R.I.T.E.S #5

26 06 2010

1. Andree Weschler [SG]

2. Justin Lee [SG]

3. Mideo M Cruz [PH]

4. Natasha Wei [SG]

Date: 26th June 2010
Time: 7:30 pm to late
Venue: Post-Museum, Showroom
107+109 Rowell Road S209033.

supported by:
National Arts Council
The Artists Village

Artists’ Biography:

Andrée Weschler

Andrée Weschler

Andrée Weschler‘s artistic endeavours focus on using the physical body to explore the boundaries of acceptable social constructs. The performing body is used as a tool for discovery, often becoming material in itself. Her work also attempts to challenge the audience into reading her performance of bodily difference. Born in France, she has been living and practicing her art in Asia for more than 15 years. Her formative visual arts training were in Singapore, Australia and Les Beaux Arts de Paris, France. Since 2000, she has been invited to participate in international art events in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, China, Korea, Australia, Finland, Hong Kong, Argentina, Chile and United Kingdom. Her art practice encompasses Drawings, Video Art, Photography, Performance Art and Installation

Mideo M. Cruz

Mideo M. Cruz “….is a facile generator of anxiety and debate andis skilled in the production of excitingly intellectual images andforms within the unorthodox as seen in his art practice teeming withimitable social and political commentary.” – Philip Paraan
Mideo is based in Manila and currently having a solo painting exhibition in Utterly Art Gallery. For RITES he will be presenting a live interactive piece “Terra Incognita”. “Terra Incognita” will be a simulation of the early expansionism exploring cultural connection and losing identities in the age of late capital. His exemplary works enabled him to be awarded the 2003 Cultural Center of the Philippines thirteen artists award and the 2006 Ateneo Art Awards. http://www.mideo.tk

Justin Lee

Justin Lee
Justin Lee has been actively and widely exhibiting since 1996 making
an impact with his pop art imageries. His prolific and witty
paintings and sculptures offer a unique understanding of contemporary
Singapore society and lifestyle with a blend of cultures from the
east and west. Justin also seeks to record everyday lifestyle into
visual art based on his cultural background and surrounded by
doubting questions appearances. He believes that art can play an
important part in helping people to grow and generate a heighten
awareness. His current works reflect on how text influences and
controls the users in our daily lifestyle. His works also reflect on
words and images from the mass media like signage, billboards and
consumer products, which control our thoughts and expression.

Sophia Natasha

Sophia Natasha Wei
Sophia Natasha Wei is a practicing artist who engages mainly in three-
dimensional works. She is currently an art teacher in Pioneer Junior
College, after graduating from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts with a
diploma in Jewelry and Metalsmithing in 2004. Natasha is versatile in
various forms of art making, including jewelry making, mixed media
installations, drama and performance art. Her performances often
address the human condition of beliefs and customs. Natasha has also
begun travelling to various places to perform and observe performance
festivals. As an active member in the Artists Village which serves as
a platform for her collaborations and involvements in the local art
scene, she is convicted in playing the role to create art that
penetrates the heart of the community, engage the public in her art-
making and merge the visual language of her own practice in her art
teaching career.




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