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Master Plan, Print #2

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Master Plan, Print #2

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Jason Wee

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US$ 225

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2015

Digital print on archival paper

Edition of 100

Dimensions: 42.0cm(H) x 29.7cm(W) / 16.5"(H) x 11.7"(W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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This print is a part of The Artling's Prints Project (A.P.P.).

Edition of 100 + 2 AP

Framed Print: US$ 365. Get in touch at contact@theartling.com if you'd like us to organize framing for you!

Artist Statement:
"'A new plan for the city has been drawn up, in black and white. The civil servant leaves his office at the end of the day and locks up. Left alone, his symbols had other ideas.' (Jason Wee)

Jason Wee's first solo exhibition in almost three years - Master Plan - is a powerful culmination of the artist's architectural research at Harvard University. Wee's studies in architecture have evoked personal consideration of scale within a city's 'master plan', which in turn has led the artist to conceive the exhibition's installation, an abstract model of a city but one with a menacing and slightly melancholic blueprint. The grey geometric shapes Wee employs for the high-density buildings will be familiar to viewers of the School show at Singapore Art Museum at 8Q (2008) and the commanding grey palette is one that has followed the artist, not only in his physical workspace, but deliberately through his own series of artworks. The installation includes over 300 individual elements. This is the first time images from this series are available as prints."

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Artist Profile

Born: 1979

Hometown: Singapore

Lives and Works: Singapore & New York

Jason Wee is an artist and a writer.
His art practice is concerned with the hollowing out of singular authority in favour of polyphony. He transforms these singular histories and spaces into various visual and written materials, with particular attention to architectures, idealism and unexplored futures.
He founded and runs Grey Projects, an artists’ space, library and residency that focuses on curatorship, new writing, design propositions and art. He is an editor for Softblow poetry journal. He was previously editor of Vehicle arts journal, published by Plastique Kinetic Worms. He was a 2005-2006 Studio Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
He has shown in the Chelsea Art Museum, Photo New York (New York), Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), ifa galerie (Stuttgart and Berlin), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Biennale, Valentine Willie (Manila). Artist-in-residencies include Artspace Sydney, ISEA 2008, Tokyo Wonder Site, Contemporary Art Japan (Tokyo), and Gyeonggi Creation Center in Korea.
He is the 2008 Young Artist Award winner for visual arts in Singapore. He is the 2009 Voters’ Prize winner from the Singapore Art Museum.
In 2010, he co-curated the acclaimed Beyond LKY exhibition and co-organized The Future of Exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore. Other curatorial projects include Useful Fictions by Shubigi Rao (2013), Mirrors in the Dark by Lee Wen (2014), When You Get Closer To The Heart, You May Find Cracks by the Migrant Ecologies Project (NUS Museum, 2014).
His performance script Tongues, co-written with Sean Tobin, is a commissioned work of the Singapore Fringe Festival and premiered at the National Museum Singapore in February 2012. His latest book The Monsters Between Us has been named by TODAY newspaper as one of the top art picks of 2013.
His work has been reviewed in Artnews, New York Times, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Time Out Singapore, Singapore Architects, Art Art Pacific as well as other Asian publications.

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