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AMOCAT Arts Award winners announced

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Source: Tacoma Weekly

The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced this year’s AMOCAT Arts Award winners: Foster’s Creative (Arts Patron), Southeast Asian Comedy Collective (Community Outreach by an Organization), and Kristina Batiste and Reid Ozaki (Community Outreach by an Individual). The AMOCAT Arts Awards honor the people and organizations that positively impact the community with their passion, innovation, and commitment to the arts.

The Arts Patron award recognizes Foster’s Creative for its devotion to strengthening the local arts scene, highlighting Tacoma’s neighborhoods, and fostering a sense of vibrancy through the narration of meaningful stories and crafting of enduring art for the Tacoma community.

Foster’s Creative has collaborated with numerous local businesses, non-profit organizations, and artists. Their marketing campaigns and events often serve as platforms for fostering collaborations between these three sectors, creating unique and intriguing avenues for local businesses to positively impact their communities through investment, networking, and giving back.

In 2023, Foster’s Creative worked on a project known as “Ten of Us” – a multifaceted, community-oriented initiative featured over 40 visual artists, musicians, hip-hop artists, and storytellers, all coming together to celebrate Tacoma through a film, art book, and series of events. They were joined by the influential Tacoma brand eTc as a collaborator, emphasizing their consistent goal of fostering collaboration and connection, even in their internal projects.

Read more: https://tacomaweekly.com/amocat-arts-award-winners-announced-p6097-117.htm

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Collect with Confidence: Trusted Art Platforms in Asia Pacific

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Source: Entrepreneur asia pacific

The modern art market today is nothing like it was ten years ago. The days of onsite art auctions, where people spend millions of dollars on a single painting, are gradually passing. As a result, art ownership is becoming increasingly accessible and affordable for all art enthusiasts. In this column, we’ll explore traditional art auctions and their new online counterparts to find which option is more relevant and accessible for users in the APAC region.

International Auctions

Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Bonhams are the undisputed leaders of the art auction industry. These auction houses’ rich history and pristine reputation have kept them on top of their game for years. Let’s take a closer look at each auction house.

Read more: https://www.entrepreneur.com/en-au/lifestyle/collect-with-confidence-trusted-art-platforms-in-asia/471169

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Vishal Kumaraswamy’s Dual Exhibitions Illuminate Margins: Arts House March-April Event

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Source: bnn

Artist-curator Vishal Kumaraswamy is set to make a significant impact at Arts House in March and April with two thought-provoking exhibitions: ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಣೆ nireekshane and ಒಡಲಾಳ Odalala. These exhibitions delve into the depths of social hierarchies, domesticity, belonging, landscape, and the brutal realities of marginalized communities through the lens of South Asian and diasporic artists.

Exploring Margins with ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಣೆ nireekshane

Slated for March as part of PHOTO 2024, ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಣೆ nireekshane translates to ‘the act of seeing’ and ‘a detailed critical inspection’ in Dravidian Kannada. It showcases over 150 pieces by artists such as Arun Vijai Mathavan, Jaisingh Nageswaran, Krithika Sriram, M. Palani Kumar, Priya Suresh Kambli, and Sadia Marium. These works traverse themes of domesticity, belonging, and landscape, highlighting the nuances of social hierarchies through traditional and innovative photographic practices.

Read more: https://bnnbreaking.com/world/india/vishal-kumaraswamys-dual-exhibitions-illuminate-margins-arts-house-march-april-event

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A Survey of Contemporary Sikh Art in Los Angeles Expands South Asian History 

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Source: Artnews

There have been so few sizable exhibitions of contemporary Sikh art at major US museums, you could nearly count them on two hands. “There have been maybe a dozen exhibitions at large museums,” said Syona Puliady, a curator at Los Angeles’s Fowler Museum of Art who specializes in textiles of the eastern hemisphere.

Curated with Sonia Dhami, president of the Art & Tolerance organization and a trustee of the Sikh Foundation, the exhibition, titled “I Will Meet You Yet Again: Contemporary Sikh Art,” brings together 40 works. Ranging from sculpture to photography, from painting to photographic essays, the works center Sikhism, a socio-religious group with an origin in India’s Panjab region and a diaspora that today numbers around 25 million. 

A new exhibition of Sikh art that Puliady co-organized offers what the previous have lacked: an opportunity to exceed one’s understanding of both South Asian art history.

Read more: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/reviews/a-survey-of-contemporary-sikh-art-in-los-angeles-expands-south-asian-history-1234698069/

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