30 July – 9 Aug 2021
Art Galleries Association Singapore (AGAS) launches AGAS Presents: Exclusive Studio Conversations, is a collaborative series that unveils the intimate relationship between artists and their representing galleries, providing a personal glimpse into an otherwise hidden process of a gallery’s role in supporting the professional development of the artists they represent. A first for AGAS, the series will see AGAS galleries coming together to present a cohesive roster of artist studio visits.
Through the use of studio visits, the series is a platform to ignite meaningful dialogue not only about the creation of the art, but also to engage in deeper conversations about the art business itself amidst a more intimate setting. Artist Studio visits by collectors and patrons are often perceived as informal and social, without the presence of the gallerist. With this initiative, AGAS hopes to provide the invaluable opportunity for collectors to see the works in person, develop a closer engagement and connection with both the artist and the gallerist.
AGAS Presents: Exclusive Studio Conversations is a ticketed event which runs from 30 July to 9 August 2021. The series will feature a total of 17 artists, 11 of whom are Singaporeans, and their representing galleries. The artists line up includes David Chan (Art Seasons), Boo Sze Yang (artcommune gallery), Piers Bourke (Studio-ID Gallery), Yanyun Chen (Art Porters Gallery), Nidhi Samani (Studio-ID Gallery), Zarina Muhammad (Yeo Workshop), Sunaina Bhalla (Y Art Project), Marc Nair (Intersection Gallery), Emi Avora (Y Art Project), Madhuri Bhaduri (Studio-ID Art Gallery), Ben Loong (Mizuma Gallery), Genevieve Chua (STPI), Leo Liu Xuan Qi (Art Seasons), Jay Ho (Chan + Hori Contemporary), Zeh Teh (Mizuma Gallery), Faris Heizer (Cuturi Gallery) and Jason Lim (Gajah Gallery).
Festival passes are priced at $80 each. Each festival pass allows ticket buyers to attend up to a maximum of 3 artists studio visits. Visits can be either physical or virtual. Keeping to the Safe Management Measures (SMM) guidelines set by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for the Arts and Cultural sector, all studio visits will be at limited capacity and capacity numbers will defer at each studio.