ART SG 2024: SINGAPORE'S PREMIER ART FAIR RETURNS WITH A SPECTACULAR LINE-UP
ART SG 2024: Elevating Southeast Asian Art on the Global Stage with a Dazzling Array of Galleries and Dynamic Programming
ART SG, the preeminent international art fair for Singapore and Southeast Asia, is set to make a triumphant return with its second edition. Organized in collaboration with Founding and Lead Partner UBS, the event promises a remarkable showcase of 115 galleries from 33 countries and territories. Scheduled to take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, from 19 to 21 January 2024, with a VIP Preview on 18 January, ART SG aims to build on the success of its debut in January 2023.
The inaugural edition of ART SG, which attracted 43,000 visitors, was hailed as a groundbreaking moment for the art scene in Singapore and Southeast Asia. With a focus on Singapore as a burgeoning cultural capital, ART SG showcased leading galleries from the region and around the world, setting the stage for a new chapter in the local art landscape.
Global Galleries and New Exhibitors
ART SG 2024 will once again host world-renowned galleries such as Gagosian, White Cube, Thaddaeus Ropac, Lehmann Maupin, and many more, showcasing the robust collecting base and potential in the region. The fair will also welcome 38 new exhibitors, including Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Asia Art Center, TARO NASU, Sabrina Amrani, and others, highlighting the continued interest from international galleries in engaging with Singapore and the Southeast Asian region.
Southeast Asian Showcase
The 2024 edition will feature an impressive lineup of Southeast Asian galleries, including Yavuz Gallery, Richard Koh Fine Art, Mizuma Gallery, and Sullivan + Strumpf, along with first-time participants like BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY, Nadi Gallery, and Wei-Ling Gallery. This emphasis on Southeast Asian art underlines Singapore's role as a gateway to the rich artistic ecosystem of the region.
Singapore's Flourishing Art Scene
Singapore's vibrant visual art scene, characterized by innovation and diversity, serves as a significant platform and gateway to Southeast Asia's rich artistic landscape. The city's world-class museums, galleries, and cultural institutions, combined with its strategic location and excellent infrastructure, make it an ideal destination for the art market to thrive.
Impact on City-wide Programming
As ART SG enters its second year, its impact on the city-wide programming becomes evident, fostering ideas, relationships, and thought leadership. Collector-driven initiatives play a crucial role in increasing visibility and support for contemporary art, with private collection and foundation exhibitions planned for January 2024. These initiatives, including Translations: Afro-Asian Poetics by The Institutum and Rough by The Pierre Lorinet Collection, complement museum exhibitions, gallery openings, and artist activations during Singapore Art Week.
Quotes from Key Figures
Magnus Renfrew, Co-founder of ART SG, expressed pride in bringing an international art fair of this stature back to Singapore, stating that the region's economic vibrancy and growing appetite for art collecting are drawing global attention.
Jin Yee Young, Co-Head UBS Global Wealth Management Asia Pacific and Country Head UBS Singapore, emphasized UBS's commitment to supporting cultural endeavors globally, noting that ART SG kicks off the region's annual art calendar with an invigorating start.
Tay Tong, Director, Visual Arts (Arts Ecosystem Group), National Arts Council, welcomed the return of ART SG, stating that it positions Singapore as a regional hub for the arts.
Shuyin Yang, Fair Director of ART SG, highlighted the second edition's focus on elevating the profile of contemporary art practice from Singapore and Southeast Asia. The fair will present dynamic installations, a FILM sector in collaboration with the ArtScience Museum, and thought-provoking panel discussions.
As the city of Singapore comes alive to celebrate the visual arts in January 2024, ART SG promises a vibrant and comprehensive VIP program of private collection visits, artist studio visits, parties, and immersive art and dining experiences.
For more information about ART SG, visit the official website artsg.com or follow them on Instagram @art.sg and Facebook @artsgfair.
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