Kitakyushu Biennial in Singapore 2013 / i (Information)

Kitakyushu Biennial in Singapore 2013 / i (Information)

Exhibition Information

Opening Day22 October 2013, Tuesday, 6:30pm
Period23 October - 8 December 2013
Location 51 Waterloo,

The Private Museum is proud to present the 2nd Kitakyushu Biennial: i (information) in Singapore, a parallel event of the Singapore Biennial 2013. i (information), the theme for this year, will display an array of re-mixes of fragments of information. It aims to present the manipulations of media- information in a rapid changing world within a private museum context.

i (information) will be a touring project, beginning as a screening event at ZKU Berlin in August. Opening exhibitions at Busan South Korea TOTATOGA archive center in September, main venues at the Soap Gallery Kitakyushu Japan from September to December and finally making its way to the Private Museum, Singapore from October to December.

The video and sound projects feature collaborative works from Charles Lim Yi Yong (Singapore), John Miller (USA), Mike Bode (Sweden), Takuji Kogo 古郷卓司 *Candy Factory Projects (Japan), and Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries (South Korea). These artists have responded to online trends with their unique perspectives.

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About the Collaboration

Charles Lim (b. 1973, Singapore)

Charles Lim is a Singaporean visual artist. He is the co-founder of the net-art collective, which was critically acclaimed and featured at Documenta 11 in Kassel in 2002. His works have also been featured in the Singapore Biennale, Tribeca Film Festival and the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2011 and the Shanghai Biennale in 2008. He is currently working on a series of works called “seastories Sea State”, which blends the ideas of borders by reversing the geography of the sea and land. In 2011, one of his works “All lines flow out” was premiered in the 68th Venice Film Festival and it won a “special mention award”, making him the first Singapore to ever win an award there.


Takuji Kogo (b. 1965, Japan)

Takuji Kogo is the organizer of the *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS and is currently the director of the Kitakyushu Biennial. He has produced a large body of work as a solo artist and in collaboration under the *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS. He has exhibited in various venues such the Media Scope- MoMA/The Museum of Modern Art New York, Singapore Art Museum, MediaLab Madrid, MAAP Multimedia Art Asian Pacific in Beijing, Yokohama Triennale, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Takuji lives in Fukuoka, Japan.


Mike Bode (b. 1964, Sweden)

Mike Bode is a visual artist engaged in collaborative practices together with theorists, curators, filmmakers and other artists. He has worked with large-scale research based visual/architectural interventions and with the incorporation of photography into research driven explorative projects. His works has been exhibited at KunstWeke in Berlin, The Center of Contemporary Art in Vilnius, The Yokohama Triennial and The Nobel Museum in Stockholm. Mike has been a *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS collaborator since 2000


John Miller (b. 1954, United States of America)

John Miller is an artist based in New York and Berlin. He was the first guest artist for Candy Factory’s original gallery space in Yokihama in 1998. Since then, he has collaborated with TakujiKogo on various works under the rubric Candy Factory Projects. His works includes painting, sculptures, installations, photography, video, music and writing. His artwork has been presented at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; the Kunsthalle Zurich; Magasin-Centre National d’ArtContemporain and the ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany. John is a Professor of Professional Practice in the Art History Department at Barnard College, Columbia University.


Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries (since 2001, South Korea)

YHCHI have produced work in 16 different languages and have presented their text based work at: Tate, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Whitney Museum, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Getty Center, Los Angeles, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris to name a few. YHCHI have been working with *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS since 2001.

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