minimART is a platform for young contemporary artists to showcase and sell their original fine art works ranging from painting, sculpture, and photography, to installation work, performance, and other forms of contemporary art. All works for sale are priced under $1,000.
This event is organised by artists for artists in Singapore! It aims to contribute to the development of local artistic practice, in particular young contemporary artists. It also hopes to plant the seed of art collecting among art enthusiasts with affordable artworks. There will also be complementary exhibitions on both days. In the Random Room, on Saturday 7 April, a durational performance will take place from 4-8pm. BOUNDless, curated by Daniela Beltrani, involves 5 surprise artists working with 10 unknown materials, in an unknown space. And on Sunday, from 10am-6pm, a fresh line-up of video art and experimental films will be exhibited. VIDEOvoiddeck, curated by Wesley Leon Aroozoo, includes 100 minutes of videos by over 20 artists, and features new work from local and international, emerging and seasoned artists.
minimART is a non-for-profit project initiated by two artists, Vincent Chow and Kelvin Atmadibrata. It is an on-going project seeks to create platforms to local young artists to present their artworks. The project currently organises a series of events that are held once or twice per year at The Substation.
minimART aims to offer:
1. An affordable platform for young artists to show and sell their works to motivate them to constantly producing new artwork
2. A networking and socializing channel to meet other artists that could lead to collaboration.
3. An opportunity to be talent spotted by curators and art galleries.
1. Make art appreciation as common as going to the supermarket.
2. Appreciation of artwork by local artists. With a focus on contemporary art, it will help to heighten the level of appreciation on unconventional artistic expression among the local audience.
3. A way to encourage art collecting culture especially for first time art buyer with affordable artworks
4. An accessible and less intimidating platform compared to visiting a gallery.
5. Opportunities to meet and talk to the artists.
6. Introduce the Substation as an independent art space to the general public to encourage more people to participate in programmes organised by the Substation.
The team behind minimART 2.0:
Daniela Beltrani (curator)
Wesley Leon Aroozoo (curator)
Noor Effendy Ibrahim (advisor)
Chen Jieyun (organiser)
Kelvin Atmadibrata (organiser)
Vincent Chow (organiser)