“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.
One of Thailand’s most progressive collectors, Eric Booth is committed to advancing conversations about contemporary Thai art, culture and society, through his personal art collection as well as the two art spaces he founded. He speaks with ART SG about what drives him, some of the initiatives he has undertaken to support the Thai art scene, as well as his plans for the future.
Art collectors Lourdes and Michelangelo Samson are fascinated by the myriad issues and approaches to art-making in Southeast Asian contemporary art. ART SG Advisory Group member Lourdes Samson offers a glimpse of the diverse works in their collection as well as her take on the defining characteristics of art practice around the region.
One of the most interesting developments in Southeast Asia is the rise of collector-founded private art museums and spaces, now an integral part of the overall ecosystem. The first of a two-part feature by ART SG Contributing Editor Tan Siuli, this editorial surveys initiatives in Indonesia and Thailand, two of the most dynamic art scenes within the region.
A conversation with ART SG Advisory Group member Jehan Chu on art collecting and the rise of NFTs.
A look at Southeast Asia’s growing engagement with on-chain art, generative art, AI, and conceptual works that innovate with blockchain or smart contracts.