This January, The Private Museum (TPM) presents Emerging: Collecting Singapore Contemporary – Selections from the DUO Collection, an exhibition of works by the DUO
collectors, who have been semi-anonymously collecting the art of Singapore-based emerging artists over the past 5 years.
Held alongside Singapore Art Week 2020, the exhibition will showcase 20 artworks from
16 emerging artists. As part of TPM’s 10th anniversary, the museum revisits its foundation of bridging the private and the public; this exhibition is the first in a series of five, featuring an array of private collections in Singapore.
The artworks reflect some of Singapore’s emerging urgencies in recent years by responding to themes of identity, urbanization, the environment, places, and spaces. Emerging showcases some hidden gems, including Kanchana Gupta’s artwork, Work in Progress #120. The artwork concept signifies one of the most important social phenomena of 20th century – migration. Charlie and Whiskey I by Melissa Tan is formed from acrylic on watercolor paper, compressed foam, asphaltum lacquer and resin depicting Singapore’s ever-changing and developing infrastructure. Visitors will witness artwork from artists such as Faris Nakamura, Genevieve Chua, Melissa Tan, and many more.
“The exhibition seeks not only to stimulate new conversations on Singapore’s contemporary art through the lens of private collectors, but also to expand on their role in the art eco-system as imperative patrons of the arts”, says The Private Museum.
Emerging: Collecting Singapore Contemporary – Selections from the DUO Collection runs from 11th January to 1st March 2020 at The Private Museum. Admission is free.