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2019 EDITION

In its 2019 edition, ART STAGE presents Discoveries: 

A series of public outreach and educational programmes with the aim to expand art access and to promote engagement with art.

 

Featuring topics to inspire art discovery with fresh perspectives: Join the Collectors in Collectors Stage in a discussion over the discoveries in the Art scene, Unravel art making process with INSTINC, Understand the Life of Hermann Nitsch with curator : Lorand hegyi.
Enrich the art experience with 3 guided tours themed -
 
1. Diversity : A curated journey promoting the dialogue about contemporary art in the region.
 
2. Emergence: An insight behind the practice of Emerging artists, galleries and art spaces.
 
3. Proclamation: Understanding the mindframe of a Collector, interactional influence between life & art collection reflecting of the personal taste of the collector.

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2019 Discoveries

Spanning over all three Fair days, from 25 to 27 January 2019, the talk series comprises of different sessions such as keynote speeches, dialogues and panel discussions with local and international speakers from the art industries. 

Admission is free with every ticket purchased for ART STAGE 2019. 
Pre-registration is available via ART STAGE website. 
More details to be updated sequencially.
 

Friday, 25 January 2019

 

12.45PM - 2.00PM
The life & art of Hermann Nitsch, Dr Lorand Hegyi with introductions by Ken Tan  

Speakers: 
Lorand hegyi, Curator
Ken Tan, Director Marc Straus



4.00PM - 5.00PM
The Fruitfulness of Forgetting: Genealogies of Space by Chloë Manasseh, HE Scott Wightman, Anne Wightman and Guillaume Levy-Lambert

The British High Commission invited artist Chloë Manasseh (born in London in 1990) to present a series of works inspired by Eden Hall, the historical bungalow where her grandfather was born, which is also today the residence of the British High Commissioner.
“Taking inspiration from the intricate patterns found within Eden Hall, the natural landscape of Singapore and the wilds of my imagination, my work reflects on how we inhabit space through visual identity. I am interested in the imprecision of memory and the process by which imagination can intrude on physical space, influencing how people establish a connection to it. “ - Chloë Manasseh

In this panel session, join Chloë Manasseh, together with His Excellency Scott Wightman, High Commissioner to Singapore, Anne Wightman, wife of His Excellency, and Guillaume Lévy-Lambert, founder of ArtPorters as they share their thoughts and reflections on the history of Eden Hall.

Art@Eden Hall is a partnership between the British High Commission, British Council and ArtPorters
                                   
Speakers:
British Council & British High Commission in partnership with ArtPorters, 
Chloë Manasseh (Artist),
His Excellency Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner to Singapore,
Anne Wightman,
Guillaume Levy-Lambert (ArtPorters)


Saturday, 26 January 2019

5.45PM - 6.30PM
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words by INSTINC Art Space 

When we encounter a painting, a silkscreen print, a drawing or an installation, we often jump straight to examine the work using qualities that would hopefully aid us to interpret and therefore understand the message that piece of art embodies. These qualities are classified into Form and Content. Little do we ponder on how an artwork was created or spend time to wonder about the actions and events that took place for these attitudes to become forms.

This panel discussion aims to unravel and tease out the making processes that had taken place behind these alluring surfaces. Is there an unconscious sense of aesthetics amongst these artists? Do their works speak the same language? How might the process of working together informed their individual practices and vice versa? What is more to this than meets the eye?

Speakers:
Jennifer K.Y. Lam, Laudi Abilama, Chihiro Kabata, Yurri Kabata and Yeo Shih Yun


Sunday, 28 January:

2.30PM - 4.30PM
Artist Talk by INTER-MISSION

INTER—MISSION builds transnational networks to promote sustained dialogue and engagement with media practices. It creates a space that encourages collaboration, reflection and participation in our ever-changing technological environment through interactive performances, installation, video screenings, international and interdisciplinary dialogues, and knowledge sharing. The artist talk will share some of their past significant works and current project commissioned for the Singapore Art Week – the Sim Lim Square Art Residency.

Speakers:
Urich Lau, Teow Yue Han 

More about INTER-MISSION: https://www.inter-mission.art


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2018 EDITION

ART STAGE Singapore 2018 will present the third edition of its successful Southeast Asia Forum, which will focus on the cross-disciplinary practices in art and design and is titled Art Meets Design: Cultural Trend or Fashionable Lifestyle?

Art has always been the voice from which our culture speaks in our time; an indicator of how we are thinking and how our society manifests itself – from thought to philosophy to attitude. Successful works of art embody our cultural state in their form and message while successful design serves a purpose and is committed to function for specific needs. Today, these formerly separate categories are mixed, and boundaries and hierarchies between the two are partially dissolved. Artists appear with their works in the design context while designers and their works emerge in the art world too.

