SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
THE 4TH SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL (SIPF) opened on the 3 October 2014 with an array of exhibitions at their festival centre, the newly opened – DECK. Conceptualised by local architecture firm, LAUD Architects, with the SIPF team, DECK is built out of 19 old shipping containers that were proudly sponsored by various shipping magnates.
Our home-grown talents featured this year for the festival are Carrie Lam, Darren Soh, Ore Huiying, Zinkie Aw, Ang Song Nian, Ang Song Ming, Robert Zhao Ren Hui, Lim Weixiang, Genevieve Chua, Liana Yang, and John Clang.
Some of the incredible works by Darren Soh, Ore Huiying, Ang Song Nian, and Ang Song Ming can be found at DECK, where two exhibitions, TYPES: AFTER BECHER, and ARCHIVE OF MODERN SCAPE, are on display.
This year, SIPF presents the theme “The Infinity”, where the festival will be presenting 8 different exhibitions, across 15 venues with numerous works by many different artists from 35 countries.
Ang Song Ming presents COLOUR SCALE, a notable exhibit in his series which was produced during his residency in Moriya, Japan. COLOUR SCALE showcases brightly painted houses in Moriya arranged to create a pleasant polychromatic gradient. Ang frequently uses music as his subject matter and he takes in the everyday to present it in many different fashions. His belief of exchange and transformation is highlighted in COLOUR SCALE as he spray paints a glockenspiel to match the brightly coloured houses to be given to a children’s community centre in Moriya – taking and giving back to his source of inspiration.
The entire festival runs from 4th October until the 30th November at various locations. Apart from festival village at DECK at 116 Prinsep Street, other main venues include The Substation, the Chapel Gallery, ArtScience Museum, SAM @ 8Q, and the National Museum of Singapore.