Image as Craft – Chua Chye Teck in Conversation with Lo Yuet Keung
In the age of rapid information proliferation, how do notions of craft and practice persist in the act of creative expression? Can fundamental precepts of Chinese philosophical thought find resonance with ways of contemporary image-making in Singapore? In this session, artist Chua Chye Teck and scholar Lo Yuet Keung will discuss the broader methods which drive artistic and literary craft.
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Chua Chye Teck employs both photography and sculpture to execute his ideas. He draws inspiration from things in the environment that catch his eye, transforming them from their original state to take on a different context as works of art. Chye Teck’s philosophy is in re-presenting them, offering a fresh way of looking at something we may already know. He recently launched his book “Beyond Wilderness”, produced as a grant recipient of the National Arts Council’s Creation Fund. Chye Teck has a BA in sculpture from RMIT and his works are collected or commissioned by public institutions and local museums.
Lo Yuet Keung is an Associate Professor with the Department of Chinese Studies at NUS, Lo specialises in Chinese intellectual history from the pre-Qin to late imperial times, covering Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism as well as the cross-fertilisations between them. His experience as a literary scholar and contributing columnist will form the basis of exchange and discussions with Chua’s interest in aesthetics and philosophy.