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Features & Interviews
Krazy for KAWS: A Peek at Carol Tan's Collection!
KAWS: HOLIDAY has recently made its way to The Float @ Marina Bay, Singapore, and attracted the likes of art enthusiasts and collectors alike. Carol Tan, an avid KAWS collector was amongst the swarm of art lovers at The Float to not only admire the installation but also meet the artist; Brian Donnelly. This week, The Artling spoke with Carol Tan about her her impressive KAWS collection, her collecting journey, and her love for art.
November 30, 2021
Palazzo Monti - Is this Italy's most stunning artist residency?
Palazzo Monti is an artist residency programme with an exhibition space and private collection located in the heart of Brescia, Italy. As an incubator for creativity and productivity, Palazzo Monti is a cultural centre, offering artists a chance to find inspiration, forge new relationships, and create collaborations. The independent residency was founded in 2017 by Edoardo Monti, an art collector and curator from Bergamo, Italy. Palazzo Monti's mission is to become one of the most relevant players for artist’s residencies programmes, recognised among the international creative scene, with contemporary art as the main focus and design as an additional one.
November 26, 2021
Adrian George on Orchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound. Feel Sound. Be Sound
Adrian George is the Director of Exhibitions at ArtScience Museum and curator of Orchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound. Feel Sound. Be Sound. This week, independent curator Kristine Tan speaks to Adrian as he reveals to us about how the exhibition came to be, the broad range of works and on sound’s counterpart – silence. Adrian is a curator, commissioner, writer and educator with over 20 years experience working in some of the most influential art institutions in the world including the New Museum, New York; Tate Modern; Tate Liverpool and the UK Government Art Collection, UK.
October 27, 2021
An Interview with Rory Blain on Sedition Art - the Pioneering Digital Art Platform
Rory Blain is the Director of Sedition Art, an online art gallery focused on digital artworks presented as digital limited editions. Launched in 2011, Sedition Art is a pioneering platform for digital art with a mission to change the art world by introducing a marketplace for collecting and trading art in the digital age. The collection includes a diverse spread of artists ranging from renowned artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracy Emin to emerging artists such as Philip Clemo and Maxim Zhestkov. Their subscription service, Art Stream, allows collectors to access and enjoy all the artworks on the site and create personalised playlists of their favourite digital pieces. This week, The Artling had the opportunity to speak to Rory on the impetus behind the creation of Sedition Art, current trends in the art industry, and his perspective of the realm of digital art.
October 22, 2021
Interview: Tan Siuli on Her Independent Curatorial Projects and Art in Singapore
With over a decade of curatorial experience, Tan Siuli is an independent curator with a focus on contemporary art from Southeast Asia. She was formerly the Head of Collections and the Senior Curator at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) where she oversaw the Indonesian portfolio, commissioned and curated two editions of the Singapore Biennale (2013 and 2016), and curated the President’s Young Talents exhibition series. Leaving SAM in 2020, Siuli now works as an independent curator on various curatorial projects and a Contributing Editor (digital publications) at ART SG. Her recent projects include 'Flesh and Spirit: Selections from the Linda Neo and Albert Lim Collection' (2020-2021) at Primz Gallery; 'Turning the Axis of the World' (2020) at STPI; and 'Into Air' (2021) by Dawn Ng presented by Sullivan+Strumpf at 2 Cavan Road. This week, The Artling had the opportunity to speak to Siuli on her curatorial projects, the art community in Singapore, and her perspectives on the contemporary art world.
August 18, 2021
Skyspace Amarta by James Turrell at Fari Islands, Maldives
Internationally revered for his sublime integration of light and space, Californian interdisciplinary artist, James Turrell once again transfixes the Art world with his latest installation Skyspace Amarta at Fari Islands, Maldives.
