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01 December 2021, filed under Artwork, Collecting, Singapore

Meet the Metis Instructor: Syed Muhammad Hafiz

By Metis Team

Instructor of Reading the Malay Archipelago, Syed Muhammad Hafiz, speaks to Metis about his favourite art figure in the region, archipelagic thinking, and art collecting.

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10 November 2021, filed under Featured, Artwork, Metis Radar, Latin America

On the Radar: Latin America

By Metis Team

Metis takes a closer look at five Latin American artists on our radar, whose works intimately excavate the contexts, landscapes and politics of their region.

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30 October 2021, filed under Artwork, Collecting, Highlights, Metis Picks, Southeast Asia

Metis for Change: Exploring the Political in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

By Metis Team

Metis takes a look at five contemporary artists from Southeast Asia whose works speak to the diversities, politics and environments of this enigmatic region.

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23 October 2021, filed under Artwork, Collecting, Highlights, Metis Picks

Metis Picks from KIAF 2021

By Metis Team

Metis picks our favourite artworks from the highly-anticipated KIAF 2021, which returned this year to Gwangju, South Korea.

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30 September 2021, filed under Artwork, Collecting, Highlights, Metis Picks

On the Radar: The New Generation at OVR: Basel 2021

By Metis Team

OVR: Basel took place last weekend, running concurrently to Art Basel’s physical fair in Switzerland. Here, Metis takes a look at our favourite works from young artists displayed at the OVR. Born between the late 80s to late 90s, the works from these artists are bold, thoughtful and illuminating — we’ll surely be keeping a close eye on them in the years to come.

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28 September 2021, filed under Singapore, Southeast Asia, Metis Partners

Collaborating with DECK: A conversation with Gwen Lee

By Gwen Lee, Metis Team

As our partnering non-profit for our August instalment of The Tetrad, we speak to Gwen Lee, the Director and Co-founder of DECK — an independent art space for photographers in Singapore. Here, Gwen shares her thoughts about the future of DECK and the evolving local contemporary photography scene.

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16 September 2021, filed under Artwork, Highlights, Metis Picks

Metis Picks TEFAF 2021: Abstraction in the Works of Female Artists

By Metis Team

TEFAF’s 2021 online fair ran from 9-13 September and featured 250 exhibitors. Metis takes a look at abstraction in the works of female artists exhibited in the fair.

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09 September 2021, filed under Metis Radar, South Asia

On the Radar: Rising Artists from South Asia

By Metis Team

While the news of the art market in Asia is often dominated by the East, regions like South Asia are also hitting their stride, with their markets coming into their own and maturing over the past few years. From Sri Lanka in the south to Pakistan in the north, Metis hones in on some of the artists on our radar.

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31 August 2021, filed under Artwork, Meet Metis

Meet the Metis Instructor: Melanie Pocock

By Metis Team, Melanie Pocock

Curators Bala Starr and Melanie Pocock will be leading our upcoming Chapters course, The Language of Contemporary Art, on 25 September. Bala is currently the director of La Trobe Art Institute in Victoria, Australia, while Melanie is a curator at Ikon in Birmingham, UK. We speak to Melanie about her practice, how she sees public engagement in terms of contemporary art, and what we can expect from the upcoming course.

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