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Jying TAN

Country(activity based):
Singapore
Genre:
Visual Art, Installation Art, Video Art

Profile

Born in 1988, Jying Tan graduated from Open University of London in 2010 and is currently pursuing her Master Degree in Arts at Goldsmith University of London. Her recent 5 main activities include: Land - 6th Tropical Lab exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore (2012), OH! Open House at Tiong Bahru, Singapore (2012), Touchpoint at the Evil Empire, Singapore (2011), Take Away at Sabanci University, Istanbul (2010) and her second solo exhibition (De)part at Trispace, Singapore (2011).
Jying is currently a lecturer in LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She is an annual recipient of the National Art Council of Singapore (NAC) scholarship between 2008-2011, a recipient of the prominent Dr Winston Oh's Travel Award in 2009 and 27th UOB Painting of the year (Highly Commended) in 2008 and the winner of the France+Singapore New generation Artist in 2009.

About works / performance

Ephemerality refers to the short-lived of tangible substance. It suggests to us a sense of temporal in reality. To an extend, our reality is build upon individual's memory of a subject/ object. Therefore, a distortion of memory may confuse us with what is real and what is not. In this project, I would center my research on the domestic space as a place that housed memory. This project shall explore and seek to understand how visual elements of domesticity such as domestic space and objects could suggest ephemerality of domestic via distorted memory and can haunt the viewer and create a negative sensation that harbors within one's psyche. One of the key reference would be a Japanese aesthetics - Mono no Aware.

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Heimlich 2012, Opp Transparent Tape, Size variable (Site-specific Installation) Photograph taken by Olivia Kwok

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Heimlich 2012, Opp Transparent Tape, Size variable (Site-specific Installation) Photograph taken by Olivia Kwok

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Heimlich 2012, Opp Transparent Tape, Size variable (Site-specific Installation) Photograph taken by Olivia Kwok

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Uttering words 2012, White and Pink Lilies and Bells, Size variable (Site-specific Installation)

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Uttering words 2012, White and Pink Lilies and Bells, Size variable (Site-specific Installation)

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Future Wonderland 2012, Video Projection on wall and toys, size variable Video image appropriated from varies film

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Depart 2011, Calico sewn with hair, 6.3 m x 8.1m x 10.1 m (Site-Specific Installation)

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Depart 2011, Calico sewn with hair, 6.3 m x 8.1m x 10.1 m (Site-Specific Installation)

 

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