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  • Jan 03, 2020

[Sponsored] The IMPART Collectors’ Show 2020: “Material Agendas” and Yinka Shonibare’s “Justice for All”

Two exhibitions set to launch during the season of Singapore Art Week 2020 festivities are designed to spark new conversations about contemporary art through the lens of history and culture. Bringing together “the market, the makers, the masses,” the IMPART Collectors’ Show organized by Art Outreach returns for its third edition at the School of the Arts Gallery from January 10 to 19. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to view contemporary artworks residing in private collections—many of which have never been in shown in Singapore before. Meanwhile, Asian Art Institutum brings a newly created sculptural installation by acclaimed Nigerian-British artist Yinka Shonibare CBE, RA, to The Arts House from January 13 to 31. 

The IMPART Collectors’ Show 2020 is themed “Material Agendas” and is curated by Tan Boon Hui, the Vice President of the Global Arts & Cultural Programmes and Director of the Asia Society Museum in New York. As the former Director of the Singapore Art Museum, Tan is familiar with many of the private collectors in the region and also knows the audience in Singapore well, making him an ideal person to spark public conversations and inspire engagement with contemporary artworks. To that end, the exhibition features works by 19 of the most prominent and dynamic artists working today, hailing from 13 private collections around the world.