ANATOMY OF A FREE MIND - TAN SWIE HIAN'S NOTEBOOKS AND CREATIONS
Category: Art & Fashion, Fiction & Literature, Photography & Film, Reference
Tan Swie Hian is the top-grossing living artist in Southeast Asia. Since his first exhibition in 1973 in Singapore, he has been spectacularly prolific, and his artistic accomplishments have been nothing short of Olympian. His works have extended to multiple mediums, genres, languages and subject matter. The quadrilingual artist has had published 58 works of poetry, prose, stories, songs, criticism, translations, and artworks. Time magazine calls him Singapore’s ‘Renaissance Man’. The multi-disciplinary Tan has created artworks in mediums as varied as oil and acrylic, ink, calligraphy, photography, print-making, sculpture, seal-carving, ceramics, cartogravure, song-writing, costume and stage design, public art, performance art, and land art. He has held 23 solo shows worldwide, and won 29 accolades nationally and internationally.
In his 2016 exhibition with the National Library Board, Singapore (NLB), the paradoxical and sometimes controversial artist offers a gift to his detractors and supporters alike – an insight into his mind. Tan’s notebooks take center stage in the exhibition. The collection, never before seen by outsiders, illustrates his deliberations, quotes, discoveries, drawings, and sketches that preceded his artistic creations. The notebooks and creations unveil his openness and his way of accessing multiple realities.
A former journalist and foreign correspondent based in Singapore, Thailand and China, Yap Su-Yin covered current affairs news, features, as well as the arts and culture. She holds a Masters in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester and is a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the UK. She has written features on Tan Swie Hian for newspapers such as the South China Morning Post and the International New York Times.
HOW TO BUY
EDM's books are available at all leading bookstores worldwide and from many online retailers, in both print and electronic forms. Please note that single copies of our books are not available for purchase on this website.
1. To buy our printed books
EDM's books are available at your local bookstore. Our titles are available at all leading bookstores around the world and at major online retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Asia Books, Book Depository, Angus & Robertson, Kinokuniya, Periplus, MPH and WH Smith.
2. To buy our ebooks
Our ebooks are available for purchase at all major e-retailers inlcuding Kobo, iBookstore, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
3. To order in bulk
EDM is able to personalise its existing titles with your company logo and other distinctive features. Please send an email with your enquiry to mark[email protected] and check our great corporate gift ideas here.
If you would like us to publish your book, please visit this page to learn more about our custom publishing options and email [email protected] with any queries.