[SAW Dialogues] A&M Salon: Art, Food, Design

[SAW Dialogues] A&M Salon: Art, Food, Design

23 January 2022
Gillman Barracks, Block 47 Malan Rd, Singapore 109444 & Streaming Live via SAW Digital
2 pm - 3:30 pm
Free Admission

[SAW Dialogues] A&M Salon: Art, Food, Design

A&M Salon is a gathering of creative individuals to explore art at the intersection of other disciplines. This session looks at the unexpected connections that have been found between art and food, fashion and design in general, as well as the collaborations that bridge these porous worlds.

This talk is both streaming live on SAW Digital & happening physically at Gillman Barracks Block 47. For the physical talk, please register for a free ticket here.

Born to a geneticist and horticulturist, Yen Phang delights in nature and the biological as an interface. He was a recipient of the Winston Oh Grant and the Winston Oh Travel Research Award in 2016, and was awarded the Cliftons Art Prize in 2015. His work has been collected by the Singapore High Commission, Malaysia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, and British Airways for their lounge at Changi Airport, Singapore.

A Visual Communications graduate and former Creative Director in the advertising world, Elyn Wong founded the Singapore-based womenswear label Stolen in 2006. Her designs are informed by her passion for architecture, particularly the Brutalism movement, and installation art. With a DNA that is 50% fashion and 50% art, Stolen and Elyn religiously build on cross-disciplinary projects that pushes boundaries and genres. Her projects have exhibited in New York, Beijing, London, Milan and Singapore.

Kennie Ting is Director of the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) and the Peranakan Museum, and concurrently Group Director of Museums at the National Heritage Board (NHB) Singapore. He has overseen the shift in the ACM’s curatorial approach from a geographical to cross-cultural focus, and from an ethnographic focus to one on decorative arts. He has helmed recent exhibitions on the material culture of cosmopolitan Asian Port Cities and on contemporary Chinese Couture.

Nadya Wang is Editor at A&M, a multimedia platform presenting specialist content on Southeast Asian art, with a focus on artistic, curatorial and business practices. In 2021, she launched sibling site Fashion & Market (FAM), which explores the interdisciplinary practices within the Southeast Asian fashion community. She is interested in profiling underrepresented work, and conceptualising projects to demystify and encourage endeavours in the regional art and fashion communities.  Nadya is also a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts.

Co-Presented with Art & Market
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