The inaugural edition of Singapore Contemporary, with the theme “A World of Art,” presents more than 3,000 works of art from 65 exhibitors and installation art by 14 artists. Exhibiting galleries are from
Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Russia.
Held across a stunning 6,000-square-meter space at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore Contemporary unveils a number of works that have been specially created for the Show.
Wellknown Australian artist Emma Hack has created a portrait commission of Singapore-born Adelaide City Lady Mayoress Genevieve Theseira-Haese, “Our Lady Phoenix.” Proceeds raised from the sale of the work will be donated to the Eurasian Association of Singapore. British ink-pen artist Jeff Murray presents “Singapore Sling” – works fusing Singapore’s natural beauty with the city’s state-of-the-art architecture.
Renowned Korean sculptor Jang Seunghyo (known as Sho Jang) has created an amazing six-part installation for the show – comprising hand-made tiles, bearing sculptures of “Art Blossom” chess pieces and looked down upon by two huge “art” chandeliers.
Emma Hack will also conduct a live body-painting exhibition for the opening of the Show on Thursday 21st, taking eight hours to transform her muse with head-to-toe paint.
Show Director Douwe Cramer said that visitors to Singapore Contemporary have a lot to look forward to: “This is an exceptionally interesting show – most of the artworks have never been seen in Singapore before, and many are by artists who are just starting to break through on the international stage, winning prestigious prizes and achieving success at auction. We think Singaporeans and overseas visitors here for Singapore Art Week are going to love it! And all visitors are invited to join an extensive program of complimentary tours, live painting demonstrations and a fabulous children’s program.”
Added Michael Lee, Acting Chairman of the show’s Advisory Board: “The members of the Advisory Board are excited to be involved in Singapore Contemporary. The Organiser is making a real effort to reach out to the different sectors of the local visual arts community and we are very pleased to be asked to provide our insights. I believe Singapore Contemporary is a very welcome addition to Singapore Art Week and will contribute to further grow Singapore’s standing as a regional arts hub.”
Tickets for Singapore Contemporary are now on sale at www.singaporecontemporary.com or www.sistic.com. Tickets purchased before the show are S$30 for a single day, S$20 for a single day concession or S$54 for a three-day pass, and the ticket holder can bring a friend for free. Tickets purchased at the show door are the same price, but admit one person only.
Singapore Contemporary Dates: January 21 – 24, 2016
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Private View (by invitation only): Thursday January 21, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Vernissage (by invitation only): Thursday January 21, 5.30pm – 9pm
General Admission: Friday January 22, 12noon – 9pm
Saturday January 23, 11am – 7pm
Sunday January 24, 11am – 6pm