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Jying Tan

Jying Tan

Residence Period: 2015.06.01-2015.06.28

Jying Tan

Image: Future Wonderland, Nishikicho Studio (2015)


Jying Tan is a visual artist and art educator based in Singapore. Although trained in painting, her sensitivity in materials and spaces had allowed her to venture into the area of installation and other new media. In her research, she seeks to explore the distance of the human relationship between one another in developed countries as they progress.

The research begins with a sentimental approach to explore how the notion of home can be an ephemeral statement that often leads us to an emotional displacement in the ever-changing society that she is in. As we focus on landscape and cityscape in current society, we may ponder how has progression lead to a larger relationship distance between one another.

Residence Plan

My work at this residency shall focus on the pre-existing landscape/cityscape and the landscape portrayed in sci-fi films in Japan. I will be working on the theme "Future Wonderland" which explores the loss of a developed country in the midst of progression. As much as progression is a positive word that suggests development, there exists negative impact that we should not overlook. Sci-fi film has always been a visual statement of our vision of the future, which displays a strong desire to progress and reach that utopia wonderland. However, it also distances our relationship with one another compared to the past era when human beings did not have anything fancier than one another.

[Future Wonderland Exhibition]
Period: June 24 (Wed) - 27 (Sat), 2015
Time: 10:00-17:00 * Open until noon on the 27th
Venue: AIR3331 Nishikichō Studio (Tokyo Chiyoda-ku, Kanda-Nishikicho 3-16 2F)
Free entry

[Open Studio]
Date: June 19, 2015
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: AIR3331 Nishikichō Studio (Tokyo Chiyoda-ku, Kanda-Nishikicho 3-16 2F)
Free entry

We welcome you to the new AIR3331 Nishikichō Studio, where Jying Tan will present a work-in-progress of "futuristic landscape" through a drawing-video installation.