Singapore, 21 December 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The next edition of Art Stage Singapore will take place between 12 and 15 January 2012 at Marina Bay Sands Convention and Exhibition Centre. It promises a particularly interesting and surprising programme. By featuring complex sculptures with multiple details and life-size paintings, this fair offers visitors the opportunity to experiment a panel of disconcerting sensations. Pieces including the extraordinary installations by Wang Yuyang, represented by Yang Gallery of Beijing, the “Map of the country of sensations” by Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija and video installations by Indian artist Ranbur Kaleka, represented by Volte Gallery of Mumbai, could interfere with spectators’ perceptions.
Art Stage Singapore is the first international art fair in Asia. It is a meeting point for leading actors on the Asian art market. Claiming severe criteria of selection, this fair allows collectors, artists, curators, gallery owners and art lovers to interact with each other. It exploits the particular position of Singapore, a sort of bridge between the East and West, celebrating at the same time, emerging artists and leading international art figures.
Contrary to other art fairs in Asia, Art Stage Singapore does not want to imitate its Western counterparts: it solely wishes to show a specific Asian identity. The fair defends interests of artists and gallery owners, while elevating them to an international level and making them competitive actors on the world market. Thus, Art Stage Singapore will present itself in January as the heart of the Asian art scene.