For the Singapore Art Week which just ended, Art Porters Gallery curated three superb exhibitions in different parts of Singapore, all by talented female artists. The global newsletter artdaily.org reported on all three events, each time with a “best photo of the day”! The gallery is also involved in a few other art events.
Su-en Wong’s “Domestication II”, on show at the gallery premises until March 17 (R18) — masterful large scale coloured pencil drawings by a Singapore-born artist who is collected by major US museums including the Whitney and SFMOMA. Link to catalogue. Link to a photo of the opening. At the charming Art Porters Gallery 64 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore 088652 daily except Mondays and public holidays, 10.30 am to 7 pm, +65 6909 0468.
Chloë Manasseh’s “Fruitfulness of Forgetting” at Eden Hall, residence of the British High Commissioner, where the grandfather of the artist was born in 1916. Chloë was previously commissioned to create artworks for facebook offices in Singapore. Her colourful enchanted paintings are visible and for sale until May 21 at Eden Hall. Visits by prior registration to email@example.com at 10.30 am on Tuesday February 26, Thursday March 21, or Tuesday April 23. Link to catalogue. Link to a photo of the opening.
Priyageetha Dia, of the golden staircase fame, and UOB-award winner Jamie Teo are two successful young Singaporean artists whose presentation at the Art Porters’ booth created much buzz at the SEA Focus fair which closed on Sunday January 27. Link to catalogue. Link to a charming photo of the booth.
Of note as well on January 26, at a gala dinner at MBS, the winners of the prestigious Impart Award 2019 were announced: two young Singaporean artists, both represented by Art Porters Gallery, Yanyun Chen and Priyageetha Dia. They won a significant cash prize and a trip to New York where they will be guided by Tan Boon Hui, director of the Asia Society Museum.
The Singapore and regional media reported on the cancellation of Art Stage, another fair that Art Porters was going to participate in last week, showcasing Indonesian artist Naufal Abshar. Catalogue of the postponed exhibition. The Jakarta Post reports.
Finally, The MaGMA Collection, founded by Guillaume Levy-Lambert [also a co-founder of Art Porters Gallery] and Mark Goh, is lending three rarely seen artworks for the exhibition “Fabulous Monsters” held at ArtScience Museum until February 2 (entrance is free).
Art Porters Gallery’s mission is sharing happiness with art.