Art Stage Singapore 2016
Art Stage Singapore, Southeast Asia’s flagship art fair, returns with a bold new vision for contemporary art from the region. In today’s dramatically changing art world, Art Stage Singapore continues to be innovative and proactive in creating and developing art markets in Southeast Asia, matchmaking segmented regional markets with each other, encouraging exchange and dialogue about contemporary art and driving international interest in and understanding of Southeast Asian contemporary art.
The Fair’s sixth edition will further highlight the developmental role that Art Stage Singapore plays in Southeast Asia. Through its latest programme, Art Stage Singapore references the Roman forum or the agora of ancient Greece, which will position the Fair as an intersection that facilitates not merely the exchange of art, but also of ideas. With the new initiative, Art Stage Singapore will further invest in the region to create a fertile environment for Southeast Asian contemporary art to flourish and for an active art market to prosper. “Our role as the leading art fair in Southeast Asia is not about dealing with square metres of space on the fairground. More importantly, it is very much about raising the awareness for contemporary art and its role in our societies. A strong art scene and a deep public understanding of contemporary art will engender a robust art market. This is why it is so important for us to continue our efforts to develop an active art ecosystem, to encourage a spirit of discussion and debate and foster a culture of curiosity about contemporary art in Southeast Asia. With its base in Singapore, Art Stage Singapore is committed to creating and growing a strong art market for the region,” says Lorenzo Rudolf, Founder and President, Art Stage Singapore.