Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore

Publications

The Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore’s publications include catalogues published to accompany solo and group exhibitions, journals, art criticism, theory and history, and highlights of the LASALLE College of the Arts Collection.

Most publications are available for sale. For more information, please contact
Ramesh Narayanan, Assistant Manager (Operations):
ramesh.narayanan@lasalle.edu.sg or +65 6496 5134.

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2018

Two houses: Politics and histories in the contemporary art collections of John Chia and Yeap Lam Yang

Published to accompany the group exhibition Two houses: Politics and histories in the contemporary art collections of John Chia and Yeap Lam Yang, including Aida Makoto, Alfredo Aquilizan and Isabel Aquilizan, Elmer Borlongan, Chang Fee Ming, Dadang Christanto, Tiffany Chung, John Clang, eX de Medici, Heri Dono, Le Quang Ha, FX Harsono, Jeremy Hiah, Ho Rui An, Michael Lee, Lee Wen, Li Shurui, Phuan Thai Meng, Sopheap Pich, Qiu Zhijie, Alwin Reamillo, Chanelle Rose, José Santos III, Hiraki Sawa, Semsar Siahaan, Shi Hu, Shooshie Sulaiman, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Sun Xun, Tang Dixin, Inga Svala Thorsdottir and Wu Shanzhuan, Natee Utarit, Vandy Rattana, Wong Hoy Cheong, Zai Kuning and Robert Zhao Renhui, at the ICA Singapore
Forewords by Yeap Lam Yang and John Chia
Preface by Bala Starr
Interview with John Chia and Yeap Lam Yang by Bala Starr and Melanie Pocock
Texts on artworks by Amelia Abdullahsani, Usha Chandradas, Elaine Chiew, Lucia Cordeschi, Pauline Gan, Christine Han, Fang-Tze Hsu, Kamiliah Bahdar, Qinyi Lim, Melanie Pocock, Caterina Riva, Anca Rujoiu, Simon Soon, Bala Starr, Syaheedah Iskander, Clare Veal, Wardah Mohamad, Selene Yap and Marcus Yee
Softback, 135 pages, 26 x 20 cm, 40 illus. (colour), ISBN 978-981-11-7844-3
Stock level: high

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2018

HEAD HEAP HEAT

Editors: TK Sabapathy and Cheo Chai-Hiang
Foreword by Eugene Tan
Preface by TK Sabapathy

Introduction by Cheo Chai-Hiang
Essays by Liu Kang, Ho Ho Ying with translations and interjections by Cheo Chai-Hiang 
Bibliographical information
Softback, 128 pages, 24 x 17 cm, 23 (b&w), ISBN 981-05-4016-7
Archive copies only

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2017

NATIVE REVISIONS

Published to accompany the group exhibition Native revisions, including Chua Chye Teck, Noh Suntag, Anup Mathew Thomas and Tomoko Yoneda, at the ICA Singapore 
Foreword by Bala Starr 
Essay by Melanie Pocock 
Biographical information 
Catalogue of works in the exhibition 
Softback, 52 pages, 21 x 14.8 cm, 30 illus. (colour), ISBN 978-981-11-2615-4 
Stock level: High

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2017

PROPOSITIONS FOR A STAGE: 24 FRAMES OF A BEAUTIFUL HEAVEN

Published to accompany the group exhibition Propositions for a stage: 24 frames of a beautiful heaven, including Amanda Beech, Zach Blas, Rabih Mroué, Uriel Orlow and Ming Wong at the ICA Singapore
Foreword by Bala Starr
Essay by Bridget Crone
Texts on the artists and works in the exhibition by Bridget Crone
Catalogue of works in the exhibition
Digital, 78 pages, 16 illus. (colour), ISBN 978-981-11-4748-7

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2016

HISTORIES, PRACTICES, INTERVENTIONS: A READER IN SINGAPORE CONTEMPORARY ART

Histories, practices, interventions: A reader in Singapore contemporary art is an anthology of writings on Singapore contemporary art since the 1970s. It contains 33 wide-ranging essays by leading art historians, art critics, curators, artists, playwrights and academics. 
Foreword by TK Sabapathy 
Texts by Alfian Sa’at, S Chandrasekaran, Cheo Chai-Hiang, Isabel Ching, Chu Chu, Yuan, Chua Ek Kay, Kevin Chua, Goh Ee Choo, Ho Ho Ying, Ho Tzu Nyen, Binghui Huangfu, Joan Kee, Jay Koh, Kuo Pao Kun, Kwok Kian-Woon, Ray Langenbach, Lee Wen, Lee Weng Choy, Lim Kok Boon, William SW Lim, Susie Lingham, John Low, Gunalan Nadarajan, Lindy Poh, Venka Purushothaman, TK Sabapathy, Salleh Japar, Jeffrey Say, Seng Yu Jin, Russell Storer, Tan Boon Hui, Tay Swee Lin, CJ W-L Wee, Susie Wong, Wu Mali 
Biographical information 
Softback, 440 pages, 21 x 14.5 cm, (black and white), ISBN 978-981-­09­-9063-­3 
Stock level: High 

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2016

SRIWHANA SPONG AND MARIA TANIGUCHI: OCEANIC FEELING

Published to accompany the exhibition Sriwhana Spong and Maria Taniguchi: Oceanic feeling, including Sriwhana Spong and Maria Taniguchi, at the ICA Singapore 
Essay by Susan Gibb 
Afterword by Bala Starr 
Biographical information 
Catalogue of works in the exhibition 
Softback, 24 pages, 21 x 4.7 cm, 4 illus. (chiefly colour), ISBN 978-981-11-0328-5 
Stock level: High

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2016

BOEDI WIDJAJA: BLACK - HUT

Published to accompany the solo exhibition Boedi Widjaja: Black—Hut 
at the ICA Singapore  
Foreword by Bala Starr 
Essay by Joshua Comaroff 
Interview with Boedi Widjaja by Melanie Pocock and Bala Starr 
Biographical information 
Further reading 
Softback, 36 pages, 25 x 17 cm, 23 illus. (colour), ISBN 978-981-11-1228-7 
Stock level: High

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2015

ARTISTS IMAGINE A NATION: SG50. PICTURES OF PEOPLE AND PLACES FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF KOH SEOW CHUAN AND FRIENDS

Published to accompany the group exhibition Artists imagine a nation: SG50. Pictures of people and places from the collections of Koh Seow Chuan and friends, including Abdullah Ariff, Boo Sze Yang, Chen Cheng Mei (aka Tan Seah Boey), Chen Shou Soo, Chen Wen Hsi, Cheong Soo Pieng, Chia Yu Chian, Chng Seok Tin, Choo Keng Kwang, Chuah Thean Teng, Chua Mia Tee, Foo Chee San, Ho Khay Beng, Khaw Sia, Koeh Sia Yong, Kuo Ju Ping, Lee Boon Wang, Lee Cheng Yong, Lim Mu Hue, Lim Tze Peng, Mohammad Din Mohammad, Ng Eng Teng, Ong Kim Seng, Tumadi Patri, Phua Cheng Phue, Anthony Poon, Seah Kim Joo, Tang Da Wu, Tay Bak Koi, Tay Boon Pin, Teo Eng Seng, Tong Chin Sye, Wee Beng Chong, Wong Shih Yaw, Yeh Chi Wei and Yong Mun Sen, at the ICA Singapore
Foreword by Bala Starr
Essay by Teo Hui Min
Biographical information
Catalogue of works in the exhibition
Hardback, 137 pages, 29.7 x 23 cm, 97 illus. (colour), ISBN 978-981-09-4635-7
Stock level: low

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