For Future Reference
Things I Bought, Things I Threw Away, Things I Ate, Things I Saw, Things I Made, and Other Things (For Future Reference)
600 pages, digital print
(Photo documentation by Chua Chye Teck)
Published on the occasion of browsing copy
Where artistic production is read habitually towards the exhibition as the final mode of presentation and consumption, browsing copy seeks to advance the artist’s book as an alternative site.
browsing copy is set up comprising two layers:
1. A collaboration between two curators, a design studio, a printing press and eight invited artists - each of the artists have been asked to consider the interests and preoccupations of their artistic practice in relation to the book-form, culminating in the production of eight discrete artist’s books. Artists include Sookoon Ang, Chua Chye Teck, Nina Djekić, Koh Nguang How, Lai Yu Tong, Ryan Benjamin Lee, Susie Wong and Ian Woo. The collaboration will culminate in the book launch held on 8 June 2019.
2. A two-day programme that convenes artistic practitioners from Southeast Asia and beyond who have made active and innovative contributions in the field of artists’ books. Held on 8 and 9 June 2019, the aim of the programme is to create regional links and possibilities for exchange and learning across these independent efforts. With the collaboration and programme, the project hopes to prompt the consideration of artistic production in an expanded field. (For more details on the two-day programme, click on the event link provided below.)
browsing copy is curated by Cheng Jia Yun and Selene Yap in collaboration with Currency Design and KHL Printing. This initiative has been made possible with the support of the National Arts Council, Arts Fund and the Japan Foundation Asia Center.