BLOG: Photo Report of Art Stage Singapore 2015
Over 7,000 guests roamed the fifth edition of Art Stage Singapore on January 21—and the fair hadn’t even officially opened yet. The invitation-only crowd proceeded to snap up works by regional artists at impressive prices. Enthusiastic collectors, both veterans and those new to the art scene, bought works ranging from USD 12,000 to USD 75,000. The annual fair, held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, has built its now considerable reputation with its energetic and enlightened focus on Southeast Asian art. This year’s Art Stage is bigger than ever: it features 197 galleries from 29 countries and integrates an extensive Southeast Asia Platform together with five Special Exhibitions platforms. Despite the substantial crowd—which will undoubtedly increase over the weekend—and the expanded number of galleries, the Convention Centre’s 17,000 square meters still allowed for comfortable elbow room and plenty of white space to appreciate an astounding selection of art from around the world.