ART SG, presented by Founding and Lead Partner UBS, is set to return to the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands at the heart of Singapore from 19 to 21 January 2024 (with a VIP Preview on 18 January) after a highly successful debut in January 2023.
Placing a spotlight on Singapore as a fast-rising cultural capital and key destination for artistic exchange, ART SG’s inaugural edition – where it showcased an assembly of leading galleries from the region and around the world, and attracted 43,000 visitors – was hailed by many as the beginning of a new chapter for the art scene in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
ART SG in 2024 will host once again some of the world’s best-known galleries including Gagosian, White Cube, Thaddaeus Ropac, Lehmann Maupin, neugerriemschneider, Xavier Hufkens, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Galerie Karsten Greve, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Annely Juda Fine Art, Goodman Gallery, Kukje Gallery, P.P.O.W, Peres Projects, ShanghART Gallery, Ota Fine Arts, MadeIn Gallery, albertz benda and more, which testifies to the strong collecting base and potential in the region.
Furthermore, next year’s edition will welcome 38 new exhibitors, which reflects the continued interest from international galleries and emerging spaces to deepen their engagement with Singapore and Southeast Asian region, including Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Asia Art Center, TARO NASU, Sabrina Amrani, Polígrafa Obra Gráfica, BASTIAN, Chi-Wen among others.
ART SG 2024 will also feature an impressive line-up of Southeast Asian galleries, showcasing the very best in contemporary art practice from the region, through regional stalwarts Yavuz Gallery, Richard Koh Fine Art, Mizuma Gallery, Sullivan + Strumpf, FOST GALLERY, and first-time participants including BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY, Nadi Gallery, Wei-Ling Gallery, The Back Room, Rissim Contemporary, Srisasanti Gallery and Kohesi Initiatives.
The impact of ART SG, as it moves into its second year, is also reflected within the resonances it has on the city-wide programming and a fostering of ideas, relationships, and thought leadership. Spotlighting the importance of collector-driven initiatives in increasing visibility and support for contemporary art, significant private collection and private foundation exhibitions will be mounted in January 2024 – including showcases helmed by ART SG Advisory Group members, or designed to cotime with ART SG – such as Translations: Afro-Asian Poetics by The Institutum; Rough, presented by The Pierre Lorinet Collection; as well as other initiatives by M Art Foundation, Eight Foundation, The Private Museum and more, alongside museum exhibitions, gallery openings, and artist activations as part of the overall Singapore Art Week.
Shuyin Yang, Fair Director, ART SG added:
“In the second edition of ART SG, we continue to elevate the profile of contemporary art practice from Singapore and Southeast Asia, through a stellar line-up of international galleries and artistic content. This will be presented within a strong programming framework of dynamic installations featuring rising talents working in non-traditional mediums as well as established names, a FILM sector in collaboration with the ArtScience Museum, and a thoughtprovoking series of panel discussions. Additionally we are delighted that private foundations and collectors, many of whom have supported ART SG since our launch, have rallied around the city and are opening the doors to their outstanding collections, or showcasing how new narratives and curatorial concepts can be supported by private initiatives. These exhibitions will present a wealth of significant works not normally on public view, while being synergistic with the growing interest in art collecting and the visual art scene across Singapore and Southeast Asia. ART SG is also thrilled to present a vibrant and comprehensive VIP program of private collection visits, artist studio visits, parties, and immersive art and dining experiences, as the city of Singapore comes alive to celebrate the visual arts in January 2024.”
Dates: 19 to 21 January 2024
Venue: Marina Bay Sands