Published on 26 January 2018

Credit: Kasey Low

One of the biggest art shows in Southeast Asia kicks off to present the dynamism of regional art markets on a global stage.  

By Melanie Lee

Credit: Melanie Lee

Singapore Art Week ends with a bang with the spotlight shining on ART STAGE Singapore 2018 this weekend. This is a flagship event for the regional art market, providing opportunities for collaborations and increased market activity. At the same time, it provides a singular, unified stage for Southeast Asian art markets to present a competitive front in an industry dominated by the West and China.

This year’s Art Stage focuses on selling masterpieces of art – works from the likes of Joan Miro, Yayoi Kusama and Ferdinand Botero, are exhibiting. Even if you are not looking to purchase a piece of art, this sprawling art fair is worth checking out for the myriad sources of inspiration and getting a sense of Asia’s exciting art world. Here a few programmes that shouldn’t be missed:

Credit: Kasey Low
Credit: Kasey Low

Exhibition by Honorary Invited Artist – Fernando Botero

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Don’t miss the delightful works of Columbian figurative artist and sculptor in this dedicated exhibition.  Botero has always had a large following in Southeast Asia, and he is the Fair’s first Honorary Invited Artist. His son, Fernando Botero Jr. will be giving a talk on Sun 28 Jan, 12pm -1.30pm, sharing intimate insights on his father’s professional and personal life.

Constructs and Deconstructs of a Modern Architect Monologue I: Ole Scheeren

Meet the visionary celebrity architect Ole Scheeren on Sat, 27 Jan from 2pm – 3pm as expounds upon his work in shaping modern landscapes. Later that same afternoon from 3.30pm – 4.45pm, Scheeren will be joining Singapore’s godfather of architects William Lim on a discussion titled “Contemporary Museums – Definitive Architectural Landmarks or Artistic Meeting Points?”

The Timeless Present Moment by Kamin Lertchaiprasert

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Imbibe your dose of zen with this special presentation by Thai artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert. It comprises a painting, an installation of 365 raku tea bowls and a sculpture of the artist, reflecting Lertchaiprasert’s placement of spiritual and religious observance within contemporary aesthetics. This is presented by Numthong Gallery.

Credit: Melanie Lee
Credit: Melanie Lee

Art Stage Singapore 2018 Highlights

The world of Southeast Asian art comes together once again at Art Stage 2018 starting today! Don’t miss this year’s line-up which features a forum series of talk sessions, public artworks, ‘live’ performances including a meditative art performance!

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Posted by AList SG on Friday, January 26, 2018

ART STAGE Singapore is from 26 – 28 January 2018 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre. Click here for more information.

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