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Singapore Open Media Art Festival

16 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017

Venue: Total Museum of Contemporary Art

Press release

SOMAF 2017 in Seoul(S/SOMAF17) plans to reveal new dimensions of media art and contemporary art to explore social phenomena of near future. S/SOMAF17 will investigate viewpoints such as artistic sensitivity towards future, liberal imagination and directions of media technology critically and multi-dimensionally.

S/SOMAF17 will provide an opportunity to consider media art in contemporary art scene as a crossing point of the past and the present, the west and the east, tradition and future, and Singapore and Korea. The festival will bring about fruitful outcomes for the art scenes in both countries in how the festival will expand the media art scene in Korea by introducing Singaporean media artists as well as their artworks to the Korean audience.

As one of affiliated programs of SOMAF in Seoul, a forum on the Singaporean art scene will be held with series of talks by Dr. Adele Tan(Curator, National Museum Singapore), Jahee Kim(Philosopher) and Kyungyoon Ho(Art Journalist) in discussion with a Singaporean curator as well as artists. In addition, a sereis of media workshop with artists will be held along with a speacial presentation of Singapore Film Screening.

Curators:Janice Kim, Yonghee Sung, Seungah Lee(Korea) & Urich Lau (Singapore)

Artists : Jangwon Lee, Heunsup Jung, Mioon, PROTOROOM, Chen Sai Hua Kuan, Marcel Gaspar, Teow Yue Han, Ho Tzu Nyen, Lim Shengen, Joo Choon Lin, Ong Kian Peng, Sherman Ong, Tan Kai Syng

Supported by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, National Arts Council Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Seoul

Partnership Program
*Singapore Film Screening: SG50 Film Project <7 Letters>



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