Artist Talk


In conjunction with the launch of the exhibition catalogue, Madhvi Subrahmanian and Nandita Mukand will share a dialogue about their practices and the themes presented in the exhibition. Participants of the talk will get the opportunity to speak with the artists and understand the processes behind their works.

ARTIST TALK
Date: Saturday, 6 April 2019
Time: 3:00 pm
The Private Museum

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About the Exhibition


In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, The Private Museum (TPM) is pleased to present From Lost Roots to Urban Meadows by Singapore-based artists, Madhvi Subrahmanian and Nandita Mukand. As part of TPM’s Women Artists series, this joint exhibition follows the most recent developments of the artists’ practices, featuring installation and sculptural works informed by their ongoing explorations into nature and how it responds to our everyday life in the city.

Subrahmanian reflects on the fluid interconnectedness of nature and urban cultures. Bringing together conceptual and sensory experiences, her works are often participatory and/or immersive in nature. Her contemplative process attempts to trace the imprints of the intangible through her investigations into city structures, space layouts, archaeological sites and the displacement of objects by shape-shifting shadows. Drawing upon her interest in metaphysics and its abstract concepts such as being, knowing, identity, time, space; and neuroplasticity, Mukand’s practice observes the deep intricacies of nature, mingled and merged with the working of the urban mind. Through the amalgamation of synthetic and organic materials, her works ruminate upon citified mindsets and illuminate urban veils that separate us from nature.

Through the inquisitive lens of both the artists, From Lost Roots to Urban Meadows seeks to challenge our perceptions of nature and life – inviting the viewer to delve deeper and engage in new conversations about our urban existence—with or without—nature.






Straight Talk

This collector dialogue is held in conjunction with the exhibition Of Dreams and Contemplation: Selections from the Collection of Richard Koh.

Patricia Chen and Richard Koh on what it means to present the private in public as a gallerist-collector, in the first public exhibition of his personal collection in Southeast Asia.

In this talk, Patricia Chen shares a conversation with Richard Koh on how his observations of the art world translate into what he collects, presents and sells, addressing questions about the realms between the private and the public.

Date: 26 January 2019, Saturday
Time: 3pm
Venue: The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street #02-06 Singapore 187969

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About the Speakers


Richard Koh is one of the leading gallerists in Southeast Asia with a broad range of experience and knowledge in the contemporary art markets. Established in 2005, Koh founded Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA), starting its first gallery space in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. RKFA now operates multiple gallery spaces in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, and is regarded as a pioneer for introducing contemporary art to Malaysia and the region. Prior to his gallery work, Koh began collecting in the 1980s. Incredibly private and personal, his collection predominantly reflects his interests, experiences and ruminations of life and art. Known for his taste and insight, Koh also contributed to many of the region’s important private and public collections. Through his gallery, he directs an ongoing programme of exhibitions, promoting contemporary art from his adventurous roster of Asian and Southeast Asian artists to local, regional and international audiences.

Patricia Chen is a writer with a camera and she points it at a subject close to her heart : the visual arts. Her series of independent films on leading art collections and collectors, Uli Sigg : China’s Art Missionary and The 24-Hour Art Practice, have been screened internationally — in France, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore. As a writer, Patricia has penned columns on Southeast Asian art and contributed to ArtAsiaPacific, Financial Times, The Art Newspaper and Flash Art. The second edition of Uli Sigg in Conversation with Patricia Chen: Collecting Chinese Contemporary Art is in the pipeline.






Introduction

This artist talk was held in conjunction with the exhibition EMBODIMENT | SENTIENCE.
The Artist’s Estate represented by Suzie Teng will be in conversation with Kim, a male life model who worked extensively with the artist in the last decade of his prac- tice. This rare dialogue offers an opportunity to under- stand the processes behind his art practice and more importantly, a chance to remember the remarkable artist, Teng Nee Cheong.

 


Introduction

This artist talk was held in conjunction with the exhibition Echoing Fragments by Lim Tiong Ghee.

Lim Tiong Ghee discussed the themes presented in the exhibition and his experiences in the two-week ‘Artist Visit’ Trip to Yogyakarta. Accompanying the artist is art collector, Chen Onn Peng, who shared a dialogue about Lim’s decades-long art practice.

Documentation

Introduction

This artist talk was held in conjunction with the exhibition You, Other; I, Another curated by Dr Susie Lingham.

The nine artists discussed the themes presented in the exhibition with curator, Dr Susie Lingham. Attendees of the talk had the chance to gain insights into the artists’ processes and art practices as well as engaged in conversations about their visions and motivations.

Documentation

For more information about the exhibition, click here.

Introduction

This artist talk was held in conjunction with the exhibition In Flux by Wee Hong Ling.

Dr Wee Hong Ling discussed her studio practice and the themes presented in the exhibition with art writer, Tamares Goh. Attendees of the talk had the opportunity to see the artist’s past works, understand her processes and find out more about the visions and motivations behind her projects.

Documentation

Introduction

This artist talk was held in conjunction with the exhibition Optimism is Ridiculous: The Altarpieces by Natee Utarit.

Natee Utarit discussed his art practice as a contemporary Thai visual artist and the themes presented in this series of work. An official book signing of his latest book titled, Natee Utarit – Optimism is Ridiculous published by SKIRA, also took place.

Documentation

To be updated.

Introduction

This artist talk was held in conjunction with the exhibition 21st Century Calligraphy: Selections from the Nanshun Shanfang Collection.

Wang Dongling, one of the featured calligrapher in this exhibition, discussed his experiences and journey on how he has developed a personal characteristic in his body of calligraphy pieces overseas and in China.

Documentation

Introduction

As part of The Private Museum’s commitment to public outreach programs, the Meet the Artist Session was held as an opportunity for the public to meet Hong Zhu An personally to interact with the artist.

This Meet the Artist Session was held in conjunction with the exhibition Hong Zhu An: Pure Heart – A Bali Purnati Foundation Residency

Documentation

Introduction

As part of The Private Museum’s commitment to public outreach programs, the Artist Talk will be an opportunity for the public to meet Khoo Sui Hoe personally to interact with the artist.

This artist talk was held in conjunction with the exhibition Khoo Sui Hoe: An Overview Part I – The Artist Collection from 1980s to Present

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