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Press Release - 8th August 2017

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VESTIGES
By ZEN TEH
7 September 7 October 2017

Vestiges: Tracing Urban-nature is a solo exhibition by the Practical information


environmental artist and educator Zen Teh. Presented at La
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Galerie of Alliance Franaise de Singapour from 7 September Alliance Franaise de Singapour
to 7 October 2017, the exhibition features two bodies of work, 1 Sarkies Road, Level 2
Singapore 258130
Garden State Palimpsest and The Imperative Landscape. www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg
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A multi-disciplinary
collaboration with the
architectural researcher 7 September 7 October 2017
Tue to Fri, 1pm to 7.30pm
Nicole Teh, Garden State (till 8pm on Tuesdays)
Palimpsest explores Sat, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Singapores constantly Sun and PH Closed
Admission is free.
changing landscape and
its residents relationship The opening will be held on
with the land. The artist 6 September at 7pm in the
presence of the artist.
carried out interviews
with previous kampong La Galerie is supported by:
dwellers that became a starting point to reconstruct memories as images.
Concurrently, the artist researched and analysed Singapores land use policies
throughout the years to project a possible future environment. These imaginings
of nature in their various modes of presentation as sculptural photographic
images, maps, videos and narratives are complex layers of encounters that
probe at ideals, nostalgia and desires with regards to our lived environments. Note: Zen Teh will be available
for interviews; contact us if you
wish to schedule one with her.
The Imperative Landscape series features images of forests at the edge of urban
development in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The source photographs are manipulated
and collaged into landscapes of ever-lush verdure, to be starkly delineated
into three geometric silhouettes. Over-aestheticized but seemingly of natural
environments, each composition is a visual feast that provides moments of
escape.

At the heart of the exhibition, Zen Tehs photographic images represent a constant Press contact
effort to trace and achieve a state of wilderness that the urban-dwelling artist Alizee Sire
has never experienced before. In her work, nature is viewed and captured from communication@
behind the lens, imposing a distance that enables the act of observing and
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imagining the construct of an innate primordial landscape.
Press Release - 8th August 2017

presents

VESTIGES
By ZEN TEH
7 September 7 October 2017
About Zen Teh Practical information

Zen Teh (born and live in Singapore, 1988) is an artist and educator interested LA GALERIE
in mans relationship with the natural world. Tehs art practice is shaped by her Alliance Franaise de Singapour
1 Sarkies Road, Level 2
proficiency in photography and
Singapore 258130
painting, alongside her continual www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg
investigation into interdisciplinary T: +65 6737 8422
studies of the works of nature F: +65 6733 3023
and human behaviour. Her works
has been showcased in numerous 7 September 7 October 2017
group and solo exhibitions in Tue to Fri, 1pm to 7.30pm
Singapore, and also regionally (till 8pm on Tuesdays)
Sat, 9.30am to 5.30pm
in Thailand, Taiwan and China
Sun and PH Closed
including the National Museum Admission is free.
of Singapore, Singapore Art
Museum and most recently, The The opening will be held on
6 September at 7pm in the
Substation Art Science Open
presence of the artist.
Call Exhibition at the Art Science
Museum. She has also been invited La Galerie is supported by:
as a guest speaker to regional
environmental conferences such
as ASEAN Powershift 2015 and
Hanoi Innovation Week 2016 on
Sustainability.
Note: Zen Teh will be available
for interviews; contact us if you
wish to schedule one with her.

Press contact
Alizee Sire
communication@
alliancefrancaise.org.sg
+65 6817 8171