IMPART Collectors’ Show

This exhibition features artworks selected from the collection of two private collectors, and that are informed by different artistic and cultural traditions that have moved through and within the archipelago.

Opening Reception: 17 January 2018, 7.00 pm
Exhibition Period: 18-28 January 2018 (10 am to 8 pm daily)
Free admission

Venue: Gallery, Level 2, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

波靖南溟 Gentle Waves Over The Archipelago
Art Outreach is pleased to present the inaugural IMPART Collectors’ Show, bringing together a selection of modern Indonesian and Singaporean art from two prominent Singaporean private collections.

Curated by IMPART Curatorial Award Winner Kamiliah Bahdar, the works of Affandi, Cheong Soo Pieng, I Made Djirna, I Nyoman Sukari, Popo Iskandar, Srihadi Soedarsono, Tang Da Wu, Widayat, and Zhuang Sheng Tao will be on display at this arresting exhibition.

Though the Indonesian and Singaporean artists draw their ideas from different cultural traditions and philosophies, their subjectivity is nonetheless rooted in the archipelago. Focused on life in the region, the works of these artists share in the representation of peoples, landscapes, and of expressive inner worlds and spirituality, bridging the incommensurable gap of their respective cultural legacies.

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The following public programmes will be held in conjunction with the exhibition:

-24 Jan 2018, 5 pm:
“Private collecting, public legacies? A Panel Discussion” featuring Koh Seow Chuan, TK Quek and Tom Tandio. Moderated by Tan Boon Hui (Vice President of Global Arts & Cultural Programs and Director of Asia Society Museum)

The unprecedented expansion of the art market and private collecting in recent years, has been accompanied by an increasing interest on the part of private collectors in encouraging greater public engagement with art through their collections. What motivates collectors to exhibit their collections? How does the exhibiting of private collections shape public views of contemporary art? What are the potential impacts of private collecting on today’s art museums? How can private collecting support the developing art scenes of Southeast Asia over the long term, and will it follow the trajectory of the American museums, which have been built from the legacies of private collectors.

- 20, 21, 27 & 28 Jan 2018 (various times)
Public art tours in English and Mandarin to provide a comprehensive overview of the Show
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The IMPART Collectors’ Show and accompanying public programmes are supported by the National Arts Council, as part of Singapore Art Week 2018. In partnership with the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Economic Development Board (EDB).