The Art Week Conversations & Tour 2017
The Art Week Conversations offers 3 talks in Considering Art Markets: The Philippines, Southeast Asia and Singapore; and The Art Week Tour – Considering Artists. The talk panelists are experts in the field – including Patricia Chen, Wang Zineng, Isa Lorenzo, Mark Goh, Moira Lang, Rachel Teo, Teo Han Wue and Trickie Lopa.
The Art Week Conversations are insightful, grounded in actual practice, and provide collectors and would-be collectors meaningful ways to navigate the art market.
TALKS $10 per talk per ticket, $25 for 3 talks per ticket.
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TOUR $60 per ticket till 24 DEC, $75 from 25 Dec
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|CONSIDERING ART MARKETS: The Philippines
12 Jan Thu 7.30pm ION Art
The character of the Philippines exalts itself through its art scene – charismatic, vibrant and patriotic. The convivial spirit of artists is perceived as they work, often teaming up in artists’ cooperatives and exhibiting and making projects with apparent savoir-faire. With little government support, how is the art scene in Manila shaped? How do critics, curators, gallerists and collectors function as the power-players? Currently, more Filipino artists have become collected internationally, raising the bar at art fairs and auction houses. In all this, where do the artists stand, and how do they work? A lively panel comprising collector Moira Lang, gallerist Isa Lorenzo and art fair founder Trickie Lopa deliver their diagnostics, moderated by Joyce Toh.
|CONSIDERING ART MARKETS: Southeast Asia
Connections and Confluences
16 Jan Mon 7.30pm ION Art
What exactly is Southeast Asian art? The region is very diverse, comprising many ethnicities, languages and polities. Generally grouped for geographical location, the socio-political and economic group ASEAN has grown out of it. Yet the idea of a Southeast Asian art has been coined by academics, perhaps based on traditional myths of Nusantara, and modern ideals of Nanyang. In the recent twenty years, the art markets of the Southeast Asian nations have converged, partly due to the actions of museum curators, art fairs and galleries. In addition auction houses have played this grouping in an effort to capture the secondary sales markets. In this time of economic stress, is there power in the art market? Are there sufficient power-players to ensure its sustainability? Is Southeast Asian art a phenomenon that will metamorphose into its own entity? Listen to the views of Wang Zineng, Jim Amberson, Jimmy Chua and moderator Patricia Chen.
|CONSIDERING ART MARKETS: Singapore
Collectors at Play
17 Jan Tue 7.30pm ION Art
The art scene in Singapore has often been reported as a series of government-led initiatives, where funding has supported artists, art fairs, museums and a variety of arts venues. Yet artists and their protagonists have fought hard to garner the support that gives artists the much-needed room to create and be noticed. Apart from galleries, some of these effective parties have been private collectors, often backing those significant, less seen artists. This Conversation investigates the case for private support of the arts. How deeply-rooted is private art patronage in Singapore, how is it expressed, and what are the effects? Our expert panellists are Mark Goh, Rachel Teo, Teo Han Wue and Audrey Yeo, moderated by Seah Tzi-Yan.