Turning travel and border restrictions on its head, the 4th edition of the IMPART Collectors’ Show has gone virtual for the first time with a novel theme from 19 - 30 January 2021. Presented by Art Outreach, the IMPART Collectors’ Show is a marquee event of Singapore Art Week, providing the public with the rare opportunity to view outstanding works of art in private collections around the world. Titled 'Leap of Faith', it showcases a class of collectors who go above and beyond in their collecting ethos and willingness to acquire works that require not only living with art, but shaping their places of living around art.
This year’s edition, takes advantage of the digital format by showcasing a selection of works that would have been challenging to present in a physical exhibition not only because of the logistical challenges they present, but because they beg to be shown in the meaningful context of the collectors’ private residences and offices.
Andy Warhol. Susan and Mark. 1982. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas. 102 x 102 cm. The Syz Collection. Image courtesy Suzanne Syz.
Ernesto Klar. Relational Light. 2010. Haze, video cameras, projectors, speakers and custom software system. Dimensions variable. Wiyu Wahono Collection. Image courtesy Wiyu Wahono.
It comprises a series of interviews with 6 remarkable private collectors around the world - Jim Amberson (Singapore), Lito & Kim Camacho (Manila), Sangita Jindal (Mumbai), Suzanne Syz (Geneva), Wiyu Wahono (Jakarta) and Woffles Wu (Singapore) - granting unprecedented access to their homes and selected works that have rarely been shown in public before due to their personal nature or being site-specifically embedded in situ.
In doing so, the conversations throw a spotlight on a class of collectors who have gone above and beyond in their passion for collecting art to shape their places of living around the art they have acquired, while providing fascinating insight into their collecting ethos, anecdotes of meeting artists, and advice for young collectors.
Eddi Prabandono. Vespa. 2013. Iron plate material, Vespa Special with duco paint. 640 x 340 cm. Collection of Lito and Kim Camcho. Image courtesy Art Outreach.
Image courtesy of Art Outreach
Exhibition Dates: 19 - 30 January 2021
Click here to view the exhibition online.
About Art Outreach
Art Outreach is an education non-profit organisation that aims to promote art appreciation in Singapore through offering an art education programme for primary and secondary school students, art workshops for community groups, art tours and exhibitions for the public, as well as developing a body of well-trained and committed volunteers to serve as art advocates, providing a vital resource in the community. Among our programmes, we organise an annual exhibition of works from private collections as a platform for collectors to share their advocacy for art and artists with the public. We also support the professional development of emerging artists and curators through an art prize, and we provide a community art space for independent practitioners to organise exhibitions and art presentations. Our vision is a visually literate public, comfortable in engaging with various aspects of visual art, and with a basic appreciation of art history, especially with art that is relevant to Singapore’s heritage.
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