Ye Shufang: The Loss Index II

Ye Shufang: The Loss Index II

Exhibition Information

Period18 March - 15 May 2016

In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Private Museum is proud to present The Loss Index II by Singaporean artist Ye Shufang. A gasp, a slow release, breathing, stopping… Breathing patterns, the sound of breathing, the act of breathing become very apparent when one is struggling to breathe. It takes only a few quick seconds to realise and recognise when breathing has stopped; with all its finality. But the realisation of the magnitude of loss is felt very slowly. It is an acutely painful, cruelly slow and unpredictable realisation.

The Loss Index II is a new series of artworks and Shufang’s third exhibition at The Private Museum, following The Happiness Index (2011) and The Loss Index: Perishables and Other Miscellanea (2013), where the artist presents her attempts at creating indexes to measure emotions.

This exhibition will feature a new installation using honey as material to explore the theme of loss.

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About the Collaboration


Artist Ye Shufang,

Ye Shufang (b. 1971, Singapore)

Ye Shufang’s art practice spans over two decades, with a focus on the ephemeral and the ‘ready-made’. Her exhibition credits include The Belgrade Cultural Centre, Serbia (2004); Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta (2004); and Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore (2004). Her participation in curated exhibitions include Medium At Large, Singapore Art Museum (2014); World Exposition 2005, Japan (2005); and Feminine Imaginare, Venice (2002).

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. She is one of 10 recipients of the inaugural President’s Young Talents Exhibition award in 2001.

Shufang also served as Programme Leader for the Postgraduate Programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts from 2002 to 2007 and Head of the Visual Arts Faculty in 2007 at School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA), where she designed the SOTA curriculum for the Visual Arts Programme, the Integrated Arts Programme and the Visual Art Gifted Programme.


Solo Exhibitions

2013     The Loss Index, The Private Museum, Singapore
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
    PROJECT: small sweets, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2003     Orientations: a room of small gestures, The Substation Gallery, Substation, Singapore
2000     a wall drawing, LASALLE Gallery, Singapore


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014     Medium at Large, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2013     Confluence: An Exhibition by the Art Galleries Association (Singapore), Artspace @ Helutrans, 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 & subtext. Contemporary Asian Women Artists. X-RAY Art Centre, Beijing, China
2002     text & subtext. Contemporary Asian Women Artists, The Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark; The Stenersenmuseum, Oslo, Norway
    Open 2002, Feminine Imaginare, 5th international exhibition of sculptures and installations, 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 & subtext. Contemporary 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

Programme Outreach

Artist Talk: Saturday 16 April 2016, 3:00PM (with Poetry Reading by Tania De Rozario)

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