August 12, 2021
Interview: Yayoi Shionoiri on Chris Burden, Nancy Rubins and Art Law
Yayoi Shionoiri is the Executive Director to the Estate of Chris Burden and the Studio of Nancy Rubins, where she is responsible for stewarding Burden’s art historical legacy and promoting Rubins’s artistic practice. She also serves as U.S. Alliance Partner to City Lights Law, a Japanese law firm that represents creators, innovators, and artists, and as an Outside Board Director to Startbahn, an art technology company that is attempting to bring greater reliability to transactions in the art ecosystem. Yayoi is also a published specialist in art law. From 2015 to 2019, she served as General Counsel and Head of Asia Strategy to Artsy, responsible for all legal matters of the company’s global operations, advising on corporate transactions, intellectual property issues, technology start-up management and operations, and digital media strategy. From 2011 to 2015, Yayoi was the Associate General Counsel of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, providing legal services for matters including exhibitions and non- profit operations. From 2008 to 2011, she served as Legal Advisor to renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, managing his contract negotiations and worldwide intellectual property rights. This week, The Artling had the opportunity to speak to Yayoi on the legal industry, her role as the executive director of the Nancy Rubins Studio and the Chris Burden Estate, and her perspectives on art law.
August 11, 2021
Interview: Collecting Couple - Andrea and Manuela Billè on Their Collection
Singapore-based couple Andrea and Manuela Billè are avid art collectors who have been growing and developing their art collection over many years. Their passion for art first began in Rome, with the acquisition of a piece by Greek artist Jannis Kounellis. From this first abstract piece by Kounellis, their collection grew and evolved to include several surrealist paintings and figurative sculptures, encompassing a wide variety of subject matter and themes. Below, Andrea and Manuela share more about how they developed their diverse art collection, their perspectives on the art world in Southeast Asia, and how they continue to stay connected to the art world despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
August 04, 2021
Interview: Kylie Ying, Art Collector and Co-Founder of ART021 and JINGART
As a co-founder of both ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair and JINGART, Kylie Ying is known to be one of the most prominent (and glamourous) art collectors and art patrons in China. She is dedicated to promoting contemporary art in China and remains a successful investor in various other industries such as media, design, fashion, and health care. As an art collector, Kylie has built and developed a collection that is rich in diversity. Her collection includes pieces exhibited by prestigious international museums and events such as the New Museum in New York and the Biennale di Venezia. One of Kylie's vital missions is to support young, emerging artists by purchasing their artworks and sponsoring and funding them directly. In 2017, she started the campaign “Young Artist of the Year”, generating corporate sponsorship and media spotlights for many Chinese young artists, which marks her notable contribution to the art community. Kylie shares more on her art collecting journey, her perspective on the art world and the growth of art fairs in China.
August 02, 2021
The Patina Maldives Art Collection
Appointed as Patina Maldives Hotel and Resorts’ official art consultant, The Artling is pleased to unveil the carefully-curated and newly-installed art collection at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands.
July 29, 2021
Interview: Jan van Schaik on Lost Tablets, The Minimalist Lego Sculpture Series
Based in Melbourne Australia, Jan van Schaik is an architect at MvS Architects, a researcher and senior lecturer at RMIT Architecture & Urban Design, and a creative sector consultant at Future Tense. He has two decades of experience designing award-winning prototypical public and residential buildings in both local and international settings, leading innovative research projects, and providing strategic advice and services to the creative sector. In 2019, Jan founded the Lost Tablets sculpture series, which was named after ships found crewless and adrift at sea. These works visually express a tension between a universally recognisable children's toy and the grammar of architectural symbols. Jan's unique works comprise blocks of found Lego, which bear the marks left on them by their former owners. The shapes of the dynamic face are bound together by the tension between the expectation of what a Lego composition would usually prescribe, and the language of an imagined collective architectural unconscious rendering in memory of the ghost ship she mourns. This week, The Artling had the opportunity to speak to Jan on his Lost Tablets sculptures, his creative process, and his journey in art.
July 27, 2021
Interview: Florie Zheng of HTC VIVE Arts on Producing Cai Guo-Qiang’s First VR Artwork
As "Sleepwalking in the Forbidden City" heads to Shanghai as part of the inaugural exhibition of the Museum of Art Pudong, we speak with Florie Zheng, Head of Partnerships, China of HTC VIVE Arts, which partnered with artist Cai Guo-Qiang on his first VR work.
July 08, 2021