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

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.
Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, #03-21
28 – 31 January 2021
Otherworlds: non/digital realities explores issues of translating works from reality to virtual reality (VR) and vice versa. In collaboration with Altermodernists, eight artists from Singapore and Hong Kong explore the duality of reality, fictitious experiences and fabricated reality using diverse mediums, from drawing, performances and site-specific installations to photography and moving images.
Ota Fine Arts, 7 Lock Road, #02-13
16 January – 6 March 2021
Ota Fine Arts Singapore presents YAYOI KUSAMA: RECENT PAINTINGS, a solo exhibition featuring 15 monochrome paintings from the artist’s My Eternal Soul series made in 2019-2020, and CLOUDS (2019), a sculpture installation consisting pieces of mirror-finished stainless steel forms.
Richard Koh Fine Art, 47 Malan Road, #01-26
16 January – 6 February 2021
Richard Koh Fine Art is proud to present Ash Ghazali’s solo exhibition. Ghazali’s series of ‘Cut Paintings’ combines geometric abstraction with traditional fabrics from ethic Malay garbs.