For this year’s edition, ART STAGE Singapore presents a new initiative and theme – Interactions. The special focus will be on the new and vibrant art scene flourishing in Thailand.
“One of the main goals of ART STAGE is to promote the Southeast Asian art world, and to matchmake and bring these national art scenes closer to each other as well as to the international world. In the last one and a half years, a lot of new serious and professional art galleries have opened in Thailand, such as the MAIIAM Museum of Contemporary Art by Jean Michel Beurdeley and his son, Eric Bunnag Booth. And we will also be having many other big collectors such as Petch Osathanugrah and Disaphol Chansiri, who will be opening their own museums in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Naturally, we have to pay tribute to this movement at the Fair by featuring many Thai galleries and artists, and planning spectacular museum-like projects with their leading local artists,”
says Mr Lorenzo Rudolf, President of ART STAGE.
ART STAGE Singapore 2018 will present the third edition of its successful Southeast Asia Forum, which aims to broaden the discussion of art by exploring different ways of seeing, learning and interacting. As a pillar component of the Fair, the Forum is a thematic programme comprising an exhibition and a series of lectures that offer more focused and in-depth views into global social, cultural, economic and political issues that have direct impact on Southeast Asia. The third Southeast Asia Forum will focus on the cross-disciplinary practices in art and design and is titled Art Meets Design: Cultural Trend or Fashionable Lifestyle?
Offering an insight into Southeast Asia’s diverse and exciting design scene, The Artling Collectible Design Showcase will be featuring a line-up of the region’s most interesting and emerging designers and studios who exemplify the changing dynamics between art and design in Southeast Asia. Presenting a curated selection of original and existing works ranging from furniture, lighting, textiles and design products, the showcase examines how functional design responds to the rapid socio-economic growth occurring throughout Southeast Asia, as designers take more creative liberties to push the boundaries of the definition of ‘design’. Participating designers and studios include: DAZINGFEELSGOOD (Singapore), Hans Tan (Singapore), Kevin Chiam (Singapore), Tiffany Loy (Singapore), Aor Sutthiprapha (Thailand), Apiwat Chitapanya (Thailand), Fabuless Studio (Thailand), PATAPiAN (Thailand) Gabby Lichauco (the Philippines), and Jinggoy Buensuceso (the Philippines).
Signature Collectors’ Visits
Inaugurated at ART STAGE Jakarta, the Signature Collectors’ Visits showcases the collections of the host country’s collectors in their private residences and highlights the importance of the role of the art collector in encouraging and developing a more robust local art scene. Following the huge success of ART STAGE Jakarta 2016 and 2017, ART STAGE Singapore 2018 will be introducing the first edition of the Signature Collectors’ Visits with the strong encouragement and support from local collectors. Positioned as a platform to bridge the collectors and visitors, the Signature Collectors’ Visits fosters a dialogue and exchange of insights between local collectors and visitors, contributing to the discourse on contemporary art in Singapore and the region.
Taking place from 26 to 28 January 2018, ART STAGE Singapore 2018 will be showcasing The Teng Collection founded by Teng Jee Hum & June Ong, Samson’s Private Collection by Michelangelo and Lourdes Samson, and Nijkerk’s Private Collection by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nijkerk.
VIP Preview on 25 January 2018
26 January 2018, Friday 12pm – 9pm
27 January 2018, Saturday 11am – 7pm
28 January 2018, Sunday 11am – 6pm
Early Bird Sales: 25 November 2017 – 29 December 2017, SGD 26.00
Standard Ticket Sales: 30 December 2017 – 28 January 2018, SGD 32.00
Concession Ticket: SGD 25.00
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Level 1, Halls A – C