The Art Week Conversations 2016: 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 Conversations offers 3 talks in Considering Art Markets: Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. The talk panelists are experts in the field – including Koh Seow Chuan, respected collector and founding chairman of the National Gallery; Jasdeep Sandhu of Gajah Gallery, known for his international presentations of artists like Yunizar and I Made Djirna; Daniel Komala, Chief Executive Officer of the auction house Larasati; art journalist and writer Carla Bianpoen, experienced art professional Ong Boo Chai; gallerists Richard Koh and Benjamin Hampe.

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

Singapore: Dressing for a New Stage

Saturday 16 January, 7.30 – 9 p.m.

Gallerists and collectors share their minds about the growing art scene in Singapore. Whilst art programmes have hit a new high, are all these exhibitions and programmes able to sustain the artists and their supporting players? What makes it viable; and how do artists, galleries and the growing number of museums and art fairs take it forward? What about Singapore artists in an increasingly international mix of artistic talent?

Thailand: The Price of Selling Local

Saturday 23 January, 7.30 – 9 p.m.

Thai artists like Navin Rawanchaikul, Rirkit Tiravanija and Pinaree Sanpitak have exhibited in major art museums internationally, and Natee Utarit has had a solo exhibition at Singapore Art Museum. Yet, much of the Thai art scene is contained within Bangkok and Chiangmai. Private collectors build their own museums in an effort to identify contemporary art; and many galleries work within a totally local context.

This conversation will discuss the dynamics of the Thai art market; who are the artists that stand out; and how is the art market developing to support new artists?

Indonesia: The Strongman Moves Forward

Monday 25 January, 7.30 – 9 p.m.

Indonesia has always been an area of intensive art activity. The scene varies between Jakarta, Jogjakarta, Bandung and Bali – each with its leading galleries, private museums and artists. Indonesian art has been the staple of Southeast Asian auctions and the obvious choice for Southeast Asian art. Recently huge international support has grown for its contemporary artists at fairs and major galleries. Leading practitioners talk about what is happening and how it is moving.

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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Jan 16 - Jan 25, 2016
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ION Art, ION Orchard
Singapore:Dressing for a New Stage. Sat 16 Jan, 7.30-9pm $10.00
Thailand: The Price of Selling Local. Sat 23 Jan, 7.30-9pm $10.00
Indonesia: The Strongman Moves Forward. Mon 25 Jan, 7.30-9pm $10.00
All 3 talks of The Art Week Conversations 2016. Sat 16 & 23 Jan; Mon 25 Jan, 7.30-9pm $25.00

On sale until Jan 25, 2016, 7:30:00 PM

Venue Address
Level 4, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801 Singapore
Use the elevator from Lobby A to bring you to the 4th level