SPOT ART, a registered charity, is a platform that puts diverse regional art scenes in SE Asia on the global contemporary art map through an annual exhibition in Singapore. Each edition selects the finest contemporary art produced by young artists under the age of 30.
Selecting from more than 1500 submissions to SPOT ART’s Open Call, the jury pool consists of the region’s eminent curators, academics, commercial gallerists and collectors including Patrick D. Flores – Professor of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines and curator of its Vargas Museum, and adjunct curator of the National Gallery Singapore; Milenko Prvacki – renowned artist and Senior Fellow at LASALLE College of the Arts; Joselina Cruz – independent curator and critic and director of Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila; Iola Lenzi – curator, critic and lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts; Roger Edward Nelson – independent curator, critic and writer based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Aminudin TH Siregar – Director of Soemardja Gallery and lecturer of Art and Design at the Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, and Viet Le – artist, writer, curator and Professor in the Visual Studies graduate program at California College of the Arts.
The exhibition at ARTrium@MCI presents more than 150 works selected from over 1500 submissions. The artworks are from 48 artists representing 12 countries. 11 of the artists in the exhibition are currently living and working in Singapore.
The selected artists’ work demonstrates a broad variety of artistic processes and practices, ranging from exploration in colour and form, to examinations of ecological, geopolitical and sociological interests, to meditations on cultural heritage, gender and generational identifications. The artists work in a diversity of disciplines including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video and installation.
Jerry Gunn, Founder and Director of SPOT ART said: “In a highly fragmented and fast-paced contemporary art scene, we provide a centralized location where supporters and patrons can go to view and collect the best of the region’s undiscovered talent. Our 2013 edition was attended by more than 10,000 visitors and more than 40% of the artwork was sold to established, emerging and brand new collectors.”
Exhibition: SPOT ART 2014
Dates: 21 – 25 November 2014
Venue: ARTrium@MCI, 140 Hill Street, Singapore 179369
Hours: 11am – 7pm daily