Lifestyle: Art Stage Singapore 2014
The Art Stage Singapore 2014 kicks off with a press conference and exclusive VIP access at 2pm on the eve of the event opening on 16 January 2014. Eager members from the media packed into the humid and warm press conference room held at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on 15 January 2014, where the art event will be held from 16 to 19 January 2014.
Art Stage Singapore is a leading Asian art fair connecting the world to the best of Asian contemporary art. This fourth edition introduces eight country and regional platforms. The platforms offer a contextual understanding of art from Asia Pacific with 70 works from the region. All artists exhibiting artworks at the platform exhibitions are representation by their respective galleries. Look up Page 164 of Art Stage Singapore 2014 book for a list of the 158 exhibiting galleries and their respective booth numbers.
In this year’s event, the Southeast Asia Platform is the largest representing 31 works from the region, with other platforms including works by both emerging and established artists.
Entry fees at the fair ground is S$33 per person. Online booking is S$30 (Not inclusive of booking fees).
Concession goes for about S$11/person.
There are plenty of art pieces at the fair ground like:
You will find large art installations peppered around the fairground, including The Raining Bed by FX Harsono from Indonesia (please click on video link at the bottom of this page) and Urban Street Night by Lim Sokchanlina (SA SA BASSAC) from Cambodia.
Hour-long public talks, guided tour or workshops have been lined up over the four day art event, so do not miss them. Guided tours are conducted by professional guides, while highlights of the workshops include discovering the traditional Sundanese weaving method, which used to create the fair’s feature installation at the entrance arch, known as The Continuous Gate.
Closeup of Editorials about the art works by local media decorate one wall at the event hall
The Works of Art That Caught My Attention
Following are a few of the art works that caught my eye. Art to me is abstract and only a handful are able to appreciate. But at this fair ground, I’ve found fascinating works that I could identify with, a few of them would appeal to kids and are new presentations I’ve never thought I’d ever see in this life. What is shown here is nothing compared to looking at the pieces at the fairground. Hope you are able to find a few that you love at this Art Stage 2014.
Decor Ideas Gleaned from the Art Stage Singapore 2014
A beautiful and elaborate piece of freestanding lamp like this can work as a piece of art for the home or office.
Other Installations Not to Miss (Please click on the names to view)
See You At Art Stage 2014 held at Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Basement 2, between 16-19 January 2014.