Showing posts with label Art Fairs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art Fairs. Show all posts

Monday, August 29

Iskandar Jalil’s Major Retrospective at National Gallery of Singapore

Iskandar Jalil is something of a purist. Don’t refer to the master potter as an artist; he is first and foremost a craftsman who believes his ceramic creations should be, above all, functional. “I’m only interested in pottery. A lot of ceramic artists actually they can’t do pottery,” he muses with justifiable pride in his work.

Visitors attending the exhibition “Iskandar Jalil: Kembara Tanah Liat” (Clay Travels), opening on September 1 at the National Gallery of Singapore, will however recognize the artistry in his functional objects. The major retrospective, the first broad survey of his practice over 50 years (from the 1960s onwards), presents 180 creations that showcase his mastery of colors and beauty of form with just the right dose of whimsical detailing to keep you intrigued.

Sunday, August 21

Shanghai Gears up for PHOTOFAIRS

The third edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is bringing together 50 international galleries at a time when, according to Christopher Philips of the International Center of Photography in New York, the collecting market for photography in Asia has recently seen an increase in activity, with regional institutions and private collectors alike finally recognizing the importance of photography as an collectable art medium.

Monday, August 8

Art Stage Jakarta Takes Great Care of its VIPs

Lorenzo Rudolf, the founder and director of Art Stage, knows how to look after top collectors and clients. After all this is the man who introduced the modern VIP concept to art fairs back in the 1990s when he was at Art Basel and helped transform the fair from a trade show to the must attend annual art event for collectors. Fast forward 20 years, and Rudolf is still creating novel and interesting experiences for top collectors.