Day 3Friday 30 July 2021, 14:00
Globalisation has been seen as an opportunity in the contemporary art scene, as the visibility of art out of its basal community has enormously increased while the subject matter is largely enriched as artists gain greater access to a variety of materials and get exposed to a wider scope of concerns. However, the recent years witnessed a great deal of socio-economic changes as worldwide health crisis brings forth a contemplation on the fragility of globalisation. As much as the fate of mankind across national boundaries is intertwined, the world inhabitants are experiencing an extraordinary degree of the necessity of self-isolating. The way art is created, presented and experienced is inevitably affected as well. This presentation focuses on the attempts of the artist-maker and the gallerist-curator in tuning to the clash between alienation and globalisation, as well as the relevance of art practice, curatorial direction and gallery programming to the audience at large in such context.
Sophia has obtained the Diploma of Auctioneering from Missouri Auction School, USA and is also an art appraisers with the International Society of Appraisers, USA. She founded Suma Orientalis, a contemporary art gallery devoted to cultivate deeper art appreciation in Malaysia.