S.E.A. Focus presents 'hyper-horizon', an immersive, physical showcase in Tanjong Pagar Distripark from 22 - 31 January 2021. The show features a curated selection of works as a seamless exhibition experience, unlike the typical art fair presentation with segregated booths. This unconventional presentation encourages collectors and audiences to explore and uncover fresh perspectives of Southeast Asian art in a manner that is both inviting and accessible.
A plethora of works are presented, encompassing diverse forms, mediums, genres, and countries in the Southeast Asian region. From site-specific installations to minuscule portraits, the array of artworks on display will appeal to all art enthusiasts - both new and seasoned collectors alike.
The Artling got a sneak preview of the exciting showcase. Keep scrolling to see more of the exhibition:
'Coral Island Harmony #5' - Mulyana, Art Porters. Image courtesy of The Artling
'Control Chaos' - PHUNK, Art Seasons. Image courtesy of The Artling
'The Visitor' - Iwan Effendi, Mizuma Gallery. Image courtesy of The Artling
The showcase eschews the usual layout of individual art fair booths for an open, fluid exhibition. The show, titled 'hyper–horizon', is a response to the waves of change seizing Southeast Asia - as well as possibility and hope - as it reflects on the place and vitality of art in testing times. The bold, non-conventional presentation aims to spark new connections between works of art from Southeast Asia and create opportunities for collectors and audiences to make fresh discoveries.
'Net-Grid (fall)' - Mandy El-Sayegh, Lehmann Maupin. Image courtesy of The Artling
Installation View: Artworks from Tropical Futures Institute, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Gajah Gallery. Image courtesy of The Artling
Installation View: Artworks from Silverlens, The Drawing Room, STPI (left to right). Image courtesy of The Artling
27 leading local and international art galleries, including Lehmann Maupin, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Art Seasons, Yeo Workshop, and Mizuma Gallery, will be presenting works by artists connected to the Southeast Asian region. This year’s edition is notable for bringing together emerging artists from Singapore such as Jamie Tan and Jamie Teo, Ian Tee, and Ashley Yeo alongside established artists, such as art and design collective PHUNK, Jimmy Ong, and Ho Tzu Nyen. Other notable artists from the region who will be presenting their works include Indonesian artist Syaiful Garibaldi, Thai video artist Kawita Vatanajyankur, Vietnamese artist Hà Ninh Pham who explores the concept of territory, and up-and-coming Filipino artist Pow Martinez, as well as London-based Malaysian artist Mandy El-Sayegh.
Installation View: Artworks from Yavuz Gallery, Artinformal (left to right). Image courtesy of The Artling
'Soldier Series: A Young Man at Twilight' - Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Edouard Malingue Gallery. Image courtesy of The Artling
Installation View: Artworks from A+ Works of Art, Baik Art, Artinformal, Bangkok CityCity Gallery (left to right). Image courtesy of The Artling
“In such a critical time, I am truly grateful that we have been able to organise the third edition of S.E.A. Focus in this meaningful hybrid format. The knowledge that audiences, artists and other stakeholders on a global level are able to experience and appreciate the digital and in-person offerings brings me great joy and encouragement. This dynamic showcase would not have been possible without the collaborative spirit of the participating galleries and artists, as well as the dedication and commitment of my team; I owe a great debt of gratitude to them. We will continue to work hard on realising the project in its entirety.” - Emi Eu, Project director of S.E.A. Focus & Executive Director of STPI
'The Vibrant Dynamism' - Budi Agung Kuswara, Mizuma Gallery. Image courtesy of The Artling
Installation View: Artworks by Jimmy Ong, FOST Gallery. Image courtesy of The Artling
Installation View: Artworks from Ota Fine Arts, Silverlens, Yeo Workshop (left to right). Image courtesy of The Artling
Image courtesy of S.E.A. Focus
About S.E.A. Focus
S.E.A. Focus is a showcase of contemporary art from Southeast Asia. It aims to bring together a curated selection of some of the finest galleries to foster a deeper appreciation of contemporary art and artists in the region. A meeting point for artistic vision and vigour, S.E.A. Focus provides a platform to propel diverse cultural exchanges which celebrate, promote and provoke dialogue about Southeast Asian art.
S.E.A. Focus is an initiative led by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore. Returning in January 2021, the edition melds the complementary formats of S.E.A. Focus Digital and S.E.A. Focus Curated.
Exhibition Dates: 22 - 31 January 2021
Address: #01-05, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
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