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Online Benefit Art Auction

1 Oct 2020, Thu - 18 Oct 2020, Sun

Bidding begins
1 – 18 October 2020

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The NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore’s Online Benefit Art Auction aims to raise funds for two vital projects currently underway:

  1. NTU CCA Singapore’s Digital Archive – A digitisation project of the Centre’s institutional records which date back to its inception in 2013. The online archive experience will document the Centre’s exploration of Spaces of the Cultural in a dynamic way through material in multiple media, as well as staff and collaborators’ perspectives on its groundbreaking exhibitions, public programmes, residencies, and research initiatives. The archive aims to offer the public unparalleled access to experimental curatorial and artistic practices in Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond. 
  2. A publication titled Climates. Habitats. Environments. – A culmination of the Centre’s research focus over the past three years, this book engages with the consequences of globalisation and the climate crisis through a combination of the artistic, the academic, and the cultural.

The projects encompass a twofold proposition – to make NTU CCA Singapore’s legacy as a unique institution in Southeast Asia available worldwide by providing online access to all, and to disseminate the Centre’s work in Singapore and beyond with a print publication aimed at the advancement of artistic research. Both projects provide access to and focus on contemporary art and its role in knowledge production, public engagement, and participation.

These endeavours take on greater significance as the Centre goes through a period of transition and transformation of its longer-term capabilities for post COVID-19 recovery. The lease for its exhibition hall and residency studios at Gillman Barracks (Blk 43, 37 and 38) will not be renewed beyond March 2021 as part of this change. Its final exhibition, Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films., will open on 17 October 2020 and run until 28 February 2021.

The Online Benefit Art Auction features artworks donated by artists who have participated in the Centre’s residencies, exhibitions and other programmes, including:

  1. Alecia NEO (Singapore)
  2. ANG Song Nian (Singapore)
  3. anGie SEAH (Singapore)
  4. Animali Domestici (Thailand/Italy)
  5. Arin RUNGJANG (Thailand)
  6. Entang WIHARSO (Indonesia)
  7. Fyerool DARMA (Singapore)
  8. Haegue YANG (South Korea/Germany)
  9. Heman CHONG (Singapore)
  10. HO Tzu Nyen (Singapore)
  11. ila (Singapore)
  12. Jae Rhim LEE (South Korea)
  13. Jason WEE (Singapore)
  14. Jeremy SHARMA (Singapore)
  15. Lucy + Jorge ORTA (United Kingdom)
  16. Magne FURUHOLMEN (Norway)
  17. Marjetica POTRČ (Slovenia)
  18. Ming WONG (Singapore/Germany)
  19. Regina Maria MÖLLER (Germany)
  20. Robert ZHAO Renhui (Singapore)
  21. Rossella BISCOTTI (Italy/The Netherland)
  22. Shubigi RAO (India/Singapore)
  23. Tiffany CHUNG (Vietnam/USA)
  24. Trevor YEUNG (Hong Kong)
  25. Wei Leng TAY (Singapore)
  26. Weixin QUEK CHONG (Singapore)

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. These works reflect the Centre’s attention to promulgating ideas that engage with social and ecological concerns.

The Centre is immensely grateful for the support of all the artists who contributed new or recently commissioned works, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precarious financial position of artists and cultural producers around the world.



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