Artist Discussions: Royston Tan with Qin Yu
Singapore: Inside Out made its international debut at 751 D•PARK, one of Beijing’s leading contemporary creative quarters. The striking Bauhaus-style industrial architecture of 751 D•PARK is home to a cross section of Beijing’s leading design studios, furniture showrooms and fashion firms. The artistic vivacity of 751 D•PARK attracts a year-round roster of events including major design festivals and fashion shows.
In addition to the immersive experiences that form the multi-sensory backbone of the day-long showcase, the following programmes took place for the audience to experience the pulse of Singapore’s contemporary creative scene.
• The talents behind Singapore: Inside Out took to the stage as panellists to share their creative journeys
• Screening of a series of short films by award-winning Singaporean filmmaker Royston Tan.
• Beijing-based Singaporean filmmaker and new media entrepreneur Tan Siok Siok shared about her project, “The Crowd and I”, an iPhone photo-book publication crowd-sourced and crowd-funded in China.
• Singaporean audio visual collective Syndicate took to the stage in a music showcase featuring Singaporean bands and performers on the forefront of music-making and experimentation.
Complementing the Singapore: Inside Out showcase were a host of partner events that further widens the viewfinder on Singapore’s creative scene and growing pool of talents.
• An exchange programme that kicked off in January 2015, students from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and Singapore’s LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE) took their inspirations and knowledge gained in both Singapore and Beijing to jointly create and thereafter presented their art works at CAFA’s premises in April 2015 and LASALLE in November 2015.
• Singapore chefs also put on their creative spin on Singaporean food served in Beijing restaurants and Singapore DJs took to the turntables in Beijing’s top clubs in a series of partner events across the city that offered a slice of Singapore’s creative scene through the arts, food and beverage, music, fashion and retail.