Of Searching and Encountering (detail) by Carlos JacanamijoyStormy Weather 16 (detail), Eiichiro SakataJosé de San Martín (detail), Pablo PatruccoOld Wall 1 (detail), Nguyen Ngoc AnhColores De Amor Y Esperanza (detail), Paco Macias Velasco

OPENING THIS WEEK!

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary, opening later this week at Suntec. See an extensive line-up of 89 exhibitors from around the world, and new sectors Photo17 Singapore and Latin American Voices. Plus complimentary tours, talks and more for adults and children!

Of Searching and Encountering (detail) by Carlos Jacanamijoy

LAST CHANCE TO BUY 2-FOR-1 TICKETS!

Singapore Contemporary 2017

January 19 - 22, 2017

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre - Level 4

 

The highly anticipated 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary returns this Thursday 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 show will again present the popular Artist Dialogues, China Encounters and Gallery Projects sectors, as well as unveiling Photo17 Singapore and Latin American Voices.

 

LAST CHANCE TO BUY SPECIALLY-PRICED

2-FOR-1 TICKETS BEFORE THE SHOW OPENS!

 

Specially-priced advance-puchase tickets are available on this site or at SISTIC now. Choose a single-day ticket, or a 3-day pass that is good for multiple entries on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All tickets include access to the complimentary programs listed below, on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Single-day pre-purchase ticket: S$25 and bring a friend for free if you buy before the show opens. Tickets at the door are S$25 per person.

3-day pre-purchase pass: S$48 and bring a friend for free. 3-day passes at the door are S$48 per person.

 

Free admission for children under 16yrs accompanied by an adult.

 

FEATURE ARTIST: ZHANG HUI - CHINA

Blending East and West, Zhang Hui (b.1957) draws inspiration from Master Lin Fengmian, considered a pioneer of modern Chinese painting for combining Chinese and Western styles. Taught by his father who studied under Master Lin, Zhang’s unique method of using sinuous lines and bright colours to depict female figures is reminiscent of Japanese Ukiyo-e painting. 

 

The artist travelled extensively to Japan where he learned traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e techniques and subsequently incorporated them into his female portraits, layering them with exoticness and sensuality. Zhang is a member of the Shanghai Painter’s Association, and his works have been collected extensively in Japan and abroad.

FEATURE ARTIST: MILER LAGOS - COLOMBIA

 Creating sculptures and projects that consider the natural forms and materials of the environment, Miler Lagos (b. 1973) grapples with themes of nature and culture in his series of sculpted tree trunks. Stacking thousands of sheets of paper and carving them into sturdy, organically shaped structures, it is only at the sawed off edges where viewers realise that these assemblages are elegant simulacra. Often using newspapers, the tree trunks represent not only the source of the material but also a metaphor for knowledge. Lagos’s work is a commentary on how nature reacts to culture and how we receive and transmit information.

TALKS PROGRAM: INSIDE THE ART AT SINGAPORE CONTEMPORARY

Visitors to the show are invited to join our illuminating daily program of complimentary Art Talks. Please register at the "Art Talks Counter" near the 403 entrance to the hall.

Friday 20 January
 
3:00 - 3:30 pm 
Roberto Dutesco (Photographer, Artist) - "How to crack an egg through photography"
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Patricia Levasseur De La Motte (Art Consultant, Curator) - "Art Market and Photography: The challenges of a new art medium with exponential challenges"
5:00 - 5:30 pm
Sherman Ong (Filmmaker, Photographer, Artist) - "Hinterland Singapore" discussing Singapore in relation to Southeast Asia
6:00 - 6:30 pm
Regina Baxter (Fine Arts Specialist at Chubb Insurance Singapore) - "The growing need for advise on managing and maintaining a collection"

Saturday 21 January 
 
2:00 - 2:30 pm
Xavier Comas (Photographer, Artist) - "When photography becomes art"
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Patricia Levasseur De La Motte (Art Consultant, Curator) - "Art Market and Photography: The challenges of a new art medium with exponential challenges"
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Roger Dean (Artist, Designer, Publisher) - "Pathways"
5:00 - 5:30 pm
Regina Baxter (Fine Art Specialist at Chubb Insurance Singapore) - "The growing need for advise on managing and maintaining a collection"
 
Sunday 22 January
 
12:00 - 12:30 pm
Regina Baxter (Fine Art Specialist at Chubb Insurance Singapore) - "The growing need for advise on managing and maintaining a collection"
1:00 - 1:30 pm
Patricia Levasseur De La Motte (Art Consultant, Curator) - "Art Market and Photography: The Challenges of a new art medium with exponential challenges"
2:00 - 2:30 pm
Roberto Dutesco (Photographer, Artist) - "How to crack an egg through photography"
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Xavier Comas (Photographer, Artist) - "When photography becomes art"

ART TOURS FOR ADULTS – 2017 PROGRAM ANNOUNCED!

