Art Stage Singapore returns in 2017 with a strong emphasis on innovative fair content, redefining the Fair’s identity beyond the framework of the art market. In line with this, Art Stage Singapore presents Collectors’ Stage 2017, a special exhibition of works from the private collections of Singapore-based collectors.
Collectors’ Stage 2017 is also a continuation of the Collectors’ Show, a highlight exhibition of the first edition of Art Stage Jakarta. Like the show in Jakarta, Collectors’ Stage 2017 in Singapore is curated by Enin Supriyanto around the title, Expose. The exhibition draws from the diverse private collections of six Singapore-based collectors – Hady Ang, Jim Amberson, Michael Tay and Talenia Phua Gajardo (MT Collection), Michelangelo and Lourdes Samson, Kenneth Tan and a sixth collector who wishes to remain anonymous.
The collections of the six participating collectors feature artworks by established and emerging artists from around Asia and the world in various media, reflecting the openness and inter-connectivity of Singapore, the city-state where they are based. The exhibition Collectors’ Stage 2017: Expose captures this very essence of their collections with a selection of artworks ranging from installation, photography, video art and new media by an international group of artists. The exhibition aims to foster an undertanding about art collections and reveal the thought processes and motivations behind cultivating a coherent personal collection. The exhibition shows that art collecting is not simply about accumulating art pieces but about a dedication to bring artworks in dialogue with each other, allowing each collection to find its own way and its own character.
Venue: Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands
Opening Hours: 12 January 2017, Thursday 12PM – 8PM
13 January 2017, Friday 12PM – 8PM
14 January 2017, Saturday 12PM – 8PM
15 January 2017, Sunday 11AM – 6PM
When: 12 - 15 Jan 2017,