The National Arts Council (NAC) invites aspiring young musicians, photographers, designers and artists to apply for an opportunity to be mentored by some of Singapore’s most creative names through Noise Singapore- The 2015 edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the country’s largest creative arts platform for young people.
With four new mentors this year, young Singaporeans will be exposed to the industry’s top talent including: Ben Qwek – a new The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) mentor, Leonard Soosay, Clement Yang and Vanessa Fernandez – new mentors of The Music Mentorship (TMM) programme.
Entry for submissions is now open until 15 March for the 2015 The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) and The Music Mentorship Programme (TMM). Organised by the NAC, Noise Singapore provides opportunities for young people ages 35 and below to present their works to the public, and to deepen their arts interest by learning from creative professionals.
This catalogue for artist Omer Fast subverts the laudatory aspirations of typical monographs by introducing irony, humor, and self-referentiality at the level of text, image, and graphic form. Commissioned essays and interviews in German and English are annotated in a nearly Talmudic fashion by the artist’s own funny and sometimes fictional commentary. Project imagery, when described, forces its way into the text. Faux-letterpress typography mixes with an email-like monospace as the central text’s authority is tested, teased, and questioned. With a classical format and binding, the catalogue suggests a religious text — an expectation which is progressively undermined by the book’s own internal twists.