Singapore Biennale 2006
Saturday, August 31, 2002
Who We Are...
Set up in 1994, iPreciation Pte Ltd represented first generation contemporary pioneer artists from Hong Kong. Over the past few years, we have been searching for top Asian artists both locally and overseas. We are a company with a deep appreciation for art, accepting only the best and bringing only the best to our clients. Based in Singapore, we not only serve Singapore, but also the surrounding region as well as North America and Europe.
What We Do...
As the business world and art world are rapidly changing, so is iPreciation. We feel that just having regular exhibitions for our artists at our Singapore Gallery and overseas are not good enough. We therefore, have incorporated technology into providing services to our artists, private collectors, and corporate clients. Not only do we work personally with both artists and collectors, but also have added a web-based inventory system into the equation to reach our artists and collectors internationally.
First and foremost is our dedication to promoting the artists that we represent exclusively. This is done through exhibiting their works in Singapore and the region, plus presenting the works in an archive on our website. Equally important is catering to our collectors by bringing them high quality fine art by reputable artists and offering them the ability to manage their art assets with our system.
For Our Artists
The main intention of our web-based inventory system for artists is to maximize the exposure of our artists. This system was created to archive and chronicle the work of our artists, and can be used as an integral part of documenting the artist's portfolio. With this system, the problems of authentication can be avoided. The history of a piece of art is well documented, and facilitates the valuation of the piece.
For Our Collectors
Part of our website services include providing archives for our clients-Art asset management. Here clients can license our software to document their art collections.
Because this is a web-based system, corporate collectors can choose to view their collection privately within their company, or make the work public. For example, offices with branches in various countries can view other office collections, for possible exchange, rent, or trade of art. Updating the value of their collection is readily available on this system.
Maximizing the exposure of the client's collection both internally and externally is another aspect of our services. If clients want to sell their collection, make intraoffice trades, auction art, or rent out large pieces such as sculptures, we provide them with a way to do so.
These services are available to our private collectors as well.
Our Other Services
We also provide:
Art consultation services for private and corporate clients.
Authentication of our artists' artworks
Valuation of artworks
Seek secondary markets for our clients collections
Art consultation for project like hotel, office, building. We supply original artworks for main areas to print and poster with framing for rooms.
Cheung Yee, Koo Mei, John Li, Irene Chou, Hon Chi Fun, Sun I Yu, Sun Yu Li, Chng Nai Wee, Shenxinggong
Friday, August 30, 2002
ARTSingapore 2002 leads the way to be the hub for contemporary Asian art.
Amidst the current economic downturn, the art industry in Singapore is still growing. A conservative estimation by the Art Galleries Association (Singapore) (AGA) puts the worth of the art industry at around $10 million. In just 5 days of ARTSingapore last year, it generated sales of $1 million. This year, the organizers hope to increase it to $1.5 million.
As the only contemporary Asian art fair in the world, ARTSingapore 2002 announces that all the booths at the art fair are completely taken up by art galleries from New York, Australia, Japan, Myanmar, China, Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and India, - 32 in total. Nowhere can you see exclusively Asian works from 11 countries under one roof. Many of the diversified art works are also on the museum’s wish list and contain the kind of hallmark works collectors will buy now and sell later in auctions. See the all time favorites, lust for the blockbusters, check out the new comers and bet who will be the dark horse.
Amongst the many returning galleries, the newcomers are coming in force this year to take advantage of ARTSingapore in its 3rd year. Top Asian artists such as Latiff Mohidin, Ang Kiu Kok and Toko Shinoda will be shown amongst many emerging talents this year. Expectedly, Singaporean hot favorites such as Chua Ek Kay, Yeo Hoe Koon, Tan Swie Hian, Choy Weng Yang and Tan Teo Kwang are on the list. All artworks are chosen under the strictest vetting conditions. The vetting committee was impressed by the ‘strong and exciting’ presentation to look forward to in October. The committee consists of Kwok Kian Chow, Director, Singapore Art Museum, Dr. Ho Kah Leong, Principal, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Tan Boon Hui, Assistant Director, International Relations, National Arts Council and Seah Tzi-Yan, partner, Art-2 Gallery and AGA founding member.
“Everyone who takes part in this world-class fair wins new business while having a good time. As the fair is organised by art dealers for art dealers you can be sure of very well selected art works.” Said Marjorie Chu, Fair Organizer. She added that since the who’s who of the art world is coming to this fair, it is a great place to see how the stylish art dealers work with the elusive art collectors.
ARTSingapore 2002 also brings together leading dealers, museum curators, private collectors and connoisseurs. Prices of art works start from below $1,000. Items on view include paintings, drawings, sculptures, tapestries and photography from established and emerging artists.
“Those who buys at auctions also buys at ARTSingapore.” Said Seah Tzi-Yan, partner of Art-2 and an exhibitor. “The wide range of art works showcased in this art fair caters to the diversity in taste from the cutting edge to the new comers and from the established names to the all time favorites.” added Seah, who is also an art consultant. She continues to say that many of her clients buy at the art fair, fresh works now and sell them at the auction years later to double their investments.
“Art Galleries Association (Singapore) is encouraged to organize this Asian Contemporary Art fair because Asian Art is attracting attention and growing in popularity internationally”, says Chua Soo Bin, President of the association. He said that AGA hopes that ARTSingapore 2002 will continue to project its belief that Asian Art transcends all boundaries.
