Art for a New Year: The 6th Edition of Art Stage Singapore

Diana Holguin

The most important and emblematic cultural event in Southeast Asia.

Art lovers should make a space in their busy agendas because one of the youngest but still greatly influential contemporary art fair in the world is just around the easel. Art Stage Singapore, Southeast Asia’s leading art event, returns for its sixth edition from the 21st to 24th of January 2016.

1- Face Off, Ali Nurazmal
2- Imitation Master, Ali Nurazmal
3- Patriotic, Ali Nurazmal
4- Yusoff Ralik, Ali Nurazmal

Whether you are an avid collector or are simply interested in keeping up with the best international artists, this fair is a must. In just a few years, Art Stage Singapore has entered the ranks of the elite art fair circuit. Some of the defining characteristics are its Asian identity and representing the Asia-Pacific art scene (South East Asia, China, India, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand).

A Thousand Richness, Ayu Arista

The highly anticipated affair will showcase some of the region’s most promising emerging contemporary artists alongside a suite of already established creators from the US and Europe, represented by 143 galleries from 32 countries.The host country is represented by no less than 32 galleries.

1- Garden of Earthly Delights, David Chan
2 & 3- Aries, David Chan

Among the most anticipated featured artists, you’ll enjoy the work of Singapore’s Sherman Ong, Norberto Roldán from the Philippines, and the great Manolo Valdés, among others. Thai textile designer and artist Ploenchan Vinyaratn create a piece titled Netscape, where she introduces her emblematic hand woven textiles. Vinyaratn is a graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, an award-wining designer, and the owner of Bangkok’s Beyond Living studio

1- Staghorn Chandelier, Jimmy Ong
2 & 3- Staghorn Rorschach, Jimmy Ong

The fair will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Dadaism as a nod to the past. To commemorate the spirit of the influential art movement from the early 20th century, visitors will be privy to a selection of special events. Dada on Tour is a multimedia tent installation brought to Singapore by the Bruno Art Group. Cabaret Voltaire – birthplace of Dadaism in Zurich, and Marcel Janco and his cooperation with Dada 100 Zurich 2016 aim to elucidate the relevance of this movement that continues to influence new generations of artists.

1- Dam con Abanico– Manolo Valdés
2- Mariposas Doradas– Manolo Valdés

As the centerpiece of Singapore Art Week, Art Stage Singapore introduces the Southeast Asian Forum for the first time to provide a new vision of contemporary art that raises awareness and emphasizes the balance between art, commerce, and content. To grow the capabilities of Singaporean artists, the fundamental idea is to encourage an exchange of art and ideas. This edition focuses on the theme of urbanization featuring artists involved with the region’s increasingly urban landscape.

1, 2 & 3- Fatal Strategies Series, Norberto Roldan

The event will once again be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center with an area of approximately 183,000 square feet. Organizers expect to break last year’s attendance record of 51,000 visitors. The artists and galleries, guest, collectors, art professionals, and the general public that attend Southeast Asia’s flagship art fair are the force that nurtures an active art ecosystem in which the regional art market can flourish.

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