The seventh edition of Art Stage Singapore, Southeast Asia’s flagship art fair, runs from 12th to 15th January, 2017 with the second Southeast Asia Forum and regional and international galleries presenting artists from across Asia and the world. Art Stage Singapore continues to lead with innovative fair content, engaging with and addressing contemporary issues pertinent to world affairs today. Beyond a market platform, Art Stage Singapore plays a key role in the eco-system of contemporary art in Singapore and Southeast Asia, not only in developing and bridging individual regional art markets, but also in creating a forum for the exchange of ideas that are critical to understanding the economic and socio-political issues of the day.
The Forum’s exhibition surveys the impacts of economic development on cultures, beliefs, social relations and daily life in Southeast Asia as these countries race to establish their place in the league of global economies. Through the works of socially engaged artists, many from the region, the exhibition emphasizes the importance of cultivating alternative forms of capital and conditions for the evolution of societies in an increasingly complex global environment. The variety of established and up-and-coming artists featured throughout the fair is sure to make this an event you won’t want to miss!