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Ruminations on Art as Non-Essential

by josh + lyds

Joshua Lau @joshlau.yz & Lydia Tan @lydia_ caramel


blurb magazine. blurbmag. Ruminations on art as non-essential. josh + lyds. arts & culture. @blurb.mag

1 One only needs to make a comparison to Hong Kong where its size, population and economic presence mirror that of Singapore’s but whose sales, in decline yield at least HKD 3 billion worth to see that we are a crouching tiger in dormancy. Another metric of assessment is possibly the setting up of operations of famous galleries in Hong Kong: Gagosian, David Zwirner, Massimo De Carlo, White Cube amongst others, indicative of creative and economic potential. Sources: https://www.hugillandip.com/2019/03/advantages-of-hong-kong-as-an-art-trading-hub-and-the-growth-of-cryptocurrencies-in-artwork-transactions/ and The Art Market 2019 Art Basel & UBS Report, Prepared by Dr. Clare McAndrew Founder of Arts Economics.

2 See for example, Kester Wong’s piece “Nuances”.

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