The art scene in Singapore has often been reported as a series of government-led initiatives, where funding has supported artists, art fairs, museums and a variety of arts venues. Yet artists and their protagonists have fought hard to garner the support that gives artists the much-needed room to create and be noticed. Apart from galleries, some of these effective parties have been private collectors, often backing those significant, less seen artists. This Conversation investigates the case for private support of the arts. How deeply-rooted is private art patronage in Singapore, how is it expressed, and what are the effects? Our expert panellists are collector Mark Goh, gallerists Rachel Teo and Audrey Yeo, and curator Teo Han Wue. Moderated by art consultant Seah Tzi-Yan.
Venue: ION Art, ION Orchard Level 4, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
When: 17 Jan 2017, 7.30pm