Back for the seventh edition, Art 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.
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.