If you google “qualities of great art collectors”, Mike and Lou Samson tick all the boxes:
- They know their art cold – in fact, Lou has an MA in Asian Art Histories from our alma mater, LaSalle
- They engage with their communities
- They have a point of view
- They are in it for the art
- They are tastemakers
So, if the opportunity arises to see selected works from their collection, we go! Here’s a preview of As We Were, which opens today at Artspace@helutrans and runs till 17 October 2021.
Presented by SEED The Art Space, it features works by some of the big names in Southeast Asian contemporary art, as well as some promising up-and-comers. Open every day except Mondays, you can register at https://SEEDTHEARTSPACE.as.me/AsWeWere. If you’d like some guidance to the artworks, you can book a curator tour at: https://qrco.de/CuratorTourBooking.
Exhibition venue: Artspace@helutrans, 39 Keppel Road, #01-05 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, S 089065
Opening dates: 16 September – 17 October 2021
Opening times: 1-7pm Tues – Sun, Closed Mon, Admission is free
Due to safe measurement requirements, ArtSpace@HeluTrans can accommodate up to 45 visitors for each one-hour time slot. Groups sizes are limited to no more than 5 persons. TraceTogether App or Token will be required prior to entry.