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Women Artists in Singapore: Perspectives on Creative Processes and Education - Accelerated Intimacy by Sarah Choo.

Women Artists in Singapore: Perspectives on Creative Processes and Education is a series of forums that will feature various female artists in Singapore's arts scene. Each artist will share about her creative processes through her artistic works/activities and present her perspectives about arts education. The 5th session of this series is "Accelerated Intimacy" by Sarah Choo.

“Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.”― Octavio Paz.
Through reflecting upon the development of her practice throughout the past 8 years, Choo guides one through her process of making meaning through image making.  Drawing from her experiences with the environment , she conveys thoughts and concerns before, during and after making an artwork. The artist revisits brief encounters with individuals and strangers in contemporary society, and presents them through the form of an Artist Talk. 
As part of the Artist talk, Choo will be presenting a 10-minute performance piece titled Accelerated Intimacy; a reading of an excerpt of journal entries dated 2013-2015.
Sarah Choo (b.1990) is a Multidisciplinary Fine Artist who has recently completed her MFA in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Art, University College London. Focusing on the relationship between space and time, Choo’s work depicts identifiable moments and characters within contemporary society. Intentionally constructed, the artist reflects upon social and cultural norms.
Choo has recently been shortlisted as a Finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014. In 2013, she was awarded the ICON De Martell Cordon Bleu Photography Award and Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Still Photography Award. The artist has since represented Singapore at Art Paris 2015 which took place at the Grand Palais in Paris, Photo London 2015 which took place at The Somerset House and Cinema Total 2014, organized by Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin. Her works have been exhibited and collected locally and internationally at organizations such as the Singapore Art Museum and the Busan Museum in Korea.
A recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal Award, Choo has been awarded The Photographer of The Year in the Fine Art Photography category at the 4th International Pollux Awards, USA. In 2012, she was a Finalist for the 3rd edition Julia Margaret Cameron Award, at The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards in Europe. That summer, she received several Honorable Mentions at the International Photography Awards.
To attend, please register at: http://goo.gl/forms/uuV0yHIbSs

You can now watch Sarah's presentation here:




5 May 2016
Date: 5 May, 2016, Thursday Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Venue: Library @ Esplanade, Open Stage, 8 Raffles Avenue, #03-01, Singapore 039802

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