Yanyun Chen (artist)
Priyageetha Dia (artist)
Kimberly Shen (Curator)
Yanyun Chen, Priyageetha Dia and Kimberly Shen will each receive SGD 15,000 cash award towards their artistic practice and SGD 5,000 towards an exchange programme to New York City including:
* Asia Society Museum Experience: A private tour of a new exhibition with Mr. Tan Boon Hui, Vice President, Global Arts & Cultural Programs and Director Asia Society Museum, Jury Chair of the IMPART Awards, and Curatorial Advisor of the IMPART Awards Collectors’ Show.
* Contemporary Art Immersion in New York City: 4-day exchange programme to New York City, with visits to key contemporary establishments including Whitney Museum
The moment the fair was cancelled a week prior to the art week, the community here kicked into action. An SOS group was put together on Facebook to list venues and enlist help. An alternative SOS venue was put together in 5 days with public and private funding for gallerists whose artworks have landed here with no place to show. There were questions as to whether visitors might cancel their plans here. A BIG THANK YOU to artists and friends who turned up anyway. BIG THANK YOU to artists and gallerists and members of the art scene here.
I don’t believe I’m saying this: For the first time, I feel that the art community here is beginning to own our art week. You see it in the diverse progr
AAP’s summary of challenges and milestones of art fairs over the past year. Pardon me for reading between the lines here: “....While there is no doubt that many of the region’s major transactions happen at Art Basel Hong Kong, the fair is highly selective with its participants. With new fairs cropping up, the question is whether this positioning will remain advantageous for the organizers. With rising participation costs and slim profit margins, galleries are increasingly critical about where they invest. ...MCH Group also noted that patrons are growing progressively more confident with buying remotely, leading to a necessary re-examination of what art fairs offer. ....In Dubai, the vulnerab
Promising if they can find an effective way to take on this very ambitious undertaking. Otherwise it will be another victim of reduction and over-simplification. The histories of modern art have not even been written in various “member scenes” within Southeast Asia. I’m curious how they are going to take this on. Question: Should we wait for the canon to be written in each of nations in the region before we connect the dots or should we be connecting the dots as we find out? Is this premature? "Cornell Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM), Dhaka Art Summit, and Asia Art Archive, with support from the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories Program, launch a new research project: C
I understand that everyone will be spoilt for choice during the Singapore Art Week as there are some clashes in talks (yes, Singapore will have to do better in planning). As locations of the talks are quite far apart, I thought I would help to ease decision making by giving you a synopsis of the 2 sessions I am involved in. . SESSION 1: THE NEW PATRONAGE
25 Jan, 2019, 3pm @SEA Focus After hours of preparation and speaking extensively with the three panelists, I have taken the liberty to throw out “a system of support and friendship” in the title 😝😛. This will be a discussion about art patronage, without protracted discussions about art or personal collections or the act of collecting. It
FOR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION: An Announcement from Art Stage. Dearest Friends I'm sorry to have to inform you that as president of Art Stage Singapore, I am forced to immediately stop the preparations for Art Stage Singapore 2019 (Jan 24 to 27) and to cancel the fair. The given circumstances, about which we shortly will inform you, unfortunately leave no other choice. We ask you to cease all preparations for Art Stage Singapore 2019 from your side as well, or to reverse them. We will soon inform you about the next steps. We apologise for any inconvenience you may experience. Sincerely, Lorenzo Rudolf President ........................... Note from Patricia Chen: For those who have been affected b
Lots of stories this week about collectors and Taiwan because of the attention on Taiwan’s new art fair. The way they all appeared (together) almost felt mechanical, like we are looking at a meticulously crafted advertising campaign. Very sleek. Nevertheless, out of all the articles published, I have chosen this brief overview of the Taiwanese collecting scene compared to the mainland Chinese. Read the story here.
“And collectors from all over Asia have told him they will be attending. ‘About 50 collectors from Indonesia are coming,’ he says. By comparison, S.E.A. Focus, the new fair in Singapore that opens later in the month, has been relatively low key.” Low key? Really? Based on what? Sorry, I have to disagree. It is not my experience at all. I have been helping to organise receptions since 2011 for art week. This year is one of the best years in terms of the quality of visitors coming to Singapore for art. The noise level may be deemed “low” by certain quarters, but this is one year where visitorship remains high (surprising many in the local scene). Key players who are in the know and are part of