Due to this crossover, the institutional context in which an artist or a designer appears does not result in a clear distinction criterion. Neither the manifestations, the conditions of production and distribution, nor the contexts can serve as clear criteria for the differentiation between art and design – there are no obvious modes of being for objects anymore. As the historic avant-garde was led by a pronounced socio-political impetus, the great difference for today's artists and designers is to achieve a collective renewal and design of the entire reality of life. Is this a logical and consequent expression of the zeitgeist today; a social and cultural development, a new fusion of art and life? Or is it merely a superficial and fashionable lifestyle phenomenon, which only offers limited ideational and intellectual experiences?


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2017 EDITION

Art Stage Singapore 2017 presented the second Southeast Asia Forum, which focused on the theme of capitalism, titled Net Present Value: Art, Capital, Futures.

The late Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) believed in the imaginative potential in each individual and in the power of art to radically transform everyday society. He saw capital as “human dignity and creativity” and championed the importance of developing “a concept of money that allows creativity, or art, so to speak, to be capital.” Thirty years after Beuys’ death, in the age of finance, we reflect on what ‘capital’ means today in relationship to art, society and the present future. 
 
‘Net Present Value’ is a method commonly used to forecast the profitability of future returns on investments made today. Simply put, it is a future value expressed in today’s terms. The second Southeast Asia Forum seeked to explore the values of art, imagination and progress, and, the price of doing business as usual in the global capitalist system. It examined relationships between money, ideals and some of the fault lines in the present financial age, including the Forum’s immediate sphere of influence — the art market and the value of creativity. 
 
The Forum’s exhibition surveyed impacts of economic development on governance, cultures, beliefs, social relations and daily life, focusing on the milieu of Southeast Asia, as countries race to establish their place in the league of global economies. Through the works of socially engaged artists, most of whom were from the region, the exhibition emphasised the importance of cultivating alternative forms of capital and conditions for the evolution of societies in an increasingly complex global environment. 
 
Drastic transformations in economic systems or rapid globalisation of economies provoked intense responses from these artists who, through diverse forms of art and design practices, show how processes of capitalisation and globalisation — historic and contemporary — have brought dramatic changes in terms of power relations and social structures, intranational and transnational, and how such processes often lead to the widespread devastation of lived environments and experiences. Several of the artists, in their works, remonstrated against the profound and far-reaching consequences of global capitalism — declining social protection, rising statism, militarised accumulation, forced migration — and commemorate the silent or invisible victims of these processes. A number of works were motivated by questions about contemporary art in itself and seeked to trigger discussions on the commodification and consumption of art and the symptomatic portrayal of artists as creators versus artists as capitalists. 
 
The Forum’s series of lectures and panel discussions brought together speakers from the art community and the social sciences to examine, through different perspectives, challenges relating to cultures of financialisation and their impact on how we consider art and capital in the immediate future. In creating encounters between critics, actors and influencers who discussed issues relating to financial literacy and the economics of art, the Forum seeked to bring about more inter-disciplinary understanding and collaboration in re-imagining conditions and values for art and capital in 21st century society. 

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2017 ARTISTS & GALLERIES

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ANON PAIROT

Thailand
GALLERY SEESCAPE

Weapons for the Citizen, 2016, Toy guns fabricated from assorted textiles made in Thailand, Variable dimensions.
Image courtesy of the artist and Gallery Seescape.

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CARLOS CELDRAN

Philippines
1335MABINI

Livin' La Vida Imelda, Performance.
Image courtesy of the artist.

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ELDWIN PRADIPTA

Indonesia
LAWANGWANGI

Waterkasteel: Canto, 2015, Installation, video projection, bird cage, chicken cage, 100 x 200 x 100 cm (object), 480 x 360 cm, 2’, looped (video projection).
Image courtesy of the artist.

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EMILY PHYO

Myanmar
MYANM/ART

Being 236 — Being Than Than (Shwedagon Pagoda maintenance staff), 2015, Smartphone photograph posted on Instagram.
Image courtesy of the artist.

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HEMAN CHONG

Malaysia/Singapore
FOST GALLERY

THIS PAVILION IS STRICTLY FOR COMMUNITY BONDING ACTIVITIES ONLY, 2015, Vinyl letters, aluminium plate, gloss lamination, 45 x 60 cm.
Image courtesy of the artist and FOST Gallery.

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IVAN LAM

Malaysia
WEI-LING GALLERY

COMA 38/500, 2013, Vending machine, 38 individual artworks in 500 Perspex boxes, aluminium etched plates, vinyl decals, 183 x 122 x 79 cm.
Image courtesy of the artist and Wei-Ling Gallery.

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JAKKAI SIRIBUTR

Thailand
SA SA BASSAC & YAVUZ GALLERY

Fast Fashion, 2015, Constructed garments, hand embroidery, Approx. 58 x 53 cm each.
Image courtesy of the artist and SA SA BASSAC.

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JENNY HOLZER

USA
PEARL LAM GALLERIES

Truisms - Money Creates Taste, 2013, Sichuan Deep White marble bench, 43.2 x 154.9 x 64.5 cm.
Image courtesy of the artist and Pearl Lam Galleries.

