Inaugural IMPART Collectors’ Show to feature a selection of modern Singaporean and Indonesian art from two prominent Singaporean private collections.
This January, two leading art collectors from Singapore will be coming together to showcase a stellar exhibition at Art Outreach Singapore slated to be held at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC).
Scheduled to be held as part of Art Outreach Singapore’s IMPART Awards initiative, the exhibition presents an exciting and rare opportunity for the public to experience a selection of works by notable Singaporean and Indonesian modern artists such as Affandi, Cheong Soo Pieng, I Made Djirna, I Nyoman Sukari, Popo Iskandar, Srihadi Soedarsono, Tang Da Wu, Widayat, and Zhuang Sheng Tao.
Albeit differences in cultural traditions and philosophies between the artists from the two different countries, the pieces that will be shown still share the common notion of the archipelago exemplified in the forms of people, landscape and of expressive inner worlds and spirituality.
According to IMPART Awards Chairman Jackson See, “The IMPART Collectors’ Show presents the opportunity for local collectors to not only share their passion and advocacy for local and regional art and artists, but also allow local audiences to enjoy access to key works that are held in private collections. This seminal event attempts to bring together “the market and the makers” as IMPART seeks not only to cultivate emerging art talents but also encourage art collectors and the public to understand, appreciate and to support our local visual art communities.”
The IMPART Collectors’ Show will also provide IMPART curatorial award winner, Kamiliah Bahdar, an invaluable platform to hone her skills under the mentorship of senior curator Kwok Kian Chow, an expert on Southeast Asian and Chinese contemporary art.
“Since 2003, Art Outreach has focused on bringing art appreciation lessons to over 500,000 students and even more members of the public, as we work towards promoting visual literacy. We hope the confluence of art makers, curators, collectors and all other stakeholders in the art ecosystem at the IMPART Collectors’ Show will strongly endorse our efforts, and rally all to join us in supporting and celebrating local art and local art talents”, says Mae Anderson, Chairman of Art Outreach Singapore.
The IMPART Collectors’ Show and accompanying public programmes have received the support of the National Arts Council, as part of Singapore Art Week 2018. The IMPART initiative has also fostered partnerships and collaborations with the Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) and custom leather-craft atelier Bynd Artisan.
The opening reception of the IMPART Collectors’ Show will be held on 17 January 2018 at 7:00 pm. The exhibition will run from 18 – 28 January 2018 from 10 am – 8 pm daily at the Gallery, Level 2, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Admission is free.
*Featured image from Nyoman Sukari Negro song (Singer) 110 X 130 Cm Oil on Canvas.
*All images by Art Outreach Singapore.