McNally School of Fine Arts

Praxis Press: Twelfth Edition 2018

Editor’s Note

Dear Readers

Welcome to another new edition of Praxis Press, and we are officially 12 years old! Twelve is certainly a magical number in our everyday life: 12 hours on the clock, 12 signs of the Zodiac, and 12 notes on the musical scale! As for us, 12 stands for an incredible landmark of a newsletter that has continuously committed itself to being the most comprehensive means documenting the achievement of McNally School of Fine Arts.

In this issue, besides featuring important exhibitions by students and staff, learning trips and workshops of the 2017/2018 academy year, I proudly introduce a new Alumni Column that is dedicated to our Fine Arts alumni. In this column, we present three papers by alumni Moses Tan Qian Yi, Siong Chung Hua and Susanna Tan, sharing their professional engagement in the outside art world after their graduation, either through their artistic or curatorial practices.

I am very grateful for the contribution of student assistant editors Liu Liling and Lim Jia Qi from BA(Hons) Fine Arts Level 2. On every page of the issue, there is their very personaltouch, from identifying topics, discussing with the writers, gathering the papers and images, arranging design layouts to handling the printing of the newsletter. They have played an irreplaceable role ensuring the newsletter is another successful edition.

I hope you enjoy the read, and do let us know if there is any topic you would like us to cover in our 13th edition!

Interviews

Is a common ground for communication and interaction possible when we beings are trapped in a space? Is there a way of escape?

Provoking…

“Researching and seeking for truths and answers broadens my perspectives and eliminates naiveness. It helps me think better not only as an…

Denise Yap (DY): Could you start off with sharing your reservations on the term ‘magic’ and what exactly is it about magic and myths that…

Reviews

“The main challenge for an artist today might well be this unavoidable obligation to negotiate the mounting presence of continuous stimulation…

Curated by Gilles Massot, To leave home is already half the journey presented works by McNally School of Fine Arts’ lecturers, students and alumni…

Beyond the Spectacle marked the annual exhibition showcasing works produced the year before (in Year 2), from the current year’s graduating…

The MA Fine Arts Symposium at LASALLE was an exemplary illustration of additions to our creative vocabulary, not of words, but of expanding…

Travel

Considering most art in relation to travel, it is generally understood that the artist, after navigating her or his artistic approaches to…

ABOUT PRAXIS PRESS

Praxis Press is as a creative platform that captures and documents the wide range of activities both inside and outside of the McNally School of Fine Arts for each academic year. With an editorial panel consisting of faculty members and students, as well as contributions by fine arts alumni, it connects you with the School and the world of contemporary arts.

Editorial Team