“Art Stage Singapore, Southeast Asia’s flagship art fair, will return on 21 through 24 January 2016 (Vernissage on 20 January) with a bold new vision for contemporary art from the region. In today’s dramatically changing art world, the Fair’s sixth edition continues to be innovative in market development by matchmaking segmented regional markets and encouraging dialogues about contemporary art. Through its latest programme, Art Stage Singapore references the Roman forum or the agora of ancient Greece, thus positioning the Fair as an intersection that facilitates not merely the exchange of art, but also of ideas.
Southeast Asia Forum
In its 2016 edition, Art Stage Singapore will introduce the Southeast Asia Forum, a thematic programme that draws attention to contemporary art’s significant place in the blueprint of modern society and the central role the artist plays in the context of Southeast Asia.
An extension of the Southeast Asia Platform exhibitions at the Fair from 2014 to 2015, the Forum aims to emphasise the balance between art, commerce and content by taking discussions beyond the artistic and into larger society.
The inaugural Southeast Asia Forum is titled Seismograph: Sensing the City – Art In the Urban Age. Comprising two symbiotic parts – an exhibition and a talk series, it is centred on the theme of urbanization and explores the role of artists as seismographs of society’s pulses.
Exhibitor Highlights and Leading Galleries at the Fair
Art Stage Singapore will present a diverse range of carefully selected galleries from across Asia and the world, featuring 170 galleries from 33 countries and 30 global cities. In line with Art Stage Singapore’s strong Asian identity, there will be a strong showing of 75 percent Asia-based galleries at Art Stage Singapore 2016.
Notable regional artists presenting works at the fair include David Chan (presented by Arts Seasons Gallery) and Jane Lee (presented by Sundaram Tagore Gallery) from Singapore, Shooshie Sulaiman (presented by Tomio Koyama Gallery) and Ali
Nurazmal Yusoff (presented by Core Design Gallery) from Malaysia, Mujahidin Nurrahman (presented by Lawangwangi), Kinez Riza (presented by D Gallerie) and Syagini Ratna Wulan (presented by ROH Projects) from Indonesia and Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan (presented by Art Front Gallery), Ronald Ventura (presented by Primo Marella Gallery) and Raybeet Ramos (presented by Galerie Stephanie) from the Philippines.
Notable public artworks on the Fairground will feature, Dada on Tour (presented by Bruno Art Group) , a multimedia installation celebrating the 100th anniversary of Dadaism in 2016. Welcoming visitors to Art Stage Singapore 2016 will be the entrance artwork by Thai artist Ploenchan Vinyaratn (Mook) titled Netscape (presented by Serindia
Gallery) executed in her signature style of using handwoven textiles.executed in her signature style of using handwoven textiles.
Other public artworks which visitors can anticipate is a wooden sculpture specially created for the Fair by prominent postwar Spanish artist Manolo Valdés (presented by Galerie Forsblom); a 3-metre ceramic sculpture by Taiwanese artist Hsu Yung-Hsu titled2011-17 (presented by Double Square Gallery); and Thai artist Anon Pairot’s whimsical Sweet Words #HAPPY, LOVE, LIFE, FAITH (presented by Numthong Gallery).
Additional public artworks will be presented by Opera Gallery, ARNDT, Pearl Lam Galleries, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Leo Gallery, Mark Hachem and Yavuz Gallery.
As Art Stage Singapore is the meeting point for international art collectors and art professionals, high-profile visitors to the 2016 Fair will include Simon de Pury, Rem Koolhaas, and Lu Xun.
In 2016, Art Stage Singapore will be debuting CATALYST, a new annual Fair publication, as well as an indispensable reference guide for galleries, art collectors and industry professionals. The core component of CATALYST is its Market Reports, a section featuring country-specific market reports independently written by acclaimed art researchers and writers that provide insights into the Asian art market.
CATALYST will also present a curated selection of specially commissioned essays, interviews, profiles and event highlights, underscoring Art Stage Singapore’s active role in the Asian and Southeast Asian art scenes.
Art Stage Singapore 2016 is the anchor event of the Singapore Art Week and takes place from 21 to 24 January 2016 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Strategic Partners of Art Stage Singapore 2016 include Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore Tourism Board (STB), National Arts Council (NAC), the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and the new National Gallery Singapore, with Official VIP Lounge Designer ASYLUM, Partner Artsy.net and My Art Guide, among others.”
Public Fair Opening Hours
21 January 2016 (Thu): 12pm–8pm
22 January 2016 (Fri): 12pm–7pm
23 January 2016 (Sat): 11am–7pm
24 January 2016 (Sun): 11am–6pm
(Last admission is one hour before the Fair ends)
Art Stage Singapore Ticketing Box Offices will open 1 hour before fair opening and close half an hour before last admission.
Standard Ticket (1-Day): $32
Season Ticket (4-Day): $64
Vernissage Ticket: $88
Concession (1-Day): $20
Concession Group Tickets (1-Day): $15
Non-Concession Group Tickets (1-Day): $25
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For tickets priced $20.00 and below, $1 booking fee per ticket applies.
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