Two People - Curator's Tour and Artist Talk


Two People
By Sean Lee

Exhibition | 23 Nov 2017 – 24 Jan 2018 | 10am – 10pm

Print and Film Gallery, Corridors of Level 1, The Arts House | Free admission

Artist Talk | 20 Jan, Sat | 5pm - 6pm | Blue Room

Since 2010, Singaporean photographer Sean Lee has been using photography as a device for breaking barriers and silences in understanding his family better. Two People is an ongoing body of photographic work as part of his artistic oeuvre exploring the theme of family and kinship.

The number “two” is of particular significance to him as it represents a symbiotic partnership bound by love but also fraught with tension. A duo can signify an exclusively intimate union or crippling isolation between two disconnected entities. Where does one end and the other begin?

This series sees the maturation of a photographic eye and mind, with Lee focusing on the relationship between his ageing parents to explore larger themes of love, struggle, interdependency and sacrifice. Be it zooming onto a patch of ageing skin or stepping back to capture portraits of his parents, these tentative and moving images convey the unspoken and overlooked aspects of domestic life.

Gain more insights into this long-term photographic project and the thought processes behind conceptualising the showcase through the curator's tour and artist talk.

About Sean Lee

Sean Lee (b. 1985, Singapore) is a visual storyteller. His first body of work was Shauna, shot between 2007 and 2009. This work was nominated for the prestigious Prix Découverte on the 40th anniversary of Arles Photography Festival. Since then, he has gone on to create other stories.

Lee’s ongoing project Two People garnered the 2011 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu award. Part of the series was also exhibited in the 2013 Singapore Biennale. Much of his work can be found in the collection of the Singapore Art Museum, as well as in the Sandor Family Collection. His first book, Shauna, was released in September 2014 and had entered the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Library.

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