Oct 01 2020

Let the Bidding Begin! Online Benefit Art Auction for NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore


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Auction Website


Bidding Period

1 – 18 October

Place your bids for a work of art to support a unique contemporary art institution in Southeast Asia!

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

1.    NTU CCA Singapore’s Digital Archive – A digitization 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 programs, 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 globalization and the climate crisis through a combination of the artistic, the academic, and the cultural.

The projects encompass a twofold proposition—to make available NTU CCA Singapore’s legacy by giving access to its archive, and to disseminate the Centre’s work in Singapore and beyond with a print publication aimed at furthering artistic research. Both projects make accessible and focus on contemporary art and its role in knowledge production, public engagement, and participation.

The Online Benefit Art Auction features artworks donated by artists who have participated in the Centre’s residencies, exhibitions, and other programs, 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 PotrĨ (Slovenia)

18.  Ming Wong (Singapore/Germany)

19.  Regina Maria Möller (Germany)

20.  Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore)

21.  Rossella Biscotti (Italy/The Netherlands)

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.

For those who would like to help through other means, NTU CCA Singapore’s own Artists’ Limited Edition Everyday Items comprising specially commissioned objects made in limited quantities—ranging from scarves, umbrellas, notebooks, raincoats, tote bags to beach towels—are also available for purchase from the auction website. Alternatively, you can also make a donation for any amount here.

The Centre has expressed its gratitude 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.

Let the bidding begin!

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