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Young Talent Programme 2017


Sat Sep 2 2017, 10:00am–10:00pm
Sun Sep 24 2017, 10:00am–10:00pm

Where: ION Art Gallery, Orchard Turn, Orchard Road, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: kagbisit

Entering its sixth year this November, The Young Talent Programme, a joint initiative by Affordable Art Fair Singapore and ION Art, continues to lead the way in fostering the talents of young artists while providing an exceptional source of new works from local and regional artists for the art-loving community to discover. Rounding out the fair’s fundamental purpose of championing young artists, the Young Talent Programme (YTP), selects up to eight emerging artists in Southeast Asia, under the age of 35, and presents their works to a wide audience every November during the Affordable Art Fair. Two to four of the artists will be further selected to participate in a 10-month immersive incubative programme with curator, Seah Tzi-Yan, to each prepare and stage a solo exhibition at ION Art gallery.

Inaugurated in 2012, the fair has showcased 37 artists from the programme, and of these, ION Art has presented the solo exhibitions of 16 artists in its gallery space at ION Orchard effectively launching their careers. Most winners, such as Alecia Neo and Lavender Chang, who have both gone on to exhibit at Singapore’s top museums such as the National Gallery and the Singapore Art Museum, and won many awards such as the Young Artist Award (National Arts Council) and President’s Design Award, have subsequently gone on to progress in their vocations.

Launching 1 September 2017, three artists from the fifth edition of the Young Talent Programme who exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair Autumn edition 2016 will headline the Winners’ Solo Exhibitions at ION Art gallery—Le Thuy will present ‘Uninhabited’, Leow Wei Li will show ‘entering out, exiting in’, and Tay Ining will present ‘Free Ripe Food Rots Fast’. The three solo exhibitions are the result of 10 months of working alongside programme curator, Seah Tzi-Yan.