Ruminations on Art as Non-Essential

by josh + lyds

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

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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: 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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