by josh + lyds
Joshua Lau @joshlau.yz & Lydia Tan @lydia_ caramel
Campaign Site: www.nonessentialartistmonth.com
Campaign Video: https://www.facebook.com/blueoceanfineart/videos/1208068826253036 (By Electus Films)
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”.