Is Southeast Asia the global art mar­ket’s next sweet spot?

Hong Kong Tatler - - Concierge -

I think with Southeast Asia, in com­par­i­son to coun­tries like China, Korea and Ja­pan, it’s dif­fi­cult to gen­er­alise. But, for ex­am­ple, places like In­done­sia, the Philip­pines and Sin­ga­pore are quickly catch­ing up. A lot of that has to do with his­tory. We’re very young coun­tries in com­par­i­son—sin­ga­pore’s only just cel­e­brat­ing its 50th an­niver­sary [of in­de­pen­dence] this year. I think Southeast Asian artists def­i­nitely have in­ter­est­ing things to say and, in Asia gen­er­ally, I think there is a lot of in­ter­est in their work. In re­cent years there has been a strong fo­cus on In­done­sia, for ex­am­ple.

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