[TPM Talk] Emerging: Beyond Collecting

TPM Talk Series
Saturday, 18 January 2019
11:00 AM @ The Private Museum

In Conversation with
Richard Koh, Collector/Gallerist of Richard Koh Fine Art
Andrea Fam, Assistant Curator of Singapore Art Museum
Kanchana Gupta, Artist

Moderated by Aaron Teo of The Private Museum

In celebration of TPM’s 10th anniversary, the speakers will look at the role of private and public collections in contemporary art, the significance they hold for artists and art patrons alike, and the pertinent narratives emerging within the arts industry today.

About the exhibition

In conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2020, we are pleased to present ‘Emerging: Collecting Singapore Contemporary — Selections from the DUO Collection’. As part of TPM’s 10th anniversary celebrations, the museum revisits its foundation of bridging the private and the public; this exhibition is the first in a series of five featuring an array of private collections in Singapore.

'Emerging' is the inaugural showcase of 20 selected works collected in the past 5 years featuring 16 Singapore-based artists. The exhibition seeks not only to stimulate new conversations on Singapore contemporary art through the lens of private collectors but also to expand on their role in the art eco-system as imperative patrons of the arts.

About the speakers

Richard Koh is the founder and director of Richard Koh Fine Art; a contemporary art gallery based in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, representing established and emerging Southeast Asian artists. He is regarded as a pioneer for introducing contemporary Southeast Asian art to the region. He now actively organises exhibitions and presentations locally and abroad. He also has advised various leading institutions and private collections.

Andrea Fam is an assistant curator at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) where she oversees the Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam portfolios. She holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in Criticism, Communication and Curation in Art and Design from Central Saint Martins, London. She co-curated the Singapore Biennale 2019, ‘Every Step in the Right Direction’, as well as the Singapore Biennale 2016, ‘An Atlas of Mirrors’. At SAM she has curated and co-curated several exhibitions, namely the President’s Young Talents 2018, ‘Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under the Sea’, and ‘Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas’. Her research interests include global socio-politics and investigations into the role of humour and play in society.

Based in Singapore, Kanchana Gupta is an artist that works with mediums ranging from paintings to mixed media installations. She has shown her works in three solo exhibitions and in several group exhibitions locally and internationally. She completed an MA in Fine Arts at LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore, where she received the ‘Dr. Winston Oh Travel Research’ award. Kept in private collections across the world (Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Japan and USA) and an institutional collection in Singapore, Gupta’s works are often not only poetic, but also sculptural in nature as she manipulates the materiality of oil paint. She combines it with various unconventional materials like jute and tarpaulin, revealing to the viewer emotional complexities through visual representations. Beyond an investigation of oil paint in the way that it curls, cracks, folds, compresses and leaves residues, her works also delve into the spatial interactions of these occurring folds, cracks and fragments.
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Sat Jan 18, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM SGT
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