China’s Art Missionary available at Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque

April 16, 2015 § Leave a comment

The short film, China’s Art Missionary, has been selected for the Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque, accessible to industry delegates throughout the period of the festival and 90 days after. Sheffield Documentary Festival is UK’s biggest documentary festival and the third largest in the world.

China's Art Missionary, Patricia Chen, Uli Sigg, Chinese art, art collecting, asian art

e-Poster, China’s Art Missionary

Special screening cum discussion in Hong Kong

February 26, 2015 § Leave a comment



The cancellation and postponement of public screenings in Singapore (Jan 23) and Indonesia (Feb 3) have been interesting episodes in the journey of this documentary film, The 24-Hour Art Practice. The circumstances that led to their cancellation/postponement very much reflect the state of interdependency of relationships and reveal the various dynamics that are at work within the Asian art scene — both visible and invisible.  This incidental “side show” says as much about Asia and its relationship with art than any film can illustrate.

I’m thankful to the Hong Kong Arts Centre for reiterating their strong support and desire to proceed with a special screening to the art world during the Art Basel period and to ArtAsiaPacific for moderating the post-screening discussion relating to private museums in Asia. I’m looking forward to the discourse in Hong Kong.

Thanks also to Singapore Tourism Board for their unstinting support throughout the entire process. Hope to be able to publicly screen it in Singapore soon.

It has been one hell of a ride, but I have discovered gems in the art world along the way. Thank you all for your support !! The show will go on. The interview I did with Darryl Wee from Art Info aptly describes the journey of filmmaking.

Special art world screening-cum-discussion
March 15, 4pm, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Strictly by registration only
(online registration will be available shortly)

Patricia Chen

Director & Producer, The 24-Hour Art Practice


January 19, 2015 § Leave a comment

The premiere of The 24-Hour Art Practice slated for 24 Jan, 2015 in Singapore and 3 February in Jakarta have been cancelled. Kindly watch this space for updates.

The 24 Hour Art Practice

For more information :

Available at Select Books: Uli Sigg In Conversation with Patricia Chen, Collecting Chinese Contemporary Art

October 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Uli Sigg In Conversation: Collecting Chinese Contemporary Art

Find out more : Uli Sigg In Conversation with Patricia Chen: Collecting Chinese Contemporary Art


April 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

Leading Patrons of Asian Art












Dear friends,

It gives me immense pleasure to announce the launch of Leading Patrons of Asian Art series of publications and films, a project I have been fully immersed in for the past 3 years.

Uli Sigg will be the first protagonist of the series. Universally known as the patron who amassed one of the most comprehensive collections of Chinese contemporary art in the world, Sigg made headlines when he donated more than 60% of his collection, valued at USD 163million to the M+ museum of visual culture in Hong Kong in June 2012.

Presented with the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the event will debut the publication, Uli Sigg: In Conversation with Patricia Chen, with the screening of China’s Art Missionary, an excerpt of a documentary film in progress. Uli Sigg will also be present for a session of Q & A.

For those who are in or will be heading to Hong Kong, do come and join us!
Admission is free and ticket registration is now available on a first come first served basis.

For more information on the project, do visit

Patricia Chen
Author and Filmmaker


March 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

Join the Asian Art Scrapbook Group on Facebook and get connected to what’s happening in the Asian art world.

The Asian Art Scrapbook facebook page welcomes interested members of the arts community to connect

The Asian Art Scrapbook facebook page welcomes interested members of the arts community to connect

VIDEO : LORENZO ON THE SINGAPORE ART SCENE “Why is Switzerland not world champion in soccer?”

August 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

Sharing this filmed conversation with Lorenzo Rudolf.

In short, content before cash.

This filmed clip was first presented at Singapore Art Museum in March 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Patricia Chen. All rights reserved. No part of this film footage may be reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including printing, recording or information storage and retrieval systems, without written permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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