Galleries get ready for Art Stage Singapore - Art Collector

9 January 2012 | Six Australian galleries are participating in the Art Stage Singapore art fair this week.

Adelaide’s Greenaway Art Gallery, which had a sell-out of Ariel Hassan’s work at the inaugural event last year, is returning with a group exhibition of four of its artists: Ariel Hassan, Sally Smart, Imants Tillers and Deborah Paauwe.

Also taking a stand are Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Dominik Mersch Gallery and Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, all from Sydney, along with Anna Pappas Gallery from Melbourne.

Melbourne dealer Tristian Koenig, who recently closed his gallery to focus on art fairs and other projects, is also participating. He will present work by Adam Lee and and Karen Black. (The following week Koenig will take John Kleckner and Dane Lovett to Art Los Angeles Contemporary.)

Art Stage is pitched as being strongly Asian in focus in comparison to the more international Art HK fair in Hong Kong, however this year sees more galleries from England and mainland Europe join the fair, including Victoria Miro and White Cube from London.

Victoria Miro’s director Glenn Scott Wright comments: “We are looking forward to participating this year for the first time. With Singapore’s investment in its cultural infrastructure and the addition of a world class art fair, the city is gearing up to become an important hub for the art market in South East Asia to add to its status as the region’s financial hub.”

Art Stage runs 12 to 15 January 2012 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and Art Los Angeles Contemporary runs 19 to 22 January 2012 at the Barker Hanger in Los Angeles.

Jane O'Sullivan

Above: Adam Lee, The Wilderbai, 2011. Oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 173 x 203cm. Courtesy: the artist and Tristian Koenig, Melbourne

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