My Highlights from Art Stage Singapore 2014

Daisuke Miyatsu
Jan 9, 2014 8:35PM

Art Stage Singapore is a great opportunity for seeing Southeast Asian artworks and artists. Through their work, I’m excited to experience the true meaning of “We Are Asia,” the slogan of the fair.

It is a common sensitivity among Asians to find simple pleasures in our everyday life. The beauty and astonishment from a chance encounter, in an improbable place or situation, makes us consider what Le Comte de Lautréamont once described as “beautiful as the chance meeting on a dissecting-table of a sewing-machine and an umbrella!”.

These wonderful works show such an idea, simply and strongly, in a contemporary way.

My Selection:

Chen Qiulin, The Hundred Surnames in Tofu, 2004-2014, at A Thousand Plateaus Art Space

Krissakorn Thinthupthai, Nature Of Aberration, 2012, at Arataniurano

FX Harsono, The Raining Bed, 2013, at Arndt

Chen Wei, Coins #4, 2012, at Ben Brown Fine Arts

Mark Justiniani, Ecopraxia, 2013, at The Drawing Room

Keiichi Tanaami, The Bridge to Another World, 2011, at Nanzuka

Yayoi Kusama, Flowers That Bloom Tomorrow, 2011, at Ota Fine Arts

Haegue Yang, Non-folding - Geometric Tipping #39, 2012, at Singapore Tyler Print Institute

Shooshie Sulaiman, Installation view from “Sulaiman itu Melayu / Sulaiman was Malay”, 2013, at Tomio Koyama Gallery

Manit Kantasak, Milky Way, 2013, at whitesp-cegallery

Portrait by Yoko Asakai, 2010

Explore Art Stage Singapore 2014 on Artsy.

Daisuke Miyatsu