THANK YOU FOR A TERRIFIC SHOW!
The 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary closed on Sunday evening January 22nd with rave reviews from collectors and art enthusiasts from across Asia. The two new sectors, Photo17 and Latin American Voices, made the Show a truly standout event. See you again January 18 – 21, 2018!
Over four days 22,650 collectors and buyers flocked to Singapore Contemporary.
SEE YOU AGAIN SOON IN SINGAPORE!
Visitors from across Asia flocked to the 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary, which took place January 19 – 22 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. 22,650 visitors from across Asia attended the show, a 40% increase over its 2016 inaugural edition. Presenting a stunning array of artwork by 90 galleries from around the world, the show offered visitors a wide-ranging collection of high-quality, collectable works that were presented in uniquely curated sectors: Photo17 Singapore, Latin American Voices, Artist Dialogues, China Encounters and Gallery Projects.
SINGAPORE CONTEMPORARY 2018
SUNTEC SINGAPORE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE
JANUARY 18 - 21, 2018
Singapore Contemporary unveiled two new sectors at its 2nd edition, Photo17 and Latin American Voices. Visitors remarked that the new sectors offered this year were particularly outstanding in their scope, range and quality.
Curated photography platform Photo17, introduced audiences to the many possibilities of artistic expression achievable through photography. A total of 38 participants from over 17 countries, including 20 artists present at the Show, explored various themes through Documentary, Fine Art, Conceptual and Mixed Media photography.
Latin American Voices, the first platform dedicated to Latin American art in Singapore, took visitors on a journey through the Americas, presenting stunning works with new and unique perspectives. Works from over 30 artists, including five who were present, representing countries such as Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Cuba and Mexico dazzled with their bold presentation and exceptional artistic character.
ART TOURS & TALKS
As part of Singapore Contemporary’s commitment to offering quality, educational art-related programming, a series of 36 informative, docent-led Art Tours and 12 lively and engaging Art Talks were available for visitors throughout the Show.
Covering a variety of art-related subjects and geographical regions, topics included Hidden China, Japan and Korea Revealed, The Art of Southeast Asia and more. Expert docents explored the context and background of the artworks on show and engaged seasoned and young collectors in conversations about the greater contemporary art ecology.
Art Talks brought artists, experts in various fields of the arts and visitors together in a dialogue and exchange of ideas and viewpoints.
ARTISTS IN ACTION
Returning by popular demand to Singapore Contemporary, Artists in Action offered visitors the chance to meet over 45 artists who were present at the Show. This year's exciting line-up presented five very distinct artists whose works range from the abstract and spiritual to the fantastical and expressive.
Iconic album cover artist Roger Dean explored fantasy landscapes, while Thai artist Samran Cheupan uncovered the meaning of the “enso” circle in Zen Buddhism. Other artists included Charlotte Donvang, Jeff Murray, and Yann Rebecq. Live painting demonstrations by these artists showcased their individual styles and use of specific mediums, from acrylics to oils and from ink to mixed media, wowing both children and adults. Painting demonstrations included a short talk by the artist and were followed by a Q&A.
The 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary welcomed the next generation of artists and art enthusiasts to its Kids Program, with over 350 children enjoying fun activities in the Macey & Sons Kids Art Studio, partnering with Little Artists. Children painted, coloured and collaged their own masterpieces which they were able to display at the show or take home.
The Macey & Sons Kids Art Tours, partnering with Little Artists, offered 12 educational and entertaining art tours, guiding curious young minds on a journey of artistic exploration and taking in a variety of artists, styles and mediums. Children were encouraged to observe as well as interact with the artwork, touching and feeling various textures and surfaces.