LOOKING FORWARD TO AN EXCITING 2017 SHOW!
The 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary returns to Suntec Singapore on January 19 – 22 with an extensive line-up of over 90 exhibitors from across the world. Structured around four principal sectors – Artist Dialogues, China Encounters, Photo17 Singapore and Gallery Projects – the Show will also offer tours, talks and much more. See you there!
The Collector (Detail), STATIC
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.
SOVEREIGN ART CHARITY STUDENTS PRIZE, SINGAPORE 2017
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.
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
Uncovering the mystique of collectible Chinese contemporary art
"Best of Show" sponsored by CA Indosuez
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
Movement and energy captured in bronze, ceramic, glass and stone
ARTIST DIALOGUES & LIVE PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS
ARTISTS IN ACTION
Did you ever wonder why an artist paints the way they paint? What tools and techniques they use to produce amazing works of creativity? At Singapore Contemporary's "Artist Dialogues" section you will have the opportunity to find out!
Returning by popular demand to the 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary, this lively series of curated solo artist exhibits offers viewers the chance to meet the artists in person and find out the story behind the art. For many collectors and art enthusiasts, learning about the artist's motivations and inspirations contextualises the art, bringing the art closer to the viewer.
DAILY PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS
To add to the experience, show visitors will also be able to see artists in action with live painting demonstrations. Whether with pen, pencil or brush, observing an artist while they create is a fascinating experience. Last year's inaugural Show presented four very distinct artists including acclaimed Singaporean artist Simon Wee and Indonesian master Awiki, among others. Singapore Contemporary will present an expanded line up for its 2017 show. Be sure not to miss it!
AN EYE ON PHOTOGRAPHY AT SINGAPORE CONTEMPORARY 2017
The 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary will present its first curated platform dedicated to photography - Photo17 Singapore. The exhibition will be one of the largest photo presentations in Singapore, organised into four sections: documentary, fine art and conceptual photography, as well as mixed media photo and installations.
Introducing audiences to new and original approaches in photography from artists and galleries, Photo17 Singapore will push the envelop beyond the mundane snapshot, presenting works that demonstrate the flexibility, refinement and creativity that can be expressed through the photographic medium. The exhibition will look closely at the diversity and development of photography from its documentation form to the expanded fields of installations and new media, in the region and beyond.
With a line-up of photographic works from across the world, including Japan, Malaysia, the USA, China and Australia, Photo17 Singapore will offer viewers an exciting range of diverse techniques and perspectives. Be prepared to be wowed!
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.
Friday January 20th 4pm / 5pm
Saturday January 21st 12noon / 1pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm
Sunday January 22nd 12noon / 1pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm