07 Feb '16, 1pm

Singapore Art week: Beyond The Art Fair Lies An International Contender

Singapore Art week: Beyond The Art Fair Lies An International Contender

I left Singapore after a busy art week feeling optimistic in the development of the city-state as the Art hub for South East Asia. Undoubtedly, it is not the new Art Eldorado that some expected a few years ago: collectors remain sparse and Western artists, except for the well-known “blue chip” ones, still have a long way to go before Asian collectors get truly taken by their practice. Nevertheless, slowly but steadily, the art awareness is growing. Art Stage Singapore, the art fair established by Lorenzo Rudolf (formerly of Art Basel) 6 years ago, helps to sustain the development of Singapore as the South East Asia art hub : 173 galleries and 50,000 visitors this year, including Simon de Pury and Rem Koolhaas. Art Stage is a reasonably attractive regional fair, meaningful for collectors and art lovers with an interest for South East Asian art. Since Art Hong Kong was bough...

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