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JIM ALLEN ABEL

Indonesia
YEO WORKSHOP

Motorcycle Diaries, 2010, Mirrors from motorcycles, photography, 220 x 200 x 180 cm.
Image courtesy of the artist and Yeo Workshop.

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JOSE TENCE RUIZ

Philippines
ARTINFORMAL

CSI: Chimoy si Imbisibol Hugas Kotse, 2007, MYK electrostatic print on canvas, 122 x 244 cm.
Photography and digital manipulation: Jose Tence Ruiz in collaboration with Nar Cabico (model).
Image courtesy of the artist and Artinformal.

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KENT CHAN

Singapore
GREY PROJECTS

If Not, Accelerate, 2016, Two-channel video, 37'42 (Still, left-channel).
Image courtesy of the artist and Grey Projects.

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KRAY CHEN

Singapore
GREY PROJECTS

Prime Numbers, 2016, Seven-segment digit panels, custom software, 21 x 52 cm.
Image courtesy of the artist and Grey Projects.

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NEW-TERRITORIES

France
TARS GALLERY

Liminal, 2016, Black carbon, variable dimensions.
Image courtesy of New-Territories / M4 / RMIT and TARS Gallery.

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NOBERTO ROLDAN

Philippines
TAKSU

Hornet, 2014, Oil and acrylic on canvas, diptych, 182.88 x 182.88 cm or 91.44 x 365.76 cm.
Image courtesy of the artist.

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RICHARD KRIESCHE

Austria
GALERIE ZIMMERMANN KRATOCHWILL

From the series, Aesthetics of Capital - Capital + Code, 2007, C-print on dibond, edition of 3, 50 x 70 cm.
Image courtesy of the artist.

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SVAY SARETH

Cambodia
SA SA BASSAC

"I, Svay Sareth, eat rubber sandals", 2015, performance, single-channel HD video, colour, sound, 9'46", looped.
Image courtesy of the artist and SA SA BASSAC.

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TAN PEILING & VANESSA BAN

Singapore

Visualisation of Lands of Progression (II), 2013 - 2017, Dot matrix printer, laptop, steel structure, Variable dimensions.
Image courtesy of the artists.

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THAN SOK

Cambodia
SA SA BASSAC

Promotion (Cash), 2013, United States one-dollar bill, watercolour on paper, 50 x 60 cm.
Image courtesy of the artist and SA SA BASSAC.

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TINTIN WULIA

Indonesia/Australia
MILANI GALLERY

Untold Movements - Act 1: Neitherland, Whitherland, Hitherland, 2015, 32-channel surround sound installation, Variable dimensions.
This work was commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art with the assistance of The Keir Foundation.
Image courtesy of Justin Malinowski.

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TRONG GIA NGUYEN

Vietnam/USA
GALERIE QUYNH

Video stills of Artists Commercials (Nouveau Ghetto), 2017, Three-channel HD video installation.
Image courtesy of the artist and Galerie Quynh.

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YOSHINORI NIWA

Japan
1335MABINI

Video still of Selling the Right to Name a Pile of Garbage, 2014, Single-channel video, 25'43".
Image courtesy of the artist.

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YUDI SULISTYO

Indonesia
PEARL LAM GALLERIES

Out of Control, 2016, Cardboard, plastic pipe, wood, steel, acrylic, paint, 153 x 440 x 334 cm.
Image courtesy of the artist and Pearl Lam Galleries.


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2017 TALKS VIDEOS

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12 January 2017, Thursday

The Free and the Brave: Artist-Initiated Spaces and Platforms

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12 January 2017, Thursday

The Free and the Brave: Privately Founded and Funded Institutions

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13 January 2017, Friday

Art + Money — A Dangerous Liaison?

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13 January 2017, Friday

Artists in the Age of Oligarchy

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14 January 2017, Saturday

The Future of Art and Money with Max Haiven and Suhail Malik

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14 January 2017, Saturday

Disruption by Design: Challenging the Commercial Capture of Creativity


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2016 TALKS VIDEOS

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21 January 2016, Thursday

Southeast Asia Forum Opening Speech by Lorenzo Rudolf

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21 January 2016, Thursday

Artist and Society in the Urban Age

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21 January 2016, Thursday

Do Museums Make Global Citizens

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21 January 2016, Thursday

Global Opinion Leader Series: Art World - Quo Vadis?

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22 January 2016, Friday

What Are the Challenges in Leading an Art Museum in the Psychogeography of the 2...

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23 January 2016, Saturday

The Great Creative City Race - Can Creativity Save the City?

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23 January 2016, Saturday

Who Owns the City?

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23 January 2016, Saturday

The Present Cultural Revolution - Art, Space and Social Contract in the Current ...

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24 January 2016, Sunday

Interruption Patterns: Artists and Public Space in Southeast Asian Cities

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24 January 2016, Sunday

"The Spirit of Cities: Why the identity of a City Matters in a Global Age"


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