PHOTOS > ART STAGE Singapore 2013

If you can’t travel far to visit “the Olympics of art world” the Art Basel, you can settle for one of Asia’s leading art fairs the Art Stage Singapore for now. Returning for its third year this January, the exhibition boasts 131 galleries from 25 countries, with a stronger focus on Southeast Asian art. There’s an Indonesian Pavilion featuring one of the largest international showcase of Indonesian contemporary art to date – with a total of 36 artists and art collectives. The Singapore Platform, specially commissioned by National Art Council (NAC), will be showcasing work by some of the most exciting home-grown talents as well as two curated projects “New Black City” and “I’m an Artist. Now What?”. “New Black City” is a collaboration between three artists Jason Wee, Khiew Huey Chian and Jeremy Sharma while “I’m an Artist. Now What?” is a project by Charmaine Toh with work by Ang Song Ming, Rizman Putra and Samuel Chen. The Singapore platform booth is located at B4-01 at the back of the hall in front of the Indonesian Pavilion, if you’re a supporter of local art scene – don’t miss it!

Happening at the Sands Expo & Convention Center Hall D, E & F at MBS, the exhibition opens today to the public and concludes on Sunday 27 January. Entry ticket is priced at S$33 for a single day trip and S$63 for four-day entry, you can purchase the tickets at Sistic. Find out more info on opening hours and other fringe events at

Below are some photos I’ve taken at the preview yesterday, just a teaser of what’s going on at Art Stage, it’s a different feeling if you walk around a spacious hall with plenty of blank white partitions lined neatly.

Warning: do not try this at home

A Singaporean artist getting interviewed by a TV crew.

Yayoi Kusama – now a mainstream artist after LV collab

One of my favourites – from Frantic Gallery Tokyo

Another type of Legoland, from Officine Dell’Immagine (Milan)

From Opera Gallery, doesn’t this remind you of George Orwell’s 1984 “Big Brother is watching you? Also, please refrain from making jokes about contact lens.

Local artist/photographer John Clang

  • Danielle Chow

    hey laila! thanks for this and thanks for coming! didnt see you there!

  • Laila

    Hey Danielle!!! I was looking for you and Heidi! Hahaha, see you another time 😉