S.E.A. Focus, the meeting point for contemporary art in Southeast Asia, will return from 20 to 31 January 2021 as an anchor event of the annual Singapore Art Week. It will break new ground in its third edition by offering an exciting and complementary blend of digital and in-person art experiences for collectors, artists, galleries and the public. The initiative celebrates the best of contemporary art in Southeast Asia and it is led by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, and supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore.
For the first time, S.E.A. Focus will present twinned offerings – S.E.A. Focus Digital and S.E.A. Focus Curated. S.E.A. Focus Digital is an online platform staged exclusively with Artsy, leading online fine art marketplace and Main Online Partner of S.E.A. Focus 2021. S.E.A. Focus Curated, on the other hand, is an immersive, physical showcase in Tanjong Pagar Distripark where works of art from participating galleries are presented in a space designed by architect Randy Chan of Zarch Collaboratives. The show, titled hyper–horizon, is a response to the waves of change and possibility seizing Southeast Asia as it seeks to spur urgent focus on the place and vitality of art in testing times. The showcase can also be experienced virtually through the S.E.A. Focus website, seafocus.sg.
S.E.A. Focus 2021 will feature leading Singapore and international art galleries, including A+ Works of Art (Kuala Lumpur) and Gallery Side 2 (Tokyo), which will be taking part for the first time. Returning galleries include Art Porters (Singapore); CUC Gallery (Hanoi); Mizuma Gallery (New York, Singapore, Tokyo); ROH Projects (Jakarta); Silverlens Galleries (Manila) and many more.
The digital platform and curated showcase will also be complemented by an engaging line-up of VIP programmes, public talks, and a series of panel discussions that will be made available online for audiences from all over the world to attend and access.
S.E.A. Focus Digital
Date: From 20 January 2021
S.E.A. Focus Curated: hyper–horizon
Date: 20 and 21 January 2021 (VIP Preview), and 22 to 31 January 2021 (open to all)
Venue: #01-05, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
When: 20 - 31 Jan 2021,