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Art Stage Singapore Announces its 2013 Programme

Expect new experiences at Art Stage Singapore 2013, opening on 24 January.

Art Stage Singapore Announces its 2013 Programme


January 3rd, 2013

Back in November, we spoke to Art Stage Singapore’s founder and director Lorenzo Rudolf about the upcoming 2013 fair, and his goal of bridging between Asia’s fragmented art scenes.

Since then, it’s been announced that WY-TO will be designing key concept sets at the 2013 fair, including the entrance arch and VIP lounge area.

Now, the Art Stage team has released details of the 2013 programme.

Art Stage Singapore 2013

Time-Reflected Forest with a Yellow Boat, Kwon Ki-soo, 2012 (image courtesy of Gallery Hyundai)

More than 120 galleries will be exhibiting, 75 per cent of which are from the Asia Pacific region. There’ll be a record number of Singapore-based galleries – 18 in total. Singapore is the largest participant by country, followed by China, Japan, Australia and the UK.

Participation from Australian galleries has doubled in comparison to last year, signaling the importance of Australia as a key Asia Pacific market.

For the full list of exhibitors, visit the Art Stage Singapore website.

Art Stage Singapore 2013

Myth of the Flat Earth, John Clang, 2012 (image courtesy of 2902 Gallery)

Art Stage Singapore 2013

Evening New, Jakkai Siributr, 2011 (image courtesy of Yavuz Fine Art)

The Project Stage will feature 33 projects from young cutting-edge artists and interesting galleries emerging on the Asia Pacific art scene. Among those featured are John Clang (2902 Gallery) and Jakkai Siributr (Yavuz Fine Art).

This year, the Singapore Platform will be developed by Singapore’s National Arts Council (NAC), and will be an exclusive commissioning platform for Singapore artists. This strategic move is part of the Council’s priority to grow the capabilities of Singapore artists, says Art Stage, and provide opportunities for them to produce ambitious new works.

In addition, for the first time, the new Singapore platform aims to develop curatorial capabilities by appointing young Singaporean curators to develop the exhibition. More information about the projects will be released by NAC.

Art Stage Singapore 2013

Investigation Series #2, Fendry Ekel, 2012, Oil on canvas, 260 x 220 cm (image courtesy of Art Stage Singapore)

The Indonesia Pavilion at Art Stage Singapore 2013 will be one of the largest international showcases of contemporary Indonesian art to date. Indonesia’s art scene is the strongest and largest market in Southeast Asia. 36 of the most important and interesting Indonesian artists and art collectives will be presented.

An education centre managed by the non-profit Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVVA), will contain a small library and a screening and discussion area for documentary screenings and talks.

Art Stage Singapore 2013

Happiness Building I, Chen Chieh-Jen, Still (image courtesy of Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei)

Throughout the fair ground, there will be a number of feature installations by internationally renowned, up-and-coming artists including Zhang Huan, Arne Quinze, Chen Chieh-Jen and Philippe Pasqua.

As Rudolf previously discussed, this year will see the introduction of a virtual version of the event: Art Stage +. Read more at the Art Stage website. There you’ll also find all the details of the planned talks and special programmes.

Art Stage Singapore 2013 will be held from 24 to 27 January at Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Top image: Red Fights Back, Geraldine Javier, 2012 (image courtesy of Silverlens)

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