AAG: Which works were you drawn to at the fair?
US: I haven’t bought anything yet, but I am considering a work by a Chinese artist. I am still talking to the gallery about it. In the past fairs, I have always bought works—Chinese art and, once, a work from a Taiwanese artist.
AAG: In addition to collecting, are you engaging with the fair in other ways?
US: Besides looking at Chinese art, there are a couple of events planned for this trip: there is a screening of Uli Sigg: China’s Art Missionary at the Singapore Art Museum, followed by a talk with the director Patricia Chen, and a talk organized in conjunction with the Swiss embassy, held at Art Stage Singapore itself.
AAG: While in Singapore, have you managed to see or attend any other events, outside of the fair, that are worth noting?
US: Considering I am only here for 72 hours, I am glad I was able to catch up with artists and critics over dinner. I also managed to visit the Singapore Art Museum.
AAG: Any parting words?
US: I must seriously complain about the lack of an espresso machine in the entire fair! It is impossible to get a good coffee anywhere at the fair! It’s important. I think this can be remedied very easily.