The 2021 Thailand Biennale, titled Butterflies Frolicking on the Mud: Engendering Sensible Capital, will take place in the Northeastern Thai city of Korat from December 18, 2021 – March 31, 2022. ART SG speaks to Artistic Director Yuko Hasegawa about her curatorial process, facilitating collaborations between artists and locals, and the contemporary art scene in Thailand and the region.
Join Mary Rozell, Global Head of the UBS Art Collection and Magnus Renfrew, Co-Founder of ART SG, in a discussion about one of the most significant corporate collections in the world.
Artist Shubigi Rao and curator Ute Meta Bauer will represent Singapore at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia , which runs from 23 April 2022 to 27 November 2022. The team will mark Singapore’s 10th year participating in one of the biggest exhibitions in the art world. Art SG speaks to Shubigi Rao and Ute Meta Bauer on being selected for the Singapore pavilion.
ART SG reviews “The Gift”, a curio of an exhibition that stems from an ongoing transnational collaborative project by the Goethe-Institut. The exhibition offers a slow burn into the idea of convergences over artistic expression and exchanges.
“The body to me is like a vessel that records experience, so by looking at the body and attempting to unpack these actions, we can then examine the bigger social context that caused the action in the first place.”
“A lot of my artworks incorporate objects both found and also ready-made, and these objects are mostly acquired from the vicinity of my neighbourhood, Boon Lay in Singapore. My works have a tendency to appear very extravagant, but I think this kind of visual language, which references again, the language of excess, is very much inspired or borrowed from these lived experiences of people who fall under the working class demographic.”
New World’s End walks us through the storied streets of Jalan Besar in Singapore, marrying encounters with art in unexpected sites and spaces. ART SG reviews this audio tour, and speaks to Artistic Director Alan Oei about art and storytelling in the city.
Aaron Seeto shares his thoughts with ART SG about the values and principles he brings to his role as the Director of Museum MACAN and what makes it rewarding, as well as some ideas on how museums can navigate the post-pandemic world.
This talk will spotlight the explosion of interest in the region from around the world, and the key role that non-profits and private institutions will play in building the rapidly evolving art eco-system within SEA.