Zoom-in For Asia Week New York’s Live on "The Art of Installation and Display"

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  • May 25, 2021

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Installation shot of ‘Treasures from Asian Armories’, Asia Week New York 2019, by Runjeet Singh.          
Runjeet Singh

When installing a precious work of art–whether it’s in a gallery, a collector’s residence, museum or auction house–a variety of elements must be considered for each environment. In The Art of Installation and Display, a panel of prominent experts will provide their perspectives on how they approach the process. To reserve a spot, for Thursday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m. (EST), visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-iguxT90Q_eqjfU92W_k0Q

Says Lark Mason, founder of iGavel Auctions and president of the Appraisers Association of America, who will moderate the discussion: “The art of installation is more than just setting an object on a shelf. It takes expertise to understand the environmental conditions and the impact on the object–whether from direct sunlight, heat, and cold transitions–or the daily opening and shutting of doors with the subtle vibrations and the not-so-subtle vibrations of an earthquake. Objects are meant to be enjoyed and the considerations of a private owner are not the same as an institution.”

The expert panel includes:

Anu Ghosh-Mazumdar has been with Sotheby’s since 2003 and was appointed Head of the Sotheby’s Indian & Southeast Asian Art department in 2011. A specialist for both Classical as well as Modern Indian art, she plays a key role in securing major consignments for Sotheby’s sales of Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art and Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art held in Asia, Europe and the United States.  Landmark sales of Indian and Himalayan art for which she recently provided her expertise include Indian paintings from the Estate of Dr. Claus Virch (2015 & 2016), The Richard R. and Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art (2018), and most recently an historic collection of Mughal and Ottoman textiles from the Estate of H. Peter Stern, co-founder of the Storm King Art Center (2020).  Ms. Ghosh-Mazumdar has lectured widely on the South Asian art market at both private and public international forums.

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Sandra Nunnerley, founder and creative director of her namesake multidisciplinary studio in New York City, is best known for exploring the intersection of art and design. A native of New Zealand, Nunnerley brings a different sensibility to interiors. With the passion of a curator, she is known for creating beautifully edited environments that are timeless and sophisticated.

Designing for clients across the globe, the studio has created a range of projects from metropolitan residences in New York, Hong Kong and Berlin to sophisticated retreats in Aspen, Telluride and the Hamptons – each one reflecting the studio’s signature elevated style. Along with being named to the prestigious AD 100 list by Architectural Digest in the U.S. and Architectural Digest France, the studio has been featured in publications such as Departures, Elle Décor and The Financial Times.

Cloud Root III, a contemporary Chinese ink on paper landscape, by Liu Dan is the focal point in the living room of interior designer Sandra Nunnerley. (Photo credit: Stephen Kent Johnson)  
Sandra Nunnerley Studio

In addition to residential projects, Sandra has also designed several exclusive product collections, including rugs with The Rug Company, tile with Exquisite Surfaces and a limited-edition furniture series with New York gallery Maison Gerard. Her debut monograph, Interiors (published by powerhouse Books), received international acclaim and a second one is in the works.

Runjeet Singh is a dealer of Asian antique arms and armor based in Royal Leamington Spa, a town with stunning Regency architecture based in rural Warwickshire. Having been involved as a specialist in the field of arms and armor since 1999, his considerable experience has led him to exhibit both in the UK and internationally at a broad range of premier antique fairs and events such as Asia Week New York and TEFAF.

Singh’s enthusiasm for his specialist area is particularly academic: all objects are thoroughly researched, and the high-quality catalogues produced for each exhibition sit on the shelves of many prestigious institutions. Owing to his keen eye for fine and rare objects, as well as his careful selection of responsibly sourced pieces with a reliable provenance, he enjoys a reputation as a dealer of discerning taste, which has led to close relationships with the most important collectors, museum curators and academics around the world.

He has advised and contributed to a range of highly regarded publications, and takes great pleasure in providing confidential advice, consultation, and valuations for collectors, institutions, and museums.

William Stender is the founder of 10-31, Inc., a diversified company specializing in the mounting and display of objects of art and history. From initial design concept to the fabrication of every custom armature and base, our experienced staff is devoted to making your objects look their best. 10-31, Inc. has been in the business of fabricating mounts and bases for over twenty years, working with institutions worldwide and handling objects large and small, priceless to precious.

About Asia Week New York

The collaboration of top-tier international Asian art galleries, the six major auction houses-Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage Auctions, iGavel, and Sotheby’sand numerous museums and Asian cultural institutions, Asia Week New York is a week-long celebration filled with simultaneous gallery open houses, Asian art auctions as well as numerous museum exhibitions, lectures, and special events. Participants from the United States and countries abroad unveil an extraordinary selection of museum-quality treasures from China, India, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, Japan, and Korea.

Asia Week New York Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade membership organization registered with the state of New York. For more information visit www.AsiaWeekNewYork.com @asiaweekny #asiaweekny

About Songtsam, Presenting Sponsor

Continuing as Presenting Sponsor for Asia Week New York is Songtsam Hotels, Resorts & Tours, an award-winning luxury boutique hotel group with twelve properties (four Linka resort hotels and eight lodges) located in the Chinese provinces of Tibet and Yunnan.  Founded by Baima Duoji, in 2000, the hotel group is the only collection of luxury Tibetan-style retreats found across the Tibetan Plateau that strives to preserve and share the cultures and spirituality of its locale, all the while offering guests sophisticated elegance, refined design, modern amenities, and unobtrusive service in places of natural beauty and cultural interest. For information, visit: www.songtsam.com/en

 


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