Preview Guide

Setting the Stage for Art

By EditorEvents - 10 January 2011 11:17 AM | Updated 12 January 2011

Setting the Stage for Art

Move over, Art Basel, Singapore now has Art Stage, its own premier art fair that promises to establish Asia as the hippest new region to showcase international art.  

Art Stage wants to bring a show with a strong, distinct identity, so you can look forward to a tightly curated selection of both Asia Pacific and Western galleries, bringing together both established and emerging galleries and artists.

There will be works from China, India, Korea, Japan, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the show also hopes to put Singapore on the map as the emerging destination to watch for contemporary art.



One highlight you shouldn’t miss out on is Collectors' Stage: Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections, which is an unparalleled opportunity for art lovers and casual observers alike to get up close and personal with iconic works of contemporary Asian art taken from many esteemed private collections displayed across 3 venues the Singapore Art Museum and 2 sites in the Tanjong Pagar Distripark respectively.



David LaChapelle

Chromogenic Print
182.88 X 246.38 cm
Courtesy de Sarthe Fine Art / © David LaChapelle


Cai Guo Qiang
Dancer Calice      

Gunpowder on paper 
300 × 400cm      
Courtesy Eslite Gallery / Cai Guo-Qiang   

The stunning works on display include those by some of Asia’s most famous and critically acclaimed contemporary artists such as Ai Wei Wei (China), Fang Li Jun (China), Shilpa Gupta (India), Yoshitomo Nara (Japan) and many more.

On the last day of the fair, renowned Japanese artist Takashi Kuribayashi will also be opening up his little "Yatai"(food stall) to allow people to mingle in a casual atmosphere, transforming the arrangement into a unique work of art.  

 Also, don’t miss David LaChapelle (a.k.a. l’enfant terrible of the international art scene) at his talk at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. Limited seats available, so remember to go early to avoid disappointment!

Art Stage Singapore is on from Jan 12 to 16, at various locations. For more information, go to

Title image:
David LaChapelle
Alexander McQueen: Burning Down the House

Chromogenic Print
73.66 X 101.6 cm
Courtesy de Sarthe Fine Art / © David LaChapelle