The short film, China’s Art Missionary, has been selected for the Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque, accessible to industry delegates throughout the period of the festival and 90 days after. Sheffield Documentary Festival is UK’s biggest documentary festival and the third largest in the world.
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)
Director & Producer, The 24-Hour Art Practice
The World Premiere Asia Premiere of The 24-Hour Art Practice has been cancelled in Singapore and postponed in Jakarta. Watch this space!
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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.
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Launched in conjunction with publication Collecting Chinese Contemporary Art : Uli Sigg In Conversation with Patricia Chen. www.asianartpatronage.com to order.
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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