IMPART Collectors Show 2018 Gentle Waves Over The Archipelago
The exhibition presented an exciting and rare opportunity for the public to experience a selection of works by notable Singaporean and Indonesian modern artists such as Affandi, Cheong Soo Pieng, I Made Djirna, I Nyoman Sukari, Popo Iskandar, Srihadi Soedarsono, Tang Da Wu, Widayat, and Zhuang Sheng Tao. Though the artists from the two countries 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.
According to Art Outreach Chairman Mae Anderson, “The IMPART Collectors’ Show presents the opportunity for local collectors to not only share their passion and advocacy for local and regional art and artists, but also allow local audiences to enjoy access to key works that are held in private collections. This seminal event attempts to bring together “the market and the makers” as IMPART seeks not only to cultivate emerging art talents but also encourage art collectors and the public to understand, appreciate and to support our local visual art communities.”
The IMPART Collectors’ Show also provided IMPART curatorial award winner, Kamiliah Bahdar, an invaluable platform to hone her skills under the mentorship of senior curator Kwok Kian Chow, an expert on Southeast Asian and Chinese contemporary art.
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