Jan 20th – 31st
S.E.A. Focus, the meeting point for contemporary art in Southeast Asia, will return from 20 to 31 January 2021 as an anchor event of the annual Singapore Art Week. It will break new ground in its third edition by offering an exciting and complementary blend of digital and in-person art experiences for collectors, artists, galleries and the public. This initiative celebrates the best of contemporary art in Southeast Asia and it is led by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, and supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore.
For the first time, S.E.A. Focus will present twinned offerings – S.E.A. Focus Digital and S.E.A. Focus Curated. S.E.A. Focus Digital is an online platform staged exclusively with Artsy, leading global online fine art marketplace and Main Online Partner of S.E.A. Focus 2021. The platform enables S.E.A. Focus to bring contemporary art from Southeast Asia to a global audience, including avid art collectors in Artsy’s extensive database, and offer them a seamless discovery-to-purchase experience.
S.E.A. Focus Curated, on the other hand, is an immersive, physical showcase in Tanjong Pagar Distripark where works of art from participating galleries are presented in a space designed by architect Randy Chan of Zarch Collaboratives. The showcase eschews the usual layout of art fair booths for an open, fluid exhibition. The show, titled hyper–horizon, is a response to the waves of change and possibility seizing Southeast Asia as it seeks to spur urgent focus on the place and vitality of art in testing times. The bold, non-conventional presentation aims to spark new connections between works of art from Southeast Asia and create opportunities for collectors and audiences to make fresh discoveries. The showcase can also be experienced virtually through the S.E.A. Focus website, www.seafocus.sg.