Another year has flown by and we're nearing the end of 2022! Before we move into the new year, we reflect on the year that has passed and some of our accomplishments. The world re-opened, and we were pleased to still see strong interest in supporting artists and designers from all over the world. We worked on some exciting projects this year such as public murals, office spaces and hotels, and we even presented an exhibition in Zurich. Read on to find out more!
Capella Hotels and Resorts announced the highly anticipated opening of its first Australian property in March 2023. Capella Sydney is the culmination of a stunning transformation of the heritage-listed Department of Education Building into a luxury hotel that will welcome guests and patrons for the first time in the building's history. The Artling is thrilled to be involved in the project as the appointed art consultant, which will involve an Australian-focused collection.
The Artling's Director Talenia Phua Gajardo, says "Australia is full to the brim with talented artists and this project is an amazing opportunity to showcase many of these creatives throughout the various spaces of these sprawling heritage properties. It is so great to be working with the visionary team at Pontiac Land Group again - we all have a clear vision of integrating the important history of the building with the new life it will take on, with art playing an extremely vital role in its identity."
The Artling launched our NFT Marketplace this year! With our NFT marketplace, we wanted to look beyond the speculation and build long-term value. Our aim is to enable creators, be it painters, sculptors or photographers, to expand their current practices and create new bodies of work, as well as to bridge the gap between the physical and the digital art and design worlds. For our NFT marketplace, we used Startrail, a blockchain infrastructure used for issuing and managing NFTs, built by Startbahn, using polygon.
To view the full collection that we are constantly adding to, click here.
In collaboration with Liaigre Singapore, The Artling announced an exhibition in February by acclaimed Singaporean artist Shih Yun Yeo. Known for her reinterpretations of ink paintings and her experimental fusion of the traditional form, Shih Yun Yeo’s artworks fit harmoniously into Liaigre’s showroom interiors where her art will be the centre of any dialogue.
With Liaigre’s mission to share meaningful experiences as well as provide a meeting place for artists, collectors and private customers, Yeo’s dynamic works create a space in which the contemporary spirit thrives.
This past march, New York-based artist Daniel Arsham completed his residency at the Fari Art Atelier, a collaboration between Patina Maldives and The Artling. The Fari Art Atelier is a series of art residencies bringing acclaimed artists to the island to create artworks and engage with the unique surroundings. The awe-inspiring surroundings and the seclusive, remote nature of Patina Maldives are key to nurturing artists’ creativity in which their artistic process guides guests of the island on an uplifting journey of productive thought.
Inspired by the history of Tanjong Pagar as a fishing village, the mural pays homage to a Singapore Malay tale of the battle between local villagers and swordfish led by a heroic young boy, Hang Nadim. By using stems from banana trees, Hang Nadim combated charging swordfish and protected the villagers from the attack.
Emblazoned on the building are two swordfish swimming in a pool of abstract waves. One of them has its snout pierced into a banana stem, a direct reference to how the villagers defeated the attack of the swordfish.
Early this year, The Artling announced an exclusive with internationally-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, in collaboration with Chambers Fine Art. Known for his gripping, thought-provoking oeuvre, Ai Weiwei’s 'Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn' is a photographic triptych that turned heads and caused a ripple in the art world in 1995, two years after his return to China from New York.
In April, The Artling announced our online exclusive with French-Tunisian artist eL Seed. eL Seed is a contemporary artist whose practise crosses the disciplines of painting and sculpture. He draws from the wisdom of writers, poets, and philosophers from around the world to convey messages of peace and commonalities of human existence. He uses his art as an echo of the stories of the communities that he meets around the world and aims to amplify their voices.
In collaboration with kasa. kaisin., The Artling presented our first exhibition in Europe featuring the young Swiss artist Giorgiana Theiler. Theiler is a South African Italian - born Swiss Artist raised and living in Zurich, Switzerland. She graduated with a BA Hons in Communication Design with a pathway in Photography in 2018. She was scouted by a professor at the Royal College of Art, London and subsequently completed a Masters degree in Information Experience Design in 2020.
Have a space that needs art? The Artling offers end-to-end consultancy and sourcing services for both private and corporate clients. From developing art themes and narratives, guiding the concept design process, to sourcing and commissioning artworks to project specifications, we offer all our clients a seamless and streamlined experience.
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This year, in pursuit of our mission to highlight the best of contemporary art and design from all over the world, The Artling partnered with 31 major art and design events globally such as:
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