22 Jan '13, 5am

Asia's Art Fair Boom: Hong Kong and Singapore Compete for Cultural Top Slot - TIME

In Singapore’s favor, meanwhile, is a more exciting local arts scene, as well as massive backing from the government, which has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into new museums, galleries and performing arts spaces; built a 30,000-square-meter FreePort at Changi International Airport for collectors to store artworks; and lured Rudolf from Shanghai to Singapore to launch the new Art Stage fair in 2011. The event opened strongly with 121 galleries and 32,000 visitors in its first year, but sales dipped during the second installment, making this year vital to the fair’s long-term success. Rudolf believes Art Stage could carve out a niche by focusing on Southeast Asian art, particularly works from Indonesia, which the fair will highlight this year in a special section, selling works by Indonesian artists not represented by galleries. “I think we go in the right directio...

Full article: http://world.time.com/2013/01/21/asias-art-fair-boom-hong...

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