STPI x The Corner Shop
BMW Young Asian Artists Series III (Genevieve Chua/Lyra Garcellano/R.E. Hartanto)
Veritas Branding & Marketing Pte Ltd, Singapore. 2011, 59 pp
BMW Asia has been an active partner in the Singapore government’s efforts to build and nurture a design industry here. Its generous sponsorship and support gave STPI full confidence to forge ahead with this project and help young artists achieve the breakthrough they are looking for. Artists were given free reign to exercise their imagination and explore printmaking as a powerful means of projecting their ideas and visions – as encapsulated in this exhibition.
At STPI, artists Genevieve Chua, Lyra Garcellano and R.E Hartanto were given the opportunity to explore the print medium and further expand their creative boundaries and produce works that none otherwise could have achieved alone. “This series has become a springboard for young artists who are going to shape and prescribe the future of contemporary art in Asia,” said Emi Eu, Director, STPI. Chief Curator, Heman Chong adds, “This project steered by co-curators Joselina Cruz and Agung Jennong spanned different geographies and nationalities expanding the creative merits of BMW YAAS.”
With text by Heman Chong and interviews with the respective artists.