STAGING ART IN SINGAPORE
Art Stage Singapore returns in 2014 for its 4th edition with a stronger than ever showing of galleries from Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. The art fair, which is expected to draw around 40,000 visitors, will present over 130 galleries, of which 80% are Asia Pacific-based galleries. This year features a new format for the fair comprising eight country and regional Platforms to give more context to its art offerings. The Platforms include Southeast Asia, India, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Central Asia.
The Southeast Asia Platform will works by Singaporean artists Jane Lee (Sundaram Tagore Gallery), Chun Kai Feng (Fost Gallery), Sarah Choo and Jolene Lai (Galerie Sogan & Art), while its Malaysia counterpart will feature works vy Haslin Ismail (G13 Gallery) and Justin Lim (Richard Koh Fine Art).
From Myanmar, Yone Arts will premiere works by artist Soe Naing, who will make a performance during the fair. Filipino artist Mark Justiniani (The Drawing Room) and Thai artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert (Numthong Gallery) will also present two stunning mixed-media installations. Altogether, there will be around 25 projects in this Platform.
Other country Platforms are curated by appointed experts/curators from the respective market to offer a snapshot on the art scenes through 4 to 6 selected projects.
As with previous years, the education and fringe programme at Art Stage Singapore is one of the fair’s major highlights. In the 2014 edition, fringe programmes will include talks by artists and curators at the respective country and regional Platforms together with guided tours for visitors, conducted by professional art guides.
Art Stage Singapore will take place from Jan 16-19. For a complete programme and locations, go to www.artstagesingapore.com