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SAM Contemporaries: Residues & Remixes

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  • Expanding on ideas explored by the artworks in the exhibition SAM Contemporaries: Residues & Remixes, this publication contextualises the show’s curatorial approach and the featured artistic practices through documentation, field-notes, scholarly essays, speculations and conversations of various forms (and formalities) between artists and curators.

  • Ong Puay Khim is Deputy Director, Collections and Public Art at Singapore Art Museum where she oversees the museum’s collection and leads the public art initiative, The Everyday Museum, a platform for creative production and experimentation in the public sphere ( At SAM, she has curated exhibitions CosmicWander: Expedition by Choy Ka Fai (2021), Lila: Unending Play by Jane Lee (2023) and co-curated Can Everybody See My Screen? (2022). Ong was previously Deputy Director of Curatorial Programmes at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (2016–2019) and was part of the curatorial team of Escape Routes, Bangkok Art Biennale 2020.

    Teng Yen Hui is Collections Manager and Assistant Curator at the Singapore Art Museum. Prior to taking on curatorial work at the museum, she worked independently on several writing projects and exhibitions. Her recent curatorial projects include SAM Contemporaries: Residues & Remixes (2023), Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar (2023), Can Everybody See My Screen? (2022), and not the norm: on conjugal blisses and misses (2018). Teng holds a BSc in Economics from the Singapore Management University and an M.A. in Asian Art Histories conferred by Goldsmiths, University of London (LASALLE). Her research interests include queer visual cultures, performative practices, and more-than-human knowledges in Asia.

    Syaheedah Iskandar is Assistant Curator at Singapore Art Museum. She works with vernacular ideas of seeing, thinking, and being. Drawing from Southeast Asia’s visual culture(s), she is interested in the entanglements between the unseen, the hypervisual, and their translations from material to new media practices. She holds an MA in History of Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

ISBN: 9789811872938
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 172
Year Published: 2023
Size: 234mm x 156mm