Fifth VH AWARD Exhibition in Singapore
For the first time, the National Arts Council of Singapore (NAC) and VH AWARD organized by Hyundai Motor Group are collaborating to bring The Fifth VH AWARD Exhibition to Singapore as part of the twelth edition of Singapore Art Week (SAW). The VH AWARD is Asia’s leading award platform that aims to support emerging media artists from Asia since 2016.
Taking place at the Lower Gallery of Objectifs between January 21, to February 4, 2024, the inaugural exhibition in Southeast Asia shines a spotlight on the winning artwork, Ladhamba Tayem; Future Continuous by Grand Prix recipient Subash Thebe Limbu (Dharan), along with the artworks of the finalists: Zike He (Guiyang), Riar Rizaldi (Bandung), Su Hui-Yu (Taipei) and zzyw (based in New York).
“The Fifth VH AWARD Exhibition, in partnership with the National Art Council and curated by Objectifs during Singapore Art Week, celebrates the diversity and creativity of media artists around the world who engage with the context of Asia and its future,’” said DooEun Choi, Art Director of Hyundai Motor. “These emerging artists have broadened our perspectives on the future of humanity and enabled us to blur any boundaries through their distinctive cross-cultural practices.”
In September 2022, VH AWARD announced the five shortlisted artists of the fifth edition and awarded grants for the production of new artworks. The finalists also received the opportunity to participate in an online residency program hosted by Eyebeam, the preeminent New York City-based art and technology center. The artists participated in professional development sessions and regular mentorship meetings with globally renowned art experts.
A joint opening reception will take place at Objectifs Courtyard on January 20, 2024 at 5pm. Apart from launching The Fifth VH AWARD Exhibition, this event simultaneously marks the start of two other presentations at Objectifs—Alternative Ecologies at the Courtyard, curated by Wang Ruobing and Reservoir of Time at Chapel Gallery, curated by Goh Chun Aik.
Emmeline Yong, Director and Co-Founder of Objectifs, said, “The five moving image works in The Fifth VH AWARD Exhibition exemplify Objectifs’ aims of broadening perspectives and inspiring through the image, and supporting original voices in visual storytelling. We hope that audiences here will find much to appreciate about these excellent works by emerging media artists in Asia.”.
“This joint initiative with Hyundai Motor Group has allowed SAW to introduce The VH AWARD to our audiences for the first time, as well as provide an encounter with new media talents from around the world. This is in line with SAW’s intention to continually promote diversity in artistic expression and give our audiences a wider range of choices. The Fifth VH AWARD Exhibition also represents a strong partnership among the three parties, NAC, Hyundai Motor Group and Objectifs. This further strengthens Singapore’s position as an arts hub in Southeast Asia.” said Tay Tong, Director of Arts Ecosystem Group (Visual Arts) at NAC.
Following its Singapore presentation, the exhibition will travel to Museum MACAN in Jakarta, Indonesia. For more information on The VH AWARD, visit www.vhaward.com. For the latest updates, visit www.objectifs.com.sg and follow @objectifscentre on Instagram and Facebook.
About Hyundai Motor Group
Hyundai Motor Group is a global enterprise that has created a value chain based on mobility, steel, and construction, as well as logistics, finance, IT, and service. With about 250,000 employees worldwide, the Group’s mobility brands include Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis. Armed with creative thinking, cooperative communication and the will to take on any challenges, we strive to create a better future for all.
More information about Hyundai Motor Group, please see hyundaimotorgroup.com.
About Hyundai Motor’s Art Projects
For over a decade, Hyundai Motor has deepened its partnerships with global museums and cultural organizations, including the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), Tate, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Hyundai Motor’s own art-initiatives include open call programs such as The VH AWARD, the Hyundai Blue Prize, and Artlab Editorial, a digital platform dedicated to art writing by transnational voices. Our ongoing collaborations embrace the complexities of the cultural landscape by exploring new ideas and perspectives within and beyond the art ecosystem.
Visit artlab.hyundai.com or follow @hyundai.artlab #HyundaiArtlab to learn more about these projects.
About Singapore Art Week
As Singapore’s signature visual arts season, Singapore Art Week (SAW) represents the vibrant arts community in Singapore.
From January 19 to 28, 2024, SAW will present an array of over 130 art events featuring new works and transnational collaborations across the island and online. In its twelth edition, the ten-day celebration of the visual arts will showcase two dynamic art fairs, S.E.A. Focus and ART SG; the Southeast Asian premier of The Fifth VH AWARD Exhibition; a diverse range of practices that will present new ways of living and sharing; as well as a vibrant Light to Night in the Civic District. SAW is a nexus for creative collaborations and audiences can look forward to an exciting line-up of art experiences at our museums, galleries, independent art spaces and public spaces, and enjoy enriching discussions, talks, walks and tours.
SAW 2024, a celebration of Singapore’s visual arts landscape, is helmed by the National Arts Council (NAC). Visit artweek.sg for more information.
About the National Arts Council, Singapore
The National Arts Council champions the arts in Singapore and is committed to nurturing a vibrant and sustainable arts scene that enriches the lives of Singaporeans. Our distinctive arts sector fosters artistic excellence, inspires society, sparks creativity, and connects Singapore with the world. Through our collaborative efforts with individuals, private and public sectors, we aim to cultivate a creative city that inspires, while anchored on a thriving, inclusive and diverse arts scene. For more information on the Council’s mission and plans, visit nac.gov.sg.
About Objectifs—Centre for Photography and Film
Established in 2003, Objectifs is a visual arts space in Singapore that is dedicated to film and photography. It aims to cultivate original voices in visual storytelling, and to inspire and broaden perspectives through the power of images. It focuses on presenting and nurturing work by image-makers in Southeast Asia, and advancing the practice and appreciation of photography and film.
Nel 2023 abbiamo celebrato anche l’aggiornamento dei Principles of Open Scholarly Ifrastructure (POSI), come risultato del lavoro condotto dal 2022 con il “POSI-Adopters” group per rendere i principi più chiari e inclusivi