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    Memes, Myths and Machines

    Memes, Myths and MachinesGarden Of Internet Delights, 2021 (Artwork credit: ZXEROKOOL/ Jonathan Leong)

    “Memes, Myths and Machines” is digital artist Jonathan Leong aka ZXEROKOOL’s first solo exhibition in Singapore. The show comprises five major new NFT pieces in limited editions coupled with a physical manifestation in the form of an exhibition held at The Culture Story.

    “Memes, Myths and Machines” is representative of the artist’s experiences growing up from a time before the advent of digitalization, social media and meme culture. His art aims to rationalise a world that is evolving faster than ever before; where society is in flux, we are constantly switched on yet look fondly at the past. ZXEROKOOL is influenced by his childhood memories of dial-up internet, Nokia phones, retro video gaming culture and pop culture from the 1980s – 90s till present era, which serve as timestamps along his journey as a digital creator, which has now taken him deeper into the Metaverse. This exhibition aims to attract art lovers, aspiring NFT collectors and people who are curious about digital art and NFT crypto art.

    Read the essay by Clara Peh, “Memeing to the Moon: ZXEROKOOL and Stonky Doges“.
    More information about the NFT series – www.memesmythsandmachines.com.
    NFT drop can be found here on Rarible.

    The show will open 14 – 23 Jan, 11AM – 6PM, after which visits will be by appointment only from 24 Jan – 20 Mar.

    SAW Dialogues 2022 – In Retrospect: 10 Years of SAW

    On 21 January 2022,  Founder Ning Chong will be moderating the panel “In Retrospect: 10 Years of SAW” as part of the SAW Dialogues 2022. Alongside Ning is Emi Eu (Executive Director, STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery Singapore and Project Director, S.E.A. Focus), Low Eng Teong (Deputy Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council), and Magnus Renfrew (Founder of ARTHQ Group, Co-Founder of ART SG).

    This panel discussion will reflect on the past ten years of SAW, discussing Singapore’s position as a vibrant arts hub in a regional context. From a commercial perspective, three leading art professionals will share their insights on what makes a successful art week. Who benefits most from Art Week; how do we strike a balance between quality of art versus quantity of programmes; is the current model sustainable? In this pandemic-era, how will Art Week evolve and what can we look forward to in future?

    Watch the Livestream on SAW Digital.

    Find out more at: https://www.artandmarket.net/saw-dialogues-2022-panel/in-retrospect-10-years-of-saw