PIONEERING

THE

CREATIVE

WEBINAR

2020

Philippine Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale 

LUMINARY I

Balancing the Biennials

Speaker:

Curator
Singapore Biennale 2019 / Venice Biennale 2022

Moderator:

Artist & Writer

About:

Patrick Flores, renowned curator shared insights on his experience as the Artistic Director of Singapore Biennale 2019 and Curator for the upcoming Venice Biennale 2022. He touched on questions such as the criteria of artist selection, theme selection, biennal adaptation to the new norm, as well as his current and pending projects. Hear him, his conversation with moderator, Emelia Ong, artist and author of ‘Living Art: The Inspired Lives of 14 Malaysian Artists and their Art Practice’ and dynamic Q&A here:

Saturday, November 28th

LUMINARY II

Reconnecting- Museums, Creating and Events

Speakers:

Curator of Indigenous Art
Art Gallery Ontario

Asia Contemporary Art, New York

Artist (Malaysian)

Moderator:

About:

Esteemed curators, Wanda Nanibush (Art Gallery of Ontario) and Leeza Ahmady (Asia Contemporary Art Forum, New York) joined Malaysian artist Elias Yamani Ismail in conversation about the ways their respective practices have adapted to unique 21st century challenges. Discussion covered current topics including: artistic and curating practices in light of the pandemic, racial injustice, and effective and accessible cultural outreach. Moderated by Iqbal Abdul Rahim, curator, writer, and designer, with active Q &A.

Sunday, November 29th

J.S- Mclean Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario

Rimbun Dahan, Kim Ng Exhibition

LUMINARY III

Curating and Collecting- Ways of Seeing

Speakers:

Chairman and Head of Department, Middle East and India, London Sotheby's

Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum

Director, Museum MACAN, Jakarta

Moderator:

Educator & Artist

About:

Edward Gibbs (Chairman of Middle East and India department, Sothebys’), curators Shabbir Hussain Mustafa (Singapore Art Museum, National Gallery Singapore) and Aaron Seeto (Museum MACAN) presented on: collecting and curating practices, the ways these have changed; how auctions, curators, and audiences might adapt to and what to expect from the ‘new normal’. Discussions covered how social restrictions have affected their respective practices, and what the general audience can expect for the future of art auctioning and exhibitions. Moderated by Ernesto Pujazon, artist and educator, with active Q &A.

Sunday, November 29th

LUMINARY IV

Young Collectors and New Collections

Speakers:

Yeoh Xin Yi, Suleyman Azhari and Othman Mirzan

Moderator:

About

Newer art enthusiasts, Yeoh Xin Yi, Suleyman Azhari and Othman Mirzan shared thoughts on their collecting journeys, with insights on their interactions and navigations of collecting and resourcing (whether through exhibition visits, art fairs, auctions, ebay etc.). They wonderfully walked through collection highlights. addressing some of their favourite pieces and the process of acquisition. Moderated by Lienne Loy, Curator and gallerist, with active Q &A.

Saturday, December 5th

Rimbun Dahan

“Since its inception in 2016, GWKL has emerged as an important platform for critical dialogues on modern and contemporary art in Southeast Asia. At a moment in time when much of the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, GWKL has staked a claim for solidarity amongst peers by enabling conversations that attempt to make sense of this new world that has been thrust upon us. ”

Shabbir Hussain Mustafa
Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum

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