COMPLIMENTARY ART TOURS

The 2017 edition of Singapore Contemporary invites guests and ticket holders to participate in an enriching and diverse program of Art Tours led by experienced docents, many from the National Gallery and the Singapore Art Museum.

 

2017 PROGRAM DETAILS


Hidden China

Uncovering the mystique of collectible Chinese contemporary art

Latin American Voices

A glimpse into the heart of the Americas

"Best of Show" sponsored by Indosuez Wealth Management

A series of highly regarded works selected by our expert jury

Art of Southeast Asia

An artistic journey through Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines

Appreciating Contemporary Photography

An in-depth look at the medium with Photo17 Singapore curator, Patricia de la Motte

Meet the Artist

Six intriguing artists share their motivations, inspirations and techniques

Japan and Korea Revealed

Discovering the artistic narrative in Japanese and Korean contemporary art

Contemporary Sculpture

Movement and energy captured in bronze, ceramic, glass and stone

ARTISTS IN ACTION!

LIVE PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS

Did you ever wonder why an artist paints the way they paint? What tools and techniques they use to produce amazing works of creativity? See artists in action with our painting demonstrations. Please register at the Live Painting Demonstrations counter at 10 minutes before the scheduled time.

 

Friday January 20th

2pm  Charlotte Donvang (Malaysia) - delve into the human psyche with vibrant, abstract expressions of energy

3pm  Jeff Murray (UK) - discover miniature worlds in pen and ink

4pm  Roger Dean (UK) - explore fantasy landscapes with an iconic album cover artist

5pm  Samran Cheupan (Thailand) - uncover the meaning of the "enso" circle in Zen Buddhism

 

Saturday January 21st

12pm  Jeff Murray (UK) - discover miniature worlds in pen and ink

1pm  Yann Rebecq (France) - travel to a poetic universe inspired by the beauty of Provence and Brittany

2pm  Roger Dean (UK) - explore fantasy landscapes with an iconic album cover artist

4pm  Charlotte Donvang (Malaysia) - delve into the human psyche with vibrant, abstract expressions of energy

 

Sunday January 22nd

12pm  Samran Cheupan (Thailand) - uncover the meaning of the "enso" circle in Zen Buddhism

1pm  Yann Rebecq (France) - travel to a poetic universe inspired by the beauty of Provence and Brittany 

FUN PROGRAMS FOR BUDDING ARTISTS!

Children are welcome at 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. 

 

KIDS ART STUDIO: The Macey and Sons Kids Art Studio, partnering with Little Artists, is a fun place for children from 3yrs to 11yrs to engage in supervised painting, drawing and other art projects. Parents can either join in, or leave children for up to an hour while they explore the show. Experienced art teachers will coach children in the creation of a unique artwork to either display at the show or take home. They will also receive a Certificate. 

 

KIDS ART TOURS: The Macey and Sons Kids Art Tours, also partnering with Little Artists, are open to children from 5yrs to 11yrs of age, and take approximately 45 minutes. Please meet at the Macey Kids Art Tours counter right inside the main entrance at 10 minutes before the hour, where the tour leader will be waiting.  

 

TOUR TIMES:

Friday January 20th             4pm / 5pm

Saturday January 21st        12noon / 1pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm 

Sunday January 22nd         12noon / 1pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm 

 

Macey & SonsLittle Artists Art Studio

SOVEREIGN ART CHARITY STUDENTS PRIZE, SINGAPORE 2017

The Sovereign Art Charity Ltd Partners With Singapore Contemporary to Establish Students Art Prize

 

The Sovereign Art Charity Ltd (SAC) has formed a partnership with Singapore Contemporary to establish the Sovereign Art Charity Students Prize, Singapore 2017, with the aim of highlighting young artistic talent in Singapore and underscoring the importance of art in education. All Singapore secondary schools and art institutions will be invited to submit the best artworks produced by students within the academic year. 

SAC Chairman Howard Bilton will lead a panel of local arts professionals in shortlisting 20 finalist artworks to be exhibited during Singapore Art Week and at Singapore Contemporary from 19 - 22 January, 2017. The public will have the opportunity to view the artworks and cast a vote for their favourite piece. The winning artworks in both categories will be announced at the Show. 

Howard Bilton is chairman of The Sovereign Group and founder of The Sovereign Art Foundation. Launched in 2003, the foundation has raised over US$5 million for art-related charitable causes through the auction of artworks shortlisted for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize. 

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