Teaming up for Art
Singapore and UK artists enjoy their exchange programme so much they continue their collaboration after it ends.
Artists Michael Lee and Bob Matthews got more than they expected in our Artist-in-Residence Exchange (AiRX) programme.
Under a partnership with the British Council Singapore, AiRx enables artists from Singapore and the UK to spend time in each other’s cities. By practicing and researching their crafts in new environments, artists gain perspectives from the unfamiliar surroundings and add texture to the cities’ cultural landscapes.
The best collaborations come from deep respect among collaborators, and an almost blind faith that the impossible is possibleMichael Lee, SIF Artist-in-Residence Exchange participant
Michael spent three weeks in London and Bob in Singapore. They developed new solo works based on observations and experiences of their host cities and connected with local arts communities.
What they hadn’t expected is their ongoing collaboration, The Great Levellers. This series of works contemplates human existence in the 21st century, and premiered in 2011 as part of an exhibition titled Utopias. The exhibition has presented to the Singapore and London public the solo and joint works that resulted from AiRx.
Though their participation in AiRx has come to a close, Michael and Bob continue to collaborate, furthering their cross-cultural exploration of the human condition.
By remaining open to new experiences, artists like Michael and Bob challenge their public to address established perspectives and attitudes, bringing about deeper understanding of world communities.Back
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