ART SG, the new international art fair for Singapore and Southeast Asia, brings together over 150 leading galleries from around the world to Singapore on 12 – 15 January 2023 (VIP Preview on 11 January 2023) at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Presented by Founding and Lead Partner UBS and organised by The Art Assembly, ART SG offers a meeting point in Southeast Asia for collectors around the world to convene in one of the most dynamic cultural landscapes globally. This marks the launch of the first fair of such scale and international significance in the region. ART SG has just unveiled the initial programme highlights, and First Release Tickets for the fair are now on sale and can be purchased at artsg.com.
As a key hub within the Southeast Asia region, home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, Singapore has a dynamic cultural scene. As a gateway to the region, Singapore is a nexus for the region’s extensive and knowledgeable collector base to connect with artists, curators and cultural stakeholders. Co-timed with Singapore Art Week, ART SG will be a critical meeting point for international galleries and collectors.
Across ART SG, visitors will be able to see exceptional artworks from the region and worldwide. In addition to the main GALLERIES sector, ART SG will present FOCUS, a contextualised sector featuring galleries presenting solo or duo artist programmes, or curated thematic presentations, FUTURES, a sector dedicated to supporting young galleries under the age of six years, presenting specially created presentations for ART SG, and REFRAME, for galleries presenting art that is engaged with, made or presented using digital technology, which includes digital painting, animation, immersive installations, augmented or virtual reality, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The fair will also present public art programmes of large-scale site-specific installations, a curated film sector, as well as critical and thought-provoking talks and education. For this year’s edition, the Film sector will be curated by Thai curator Gridthiya Gaweewong, the Artistic Director of the Jim Thompson Art Center in Bangkok who was recently appointed the Artistic Director of the Thailand Biennale 2023. The Talks programme will be curated by Cosmin Costinas, former Executive Director of Para Site, and the upcoming Director of the Biennale of Sydney in 2024.