A Thousand Words: Photography in conTEXT

A Thousand Words: Photography in conTEXT

WHEN
6 – 9 January 2023
VENUE
library@orchard (go to Google maps)
OPENING HOURS
6, 7, 8, 9 January 2023: 11am - 9pm
ADMISSION
Free Admission

A Thousand Words: Photography in conTEXT

A Thousand Words: Photography in conTEXT is a site-specific exhibition featuring photographic artworks that respond to excerpts from books in the National Library’s collection. Photographers and lens-based artists, both well-known and emerging, were invited to make or choose a photograph in response to a piece of writing they find meaningful. Promoting cross-cultural understanding through literature and art, the exhibition explores the spectrum across which we understand, communicate, and find meaningful connections in our lives.


Credits: Kantaya New, Long Wait, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist (paired with “Waiting for Godot”, Samuel Beckett)

Artists: Aaron Ong, Aik Beng Chia, Alecia Neo, Anne Adolphe, An Tran, Beatrice Morel, Benjamin Tan, Betty Goh, Carol Hamcke-Onstwedder, Donna Chiu, Danielle Solk, Emmaline Then Huiting, Febby Nonde, Giorgia Madonno, Graciela Magnoni, Helene Le Chatelier, Hong Shu-ying, Ivan Ong, Juliza Asral, Kantaya New, Karlynne Wintels, Kavita Issar Batra, Kerryn Salter, Kevin Lau, Kumiko Matsushima, Marie Dailey, Marina Zuccarelli, Mithu Chakraborty, Moody Den, Niraj R. Sharma, Rachel Cheng, Rajbir Ahluwalia, Raymond Chan, Rebecca Dalgado, Rowan Chanen, Sebastian Chin, Shyue Woon, Tan Chee Seng, Tom White, Wong Tze Chau

Curators: Lydia Chan, Beatrice Morel, Kerryn Salter, Ayano Sato, Lydia Wong
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