Bank of Kinetic, part of the installation, displays the works of 50 Singaporean creative studios, in celebration of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee. The diversity of styles and approaches, involving traditional and experimental media, represent the rich tapestry of Singaporean design. PHOTO: Singapore Tourism Board.
In March, Clara was artistic director for Pasar Singapura, an adjunct art and culture event of Spotlight Singapore Mexico City 2015. She helped to organise a one-day exhibition in a public library in the heart of downtown Mexico City. The exhibition featured works by Singaporean artists and their Mexican counterparts. Their collaboration was a mark of friendship and creativity across borders.
In designing for the space, a historic neoclassical building formerly a tobacco factory, Clara provided an evocative counterpoint between the existing masculine structures and forms, with the exhibition’s organic theme, materials and design – and facilitated a “conversation” between the site and the event’s overall design.
Pasar Singapura creative team: (from left) Samantha Tio (visual artist); Gilberto Hernández Aguilar (DJ Jacinto); Kartik Keyan (DJ K); Angelina Lourdes (creative producer); Clara Yee (artistic director); Clogtwo (visual artist); and Aletss Murdoc (visual artist) – posing in a gallery of Samantha’s hamaca installation, under a 30-m long batik canopy. PHOTO: Matin Latif.
Visual artists Clogtwo (Singapore) and Aletss Murdoc (Mexico) standing before their collaborative mural (5mx11m), inspired by the cultural icons of their respective cities. PHOTO: Maureen M Evans.
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