The eyes of the art world turn to the Lion City this month, and for good reason! Our fair city will be playing host to one of the world’s leading Asian art fairs as Art Stage Singapore returns for a fifth edition. This 4-day event showcases the best of contemporary art, with a heavy focus on artists from the South East Asian region. With 145 galleries from 29 countries, this art-stravaganza is a meeting point for art lovers, gallery owners, artists and buyers from around the globe. But don’t be thinking Art Stage is only for the experts, there’s plenty happening to suit all tastes and interests so head down to Marina Bay Sands between 22 to 25 January for a fair to remember.
Southeast Asia Platform
The Southeast Asia Platform is an exhibition arranged by Singapore curator Khim Ong that showcases 15 artists, obviously, from our cosy corner of the world. Ong has picked five Singapore artists for the show: 2013 Young Artist Award recipient Zaki Razak; Chong Weixin, who graduated with a Masters in printmaking from London’s College of Art; artist and educator Mike Chang; emerging artist Hilmi Johandi; and multi-disciplinary artist Choy Ka Fai. Others include Malaysian Rosliham Ismail, Indonesian Agan Harahap, and Hoang Duong Cam from Vietnam.
George & Gilbert
Known for their controversial photo-based collages, Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore, who are always seen in their tweed suits, have agreed to create five large-scale artworks that will be presented around the fair as well as at the VIP area. It is not known yet what they will create. With their brand of humour, the London-based duo have been breaking taboos and provoking international audiences ever since they met in 1967 in the sculpture department at London’s St Martin’s College.
Curated by Olga Sviblova, Director of Multimedia Museum Moscow, get set to fall in love with contemporary art from Russia. The The exhibition will feature two extraordinary and fascinating video works by feted Russian art collective AES+F: Allegoria Sacraand and The Feast of Trimalchio, both of which showing for the first time in Singapore.
Andre Masson – Metamorphosis
You won’t be disappointed with largest retrospective in Asia devoted to French surrealist, Andre Masson. Be bowled over by more than 50 of his outstanding works, curated by Damiano Femfert, will be presented in a museum-like environment.
Being human is a special curation of 16 Malaysian artists devoted to figurative painting. The artists have employed the human figure as the main subject in their art, and you will be treated to the group’s attempt to reshape and redefine the vital role of figurative painting in the history of the development of Malaysian art.
All the details
When: 22-25 Jan, Thurs & Fri 12-7pm, Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Where: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, 018956, Singapore
How much: $32. Buy your tickets by clicking here!