Back for the seventh editionArt Stage Singapore, Southeast Asia’s flagship art fair which is held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, is set to reach higher heights from 12 to 15 January 2017.


“We have to realise that we are living in dramatically changing times. The world economy is in crisis, politics is in crisis, society is in crisis and all this is clearly affecting the art market. This means we can no longer sell art based only on price. We have to be clear that art can no longer be seen as mere merchandise or commodity. We have to look at art for what it really is. In essence, it is a piece of culture. Everyone in the art market – art dealers, galleries, even the artists and especially the art fair will need to reflect on what that means for them. They have to react and go in new directions and cannot continue as they did in the past. For Art Stage Singapore, it means very clearly that we have to focus even more on content and to show art in context.”
Lorenzo Rudolf, Founder and President, Art Stage Singapore

Previewing its Vernissage yesterday, we have rounded 15 artworks that have truly set the tone for the Southeast Asian contemporary art scene, and have addressed the prevailing economic and socio-political issues that affect the development of individual regional art markets in their own ways. 

‘Grow’ by Kayoko Mizumoto (Porcelain)
‘Endearment’ by Roby Dwi Antono (Oil on Canvas)
‘Chronos Entanglement’ by Laksamana Ryo (Oil on Canvas)
‘The Origin of The Japonaiserie #2’ by Ronald Manullang (Oil on Canvas)
‘Innertube Varient II’ by Carole Feuerman (Oil on Resin)
‘Omelet Mantle’ by Kunihiko Nohara (Fiberglass Resin)
‘Sexy Radish, Reika’ by Takayuki Niwa (Fiber-Reinforced Plastics)
‘White Love’ by Ramin Shirdel (Mixed Media)
‘Sentiment 160201’ by Qiu Sheng Xian (Oil & Acrylic on Canvas)
‘Melepas Jejak (Removing The Traces’ by Iqi Qoror (Acrylic, Charcoal & Wool on Canvas)
‘Brush Tree No. 3’ by Ha Myong-Eun
‘Dairy of Juliet’ by Zorikto (Acrylic on Canvas)

Art Stage Singapore 2017 is open to public from 12 – 15 January 2017 (opens 12pm – 8pm daily, except 15 January, Sunday, from 11am – 6pm).

Tickets start from SGD $25 (excluding booking fees). For more information, visit Sistic.

Posted by:Jessica Ye

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Couture Troopers, former editor of Designaré Magazine, and a first class honours graduate of Goldsmiths University of London's BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries Degree. She is a true-blooded leo who thinks that over-commercialism kills art.

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