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Being and Becoming Chua Ek Kay

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Being and Becoming Chua Ek Kay - Trailer

Overview

Genre
Arts, Human Interest, Biography, and Society
Synopsis

A documentary film on the controversially influential artist Chua Ek Kay. Chua Ek Kay conceptualised and established his work in a fundamental period in Singapore during the 1980s and 1990s, when both the economy and environment were rapidly changing. Throughout his professional life, the late Chua Ek Kay crossed many constraints by using traditional Chinese ink, yet developing compositions which were clearly outside Chinese aesthetic conventions. Encroaching boundaries and experimenting with new styles is hardly an issue in today's liberated contemporary art world, but back then any departure from the predictable was rarely understood in conservative Asia. Being and Becoming Chua Ek Kay takes viewers on the unseen journey of the artist at work, and explores his enduring legacy. The film reveals not only a visual journey, but also the emotional conflicts behind a particular artist's struggle. This exceptional story is told through his family, artistic collaborators and close friends.

Stage
finished
Running time
50 minutes

Credits

  • Jin Craven ... Director, Producer
  • Jacqueline Smith ... Director, Producer
  • Annemarie Lean-Vercoe ... Director of Photography

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Second Avenue Productions
Country
Singapore
Years of Production
2011-2012
Locations
Singapore
Prod. Partners
Heirloom Media

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Distribution
Indie Rights Inc
Broadcast (Acq.)
MediaCorp Singapore
Language
English

Photos

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