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Singapore Art Week 2016 is here.
There are three art fairs, art festivals, exhibitions opening in town.
Art Stage is Southeast Asia's flagship art fair and the largest ever held in Singapore. The 6th edition focuses on South East Asia this year.
21-24 January 2016 Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level B2, Halls D, E, F, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Art Apart Fair is now in its 7th edition. This hotel-based boutique art fair showcases the works of emerging and mid-career artists from Asia and Europe.
22-24 January 2016 PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289 artapartfair.com
Singapore Contemporary Art Show is the newcomer presenting a vibrant collection of artworks by some of the world's most interesting, established and promising artists such as Zorikto, Burton Morris, Huang Gang,Wu MingZhong, Ronald Ventura, Argueyrolles, Madeleine Ekeblad, and young artists such as Jeff Muray, Jang Seunghyo, Agus Putu Sunyadnya, Wang Zhiwu, Kwon Kisoo.
22-24 January 2016 Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Halls 401, 402 and 403 singaporecontemporary.com
I was invited by Maya Gallery for the vernissage of Singapore Contemporary Art Show. The gallery owner cum artist is Jeffrey Wandly who established the gallery with his wife Masturah. It was indeed interesting art fair with various of art works in a more spacious spaces.
Last week I have the privilege attending a vernissage of Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs where I met this famous photographer who propelled into fame for shooting photo of "The Afghan Girl". This exhibition is on going until 7 April 2016 in Sundaram Tagore Gallery Singapore.
Meanwhile Singapore Arts Museum offers free entry to the ticketholders of Art Stage 2016, and free entry for all after 6pm during this week.
State of Motion is a 3-hour bus tour organised for this Art Week. It costs only $12/person. It covers the places where they made films. Some of these original sites had disappeared due to the development of this land scarce state nation.
It is indeed an excellent weeks for the art buyers and art lovers.
The only setback is too little time to attend many wonderful activities!