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.
February 26, 2015 § Leave a comment
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE FILMMAKER
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)
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.
For more information : http://www.asianartpatronage.com
Available at Select Books: Uli Sigg In Conversation with Patricia Chen, Collecting Chinese Contemporary Art
October 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
April 18, 2014 § Leave a comment
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 http://www.hkaconlineregistration.com/event.php?en=MTYw on a first come first served basis.
For more information on the project, do visit
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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/473915296063575/
February 27, 2013 § Leave a comment
Patricia Chen caught up with Lorenzo Rudolf, Director of Art STAGE, on his reflections on the controversial Indonesian Pavilion at this year’s Art Stage presentation. 3 questions :
1. Did the Indonesian Pavilion perform up to expectations ?
2. Is there going to be another country pavilion next year ?
3. What are your post-fair thoughts on the controversy ?
ANY THOUGHTS ?