Concomitant with the Singapore International Photography Festival, the renowned Milan Image Art Fair (MIA Fair) is organising MIA&D Fair, the first photography, video and design art fair in Singapore from 24 – 26 October 2014.
Following the success of the MIA Fair in Italy, which was conceived in 2011 by Fabio Castelli, the fair in Singapore includes curatorial sections such as the MIA Proposal Section, containing the works of artists who exhibit without the support of galleries, and the Mekong Platform with artists from Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. The Design Section of MIA&D Fair Singapore showcases collectible furniture and objects from several galleries, proposing a new dialogue between design and photography.
“Singapore has established itself as the central arts hub in Asia Pacific and is known as the key connector for business across Asian cultures, making it the perfect location for our first-ever overseas exhibition,” says Fabio Castelli, Founder and Director of MIA&D Fair.
“With a strong focus on promoting education in collecting photography and design, MIA&D Fair provides a special platform for young and aspiring art collectors. We also help drive encounters among all appreciators in this sector – artists, galleries, designers, critics, publishers, collectors and amateurs, and propose a unique way of visiting an art fair that emphasizes the pleasure of discovering quality, novelty and innovation.” Lorenza Castelli, Organization Director of MIA&D Fair adds.
Among the participating galleries from Singapore is Australian-born photographer Sealey Brandt, who is based in Singapore. Her photography fine art prints have been bought by over 1,000 collectors worldwide, among them the Castelli family, the owners of MIA&D Fair. Sealey will send part of her proceeds to a Mongolian children’s charity.
Also participating in MIA&D is Sundaram Tagore Gallery, an internationally renowned gallery with spaces in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York City. The gallery brings a roster of world-class talent to the fair, including Sebastião Salgado, whose Genesis show has been a top draw at the National Museum of Singapore, Annie Leibovitz, whose work is shown till October 19th, 2014 at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum, and acclaimed Canadian photo-grapher Edward Burtynsky, who chronicles human impact on nature in his disarmingly beautiful images of industrial landscapes.
“We’re thrilled to have this new, international fair to bring the work of our gallery photographers to wider audien-ces,” says gallery president and curator Sundaram Tagore. “Photography is an exciting area for collectors and this is a great opportunity for collectors in the region to see a lot of high-quality work.”
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Event: MIA&D Fair Singapore
Dates: Fri 24 October: noon – 8pm, Sat 25 October: 11am – 8pm, Sun 26 October: 11am – 6pm
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, B2 HALL D