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SIPF 2018: Child's Play and Other Stories (Mark Neville)

VISUAL ARTS, FESTIVAL

 

Presented by Singapore International Photography Festival 

1. Exhibition
Assembling six projects in Child’s Play and Other Stories, British photographer Mark Neville re-defines social documentary through direct and immersive collaboration with communities. Manifested in forms of photographs, books, moving images and documents, his lens-based works function more like experiments intended to benefit those involved.

Tickets are only available for sale at the door.
Bundle tickets priced at $10 for the two ticketed exhibitions taking place at The Arts House [Child's Play and Other Stories] & [NOMAD: Outside In]

2. Artist Talk – Stories Untold
20 Sep | 7.30pm–9pm | Screening Room | $12, free for SIPF Festival Pass holders | Tickets available here

3. Artist guided tour
22 Sep | 2pm–3pm | Gallery I | $12, free for SIPF Festival Pass holders | Tickets available here

 

About the Artist

Mark Neville (b. 1966, United Kingdom) works at the intersection of art and documentary, investigating the social function of photography. He makes lens-based works which have been realised and disseminated in a large array of contexts, as both still and moving image pieces, slideshows, films, and giveaway books. 

His work has consistently looked to subvert the traditional role of social documentary practice, seeking to find new ways to empower the position of its subject over that of the author. Often working with closely knit communities, in a collaborative process intended to be of direct, practical benefit to the subject, his photographic projects to date have frequently made the towns he portrays the primary audience for the work. 

Points of reference for his practice might include the ideas of Henri Lefebvre, or the art works of Martha Rosler, John Berger, or Hans Haacke.

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