Art Fair

Singapore Adventure

This year I had the privilege of attending Art Stage Singapore and loved every aspect of the trip. Many thanks to my wonderful hosts, artist Jason Wee, Grey Projects, and collectors Ryan Su and Adrian Chan. Singapore is the best place to explore food from all over Asia, as well as some amazing Western restaurants. Ryan and Adrian's memorable collectors dinner at Long Chim in the Marina Bay Sands was legendary for both its food and incredible art world characters. (And hanging orchids!).

In addition to attending the Art Stage art fair representing mostly Asian galleries, there were numerous art events: poetry readings, film screenings and performances throughout the city in conjunction with Singapore Art Week.

Capturing the spirit of week, the public art event “After Dark” at the Gillman Barracks drew thousands of young people from Singapore on Friday night, who came out to view the gallery open houses, open studios and special programming at the NTU CCA. This included a spectacular strange and magical fashion show performance by Indieguerillas and Lulu Lutfi Labibi, performance and fashion designers from Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

An exhibition highlight included a beautifully curated show “Shared Coordinates” at Arts House organized by Edouard Malingue Gallery, Roh Projects and Silverlens Galleries featuring 10 artists from their respective programs. 

During the week I met some wonderful artists and explored their work in more depth. Here are some of the new artists I saw:

Sookoon Ang

Haffendi Anuar

Anthony Chin

Fx Harsono

Geraldine Kang

Simon Ng

Sherman Ong

Guo-Liang Tan

Kenneth Tay

Jimmy Ong