THE WORLD OF ART ON STAGE AT ART STAGE 2018
Published on 26 January 2018
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
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:
Exhibition by Honorary Invited Artist – Fernando Botero
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
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.
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.