Art What!: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore launches Online Benefit Art Auction 2020
Over the past seven years, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA) has been commended as a unique institution in Southeast Asia for its dynamic and academically rigorous programme. From featuring leading contemporary artists in exhibitions to engaging with contemporary art embedded in social-political spheres, the NTU CCA has always been at the forefront of art research and the up and coming.
As of now, they’re focusing on the theme of Climates. Habitats. Environments., and will be organising an online art auction in support of two major projects – a publication that collates the current theme, as well as the NTU CCA Singapore’s Digital Archive, an archive of institutional records from its inception in 2013 to now.
Through this auction, the Centre hopes to raise SGD$100,000. The Centre will be auctioning works donated by artists who have participated in its residencies, exhibitions and other programmes. The auction features artworks by acclaimed local artists such as Alecia Neo, Fyerool Darma, Heman Chong, Ho Tzu Nyen, Jason Wee, Robert Zhao Renhui, Shubigi Rao, and more. Artworks from international artists Entang Wiharso, Haegue Yang, and Jae Rhim Lee are also among the auction lots. Additionally, one of the featured lots is a donation from world renowned musician and artist Magne Furuholmen.
Each artwork has a unique narrative, created and brought to life as a result of the artists’ visions and active engagement with knowledge, research, community and praxis. Some of these works are testament to the Centre’s emphasis on promulgating ideas that engage with social and ecological concerns, a stance that it has undertaken thus far and will continue to to do so in the future. These works reflect the Centre’s attention to promulgating ideas that engage with social and ecological concerns.
The NTU CCA Online Benefit Art Auction runs from 1st to 18th October 2020. Check out the auction on their website here (available from 17th September 2020). For moe information, visit their website here