S.E.A. Focus returns for its 5th edition from
Friday 6 Jan - Sunday 15 Jan 2023

SEAspotlight is a specially curated series of panel discussions and talks by artists, luminaries and passionate art personalities, focusing on topics from and around Southeast Asia.

The series of talks 'Pivot to the Future' is specially curated by ArtAsiaPacific.

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Tuesday, 11 January

Tuesday 11 January 2022, 8PM - 9PM SGT

Pivot to the Future: Collaboration vs Consolidation

Click here to view this Zoom Webinar. How will the way we experience art change post-Covid? As we power on through the pandemic, how can international art networks play a part in overcoming the ever-shifting logistical and economic challenges posed by the pandemic, as the global art market recovers and renews? How will digitalisation change […]

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Wednesday, 12 January

Wednesday 12 January 2022, 8PM - 9PM SGT

Pivot to the Future: Age of Influencers

Click here to view this Zoom Webinar. The growing importance of millennial collectors in the art market is necessitating new ways of doing business, including connecting with audiences online. Among the most powerful marketers today are individuals who specialize in promoting products to their social-media followers. Is the art market ready for a new generation […]

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Monday, 17 January

Monday 17 January 2022, 8PM – 9PM SGT

Pivot to the Future: How to be an Artist in the 2020s

Click here to view this Zoom Webinar. Artists talk about the different approaches to studio practice and other activities that support them. What are the best approaches to gaining an education, and how do you start your career? How do artists maintain international networks? How engaged should an artist be within their community, or should […]

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Tuesday, 18 January

Tuesday 18 January 2022, 7PM - 8PM SGT

Pivot to the Future: How to Run Your Own Art Space

Click here to watch this Zoom Webinar. A in-depth look at the latest models for hosting activities, community engagement, operations, and sustainability Artists and curators are increasingly inspired to create their own micro organizations to host exhibitions, artist projects, and other social or community events. But how does one start an art space? What does […]

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Wednesday, 19 January

Wednesday 19 January 2022, 8PM - 9PM SGT

Pivot to the Future: Selling Art in a Virtual World

Click here to watch this Zoom Webinar. In this digital age of instantaneous gratification & ever-decreasing attention span, digital art has seen an exponential growth. How does one transact remotely and discuss artworks without being able to see the artworks in person?  What are the new best practices for buyers and sellers alike? What are […]

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Thursday, 20 January

Thursday 20 January 2022, 7PM – 8PM SGT

Pivot to the Future: Evolving Collections

Click here to watch this Zoom Webinar. Collectors with a long engagement with contemporary art discuss how they see the evolution of their role in the art world.  For many veteran collectors, owning artworks leads to new interests in both maintaining those works and sharing them with the public. Additionally, collectors often extend their activities […]

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Sunday, 23 January

Sunday 23 January 2022, 3:30PM – 4:30PM SGT

Is Southeast Asia a Single Market?

Southeast Asia has historically been an intersection of trade and culture, with the archipelago’s straits and waterways forming the channels through which markets crossed. How might this historical legacy feed into the region’s contemporary art scenes, and might they constitute a world unto their own? If Southeast Asia is one market, what defines it? If […]

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