Learning How To Collect Art At This Tatler Table With UBS
What is art and how do you collect it? This simple question sparked the creation of this edition of Tatler Table in collaboration with UBS. Held at Miaja Gallery, the dinner brought together over a dozen art enthusiasts within our Tatler community to have a light-hearted discussion on why they collect art as well as how they do it.
With the current exhibition of French-Vietnamese artist Hom Nguyen as a backdrop to our intimate dinner, we began with a fun pop-quiz with guests using paddles to answer the questions we threw their way. This was followed by a sparkling conversation on art—designer-gallerist Isabelle Miaja shared her democratic collecting philosophy and Singapore Tatler art correspondent Sybil Lau talked about growing up surrounded by Chinese art and how this shaped her inclination to collecting this genre. Executive Director of UBS Jan Boes also shed light on why the bank truly believes in investing in the industry; they support initiatives such as Art Basel as well as walk the talk when it comes to collecting. “We have a lot of art pieces and not enough walls or offices to put them in,” he shared during his welcome speech.
Apart from the lively conversation, guests also enjoyed the culinary artistry of chef Tim Meijers, who presented completely new dishes that evening including an Instagrammable galaxy donut that looked like an abstract art piece in itself.
Kissa Castañeda, Jan Boes
Kissa Castañeda, Isabelle Miaja
Si Min Yuen
Maxime Miaja, Julia Vasko, Yuching Teng
Arael Boo, Shaun Tay
Arael Boo, Inge Boo
Marilyn Lum, Shaun Tay
Andrew Wong, Raymond Kwee
Raymond Kwee, Stephanie Gee, Jan Boes, Si Min Yuen
Isabelle Miaja, Rosanna Kuek, Clement Piak
Chadwyn Tann, Jonathan Ng
Rosanna Kuek, Clement Piak
Jonathan Ng, Chef Tim Meijers, Ernest Rex Tan
Rosanna Kuek, Arael Boo, Jan Boes
Isabelle Miaja, Grace Chong-Tan, Jennifer Ching
Andrew Wong, Sybil Lau