All the highlights from our pop-up at Singapore Art week

All the highlights from our pop up at Singapore Art week | Soho House

From a closing party with ART SG to a private dinner with Valentino, here’s what you missed during our four-day residency

Tuesday 23 January 2024   By Yasemin Celepi

Last week, we touched down at Singapore Art Week 2024, taking up residency in The Warehouse Hotel to welcome our art-loving members for four days of dinners, talks, parties, and more.  
The lobby served as our club space, where gallerists, artists, creatives and collectors came to relax, socialise and eat. We offered a Baan Soho menu curated and led by Soho House Bangkok’s Executive Chef Kesinee Damrongsakul; this included local favourite dishes, such as Duck Breast with red curry, and Banana Coconut Mousse.
Art, of course, played a big part in our residency too, and a special commission by Maison Valentino titled ‘Gestures of Affection’ was displayed within our club space. Created by interdisciplinary Singaporean artist Sarah Choo Jing, the work consisted of seven digital videos following a single female protagonist, making reference to the different facets of the moon. 

Scroll on to discover more of the highlights from our residency at Singapore Art Week 2024.

Wednesday 17 January  
In Conversation: Sundaram Tagore

Art historian, gallerist and award-winning filmmaker Sundaram Tagore sat down with Asia-based journalist Payal Uttam to discuss the importance of finding meaning in art beyond the bottom line. Tagore is best known for promoting the dialogue between Eastern and Western art through his contributions to exhibitions across the globe. Alongside this, four works by Japanese-American artist Miya Ando were displayed in the restaurant, courtesy of Tagore.

In Conversation: Ines Katamso
Indonesian-French artist Ines Katamso took to the stage to discuss the way her work examines the current environmental challenges facing our planet. The conversation was with Soho House member Kay Vasey who is the founder of creative technology studio and non-profit foundation, MeshMinds. The pair explored the ways in which art can contribute to a deeper public understanding of ecological issues, and the challenges that come with translating complex scientific concepts into visual art.

All the highlights from our pop up at Singapore Art week | Soho House

Thursday 18 January
Generative AI workshop

Hosted by Deeps de Silva, a technology professional and founder of Samadhi Ventures, this workshop explored all things generative AI, which is redefining the boundaries of creativity and art. De Silva shared real-life examples of how generative AI is being integrated into the creative process and push the limits of what was previously thought possible.

Soho House x Valentino: ‘Gestures of Affection’, an immersive dinner experience by Sarah Choo Jing
Bringing Valentino’s commission to life, Soho House and Sarah Choo Jing worked closely to translate the artist’s work through a special dinner that featured candelabras with Valentino Rosso ribbons, a selection of flowers found in the video presentation, and a seven-course menu created by Soho House Bangkok’s Executive Chef Kesinee Damrongsakul. The seven dishes reflected the seven emotions featured in Jing’s piece: sensuality, resilience, empathy, individuality, freedom, passion and vulnerability.

All the highlights from our pop up at Singapore Art week | Soho House
All the highlights from our pop up at Singapore Art week | Soho House

Friday 19 January

New media art 101: Steven Sacks

Soho House New York member and founder of bitforms gallery, Steven Sacks, gave our members an insightful talk on new media art: how it started, where it is now and what the future holds. Alongside this, a video artwork by Turkish-American new media artist Refik Anadol, titled ‘Quantum Memories Nature Studies, 2021’ was displayed throughout the week in the restaurant, courtesy of bitforms gallery.

S.E.A. Focus opening party
Members gathered for a night of Picantes and Palomas (courtesy of Código 1530 Tequila) as they celebrated the opening of the curated art fair, S.E.A. Focus. The evening kicked off with a live performance by Thai multi-disciplinary S.E.A. Focus artist Tanat Teeradakorn, followed by DJ sets from Tashasan, Alex Turnbull and Onra who kept everyone dancing until the early hours.

All the highlights from our pop up at Singapore Art week | Soho House
All the highlights from our pop up at Singapore Art week | Soho House

Saturday 20 January
In Conversation: Jake Elwes

British artist Jake Elwes joined curator and art director Isaiah Cheng to discuss his exploration of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the way this intersects with the queer experience – particularly his deep fake drag cabaret. 

ART SG: Night Moves party in partnership with Valentino
We closed the Soho Residency by hosting a party with Southeast Asia’s largest art fair, ART SG, bringing together artists, creatives and collectors to celebrate over a few Picantes. Local DJ Kindergarchy warmed up the crowd before electronic and jazz multi-instrumentalist Elle Shimada performed a live set on the violin. The headline act, Korean rapper Lil Cherry followed, and the night closed with an upbeat disco set by Miss Lil. Each performer wore Valentino’s L’Ecole collection, created to celebrate femininity and humanity.
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All the highlights from our pop up at Singapore Art week | Soho House