The Art Week Conversations 2017: Considering Art Markets


3 Talks. 12 Speakers.

Real-time Views of the Art Market.
Buying and Collecting from a Southeast Asian Perspective.

The Art Week ConversationsConsidering Art Markets offers 3 talks: The Philippines, Southeast Asia and Singapore. The panelists are experts in the field – Patricia Chen, a film producer, arts manager, and arts writer; Wang Zineng, formerly of Christie’s and now art consultant with Art Agenda, SEA; Isa Lorenzo, founder of the Silverlens Galleries in Manila and Singapore; Mark Goh, co-founder of the MaGMA Collection; art collector and filmmaker Moira Lang; Rachel Teo, executive director of The Private Museum; Teo Han Wue, writer, curator and advisor to arts institutions; and Audrey Yeo, founder of Yeo Workshop and the Arnoldii Arts Club, an education and arts-based association.

For more information on speakers, visit The Art Week Conversations Facebook Event Page.

The Philippines: Contemporary Patriots
Thursday 12 January, 7.30 – 9 p.m.

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 are 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 curator Richie Lerma deliver their diagnostics. Moderated by Seah Tzi-Yan.

Southeast Asia: Connections and Confluences
Monday 16 January, 7.30 – 9 p.m.

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 art consultant Wang Zineng, collectors Jim Amberson and Jimmy Chua. Moderated by curator Patricia Chen.

Singapore: Collectors At Play
Tuesday 17 January, 7.30 – 9 p.m.

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 collector Mark Goh, gallerist Rachel Teo, curator Teo Han Wue and gallerist Audrey Yeo. Moderated by art consultant Jeffrey Say.

The Art Week Conversations are insightful, grounded in actual practice, and provide collectors and would-be collectors meaningful ways to navigate the art market.

Come join us to learn more about these exciting three markets for art collectors.
S$25 for the series of 3
S$10 for one talk
A complimentary glass of wine or non-alcoholic drink will be served for each registered ticket.

Do join us too for The Art Week Tour for an enjoyable day looking, hearing and talking about art on-site – including the unique opportunity of visiting artists’ studios!

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All 3 talks of The Art Week Conversations 2017. Thu 12 Jan; Mon 16 Jan & Tues 17 Jan SOLD OUT $25.00
The Philippines: Contemporary Patriots. Thu 12 Jan SOLD OUT $10.00
Southeast Asia: Connections & Confluences. Mon 16 Jan SOLD OUT $10.00
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