The character of the Philippines exalts itself through its art scene – charismatic, vibrant and patriotic. The convivial spirit of artists is perceived as they work, often teaming up in artists’ cooperatives and exhibiting and making projects with apparent savoir-faire. With little government support, how is the art scene in Manila shaped? How do critics, curators, gallerists and collectors function as the power-players? Currently, more Filipino artists are collected internationally, raising the bar at art fairs and auction houses. In all this, where do the artists stand, and how do they work? A lively panel comprising collector Moira Lang, gallerist Isa Lorenzo and art fair founder Trickie Lopa deliver their diagnostics. Moderated by Joyce Toh, Curatorial Co-Head, Singapore Art Museum.
Venue: ION Art, ION Orchard Level 4, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
When: 12 Jan 2017, 7.30pm