We are pleased to present the following talks at SCOUT. They will be held at the VIP Louge, Gillman Barracks Car Park B, 8 Lock Road. Due to space constraints, please note that seating is limited to 20.  Due to safety reasons, entry is strictly on first-come-first-serve basis.


23 Jan 2016, Saturday


11:00am - 12:30pm

Economy of Need: Artist-Writers of Singapore

Michael Lee (moderator) with Megan Miao, Susie Wong, Jason Wee, Ho Rui An


Why do artists write? Artist-curator Michael Lee gathers four artist-writers to share their motivations and challenges of waxing lyrical about fellow artists’ work. 


2:00pm - 3:00pm

What we make: conversations on socially engaged art

Alecia Neo and Jacqueline Sim


Moderated by creative producer Mok Cui Yin, the artists discuss socially engaged art through Alecia’s projects with sight-impaired communities and Jacqueline’s two-year investigative interventions on Pulau Ubin.


3:30pm - 4:30pm

In private practice

Mrydette and Allison M. Low  


A conversation about struggles and vulnerabilities faced in confronting non-linear trajectories in art making, while dealing with their lives as multi-tasking full time art practitioners.  


5:00pm - 6:00pm

Contents under pressure

ANTZ (Anthony Chong) & Zero (Zul Othman) in conversation


Urban artists and co-founders of RSCLS collective discuss the practice of graffiti and street art in Singapore and how they negotiate the public. 


24 Jan 2016, Sunday


11:00am - 12:30pm

In Conversation

Gillian Chen and Aqilah Hassan, with art historian, TK Sabapathy


Focusing on the procedures of elimination and resolution in art making, Aqilah and Gillian discuss the attributes of process and time in their work.        



2:00pm - 3:00pm

Do all drains lead to the ocean?

Ang Song Nian (THEBOOKSHOW) & Li Li Chung (Exactly Foundation), with photographer Kevin Lee


Open call versus closed call? The founders of initiatives THEBOOKSHOW and Exactly Foundation discuss their differing approaches in outreach and distribution, and how such strategies impact the scale and viewing experience of their intended audience. 


3:30pm - 4:30pm

Learning and Unlearning National Language Class

Fyerool Darma and Kin Chui, with Seng Yujin (Senior Curator, NGS)


Using Chua Mia Tee’s ‘National Language Class’ as an entry point in their discussion on constructions of nation, language and history, the speakers unpack notions of Southeast Asia and modernities. 


5:00pm - 6:00pm

Like Sisyphus

PG Lee and artist-writer Tan Guo Liang


Peers and long-time friends, PG and Guo Liang look beyond ‘coping’ to deliberate on how challenges in an artist’s life may be embraced and privileged as practice and art.