Together with her husband Michelangelo, Lourdes Samson is one of the most open and active collectors in Singapore. The couple started collecting Filipino contemporary art and then expanded their collection to cover the region. For them, collecting represents the chance to learn more about Southeast Asia and create fruitful conversations.Read More
Indonesian collector Wiyu Wahono is a great connoisseur of art history, an avid reader, and most importantly, a keen observer of how societal changes influence art. He is well aware of the need to know about art history in order to orientate oneself in the meanderings of contemporary art. In his view, to collect the right work, you need to understand the spirit of the times; what the Germans call the zeitgeist.Read More
An artist’s studio visit to Ahmad Fuad for a self-confessed “unstructured” discussion, which ranged from discussing the artist’s loyalty to long-term projects, to his views on political art. Ahmad Fuad began by welcoming an unstructured discussion as a useful tool for his own thinking, and a means of mental refreshment.Read More
When a collection no longer reflects your taste and concerns as you evolve into a sophisticated collector, what should you do with it? Are you ruining your credibility if you clean it up and resell? Collectors Talk with Amna Naqvi, Alain Servais, Tom Tandio. Moderated by Selina TingRead More
The Maecenas of the Pakistani art scene are called Amna and Ali Naqvi. Based in Hong Kong, they are real pioneers in their field in Pakistan and began their art collection more than 20 years ago. They started with local contemporary and modern art, but their collection has expanded over the years to include art from China, India, Indonesia, and Japan.Read More
Art critic Barbara Pollack coined the term “Post-Passport Identity” to describe a generation of emerging Chinese artists born in the 1980s and 1990s, who are the subject of her latest book “Brand New Art from China – A generation on the rise” (I.B. Tauris, Autumn 2018).Read More
In his collection and upcoming museum, collector Petch Osathanugrah, from Bangkok, prefers to show art that is timeless and creates stillness in the viewer’s experience.Read More
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