About IMPART Collectors' Show

The IMPART Collectors’ Show returns for its third edition from 10 to 19 January 2020 at the School of the Arts’ (SOTA), Level 2, SOTA Gallery. The exhibition is open daily from 11am to 7pm. Admission is free.

First introduced in 2017, the IMPART Collectors’ Show features local and international art from the exclusive and private collections of prominent collectors around the world. Curated by Tan Boon Hui, Vice President of the Global Arts & Cultural Programmes and Director of the Asia Society Museum in New York, the show provides a rare opportunity for the public to view outstanding works of art that reside in private collections, many of which have never been shown in Singapore before. The main aspiration of the Collectors’ Show is to bring together the “market, the makers and the masses” by presenting an opportunity for collectors to share their passion and advocacy for art and artists, while encouraging the public to understand, appreciate and support the networks that sustain our visual arts communities.


Themed “Material Agendas”, the IMPART Collectors’ Show 2020 celebrates the transgressive spirit of artists boldly transforming materials into strange, odd and exhilarating forms. Drawing on 13 private collections around the world, it features works by 20 renowned artists including Odelia Tang (Singapore), Eko Nugroho (Indonesia), Christine Ay Tjoe (Indonesia), Mariano Ching (Philippines), Yang Yongliang (China), Takashi Murakami (Japan), Adeela Suleman (Pakistan), Manjit Bawa (India), Kehinde Wiley (US/Nigeria), Yinka Shonibare CBE (UK/Nigeria), Bharti Kher (UK/India), Ruud van Empel (Netherlands) and many more.

“The art of the present has freed itself from the limitations of material expectations. The basis of art making is now more than ink, paint, carved stone or casted metal and some of the most interesting contemporary work sees the artist testing the limits of material possibilities. This bold experimentation is carried out not just with new modern industrial materials but also involves relooking at the new experiential possibilities of older materials. In this brave new world, one thing certainly does not look like another, as artworks test our perception of reality and experience."

– Tan Boon Hui

Vice President, Global Arts & Cultural Programs and Director

Asia Society Museum

(IMPART Collectors’ Show Curatorial Advisor)

Material Agendas: Show Highlights
IMPART Collectors' Show 2020: Material Agendas

10-19 January 2020, 11am-7pm

School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA)

SOTA Gallery, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore

Admission is free.

Public Tours (Free)

Sunday, 19 Jan 2020, 3-4pm - Register here.


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