The Online Benefit Art Auction features artworks donated by artists who have participated in the Centre’s residencies, exhibitions and other programmes, including acclaimed Singaporean artists Heman Chong, Fyerool Darma, Ho Tzu Nyen, Alecia Neo, Shubigi Rao, Jason Wee, Robert Zhao Renhui, and more. Artworks from international artists such as Animali Domestici, Jae Rhim Lee, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Entang Wiharso, Haegue Yang, and Trevor Yeung, are also among the auction lots. Additionally, one of the featured lots is a donation from world-renowned musician and artist Magne Furuholmen. Each artwork has a unique narrative, created and brought to life as a result of the artists’ visions and active engagement with knowledge, research, community and praxis. These works reflect the Centre’s attention to promulgating ideas that engage with social and ecological concerns.
The NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore’s Online Benefit Art Auction aims to raise funds for two vital projects currently underway:
1) NTU CCA Singapore’s Digital Archive – A digitisation project of institutional records dating since the Centre’s inception from 2013 to now, the online archive experience dynamically documents the Centre’s exploration of Spaces of the Curatorial through material in multiple media and staff and collaborators’ perspectives of its groundbreaking exhibitions, public programmes, residencies and research initiatives, offering the public unparalleled access to experimental curatorial and artistic practices in Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond.
2) A publication titled Climates. Habitats. Environments. – A culmination of the Centre’s current research focus, Climates. Habitats. Environments. is a book that engages with the consequences of the climate crisis through a combination of the artistic, the academic, and the cultural.
The projects encompass a twofold proposition – to make NTU CCA Singapore’s legacy as a unique institution in Southeast Asia available worldwide by providing online access to all, and to disseminate the Centre’s work in Singapore and beyond with a print publication aimed at the advancement of artistic research. Both projects provide access to and focus on contemporary art and its role in knowledge production, public engagement, and participation.
Auction Link: www.ntuccabenefit.org (website live from 17 September 2020)
When: 1 - 18 Oct 2020,
Venue/Organizer: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)