May 5, 2014 § Leave a comment
Claire Hsu, Co-Founder and Director, Asia Art Archive Hong Kong.
“The most visible art historical narratives have been written from sites that have a long history of institutional support, be they museums, academies or university departments. This history of support does not exist in Asia, and therefore the recent art histories of the region remain relatively unknown or greatly simplified. By sharing their extensive collections of contemporary works, by taking risks, this group of collectors offer very different points of view to the more dominant frameworks one tends to encounter in the region – that of the market and within government museums. “
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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
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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/
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.
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VIDEO : T K SABAPATHY ON SINGAPORE : The circumstances in which [art] production takes place have not been sufficiently cultivated.
May 19, 2013 § 11 Comments
Sharing a short excerpt of a 3-hour filmed interview with respected Art Doyen, T K Sabapathy on his views on Singapore’s developments in the arts arena, specifically in arts education, cultural leadership and arts production. The chat was set up for a story I was writing on cultural leadership in Singapore in light of a series of key appointments in the arts sector filled by non-art professionals. This filmed interview was first shown, with a number of others, at the public lecture held at the Singapore Art Museum on March 22, 2013.
About T K Sabapathy (b. 1938)*
T.K.Sabapathy is an art historian who has published extensively on art and artists in Southeast Asia. His writing has inaugurated important art historical trajectories for appreciating the modern in the region and especially in Malaysia and Singapore. His monographic studies of artists such as Latiff Mohidin, Ng Eng Teng, Piyadasa and Nyoman Masriadi have established benchmarks in developing critical literature on Southeast Asian artists. He is currently an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Architecture in the National University of Singapore and a part-time lecturer in the School of Art, Design and Media in the Nanyang Technological University where he teaches the history of art.
* Source : T K Sabapathy (2010). Road To Nowhere: The Quick Rise And The Long Fall Of Art History In Singapore. Singapore : National Institute of Education.
Copyright © 2013 Patricia Chen. All rights reserved. No part of this film may be reprinted, 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 author.
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 ?