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A DAY WITH… AN ARTIST
“Western films exist as an extension of photography, whereas Japanese films are more extensions of Kabuki, Noh, and other traditional performing arts”.
Born in Singapore in 1971, Ming Wong is currently based in Berlin. He is known for his unique artistic approach, in which he places himself into reconstructions of emblematic masterpieces of World Cinema. For this exhibition, Ming Wong presents his first work created while living in Japan, Me in Me, comprised of a series of short films inspired by Japanese film and traditional performing arts. In Me in Me, Ming Wong classifies Japanese films into the three genres of “historical”, “modern” and “animated” and in the various scenes attempts to recreate the archetypal characters of each. Playing all of these characters himself, he uses the distinctive performance, camera work, and narrative-setting of these three cinematic worlds to express representative aspects of Japanese film.
~ Excerpt from Me in Me catalogue, foreword by the Shiseido Corporate Culture Department
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Born in 1984, Genevieve graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore in 2004. Genevieve works on an unfurling narrative in which the wilderness takes the form of a nebulous feminine creature that repossesses the city by flooding. Informed by Southeast Asian superstition and horror, the works are contingent realities presented as installations, images and objects.
In Singapore, selected solo exhibitions include at the Singapore Biennale 2011, Objectifs, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2009, and National Museum of Singapore 2009. She was a recipient of the NAC Georgette Chen Scholarship 2003/4 and the Young Artist Award in 2012 conferred by the National Arts Council Singapore.
The artist is represented by STPI (Singapore), Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong) and Gusford Gallery (Los Angeles). www.genchua.com