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We had a lovely time today screen printing using the screen filler technique with Lijie and Victoria.
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Testing, Testing is now on till 14th February 2014.
We've had 13 tote bags imperfectly printed for all contributors of the Testing, Testing show!
A Big THANK YOU to our friend, Yuzuru Maeda, for sponsoring these bags :D
Dear Family & Friends,
You are invited to join us in the celebration of chance encounters, processes and mistakes in Testing, Testing, an exhibition that features test prints and matrices produced by local print makers.
The launch party will begin on Friday, 24 January at 7 pm, at 112A Rowell Road (walk up), with a silkscreen booth for you to pull your own test prints. We'll have some papers for you, but why don't you bring along some old shirts/material as well to give it a shot!
The space will be open for viewing on 25 & 26 January from 1 pm to 6 pm.
Viewing on other dates by appointment only (write to us at email@example.com).
We hope to see you!
3/3 - Lijie, Victoria & Michelle
PROOF ( Lijie, Victoria and Michelle) will be conducting basic silkscreen workshops held in conjunction with the launch of the TESTING, TESTING show - silkscreen with the screen filler technique and another with paper stencils, on 25 and 26 Jan respectively.
25 Jan : SCREEN FILLER TECHNIQUE
Animal Themed Silkscreen Workshop with Lijie Ong and Victoria Tan
26 Jan : PRINT YOUR OWN FABRIC
Paper Stencil Silkscreen Workshop with Michy Witchy
Workshop Fee : $50.00/pax , all materials provided, no experience necessary!
We're looking for at least 3 friends to start each workshop. Hurry up and sign up now!
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BUKU MINI has come to a close ! Thank you all contributors and visitors !
We're in the midst of archiving the bukus, so stay tuned for updates on our site!
Photo and documentation by Lucas Tan
You are invited to a 3-day open studio session with Takumi Kato which will launch on 9th January at 6pm.
Our 2nd Artist Homestayer, Takumi Kato, will showcase his observations that reminisce his time being on our sunny island in this 3 - day open studio, AROUND THE ISLAND. This is an extension of the ISLANDS exhibition he curated during his one month Artist in Residency program atINSTINC.
The studio will also open on Friday 10th January and 11th January from 2pm - 7pm.
You can check out more of Takumi's works here :
There’s been a handful of exhibitions in 2013 revolving around the idea of the small. Small and beautiful, small yet significant, small but meaningful, small and etc, always small accompanied by something considered special. Perhaps it signifies Singapore becoming itself. Much harped upon by its leaders and commentators, size becomes the one obvious thing to engage. Buku Mini, as the name captures succinctly, is a show of tiny books. Despite its relatively quiet approach, its clever method raises it above the small exhibitions of the year.
Walk into the white cube of the exhibition space and you’re greeted by four walls with tiny books standing on tiny shelves. Next to the door, several magnifying glasses sit on logs (with stories of their own) for you to pick. With a magnifier in hand, you go forth like an old-timey Sherlock to peer into the little books. The very small size of the books and their texts and images mean you have to look hard at them to figure out what they say. The magnifier helps, but it has a peculiar effect. It draws what is usually an instant glance into a long gaze, and in the act of looking are your thoughts attenuated as well.
In that opportunity of time, you begin to ponder the things within the books and soon realise the text is written in “was”, “were” and “yesteryear”. In one, pictures of past journeys taken with family and friends. In another, memories of meaningful possessions. In yet another, a dead moth glued to the pages. It becomes apparent; what is contained within these pages overflows their limited, fragile frames and fills you, the viewer, with an intimate sense of another’s memories. You peek through each book as though through a keyhole into the artist’s life, and feel like a voyeur, but privileged with permission.
Some may look upon this as maudlin sentimentality, and it may be, but the emotional tone is well balanced enough that it does not fall precipitously into such criticism. A bookful of fingernail paintings, another with its pages ripped out and pasted on a plastic sheet hammered by a nail into the wall and, as though its delicate size didn’t threaten its existence already, one book lay hauntingly damaged and charred by flame. Pieces such as these add different facets to the exhibition to give it a fullness of character.
In sum a splendid show. You’ll sit in the middle of it all contemplating the thoughts they trigger in your own head a while.
Buku Mini is showing at Mi Casa Su Casa, 112A Rowell Road, from 13 Dec 2013 to 1 Jan 2014. Opening Hours:
14, 15, 21, 22 Dec: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
24, 26 Dec: 1.00pm - 5.00 pm
23, 30 Dec: 6.00pm - 9.30 pm
1 Jan: 11.00am - 3.00 pm
We have a home, and we'd love to share it with you!