1 – 18 October 2020
The NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore’s Online Benefit Art Auction aims to raise funds for two vital projects currently underway:
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:
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.