Returning for its second edition on 19 January to 22 January – the Singapore Contemporary Art Fair is a cornerstone event of the Singapore Art Week 2017 and will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre once again.
Structured around five principal sectors: Gallery Projects, China Encounters, Artists Dialogues and the newly introduced Photo 17 Singapore* and Latin American Voices*, this year’s event promises art enthusiasts and goers a spectrum of activities and special features.
“Singapore Art Week is not only about the art, it is about the learning and experience of art, the talking about art and Singapore Contemporary supports this ethos with a defined program that fosters artistic discovery,” says Show Director Douwe Cramer. He explains that the event will be a meeting place for the local and regional contemporary art scene with artists, seasoned and new collectors, curators and art enthusiasts in a four-day span of jam-packed art exhibits and activities.
This year’s art fair also welcomes an expanded line-up of more than 88 exhibitors from 25 countries from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Cramer adds that, “through educational talks led by experts in the field or artists themselves, or through a series of exciting and informative tours led by experienced docents from some of Singapore’s most respected art institutions – the aim is to create a nurturing environment where art is felt, its context and process demystified”.
By introducing new sections to the fair, such as Photo 17, Singapore Contemporary’s first curated platform dedicated to photography – Cramer believes that this will help to introduce interest to this widespread medium and also showcase genuinely collectable photography works.
Latin American Voices is the fair’s other new addition. With art from five Latin America galleries showing art-pieces from over 20 countries such as Peru, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Chile – the special exhibition spans across 200 metres. Notable art works include those from artists such as Pablo Atchugarry from Uruguay who had set a new record at the Christie’s Latin American Sale in New York.
The event has become a must-see event in the Singapore arts calendar. With a bevy of contemporary artworks, activities and its 2 new sections, we look forward to attending it next month.
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