The 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary returns on January 19 – 22 to the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, featuring a wide-ranging collection of high-quality, collectable artworks from across Asia and the world presented in curated sectors.
The show welcomes exhibitors from 20 countries, including Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America. The vibrant and diverse range of works on exhibit will include investment-grade art with a strong secondary market and auction following, plus those by career artists, whose works are included in private and public collections, and some of the world’s most promising up-and-coming artists.
Collectors and art buyers will be invited to browse and buy original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography, as well as large-scale installations; and to participate in an enriching program of complimentary talks, tours, and live painting demonstrations.
As a core event during Singapore Art Week, Singapore Contemporary will be a meeting place for the local and regional contemporary art scene with artists, seasoned and new collectors, curators and art enthusiasts all expected to visit over the four days. Show Director Douwe Cramer believes that at its core, an art fair should be about more than just selling art, but should also be a place where people come to develop a greater understanding and awareness of art.
“Singapore Art Week is not only about the art, it is about the learning and experiencing of art, the talking about art, and Singapore Contemporary supports this ethos with a defined program that fosters artistic discovery – whether through educational talks led by experts in the field or artists themselves, or through a series of exciting and informative tours led by experienced docents from some of Singapore’s most respected art institutions. The aim is to create a nurturing environment where art is felt, its context and processes demystified,” he explained.
“Take for example Photo17 Singapore, our new, curated photo-centred exhibition. Although there is widespread interest in photography, many art buyers are still reluctant to add photography to their collections. This is partly due to a lack of understanding of the medium and the processes involved. With Photo17 Singapore we want to help make a larger group of art buyers comfortable with photography and introduce some genuinely collectable works.”