S.E.A. Focus

S.E.A. Focus

6 – 15 January 2023
Tanjong Pagar Distripark (go to Google maps)
1pm - 8pm, last entry at 7.30pm
Admission Fees Apply

S.E.A. Focus

S.E.A. Focus is a leading showcase and art market hub dedicated to Southeast Asian contemporary art. A meeting point for artistic vision and vigour, S.E.A. Focus brings together a fine curation of established and emerging artistic talents, providing a platform that propels diverse cultural exchanges and provokes dialogue about Southeast Asian art.

Centered around the theme 'a world, anew', S.E.A. Focus 2023 explores the idea of new beginnings and how vast potential can be found in minuscule or humble sources. The anchor event of the Singapore Art Week will bring together 25 galleries and over 50 artists from around the world in a physical showcase of paintings, sculptures and installations at Tanjong Pagar Distripark.

Alongside the main exhibition is an exciting line-up of experiences to engage art lovers from seasoned collectors to curious enthusiasts, including a NFT showcase powered by Tezos, a curated film programme of artists’ video works, stimulating art conversations with industry thought leaders, and exclusive access to art spaces.

S.E.A. Focus is an initiative led by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, commissioned by the National Arts Council, Singapore.

Image courtesy of S.E.A. Focus, STPI.

Curator for S.E.A. Focus 2023: Joyce Toh

SEAspotlight Talks

8, 14, 15 Jan, various timing

SEAspotlight is a specially curated series of panel discussions and talks by artists, luminaries and passionate art personalities, to spark dialogues around Southeast Asian contemporary art and the art market.

Join these conversations to glean insights from thought leaders in the art world as they take you through pertinent art topics revolving around art buying, art making, possibilities in the future of art, and more.

Check out the full outline and sign up for SEAspotlight Talks here.

OFF Focus: Fringe Film Programme

7, 8, 14, 15 Jan, various timings

Beyond Tanjong Pagar Distripark, OFF Focus is a screening programme that brings together a specially curated selection of distinct Southeast Asian artist videos and films that showcases unique forms of visual language.

From rarely seen films like Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Super 8 short films, to works that tackle surveillance, historical and artistic boundaries, OFF Focus offers insight into the ideas, reflections and characteristics of video art in the region.

Limited screenings only. Find out more about OFF Focus here.
OFF Focus is organised in collaboration with The Projector, curated by Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film.

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Y2ARTS Gallery, 211 Henderson Rd, #01-01A, Singapore 159552
6 – 20 January 2023
This solo show by multi-award winning artist Tan Suz Chiang features his latest series inspired by his observation of the ever-changing nature, using time as the title for his works.