Kevin WY Lee
Singapore on Public Notice (2011-2016)
Singapore on Public Notice is a collection of notices put up in public spaces in Singapore. The collection is a survey of sentiments and vernacular. The notices depict a story of this small Southeast Asian city state, as scripted by its people – a tale of comedy and tragedy, mystery and miracle, heroes and villains, thieves and lovers, politics and piety.
The work is on-going and now includes a crowd-sourced component with hashtag #publicnoticesg contributions from the public.
About the Artist
Kevin WY Lee is a photographer and creative director based in Singapore. He participates vigorously in photography and art across the region as a practitioner, curator, producer and editor. In 2010, he founded Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), an influential platform for Photography & Visual Arts in Asia.
In his own practice, Kevin is interested in Singapore, her history and modern condition. A broader canvas and interest lie in mortality, and ironically, how people cope with the finiteness of being mortal in their public and private lives.
Kevin has been a curator and nominator for various festivals and programs, including the Angkor Photo Festival, Prix Pictet Award and PhotoQuai Biennale. He has also served as a jury for international competitions including the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, Singapore Creative Circle Awards, and Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards.
Most recently, Kevin authored and published a book of photographs titled Suddenly The Grass Became Greener.