore: Inside Out, the visual arts exhibition EX PARTE reflects on these cultural events via the lens of artists who have sojourned at home and away, and who continue to maintain connections to their home as well as beyond their original localities.


What are experiences of those who have travelled from their homeland to another, and can examine at once, the perspectives of both, and the connections, confluences and conflicts between the two? Where are the points and modes of negotiation, and constructed specificities? EX – marks the activating co-ordinates.


This exhibition brings together striking works and engaging talks by Singaporean and UK artists who have spent time living and working in London and Singapore. Via photography, print, handmade work, sculpture, video, communication technologies and live performance, they use a variety of intriguing modalities to demonstrate complex and rich ways of being, transiting and connecting –to bring these themes of their artistic enquiries to wider audiences in UK and beyond.


Featured artists
Nicola Anthony | Weixin Chong | Sarah Choo Jing | Debbie Ding | Andrew Herdon Lynn Lu | Erika Tan | Tan Kai Syng | Teow Yue Han
Curated by Annie Jael Kwan

“The year has been an exciting and unprecedented one for Singapore. With its 50th anniversary, the Singapore’s national institutions and government have made considerable efforts to celebrate Singaporean arts and creativity around the world, with multiple events across Europe, the USA and Asia. This comes at a time where Singapore is in the midst of change and entering a new era. The artists in EX PARTE are positioned to view these events from both within and outside, lending their unique perspective to their work, and with this exhibition, we hope to instigate more dialogue as to relationship between art, transnationalism and identity.”

Annie Jael Kwan – curator


The Brick Lane Gallery, 196 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA


Exhibition opening hours
17 – 21 June 2015 Wednesday – Friday       10.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday, 10.00am – 8.00pm

Sunday, 12.00pm – 6.00pm


Private drinks reception
18th June 2015 Thursday 6.00pm – 8.30pm
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If you require more information, please contact Annie via [email protected] or +447795285022
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