Artist as Collector

Artist as Collector

WHEN
22 – 30 January 2021
VENUE
Gillman Barracks, 1 Lock Road, #01-01 (go to Google maps)
OPENING HOURS
Daily, 1pm – 7pm
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
http://www.comma-space.com/

Artist as Collector

Featuring 50 personal artwork collections by 50 local artists, the group exhibition Artist as Collector explores the relationships between the artists and their artistic fellows within the contexts of contemporary art in Singapore. Through archiving the personal and meaningful stories of how an artwork has been acquired by a fellow artist, the exhibition offers a unique view of art about life and highlights the influences between the artists and art communities. Stories include why artist Gilles Massot acquired the artwork of late Lee Wen as early as in 1996, how artist Lim Soo Ngee was gifted a ceramic artwork by the late Ng Eng Teng after working as his assistant during his younger days, how artist Shirly Koh was attracted to purchase Rifqi Amirul’s test print via Instagram, how artist Lai Yu Tong was gifted a painting by Ryan Lim after supporting him through his 14-day self-isolation, and many more.

Meander through the exhibition, read the narratives behind the scenes and discover lesser-known pieces and new aspects of artists’ lives. Parallel to the exhibition, there will be tours and a talk that explores deeply personal and revealing stories behind the collections.

Artist as Collector is presented by Comma Space 逗号空间 and curated by Dr. Wang Ruobing.

Watch exclusive artist interviews here!

Image courtesy of Comma Space 逗号空间.

Talk

23 January 2021, 4pm - 5pm, 1 Lock Road, #01-01

Tours

24 & 30 January 2021, 4pm, 1 Lock Road, #01-01

Various Locations
19 – 30 January 2021
Turning travel and border restrictions on its head, the 4th IMPART Collectors’ Show brings to online audiences what is impossible to bring in person, drawing together rare footage of remarkable installations that are site-specifically embedded in private collector’s homes.
Block 37 Malan Road
22 – 23 January 2021
Artist Beatrice Glow will be sharing textile and video works as well as her work-in-progress projects including Empire of Smoke, Mannahatta VR and Rhunhattan: A Tale of Two Islands.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road
16 January – 28 February 2021
This is a solo project by late artist Roslisham Ismail aka Ise. It conveys the artist’s tireless trust in the power of social encounters and his ability to infuse the serendipity of life into art.
Art Fair & Galleries
The Columns Gallery, Gillman Barracks, 22 Lock Road, #01-35
15 January – 6 March 2021
Central to Yeo’s works are his exaggeratedly female globular forms, bloated on a caricatured sexuality that verges on the comic, grotesque and cute at the same time.