Experience the best of Southeast Asian art under one roof at S.E.A. Focus 2021, led by STPI - Creative Workshop and Gallery and supported by the National Arts Council. The annual showcase returns for its third edition this year as a progressive physical and online showcase with two offerings, S.E.A. Focus Digital and S.E.A. Focus Curated.
Taking place at Tanjong Distripark is hyper-horizon, a physical exhibition of S.E.A. Focus Curated. The exhibition showcases a curated selection of works as a seamless exhibition experience, contrary to the typical art fair presentation where works are shown in segregated booths. The aim is to make exploring and uncovering fresh perspectives of Southeast Asian art a more accessible and inviting affair.
This edition showcases works from 27 leading local and international art galleries. Lehmann Maupin (New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, London) and Edouard Malingue Gallery (Hong Kong, Shanghai) – which are both taking part for the first time – are presenting works by artists from the Southeast Asian region. Discover emerging local artists who should be on your radar such as Jamie Tan and Jamie Teo, Ian Tee, and Ashley Yeo – and take in the brilliance of established artists including art and design collective PHUNK, Jimmy Ong and Ho Tzu Nyen.
You can also marvel at works from notable artists from the region such as Indonesian artist Syaiful Garibaldi, Thai video artist Kawita Vatanajyankur, Vietnamese artist Hà Ninh Pham, up-and-coming Filipino artist Pow Martinez, as well as London-based Malaysian artist Mandy El-Sayegh.
But hold your breath for the highlight at this year's hyper-horizon, Thai contemporary artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s monumental, site-specific tapestry installation, 'untitled 2016 (nothing)'. The installation is stitched up of saffron dyed cotton, thread, metal grommets. Another notable piece is Ho Tzu Nyen’s 'The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia', an impressive video work which will debut in its entirety at S.E.A. Focus, as well as PHUNK’s 'Control Chaos', a large-scale painting produced to commemorate collective's 25th year anniversary.