The Loss Index: Perishables and Other Miscellanea

The Loss Index: Perishables and Other Miscellanea

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Period5 April - 2 June 2013
Location 51 Waterloo,

The Private Museum is proud to present The Loss Index: Perishables and other Miscellanea by Singaporean artist, Ye Shufang, following the success of her previous exhibition, The Happiness Index, here in 2011. Shufang has created a series of new watercolour drawings and will also re-present her internationally-renowned agar-agar installations for the last time.

With an ongoing research focus on the ephemeral and the ‘ready-made’ from her 17 years of art practice, Shufang’s current series of drawings are an attempt to measure, categorise and understand a miscellany of vast infinite items, from baking moulds to emotions, classified in a system using grids, circles and colour spectrums. In her past artworks, the study of and the attempt to measure and record the impermanent are manifested in installations that adopt basic processes, ephemeral materials and ready-mades. Aside from the 2 new presentations of her past agar-agar installations, Shufang will also be showing an agar-agar and rubber strips installation for the first time.

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About the Collaboration


Artist Ye Shufang,

Ye Shufang (b. 1971, Singapore)

Ye Shufang’s art practice spans over 17 years, with a research focus on the ephemeral and the ‘ready-made’. She has participated in numerous solo and curated exhibitions and forums in Singapore, Asia and Europe.

Her exhibition credits include solo exhibitions at The Belgrade Cultural Centre in Serbia, Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta and Plastique Kinetic Worms in Singapore. Her curated exhibitions include Feminine Imaginare 2002 in Venice, Floating Chimeras in Sollentuna, 2001 and World Exposition 2005 in Japan.

Shufang’s drawing ‘Exercises in Shape (II) was selected as one of 100 favourite artworks of 2011 by Bazaar Art (China) magazine; featured in the January 2012 issue. Shufang was one of 10 recipients of the inaugural President’s Young Talents Exhibition award in 2001.


2011 The Happiness Index, The Private Museum, Singapore
2004 Other Miscellaneous Uses of Agar-agar, Belgrade Cultural Centre, Serbia and Montenegro
The Black Forest Cake Project, 
Plastique Kinetic Worms Gallery, Singapore
The Black Forest Cake Project, 
Plastique Kinetic Worms Gallery, Singapore
2003 Orientations: a room of small gestures, The Substation Gallery, Substation, Singapore
2000 a wall drawing, LASALLE Gallery, Singapore


2010 Etiquette, The Substation, Singapore
2009 Wolfnotes, Old School Gallery, Singapore 
2007 City_Net Asia 2007, Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea
2006 Love, Romance and other Recipes for Happily-ever-after, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2005 The Case of the Missing Rose Merchant, World Exposition 2005, Singapore Pavilion, Nagoya Japan
2004 THE LASALLE SCHOOL, Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
2003 EXTRAordinary tales of skylarking, Jendela Gallery, The Esplanade, Singapore

text & subtextContemporary Asian Women Artists. X-RAY Art Centre, Beijing, China

text & subtextContemporary Asian Women Artists, The Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark; The Stenersenmuseum, Oslo, Norway; OPEN2002.
Feminine Imaginare, 5th international exhibition of sculpture and installation, Lungomare Marconi, Venice, Italy

2001 Floating Chimeras, Contemporary Asian Art, Edsvik Art and Culture Centre, Sollentuna, Sweden

The President’s Young Talent Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

text & subtextContemporary Asian Women Artists, Ostasiatiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

2000 text & subtext. Contemporary Asian Women Artists, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia; Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore
1997 Nine Dragon Heads, The 2nd International Environment Art Festival and Symposium, Chong-ju, Korea

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