Private Museum presents the Kitakyushu Biennial in Singapore

The Private Museum

March 23, 2012

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS Friday, 30 March–Sunday, 27 May 2012

6.30pm, Thursday, 29 March 2012

The Private Museum presents the first Kitakyushu Biennial in Singapore. The exhibition features various collaborative works from KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2007/ 2011 which are showcased in Singapore for the first time, featuring internationally-established artists Charles Lim (Singapore), Federico Baronello (Italy), John Miller (USA), Marc Voge (USA), Mike Bode (Sweden), Takuji Kogo (Japan) and Young Hae Chang (South Korea). The highlight is a made-in-Singapore international collaboration between artists Charles Lim and Takuji Kogo – Beaches, a new site-specific multimedia installation piece about the borders of Singapore.

There will be 3 rotations of artworks throughout the duration of the exhibition. Part I features the various collaborative works from KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2007/2011 – projections and music clips discussing the “immigrant situations” under the global economy. Part II presents a new experimental and collaborative work by Charles Lim and Takuji Kogo about the borders of Singapore, part of their long term collaboration since 2005. Part III features music from the *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS. The lyrics are based on fragments of found text extracted from various examples of mass media and performed by synthetic voices.

The Kitakyushu Biennial is a bi-annual exhibition organized by the Art Institute Kitakyushu and directed by *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS, a Japanese based platform for international collaborative multimedia based art projects curated by Takuji Kogo.

Part I:
Migrants, Immigrants, Emigrants, Refugees, Exiles, Expatriates and Others
Charles Lim, Federico Baronello, John Miller, Mike Bode, Takuji Kogo
Friday, 30 March 2012 to Sunday, 22 April 2012

Part II:
Charles Lim, Takuji Kogo
Monday, 23 April 2012 to Sunday, 13 May 2012

Part III:
Federico Baronello, John Miller, Marc Voge, Takuji Kogo, Young-Hae Chang
Monday, 14 May 2012 to Sunday, 27 May 2012

Artist Talk by Takuji Kogo, Mike Bode & Charles Lim
3pm, Saturday, 31 March 2012 at The Private Museum

In this artist talk, Takuji Kogo (Japan) will share about the *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS and the Kitakyushu Biennial as examples of artist-initiated projects and collaborations. He will be accompanied by internationally renowned artists, Charles Lim (Singapore) and Mike Bode (Sweden) and they will give insights to their individual art practice as well as international collaborations. They will talk about the methodology which goes into their works as they contextualize various projects from different places in various mediums and formats.

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