CURATED BY COSMIN COSTINAS
Exploring a diverse range of topics inspired by the Singapore art scene and beyond, the program offers a chance to delve deeper into Southeast Asian contemporary culture in context to the global art landscape.
Cosmin Costinaș (b. 1982, Romania) is the Co-Artistic Director of the 24th Biennale of Sydney (2024) and the curator of the Romanian Pavilion for the 59th Venice Biennale (2022). He was the Executive Director and Curator of Para Site, Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art centre and one of the oldest and most active independent art institutions in Asia. During his 11 year tenure (2011-2022) he oversaw the institution’s major expansion and relocation, having curated numerous exhibitions including ‘Garden of Six Seasons’ and ‘A beast, a god, and a line.’ He was recently Artistic Director of Kathmandu Triennale 2022, the fourth edition of Nepal’s premier international platform for contemporary arts.
Costinaș is a Curatorial Adviser at the Aichi Triennale (2022). He was Guest Curator at the Dhaka Art Summit and Dakar Biennale (2018), Co-curator of the 10th Shanghai Biennale (2014), Curator of BAK, Utrecht (2008-2011), Co-curator of the 1st Ural Industrial Biennial, Ekaterinburg (2010) and Editor of documenta 12 Magazines, Kassel (2005–2007). He has edited and contributed his writing to numerous books, magazines, and exhibition catalogues. Costinaș has taught and lectured at different universities, art academies, and institutions across the world.
Art Outreach | Launch of SEA: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia
The panel discussion will address Southeast Asian contemporary art practices as part of the global contemporary art landscape, and how this publication contributes to dialogues in the region and around the world.
Alessio Antoniolli – Director, Gasworks & Triangle Network
Ute Meta Bauer – Founding Director, Nanyang Technological University Centre’s for
Contemporary Art Singapore and Professor, NTU School of Art, Design, and Media;
Aaron Cezar – Director, Delfina Foundation
Karin G. Oen – Senior Lecturer and Head of Art History, Nanyang Technological
University, School of Humanities
Film | On Finding A Home For Southeast Asian Visual Art And Film
This program will discuss with media theorists, media art and film curators and artists from Southeast Asian region the status of their artistic practices. This is about updating the current situation of the eco-system of video art and film production, distribution and its relationship to the institution and private collection. How did it work for artistic practices? What’s the relationship with the ‘art market’? What kind of art institutional policies are there towards collecting these type of works?
Dr David Teh – Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Pauline J. Yao – Lead Curator, Visual Art, M+
June Yap – Director of Curatorial & Collections, Singapore Art Museum
Robert Zhao Renhui – Artist
Gridthiya Gaweewong – Artistic Director, Jim Thompson Art Center
Perspectives | Novel Ways Of Supporting Artists And Art Scenes To Grow
Rajeeb Samdani – Collector, Co-Founder and Trustee, Samdani Art Foundation, Founder, Dhaka Art Summit
Uli Sigg – Leading Collector of Chinese Contemporary Art, Member of M+Museum Board Hong Kong, International Council of Museum of Modern Art, New York and International Advisory Board of TATE, London
Patrick Sun – Collector and Founder, SUNPRIDE Foundation
Elaine Ng – Editor and Publisher, ArtAsiaPacific (Elaine Ng’s presence is kindly made possible by Singapore Art Week 2023)
UBS x Fondation Beyeler | Conversation: Hans Ulrich Obrist with Hiroshi Sugimoto: Life of the artist, Life of the architect
UBS and The Fondation Beyeler will host a conversation between UBS Art Collection artist Hiroshi Sugimoto and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
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Hans Ulrich Obrist – Artistic Director of the Serpentine in London, and Senior Advisor at LUMA Arles
Hiroshi Sugimoto – Artist
Reframe | Building Cultural Infrastructure In The Blockchain Age
The Web 3.0 ecosystem has accelerated explorations and developments of art practices engaged with emerging technologies and mediums. In introducing and re-emphasising new modes and pathways of art-making and art-sharing, the blockchain ecosystem has also prompted further experimentations on how our cultural infrastructures could be challenged and updated in a truly digital age. This session brings together three key opinion leaders who are building across different areas of this emerging cultural landscape to shed some insights into what this new world could be.
Elroy Cheo – Co-founder, ARC
Steven Sacks – Founder/Director, bitforms
DarrenSRS – Collector; Core member, Team 6529
Clara Che Wei Peh – Founder, NFT Asia, Curator (Digital)
Reframe | Hybrid Experiences In The Real World – Disrupting Art And Technology
How has the experience of viewership and collecting, and the notion of domain connoisseurship/expertise/knowledge, changed since the emergence of digital and NFT art as a genre?
What kinds of hybrid environments — physical art fairs, biennales, metaverses, virtual museums — are being built, and how are they being optimized to offer users those experiences in a compelling way?
Kevin Abosch – Artist
Honor Harger – Vice President of ArtScience Museum and Vice President of Attractions at Marina Bay Sands
George Wong – Head of Singapore & Malaysia, The Sandbox
Darryl Wee – Director Asia, Velar Technologies, Co-host of Floor is Rising NFT podcast
Perspectives | Biennales As Drivers Of Local And Regional Collaboration
Diana Campbell – Founding Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation
Barbara Moore – Chief Executive Officer, 24th Biennale of Sydney
Dr Apinan Poshyananda – Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Bangkok Art Biennale
Shubigi Rao – Curator, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022
Magdalena Magiera – Curator, Research Associate NTU CCA Singapore
Perspectives | How Will Museums Adapt To Changing Global Dynamics?
Michael Brand – Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Mami Kataoka – Director, Mori Art Museum
Aaron Seeto – Director, Museum MACAN
Cosmin Costinas – Curator, ART SG Perspectives, Co-Artistic Director, 24th Biennale of Sydney
Perspectives | Reimagining Our Region After The Pandemic
Hitman Gurung and Sheelasha Rajbhandari – Artists, Co-Curators, Kathmandu Triennale 2020, Curators, Nepal Pavillion, 59th Venice Biennale
Billy Tang – Executive Director, Para Site
Shabbir Hussain Mustafa – Senior Curator, Singapore Art Museum and National Gallery Singapore