Private museums and pop-up exhibitions are not the only models to go in presenting private collections

Satinder Garcia and Harpreet Bedi and their Hôtel Vagabond

Art Announcement from Singapore. Published by ArtAndOnly - Platform for Art Collectors on Monday 11 July 2016.

Hôtel Vagabond image Hôtel Vagabond Cinema image Artwork by Julia Calfee image

In Singapore, art collectors and hotel owners Satinder Garcha and Harpreet Bedi share their private collection, show their commitment to culture and shake up the art and cultural ecosystem through their newly-developed property, hôtel vagabond.

Private museums and pop-up exhibitions are not the only models to go in presenting private collections. Satinder Garcha and Harpreet Bedi lead the way with hôtel vagabond – a property designed by celebrated French architect and interior decorator, Jacques Garcia. The hotel serves as home and vessel for sharing their collection of over a thousand contemporary art pieces including works by Julia Calfee (in residence at the property during its opening in January 2016), Marco Lopez, Franck Le Rey and Michael Platnic with a wider audience.

Satinder Garcha and Harpreet Bedi firmly believe that art needs to be dynamic and in conversation with the society around it, so hôtel vagabond is also the first hotel in Singapore to initiate an Artist-In-Residence program, welcoming artists, musicians, writers and creatives from all over the world. Shortlisted artists are invited to stay in tenure for periods ranging from a weekend to up to three months in a fully-equipped artist atelier. Artists are selected based on the prerequisite that “they have to tell an interesting story,” as told in a conversation we had with Harpreet Bedi, “in a language we all understand”…

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