Special Screening-cum-Discussion in Hong Kong

THE 24-HOUR ART PRACTICE HONG KONG Web

A PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE FILMMAKER

The cancellation and postponement of public screenings in Singapore (Jan 23) and Indonesia (Feb 3) have been interesting episodes in the journey of this documentary film, The 24-Hour Art Practice. The circumstances that led to their cancellation/postponement very much reflect the state of interdependency of relationships and reveal the various dynamics that are at work within the Asian art scene — both visible and invisible.  This incidental “side show” says as much about Asia and its relationship with art than any film can illustrate.

I’m thankful to the Hong Kong Arts Centre for reiterating their strong support and desire to proceed with a special screening to the art world during the Art Basel period and to ArtAsiaPacific for moderating the post-screening discussion relating to private museums in Asia. I’m looking forward to the discourse in Hong Kong.

Thanks also to Singapore Tourism Board for their unstinting support throughout the entire process. Hope to be able to publicly screen it in Singapore soon.

It has been one hell of a ride, but I have discovered gems in the art world along the way. Thank you all for your support !! The show will go on. The interview I did with Darryl Wee from Art Info aptly describes the journey of filmmaking.

Special art world screening-cum-discussion
March 15, 4pm, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Strictly by registration only
(online registration will be available shortly)

Patricia Chen

Director & Producer, The 24-Hour Art Practice

 

SOUTHEAST ASIA PREMIERE

 

The Southeast Asia Premiere of China’s Art Missionary on 24 Jan 2015 has been cancelled. Watch this space!CHINA'S ART MISSIONARY

This is the journey of Swiss art collector, Uli Sigg, into the heart of the Chinese cultural space, as a preserver and custodian of cultural assets which are not his own.

This film presents Uli Sigg’s thinking on art as research and as collectibles, with historical and controversial content that questions the very definition of art in society.

More Information on www.asianartpatronage.com

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THE INDONESIAN ART WORLD IMPLODES

Copyright © 2014 Patricia Chen

Copyright © 2014 Patricia Chen

I spent a day in Jakarta on May 8 with my camera and sound crew waiting to film the highly controversial book launch cum exhibition for my second film. Organised by the newly set-up PPSI, the people behind the scandal that broke out on the OHD collection, the event, JEJAK LUKISAN PALSU (roughly translates as TRAILING INDONESIAN FAKE PAINTING) was held at Galeri Nasional Indonesia, in conjunction with the launch of a publication of the same title.
 
The 13 hour shoot was illuminating. It was not only about recording the exhibition, which lasted merely several hours, as about understanding how the Indonesian art world operates. Hope to be able to portray the dynamics in the film. Here are some quick facts :
 
1. All the artworks on exhibit,  alleged to be fake and genuine works, were reproductions.
2. Most of the illustrations of fake works came from a single collection : the OHD collection.
 
I left with many burning questions waiting to be answered. I am looking forward to reading the publication and catching up with the people behind this effort. 

WHY HEAR FROM ASIAN ART PATRONS ?

Claire Hsu, Co-Founder and Director, Asia Art Archive Hong Kong.

“The most visible art historical narratives have been written from sites that have a long history of institutional support, be they museums, academies or university departments. This history of support does not exist in Asia, and therefore the recent art histories of the region remain relatively unknown or greatly simplified. By sharing their extensive collections of contemporary works, by taking risks, this group of collectors offer very different points of view to the more dominant frameworks one tends to encounter in the region – that of the market and within government museums. “

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LEADING PATRONS OF ASIAN ART