The Show of collections
From the wall of private art collection we bring you a sneap peek of a show where all the arts from these collectors were assembles and put up for a show.
This time in Singapore, the exhibitors of the Chimera took an intiative to showcase the art which has no value and the piecework definitely holds something to be up there. This rare opportunity for viewing spectacular contemporary local and regional art was sure a good idea to be opened for display.
Thanks to the sponsorers, who help the idea work, Credit Suisse as part of the Credit Suisse Innovation in Art Series, Chimera brings audiences a rare glimpse of 28 pieces of artwork by 18 of Asia’s most prolific contemporary artists. The exhibition goes beyond simply showing conventional paintings and sculptures though by also including interactive multi-media pieces.
These ideas are often worked out but never materialize. Indeed, these kinds of major exhibitions of private collections don’t come along very often. As Tan Boon Hui, Director of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), puts it, this exhibition “attests to SAM’s strong relationship with its stakeholders and ability to draw important, exciting artists of our time, local and international art institutions, as well as major collectors from all over the world”.
Spread across the first and second floor galleries, the chapel and inner lobby of the museum, Chimera features exceptional works by artists like Japan’s Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama, Indonesia’s Tromarama and Entang Wiharso, our very own Donna Ong, India’s Sheba Chhachhi and Bharti Kher, the Philippines’ Yasmin Sison and Alfredo Esquillo Jr., Korea’s Lee Yong Baek and China’s Li Hui.
The Sixth Day” (2008) by Donna Ong (Singapore), from the collection of Leo Shih,
“Please Do Not Step 1″ (2004) and “Paper Plates” (2008) by Hamra Abbas (Pakistan), from the collection of Shirish Apte, “Possessive” (2009) by Entang Wiharso (Indonesia), from the Rubell Family Collection
These are to be named few.