Artist Resource Platform: Bring it to LIFE – Episode 3: Sufian Samsiyar

Sufian Samsiyar pouring water collected from the floods onto a suspended raw canvas in DIGRESSION held in Ground Floor, Panpisco Building. Courtesy of the artist.

Artist Resource Platform: Bring it to LIFE – Episode 3: Sufian Samsiyar
30 Jun 2015 - 05 Jul 2015  Exhibition hours

Episode 3: Sufian Samsiyar
Some Project: Sufian Samsiyar and Friends (2015).
Opening reception: Friday 3 July, 7.00pm

Responding to the community’s limited access to an artist’s practice, Some Project: Sufian Samsiyar and Friends depicts itself as a contrasting / contradicting view of how artists’ working spaces are commonly perceived. Presented in a form of a tent; a metaphor for a safe shelter or cover, Sufian has invited artists to contribute personal objects, which may reflect resemblances of their practice, and are intimate or indicative of their art making process. The artwork encourages viewers to interact within this intimate space and hopes to bridge the gap between the community and Samsiyar’s fellow artist friends.

Sufian Samsiyar is a visual artist based in Singapore whose practice focuses on the urban landscape and responds to the complex issues surrounding urbanity that presents themselves in architecture today.


On view at The Lab (Block 43 Malan Road) throughout June, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore Artist Resource Platform aims to provide local and visiting curators, researchers and scholars with a point of entry to the work and practice of local artists, independent art spaces and NTU CCA Singapore’s Artist-in-Residence. From 16 June, the Platform will be activated throughBring it to LIFE, a curatorial response to the Platform. Structured in four different episodes, Bring it to LIFE brings to the fore artworks by Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Kray Chen, Sufian Samsiyar, and Geraldine Kang, that directly engage with the subject matter of PLACE.LABOUR.CAPITAL through themes of migration and capital transactions. In addition, it uses spatial interventions as a tool to highlight that the production of meaning is also a spatial process and our movement into a confined place impacts upon the way we relate to it and make meaning out of it.

Conceived by a constellation of voices from NTU CCA Singapore, this project is curated by Shona Findlay, Curatorial Assistant, Residencies, Syaheedah Iskandar, Curatorial Assistant, Exhibitions, Samantha Leong, Executive, Conference, Workshops & Archive, and Kimberly Shen, Manager, Communications.

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)
Exhibitions: Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443. Research Centre and Office: Block 6 Lock Road, #01-09/10, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934

Exhibition Hours
Tue - Sun: 12.00 - 7.00pm
Mon: Closed
Open on Public Holidays
Free Admission

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