President’s Young Talents and The Collectors Show: Weight of History at Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Week in January was packed with art events: the international art fair Art Stage Singapore 2013, a myriad of exhibition openings in art institutions, private galleries, and art centers such as Gillman Barracks. The Singapore Art Museum contributed even two highlights to the arts calendar: the President’s Young Talents show, featuring Singapore’s most promising artists under the age of 35, and the much anticipated Collectors Show: Weight of History.

Now in its third year, The Collectors Show presents contemporary art from private collections in Asia. The 2013 edition is titled Weight of History. Curated by SAM curator Michelle Ho, the exhibition features more than 20 works that show how artists perceive, and re-conceive the multiple facets of history in the Asia-Pacific region. The exhibition runs until May 5, 2013.

The President’s Young Talents show was inaugurated by Singapore Art Museum in 2001. Its aim is to feature Singapore’s most promising artists under the age of 35. The artists are selected by an independent curatorial committee of local art professionals and are mentored through the entire process of art creation. This year the selected artists are Boo Junfeng, Liao Jiekai, Zaki Razak, Grace Tan, Ryf Zaini and Robert Zhao Renhui. The exhibition runs until September 15, 2013.

In this video, we provide you with an exhibition walkthrough on the occasion of the opening reception of both The Collectors Show: Weight of History, and President’s Young Talents on January 24, 2013.

Coverage of last year’s shows is available in our archive: The Collectors Show: Chimera at Singapore Art Museum and The Singapore Show: Future Proof at Singapore Art Museum at 8Q

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Featured artists in The Collectors Show: Weight of History are Tony Albert, Jumaldi Alfi, Montien Boonma, Kawayan de Guia, Sakshi Gupta, Shilpa Gupta, Gonkar Gyatso, Aisha Khalid, Li Songsong, Morimura Yasumasa, Francis Ng, Chatchai Puipia, Sudarshan Shetty, Shahzia Sikander, Tang Da Wu, Yuken Teruya, Tu Wei-Cheng, Vertical Submarine, Xu Bing, Yee Sookyung, Zulkifli Yusoff, and Zhang Huan. The works come from the collections Hady Ang, Apeejay Surrendra Group, Mimi Brown, Disaphol Chansiri, Aliya & Farouk Khan, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art Seoul, Lekha and Anupam Poddar, Michelangelo and Lourdes Samson, Tatsumi Sato, Peggy Scott and David Teplitzky, Mike Tay, Tay Yu Jin, The Rose Trust, and other private collections.