THANK YOU ALL FOR A WONDERFUL SHOW!
The inaugural edition of Singapore Contemporary closed on a high note on Sunday evening January 24th, with the hall still crowded at the 6pm close. Many thanks to all the collectors and art enthusiasts who attended over the four days, and to our 65 exhibitors from 15 countries! See you again January 19 – 22, 2017!
Utopia No.82 (Detail), Shi Lifeng
SEE YOU NEXT JANUARY!
The highly anticipated 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary returns in January 2017 with an extended line-up of leading galleries and artists from Asia and the world. Curated over 6,000 square meters of state-of-the-art space, the 2nd edition will again present the popular "Artist Dialogues," "China Encounters" and "Gallery Projects" sectors, as well as unveiling "Photo 17" - an exciting photography-centred sector that will reflect the growing interest in contemporary photography in Southeast Asia. With it's commitment to promoting engagement with and knowledge of the arts, Singapore Contemporary will offer both children and adults a wide array of enriching complimentary programs including art tours, art talks, kid's art studio and live painting demonstrations.
Calling all artists and galleries! Applications for the 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary are now open and available for download. Further detailed information is available on our "Information" and "Apply" pages.
SPECIAL FEATURES AT SINGAPORE CONTEMPORARY 2016
CHINA ENCOUNTERS: Visitors were invited to browse and buy from a selection of more than 400 Chinese contemporary artworks - from emerging, mid-career, and already successful and collectible Chinese artists, including Wang Xiaosong, Su Xiaobai, Zhang Qing and Wang Min.
ARTIST DIALOGUES: Collectors met in person with 17 talented artists in the "Artist Dialogues" section, and learn what inspires their work. Among the diverse selection of artists were painter, photographer and body-paint artist Emma Hack from Australia; Japanese exponent of contemporary wood-block works, Kan-Zan-Loc; the complex geometric artworks of Jens W. Beyrich; Italian-Australian Francesca Gnagnarella, showing her abstract acrylic paintings with gold leaf; and British ink-pen artist, Jeff Murray.
INDONESIAN PAVILION: A unique and vibrant collection of more than 200 paintings and sculptures from leading Indonesian artists, including Nyoman Erawan, Chusin Setiadikara and Yoga Mahendra, curated by five respected art galleries.
VIP LOUNGE: A special presentation of the works of Ronald Ventura were hung in the VIP Lounge. Ventura is perhaps the most successful and best-known Filipino contemporary artist of recent times, with his works held in museums, and in important public and private collections.
INSTALLATION ART: Specially commissioned 3-D, digital and sculptural works from Singapore, Korea and China were presented in key locations at the Show.
COMPLIMENTARY ART TOURS FOR SINGAPORE CONTEMPORARY 2016 VISITORS
Invited guests and ticket holders at Singapore Contemporary were invited to join one of these tours:
Meet the Artist
Learn what motivates and inspires six talented artists at the Show
Discovering collectible Chinese contemporary paintings
Art of Southeast Asia
An introduction to works from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines
Japan and Korean Revealed
Inside the mysteries of Japanese and Korean contemporary art
A wonderful selection of works in bronze, ceramic, glass, stone and more
GREAT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AT THE 2016 EDITION!
VISITING WITH CHILDREN
Children had lots of fun at the 2016 edition of Singapore Contemporary - we hope their experience at the Show will be the beginning of a life-long love of art! All programs are complimentary, and on a first-come, first-served basis. Thanks to Little Artists Art Studio for managing and conducting these programs with their qualified team of art teachers.
MACEY AND SONS KIDS ART TOURS
Conducted by Little Artists Art Studio, these fun and educational tours were open to children 5yrs to 11yrs of age.
MACEY AND SONS KIDS ART STUDIO
Operated by Little Artists Art Studio, this was a fun place for children from 3yrs to 11yrs of age to engage in supervised painting, drawing and other art projects. Experienced art teachers coached children in the creation of a unique artwork to either display at the Show or take home. There was also a great display of artworks by talented students from the Little Artists Art Studio!
Children's Programs kindly sponsored by Macey and Sons, Auctioneers & Valuers.
LIVE PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS
Four artists with very different styles of work presented very popular complimentary live painting demonstrations and Artist Talks at the 2016 edition of Singapore Contemporary.
Simon Wee (Singapore, Booth A05)
Acclaimed local artist Simon Wee demonstrated his technique of painting on canvas and linen.
Jeff Murray (United Kingdom, Booth C18)
British ink-pen artist Jeff Murray gave a live demonstration.
Awiki (Indonesia, Booth B09)
Awiki demonstrated his unique hand painting style, using a traditional Indonesian dancer as his model.
Madeleine Ekeblad (Australia, Booth C21)
This talented Australian artist demonstrated how she works with enamel, acrylics and old music manuscripts.