ART STAGE is the flagship art show of Southeast Asia. Through the Fair’s commitment on developing the freedom, benefits and needs of the art landscape, ART STAGE supports and matchmakes the Southeast Asian art scenes by bringing communities together in fostering long-lasting relationships and memories. In executing many successful initiatives and projects over eight annual editions since 2011, ART STAGE is the main catalyst for Southeast Asia’s rise in recognition in the international art world.
Held from 25 – 27 January 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre Level B2, ART STAGE Singapore 2019 continues to stand for the dynamism of Singapore’s art scene and support Singapore Art Week. Anchored in this year’s new direction – I AM ART. Art reflects life. Life is mine, yours, ours. – the 2019 Edition offers the centre stage for artists, galleries, curators, museums and collectors in their expressions of art through curated gallery presentations; independent art spaces-led projects; public projects by ART STAGE; and the inaugural reveal of the private collections of 20 top collectors from Singapore and Southeast Asia, including commissioned projects and artworks presented and acquired in the past eight Fair editions. ART STAGE Singapore 2019 is an invitation to encounter the multiplicities of enriching art experiences.
“It has been a long journey since our first show and this year, we celebrate our ninth edition. Lorenzo created a fair in Singapore where there wasn’t one, and he has helped build and strengthen the ecology . He taught me everything I need to know about the business, and with the help from everyone who has supported us, we intend to keep the fair going for as long as possible,” said Mr Marcus Teo, Chief Operating Officer of ART STAGE. “This year’s direction – I AM ART – encapsulates how individuality as an ideology incite self-expression as a natural course of action and how both aspects are key for identity-building. As ART STAGE enters into its ninth year, we recognise that an art fair has the capacity to transcend the marketplace and with this year’s direction, we not only would like to present an introspection of the self through our marketing efforts and fair programming, but also contribute back to the local art scene with a stronger focus on the Singaporean art narrative.”
For the ninth edition, the Fair continues to connect with many international as well as local partners and focuses on coordinating with partners from affiliated creative industries to boost networking opportunities for key opinion leaders, collectors and audiences.
ART STAGE Singapore 2019 is honoured to welcome The Warehouse Hotel and Kingsmen Creatives as Main Partners. Official Partners include new partner Bang & Olufsen and returning partner Aesop.