Singapore Open Media Art Festival 2017 <Art of Things: Actors>
Dates: 21 – 21 January 2017
Venue: Lasalle College of The Arts, Singapore
Organization: LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
Sponsor: The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore, Arts Council Korea, Ministry of Culture-Sports and Tourism Korea, Singapore Airlines
Partner: Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, Space Cottonseed, Inter-Art, MAKU
Curator: Yonghee Sung, Seungah Lee, Janice Kim
Participating Artists: Andreas Schlegel, Heung-sup Jung, Jangwon Lee, Mioon, Ong Kian Peng, PROTOROOM(Hoonida Kim & SeungBum Kim), SPANG&LEI, Tan Kai Syng, Urich Lau
Singapore Open Media Art Festival 2017
The first edition of SOMAF featured outstanding works with a diverse range of media, such as video, animation, media art and performance. More than 50 video artists and media artists from around the world responded to an open call for entries sharing interesting and significant videos of moments, memories, aspirations and concerns.
In 2017, the second edition of SOMAF was held as a series of workshop and forum, which provided a place where curators, artists, researchers and theorists discussed current discourses on media art and theories. This is a crucial part of SOMAF in ways of creating new ideas and visions for the next edition of SOMAF where artistic practices are introduced to the public in a form of an exhibition.