During the 4th edition of Art Stage Singapore last month, more than 45,700 visitors crowded the three massive halls of the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre. At the crossroads between Southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Art Stage Singapore has become a top global marketplace, where the world’s most prominent private art collectors and enthusiasts, corporate buyers and VIPs can experience Asian contemporary art at its finest.
Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre
Anchored in Singapore, Art Stage Singapore is also a showcase of the city-state’s rising importance as an art centre for the region. The fair’s Founder and Director Lorenzo Rudolf said, “There is really a [growing] momentum for Southeast Asian [art]. And I think we can be glad that we are a part of this movement and also a catalyst for this movement. Singapore is also becoming more and more a centre for contemporary art. Many of the local galleries are not [only] going to show you Singaporean artists, but artists from the entire Southeast Asia region.”
Bounpaul Phothyzan’s ‘Controlled Desire’ exhibited in the Southeast Asia Platform
Showcased in a museum-like exhibition layout, Art Stage Singapore’s new fair format, Platforms, offered visitors the opportunity to discover exciting artists from various countries in Asia Pacific. The eight regional Platforms were curated by experts of the respective markets who guided the exhibition presentation and content of individual Platforms: Southeast Asia, Australia, Central Asia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
Continue to explore highlights of the 2014 fair by visiting the Art Stage Singapore Facebook page.
China Platform curator Huang Du
Nobuhiro Nakanishi’s ‘Layer Drawing – Cloud/Fog’ as part of the Japan Platform
Bird’s eye view of the exhibition hall