Residencies OPEN offers a rare insight into the often-introverted sphere of the artist studios. Through showcasing discussions, performances, installations, and works-in-progress, Residencies OPEN profiles the diversity of contemporary art practice from around the globe and the divergent ways artists conceive an artwork with the studio as a constant space for experimentation and research.
This edition of Residencies OPEN takes place on the occasion of Art After Dark x Gillman Barracks 5th Anniversary Celebrations, and features Chun Kaifeng (Singapore), Sonya Lacey (New Zealand), Kartik Sood (India), and Richard Streitmatter-Tran (Vietnam).
Chun Kaifeng (Singapore), Block 38, Studio #01-07The artistic practice of Chun draws from his interest in mapping the day-to-day life of the city. Adhering to rigorous formal criteria, his sculptures are charged with narrative potentials.
Sonya Lacey (New Zealand), Block 38, Studio #01-05Exploring the physical form of public communications within spoken, printed, and digital scenarios, Lacey works across a number of media, including performance, video, and installation.
Kartik Sood (India), Block 37, Studio #01-01Drawing from his own personal experiences, Sood employs a range of materials to create installations that explore the tensions between the handmade and the mechanical, the material and the concept.
Richard Streitmatter-Tran (Vietnam), Block 37, Studio #01-02In recent years, Streitmatter-Tran has shifted the focus of his artistic practice from performance and new media to the investigation of the physical properties of the materials through figurative sculpture, painting, installation, and drawing.
Image credit: Residencies OPEN, Thursday, 27 April 2017, studio of Hu Yun, Artist-in-Residence. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.