From 19 art galleries taking part in the MITA building atrium in 2000 to 23 art galleries taking part in Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center in 2001, the art fair has created a name for itself and established a faithful following. Poised as the Center for Contemporary Asian art, Singapore enjoys a reputation of a global city for the arts. ARTSingapore is grateful to the Singapore Tourism Board and National Arts Council for their continuous support and marketing assistance. Our sincere thanks to our sponsors and supporters: Lee Foundation, Citigroup Private Bank, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Michelle Art Transport Pte Ltd, Asian Art News, CNBC Asia, Kingsmen Exhibits Pte Ltd and Straits Times Life ! Advertisers of the Art Fair Catalogue: City Developments Limited, United Overseas Bank Group.
This press conference is made possible by the kind sponsorship of Coriander Leaf.
ARTSingapore 2002 - The Contemporary Asian Art Fair
Date: Opening Gala 10 October, (by invitation only)
October 11 – 15 fair proper
Venue: Suntec Singapore, International Convention & Exhibition Center.
Level 4, Hall 402
Time: 11-14 October 11a.m. to 8 p.m.
15 October 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: Media and all Enquires
Chen Shen Po - General Manager
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Art Galleries Association (Singapore) (AGA)
As a non-profit organization, AGA’s ideal is to build Singapore into a regional hub for contemporary Asian Art and hence creating a vibrant cultural city of the arts. Its goals are to:
develop the art trade in Singapore and internationally,
further our image as an arts city,
render a professional status to Singapore galleries that other internationally renowned galleries in developed cities have attained,
provide a visual arts educational platform for general public, and collectors,
put Singapore on the world map with an international class art fair.
SINGAPORE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS SHOW
11 - 23 Sep
Jeremy, Kai, Rizman and Tien participate in this exhibition held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
4 -27 Sep
Under the invitation of Danger Museum, The Artists Village takes part in this exhibition, held at the Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA)(London), that highlights different approaches to exhibition-making which operate outside a rigid institutional structure.
Blind Spot (3rd Anniversary Exhibition)
4 Oct - 1 Dec 2002
Don't miss this exciting showcase of Singapore's fresh talent. Emerging local artists such as Chua Chye Teck, Jeremy Hiah, Claire Lim, Benjamin Puah and Tan Wee Lit are invited to create works that challenge the boundaries of our perception. The site? Sculpture Square itself.
Children's Sculpture Exhibition 2002
31 Aug - 25 Sept 2002
Admission: Free ($2 for guided school tours)
Showcasing selected children's works from May's Sculpture Carnival, this exhibition is testament to the creative spark in every child. There'll be invitation cards for participants to send to their friends, catalogues, an opening ceremony with a guest of honour, and what's more, art works will be displayed at just the right height for kids!
Wednesday, August 28, 2002
Brother Joseph McNally Passes Away
Brother Joseph McNally, a prominent figure in Singapore arts and education circles, passed away on the 27th of August in the Republic of Ireland during a visit to his homeland from myocardial infarction complicated by asthma. He was the founder of the La Salle SIA College of the Arts in Singapore. He was a graduate of the St Patrick's College of the Arts in Dublin. In Singapore, he was a well-known sculptor in bronze, and many of his themes were Christian religious. He has expressed in his will for him to be buried in his adopted homeland of Singapore.
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Gajah Gallery has recently acquired a fantastic gallery space
at the MITA Building #01-08. With Gajah Gallery will be a special selection of new works by
South East Asia's most prominent artists.
You are cordially invited
to the opening of
Do you see what I see?
a mixed media exhibition by
April Ng Kiow Ngor
Mak Hwei Yoke
Oh Mei Lee
Phyllis Teo Hwee Leng
Guest of Honour: Dr Chew Kim Liong
Director of Visual Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
22nd August 2002, Thursday 7.30 pm,
Utterly Art Exhibition Space, 208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level
Tel: 6226 2605 Email: email@example.com
Mon-Sat 11.30am-8pm; Sun 12noon-5.30pm
The exhibition runs through to 8th September 2002
So what happens after graduating from art school? Get a job if you¡¦re lucky. But what happens to your art? NAFA printmaking lecturer April Ng Kiow Ngor is aware of such concerns, so like mother hen, she has gathered together a group of her ex-students, Mak Hwei Yoke, Oh Mei Ling and Phyllis Teo Hwee Leng, for an exhibition to showcase their talents. While the four artists have a diverse output, they share certain broad commonalities, such as acute powers of observation, a meticulous attention paid to details in their craft and a spirit for experimentation when visualizing ideas in their respective media, whether it be April¡¦s initial forays into computing and video technology, Hwei Yoke¡¦s drawing impulses on paper and etching plate, Mei Ling¡¦s preoccupation with the possibilities of print techniques and Phyllis¡¦ musings on the mundane in her crocheting.
IPRECIATION cordially invites you to meet the artist on his exhibition opening,
As Colorful As Ink
works by Leung Kui Ting
Date: Friday August 30 2002
Artist Talk: 6.45pm
Venue: 59-61 Kim Yam Road,
Leung Kui Ting is one of the most important contemporary ink artist of this generation. His works are being collected by museums and important private collection worldwide. This is his second solo exhibition in Singapore since 1985. The works being shown in this exhibition ranges from 1988 to present.
About Leung Kui Ting Biography
Exhibition ends 12th Sept, 2002
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