SEAspotlight | Programmes – S.E.A. Focus

SEAspotlight Talks

SEAspotlight is a specially curated series of panel discussions and talks by artists, luminaries and passionate art personalities, to spark dialogues around Southeast Asian contemporary art and the art market.

Catch up on what you missed in the last edition, or look forward to a new series of conversations to glean insights from thought leaders in the art world!

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Sunday 08 January, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Tezos Presents: Come Together – Building Communities in the NFT Art Space

A conversation that focuses on the rapidly evolving world of NFTs and the impact of its creative communities on the non-blockchain art world.

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Sunday 08 January, 4.00pm - 6.00pm

When Patronage Becomes Form: Who is the ‘Southeast Asian Collector’?

A roundtable discussion exploring what it means to be a Southeast Asian art collector – as individuals or institutions – and what a Southeast Asian art collection conveys.

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Saturday 14 January, 11.00am - 1.00pm

AGAS Presents: With the World: A Conversation with Singapore-Born Galleries

As Singapore takes centre stage in the international visual arts calendar this January 2023, leading market players will opine on diversity and equality in the global art arena.

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Saturday 14 January, 2.00PM - 3.00PM

Tezos Presents: Braver New World? A Conversation about Art in a World of AI and NFTs

From traditional notions of aesthetics to contemporary art practices, this panel discusses what makes art ‘valuable’ with the impact of AI and NFTs.

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Saturday 14 January, 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Is There a Southeast Asian Art Market, Now?

Bringing together specialists in the Southeast Asian and international art markets, this panel explores the conditions by which a Southeast Asian art market might operate.

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Sunday 15 January, 11.00am - 12.00pm

RGB Colour Painting: Supawich Weesapen in Conversation with Roger Nelson

How do digital natives see colour and feel time? Thai artist Supawich Weesapen shares revelatory insights on his creative process and its relationship to contemporary experience.

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Sunday 15 January, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Traces of Global Singapore: A Cultural Landscape

A conversation about the conditions and dynamics shaping Singapore in the 21st century, as reflected on by artists, curators, and administrators working within the region.

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