The highly anticipated 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary returns to the Lion City next January 19 – 22, 2017, bringing with it an international freshness to Singapore Art Week. The 2nd edition will again be curated over 6,000 square meters of state-of-the-art space, allowing exhibitors and artists absolute flexibility in presenting their works and installations to local and international visitors at the world-class and conveniently located Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Along with its expanded line-up of leading galleries and artists from around Asia and the world, the 2nd edition will again present the popular “Artist Dialogues”, “China Encounters” and “Gallery Projects” sectors as well as unveiling this year, “Photo 17” – an exciting photography-centred sector that will reflect the growing interest in contemporary photography in Southeast Asia and will comprise documentary photography, fine art photography, mixed media photo and projections, installations and student projects.
Singapore Contemporary also promotes engagement with and knowledge of the arts by offering both children and adult visitors a wide array of enriching complimentary programs including educational kid’s art tours and fun-filled kid’s studio, both led by qualified art teachers, as well as docent hosted art tours and talks covering the contemporary arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, in addition to photography and sculpture. Daily live-painting demonstrations bring to life the creative process in all its complexity and detail and have proven to be very popular among visitors, as one visitor to the 1st edition shared:
“The part that I enjoyed the most was the interaction with the artists themselves which allowed me to have real insight on what inspired them and the story behind the art piece.”
Catering to the mid-priced market, the artworks at Singapore Contemporary range from SG$10,000 to SG$80,000, and offer seasoned art collectors and eager first-time buyers access to high quality collectable and accessibly priced works. Local collector James Foo noted: “I found Singapore Contemporary to be very welcoming for young collectors, with a really interesting selection from many parts of the world” and first-time collector Astrid de Luca thought, “The event allowed us to meet directly with some of the artists and buy with confidence, that everything was handled professionally thanks to a trustworthy local advisor. For first-time buyers like us, it was an ideal opportunity.”
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Applications for the 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary are now open and are available for download at www.singaporecontemporary.com. All exhibitors at the Show are featured on the website as part of their exhibition package. As the one of the most important art websites in Asia featuring more than 10,000 artworks from 1000+ artists, each exhibitor may present up to 50 artworks and participate in weekly Art Alert broadcasts to over 35,000 collectors and art buyers across Asia. This bonus exposure expands the benefits of face-to-face presentations and sales at the Show, to year-round and 24/7 exposure across the region.
For further details please contact the organizers at Kim@singaporecontemporary.com or call +65-9121 5151