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Emerging: Collecting Singapore Contemporary – Selections from the DUO Collection

January 22, 2020 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email


The Private Museum (TPM) is pleased to present Emerging: Collecting Singapore Contemporary – Selections from the DUO Collection by the DUO collectors, who have been semi-anonymously collecting the art of Singapore-based emerging artists over the past 5 years.

Held alongside Singapore Art Week 2020, the exhibition will showcase 20 artworks from 16 emerging artists. As part of TPM’s 10th anniversary, the museum revisits its foundation of bridging the private and the public; this exhibition is the first in a series of five, featuring an array of private collections in Singapore, and will be from January 11 to March 1, 2020.

The artworks reflect some of Singapore’s emerging urgencies in recent years by responding to themes of identity, urbanization, the environment, places, and spaces.

Emerging showcases some hidden gems, including Kanchana Gupta’s artwork, Work in Progress #120. The artwork concept signifies one of the most important social phenomena of 20th century – migration. Charlie and Whiskey I by Melissa Tan is formed from acrylic on watercolor paper, compressed foam, asphaltum lacquer and resin – depicting Singapore’s ever-changing and developing infrastructure. Visitors will witness artwork from artists such as Faris Nakamura, Genevieve Chua, Melissa Tan, and many more.

“The exhibition seeks not only to stimulate new conversations on Singapore’s contemporary art through the lens of private collectors, but also to expand on their role in the art eco-system as imperative patrons of the arts”, says The Private Museum.

Artists: Kray CHEN, Genevieve CHUA, Fyerool DARMA, Kayleigh GOH, Joshua Kane GOMEZ, Kanchana GUPTA, Luke HENG, KUAT Zhi Hooi, Ben LOONG, Masuri MAZLAN, Faris NAKAMURA, Khairullah RAHIM, Jodi TAN, Melissa TAN, Danielle TAY, Ian TEE About The Private Museum

The Private Museum is a non-profit private museum in Singapore founded by Singaporean philanthropist, art collector and real estate developer, Daniel Teo, together with his daughter Rachel Teo in 2010.

Fueled by passionate patronage for the arts, the museum aims to be an alternative platform to bridge the gap between the private and the public. It supports the exchange of ideas across cultures, educational initiatives, artistic and curatorial collaborations with collectors and practitioners of the arts. With a vision to promote art appreciation, the independent arts space engages local, regional and international audiences from all walks of life.

The Private Museum is a registered Charity and Institution of a Public Character (IPC) since 2010 and 2015 respectively.

TPM Talk Series: In Conversation with Andrea Fam Date : Saturday, 18 January 2020 Time : 11:00am Venue : The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street #02-06, Singapore 187969

The Private Museum Ltd Registered Institution of a Public Character 51 Waterloo Street #02-06 Singapore 187969 Telephone: +65 6738 2872 Mail: mail@theprivatemuseum.org www.theprivatemuseum.org



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