STPI presents a preview of works by ten leading Asian artists for new print portfolio collaboration with the Asia Society of New York. In this exhibition, visitors are invited to a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the creation of the portfolio, the artists involved and how they arrived at their work.
The ten artists, selected from across Asia by the Asia Society’s Museum Director and Curator Melissa Chiu, include the hot, the emerging and the highly respected. Two of the artists are participating in the Singapore Biennale – Xu Bing, one of Asia’s most well known contemporary artists and Amanda Heng; Wong Hoy Cheong and Lin Tian Miao have significant international reputations and there are emerging artists such as Yuken Teruya whose recent work was acquired by Charles Saatchi. The artists represent a wide range of disciplines but for this project, all are working on paper. The working drawings and prints, printing plates and the final work from each artist will be presented in the exhibition. The printmaking techniques on display will include lithography, silkscreen, embossing, etching and woodblock.
The artists completed their residencies between December 2005 and July 2006, with each artist spending up to 10 days at STPI, in a rare opportunity to collaborate closely with STPI’s leading international print and papermaking team. Each artist has created two works at STPI and the curator, Melissa Chiu, will select one work from each artist to be included in the portfolio. In total, there will be nine original handmade prints in an edition of one hundred plus the frontispiece by Xu Bing.