VIDEO : SUNSHOWER, Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia, 1980s to Now

July 8, 2017 § Leave a comment

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I have always felt that not enough of art from Southeast Asia is seen and disseminated through the film medium in the greater regional and international circuits and have, in the past years, pressed for opportunities with editors in the international and regional media, but to no avail. There has simply been no appetite in the international media.

With SUNSHOWER, Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia, 1980’s to Now, I thought I would have a go at actualising this vision of sharing art from Southeast Asia through film. You can say this is my first “video piece”.

Even at this length, I know I have not done the art and artists represented in the show justice. With 3 hours given by organisers for 180 works by 86 artists/groups in 2 separate venues, even with “guerrilla-style” shooting, I could only cover very few. It is not just about the art, it is about the society – its past, its present and its future. Thanks to Mella Jaarsma, Aditya Novali, Harsono FX, Yee I-Lann, Albert Yonathan, Jay Atienza for agreeing to be interviewed.

I hope that given a chance, you will go see the works for yourself. This is said to be one of the largest art exhibitions on contemporary art from Southeast Asia in history – closes October 23, 2017.


Patricia Chen

VIDEO : Art Basel Hong Kong & Art Central 2017

March 25, 2017 § 2 Comments

Spent 1.5 days in Hong Kong and put this together. Sharing impressions.  So much to see, so little time. #ArtBaselHK #ArtCentral

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


April 15, 2015 § Leave a comment

The 24-Hour Art Practice AAP Apr:Mar15

“Tightening the Reins” (2015, March/ April). ArtAsiaPacific Issue 92. p.14. Courtesy of ArtAsiaPacific.



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


March 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

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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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