1 December 2020 – 29 January 2021
Free Admission


2020 has been a watershed year for the global art industry. While there is some inertia to disruptions in the new normal, stakeholders around the world are creatively negotiating and responding to challenges. These have opened up exciting possibilities to make, promote and experience art, as we will see at SAW 2021.

A partnership between Singapore Art Week and Art & Market, RESET is a series of talks that explore individual and collective efforts on key issues and solutions in the local, regional and international art scenes, with a focus on presentations during SAW 2021. Featuring the voices of innovators, this get-together is an opportunity to share knowledge about ways to move more positively and synergistically into 2021.

Image courtesy of Art & Market.

Panel 1 – Better Together: New Ideas and Networks

10 December 2020, 5pm – 6pm, Online via Zoom 

Tan Boon Hui, Founding Artistic Director and Co-Curator, Asia Society Triennial and Curatorial Advisor, IMPART Collectors' Show 2021: Leap of Faith
Emi Eu, Executive Director, STPI and Project Director, S.E.A. Focus
Alessio Antoniolli, Director, Gasworks and Triangle Network, Co-Curator, Open to Interpretation

Moderator: Nadya Wang, Editor, Art & Market

The global ban on travel has paradoxically fuelled international collaboration as art practitioners find pathways to engage with their peers virtually, and in preparation for the opening up of borders to meet again in person to do more together. We speak with the people who have expanded their networks along novel trajectories to bring refreshing experiences to their local communities.


Panel 2 – Mix & It’s a Match! Cross-Pollinations With Art

17 December 2020, 5pm – 6pm, Online via Zoom

Jeremy Sharma, Artist, Telok Kurau Showcase – The Phase and Strange Forms of Life
Regina De Rozario, Artist, Bus.Stop.Art.
Rizman Putra, Visual Artist and Performer, Bus.Stop.Art. and Open to Interpretation
Salty Xi Jie Ng, Artist, ON/OFF/SCREEN

Moderator: Shawn Chua, Artist and Researcher

The lines around creative fields are increasingly blurred as individuals seek inspiration and collaboration beyond their immediate circles to music, theatre, dance and writing. In this panel, artists who comfortably occupy overlapping spaces open our minds to the possibilities that come from marrying familiar ideas with unexpected ones to create surprising combinations that work.


Panel 3 – IRL or WWW: Between Physical and Virtual Spaces

7 January 2021, 5pm – 6pm, Online via Zoom

Kirti Upadhyaya, Assistant Curator, OH! Open House
Nature Shankar, Co-Founder, Our Softest Hour
Teow Yue Han, Artist and Co-Founder, INTER-MISSION
Tulika Ahuja, Curator and Founder, MAMA MAGNET

Moderator: Selene Yap, Assistant Curator, Singapore Art Museum

How can an exhibition comfortably inhabit both virtual and physical spaces? What are the subtle differences that both the curator and artist have to pay attention to as they work to ensure prime engagement on not one but two platforms? We get first-hand accounts from SAW project organisers and see if there are best practices that can be instructive for future endeavours.


Panel 4 – Back to Basics: Material Practices in the Digital Age

14 January 2021, 5pm – 6pm, Online via Zoom 

Alecia Neo, Artist, Networked Bodies and Co-Founder of Brack
Jason Lim, Artist and Educator, Co-organiser, Singapore Ceramics Now 2021: Marking | Making
Masuri Mazlan, Artist and Co-Founder of Tekad Kolektif
Zarina Muhammad, Artist, If Forests Talk, Educator and Researcher 

Moderator: Melanie Pocock, Curator, Ikon Gallery

As the impetus for digitalisation grows with the increased physical segregation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a tension between traditional and contemporary approaches, and how they will evolve and co-exist. In this panel, we speak with artists about how they are straddling the two while remaining true to their practices.


Panel 5 – Making Space: Support Systems for a Diverse Art Ecosystem

22 January 2021, 2pm – 3pm, Online via Zoom

Han-Song Hiltmann, Director, Goethe-Institut Singapore
James Page, Foundry Director, Yogya Art Lab
Michelle JN Lim, Artist & Editor, Plural Art Mag 
Wang Ruobing, Co-Founder of Comma Space 逗号空间, Curator, Artist as Collector

Moderator: Chelsea Chua, Programme Director, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film 

What are the challenges to sustaining a healthy ecosystem that supports artists at various points in their careers? How do different stakeholders work together to provide opportunities and mentorship to young practitioners? Our panelists speak about the importance of making space for diversity and independent interests.


22 – 31 January 2021
PRESSPLAY goes online! Content is King at the 7th edition of this youth arts festival. artseen presents dialogues, workshops and performances and more with exciting digital content creators.
28 January 2021
Representatives from Singapore’s National Arts Council (NAC) and the Australia Council for the Arts will discuss audience attitudes towards the arts in their respective countries, based on research survey data collected in 2019 and 2020. What does the data tell us about ourselves and how does this affect new policies and programmes?
23 January 2021
Led by art historians and curators whose perspectives span diverse ‘Asian’ specialisms in South-East Asia, India and China, this free panel will explore the breadth of ‘Asian art' through a discussion on curating in Asia and contested narratives in exhibition making.
2 – 28 January 2021
随艺聊 Celebrating SG Artists is a 7-episode video series that archives the contributions and journeys of seven second-generation artists in Singapore.