Of Dreams and Contemplation: Selections from the Collection of Richard Koh

Of Dreams and Contemplation: Selections from the Collection of Richard Koh
23 Jan 2019 - 3 Mar 2019
Bras Basah & Bugis
  • The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street, #02-06, Singapore 187969
Free Admission
Other Information
Monday to Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday to Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Public Holidays and other timings by appointment only

Opening Reception: 22 Jan, 6pm

Collector's Dialogue: 26 Jan, 3pm

As part of The Private Museum’s Collector Platform, this exhibition features contemporary works of international artists from the private art collection of veteran gallerist, Richard Koh of Richard Koh Fine Art.

Presented as a whole for the first time, this is the inaugural showcase of 33 carefully-selected artworks from Koh’s collection spanning more than 20 years. A gallerist by profession, Koh’s distinctive way of collecting is informed by his quiet reflection and interactions with the art world. This collection is an exploration of his journey in the world of art and life, in public and in private, within Southeast Asia and internationally.

Of Dreams and Contemplation reflects a multitude of Koh’s ruminations, personalities and interests through the works of 30 artists. Often referred by Koh as ‘Landscapes of Memory’, each work evokes a specific memory, a tangible reminder of a fleeting moment in his life. Mostly abstract and monochromatic, the works offer rare insights into Richard Koh’s private contemplations—inviting the viewer to interpret and delve deeper.

Collector's Dialogue

In this session, gallerist Richard Koh will discuss his journey as a collector with essay writer, Patricia Chen. Attendees of this talk will get the opportunity to view the artworks, and find out more about the visions and motivations behind his collection.

Please email mail@theprivatemuseum.org or call +65 6738 2872 to RSVP for the Opening Reception and Collector's Dialogue.

Photo: Image courtesy of The Private Museum