Led by curators and critics, art historians and philanthropists, The Chapters unfolds a more rigorous and focused curricula. These advanced courses are for those keen to delve deeper into the manifold spheres of fine art, beyond The Tetrad.

12 June 2021

The currency of words like “sustainable” and “conscientious” has attuned us to how we ethically consume in our late capitalist society. But what does it mean to apply social, environmental and political frameworks to collecting? How can contemporary collections be mission-driven along the lines of long-term, social impact? 

Your Destination:
Discover how to build an art collection of lasting legacy with a social mission at its core. Cultivate a conscious approach to philanthropy that moves beyond the realm of material acquisitions.

Mariela Scafati, Untitled, 2019, Ceramics, wood, rope, blanket, variable measures. Collection of Benedicta M Badia-Nordenstahl.

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25 September 2021

Interested to develop confidence in speaking about and engaging deeply with contemporary art and exhibitions? This full-day course will explore art as a source of meaning. Activities based on group discussions will focus on vocabulary, ideas and context.

Your Destination:
Express your views with clarity and confidence. Be equipped to engage in enriching conversations about the meaning of contemporary art and its role in society.

Camille Henrot, Office of unreplied emails, 2016-17, digital prints on silicone, wooden racks, rubber floor covering. Image courtesy of LASALLE College of the Arts.

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11 December 2021

Made up of over 25,000 islands, the archipelago sits between modern-day mainland Southeast Asia and Australia and inevitably makes up a diversity of cultures and traditions. This course offers entry points to art enthusiasts in understanding the cultural and historical contexts to this vast geographical terrain.

Your Destination:
Gain a nuanced appreciation of Indonesian, Malaysian and Singapore art through cultural contexts that go beyond the art historical canon.

Exhibition view of Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna, 16 November 2017–11 March 2018; Karl Johann Bahr, Portrait of Raden Saleh, 1842, Oil on canvas, 86.5 x 71.7 cm, Collection of Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia. Image courtesy of National Gallery Singapore.

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Beyond the White Cube

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Structured as a dialogue between two distinguished art leaders, this course explores the vast terrain of art beyond the space of the white cube gallery. The course offers an in-depth opportunity to explore digital art galleries, art in nature, and commissioning works in unconventional spaces.

Your Destination:
Discover diverse contexts for art and exhibitions, and explore the future of art as it interweaves with spaces of the digital, natural and in-between.

AORA v install shot featuring works by Shiraz Bayjoo, Mit Jai Inn, Lisa Bouissière. Image courtesy of AORA.

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Collecting Digital

15 & 22 June

In two 90-minute sessions, we will dive into the digital realm as the genre of new media has wrapped itself around an exciting collecting technology: NFTs.

Your Destination:
You will make connections between the history of digital art and its transition to the blockchain. You will comprehend the the core values that underpin the current NFT movement, its foundations in cryptocurrency and game economies. You will gain a broad-sweeping understanding of different NFT verticals not just in art, but also fashion, gaming and finance, as well as strategies for learn strategies for navigating and collecting within these ecosystems.

Refik Anadol, “Machine Hallucinations: Mars Landscapes”, 2021

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