Art Stage Singapore 2016
ABOUT THE FAIR
Presenting handpicked galleries from Asian and Western countries that complement each other, Art Stage Singapore promotes dialogue not only between Asia and the West but also amongst the countries of the Asian region as well.
With its strong Asian identity and its support of art scenes in the region, Art Stage Singapore cooperates with Asian galleries, artists and collectors to create a distinctive partnership and networking platform. Art Stage Singapore features a three to one ratio of Asian to western galleries. Asia is often perceived as a seamless and interconnected region. The fact is, however, that the art scenes of Asia remain fragmented and disconnected from one another. Art Stage Singapore is bridging this divide with the introduction of an innovative new format that allows for a diverse, considered and comprehensive presentation of the best contemporary art from Asia.
With a special focus on Southeast Asian art scenes (Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar), Art Stage Singapore presents the largest international showcases of Southeast Asian contemporary art to date. Art Stage Singapore is not only the ‘agora’ or forum for the galleries and collectors but also the rendezvous point for collectors, artists, curators and gallerists. It facilitates and encourages discourse on Asia’s contemporary art scenes, and brings art specialists and enthusiasts together, under one roof.
Public Fair Opening Hours
Thursday, January 21: 12pm–8pm
Friday, January 22: 12pm–7pm
Saturday, January 23: 11am–7pm
Sunday, January 24: 11am–6pm
(Last admission is one hour before the Fair ends)
Standard Ticket (1-Day): $32
Season Ticket (4-Day): $64
Vernissage Ticket: $88
Concession (1-Day): $20
Concession Group Tickets (1-Day): $15
Non-Concession Group Tickets (1-Day): $25
All prices are exclusive of SISTIC Booking Fee.
Tickets priced $20 and below: $1 booking fee per ticket applies.
Tickets priced from $20.01 to $40: $3 booking fee per ticket applies.
Tickets above $40: $4 booking fee per ticket applies.
Art Stage Singapore Ticketing Box Offices will open 1 hour before fair opening and close half an hour before last admission.
Exhibitors and Programming
In today’s dramatically changing art world, the Fair’s sixth edition continues to be innovative in market development by matchmaking segmented regional markets and encouraging dialogues about contemporary art. Through its latest programme, Art Stage Singapore references the Roman forum or the agora of ancient Greece, thus positioning the Fair as an intersection that facilitates not merely the exchange of art, but also of ideas.
Exhibitor Highlights and Leading Galleries at the Fair
Art Stage Singapore will present a diverse range of carefully selected galleries from across Asia and the world, featuring 170 galleries from 33 countries and 30 global cities. In line with Art Stage Singapore’s strong Asian identity, there will be a strong showing of 75 percent Asia-based galleries at Art Stage Singapore 2016.
Southeast Asia Forum
In its 2016 edition, Art Stage Singapore will introduce the Southeast Asia Forum, a thematic programme that draws attention to contemporary art’s significant place in the blueprint of modern society and the central role the artist plays in the context of Southeast Asia.
An extension of the Southeast Asia Platform exhibitions at the Fair from 2014 to 2015, the Forum aims to emphasise the balance between art, commerce and content by taking discussions beyond the artistic and into larger society.
The inaugural Southeast Asia Forum is titled Seismograph: Sensing the City – Art In the Urban Age. Comprising two symbiotic parts – an exhibition and a talk series, it is centred on the theme of urbanization and explores the role of artists as seismographs of society’s pulses.