Developed in collaboration with Kelly Reedy, a former lecturer at the National Institute of Education (NIE), this workshop aims to engage educators in contemporary art and artistic practices and highlights the educational aspects of Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice. Also, features a special introduction by the contributors, Sissel Tolaas, Marc Glöde and co-curator, Khim Ong.
Kelly Reedy (United States/Singapore) has worked in Singapore for over 18 years as an artist and educator. She has exhibited her artworks internationally in Paris, Chicago and Berlin, as well as locally at the Jendela Visual Arts Space, Esplanade, the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, and Alliance Française. Reedy has developed edicational resources for the National Gallery Singapore and trained teachers at the National Institute of Education, specialising in visual arts education in museums and galleries.Sissel Tolaas is a smell researcher and artist. Since 1990, her work has been concentrated on the research topics of SMELL / SMELL & LANGUAGE – COMMUNICATION, within the realms of sciences, art & design and other disciplines. In 2004, with support from the International Flavors & Frangrances Inc. (IFF), Tolaas established the SMELL RE_searchLab Berlin and in 2010, she founded the Institute of Functional Smells. Her research has won recognition through numerous national and international scholarships, honours and prizes. Tolaas is a founding member of the International Sleep Science and Technology Association, China/United States/Africa/Europe, as well as a founding member of FUTURE OF EDUCATION, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Future Education Platform, Berlin Palo Alto. Her projects and research have been presented in several institutions such as: Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) New York and San Francisco, United States; Fondation Cartier, Paris; Tate Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Venice Biennale of Art as well as Architecture; and National Art Museum of China. Tolaas has been doing City SmellScape research of and for 52 cities including Amman, Berlin, Calcutta, Cape Town, Kansas City, London, Mexico City, Nuuk, Oslo, Paris, Shanghai and Stockholm.
Dr Marc Glöde is a curator, critic and film scholar. His work focuses on the relation of images, technology, space, and the body, as well as the dynamics between fields such as art/architecture, art/film, and film/architecture. He received his PhD at the FU Berlin, taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, The Free University of Berlin, and as Assistant Professor at the ETH Zürich. From 2008 until 2014, he was curator of Art Film, Art Basel's film programme. Most recently, he published his book Farbige Lichträume (2014). His writing has been published in Fantom, Osmos, Texte zur Kunst, Parkett, Art in America and X-TRA Magazine, among others.
He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University (NTU ADM), Singapore.
Khim Ong (Singapore) is a Curator, Exhibitions at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (NTU CCA Singapore). Her involvement in visual art spans more than a decade, including independent work as curator as well as bring Curatorial Assistant at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE; Assistant Curator at Osage Gallery, Hong Kong; and Manager for Sector Development (Visual Arts) at the National Art Council (NAC). She curate Biographies (co-curated with Biljana Ciric) at Osage Gallery, Hong Kong (2010); Landscape Mamories at Louis Vuitton Escape, Singapore (2013); was co-curator of Yang Fudong: Incidental Scripts (2014) at NTU CCA Singapore ; and curated the Southeast Asia Platform at Art Stage Singapore (2015).Image credits: Previous workshop conducted by Kelly Reedy for the exhibition Charles Lim Yi Yong: SEA STATE, 7 May 2016. Courtesy of NTU CCA Singapore