Art Stage, M1 Singapore Fringe Fest, Worlds Apart Fair
Thursday, 3 Jan 2013
Art lovers, get set for a busy month ahead.
There’s plenty of art activity happening in Singapore this January – the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2013 kicks off mid-month from 16-27 Jan 2013. The third edition of Art Stage Singapore will be held from 24-27 Jan, while the Worlds Apart Fair, Singapore’s first ever Hotel Art Fair, will take place from 25-27 Jan 2013.
Clear that calendar!
M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2013
This year’s theme: Art & Entertainment. Organized and curated by The Necessary Stage, this year’s highlights include 15 international and local works from 10 different countries, including three Festival highlights from Singapore, Japan and Hungary.
As always, it’s a multimedia feast here: expect intense dance pieces, gallery exhibitions, art installations, theatre productions, and even piano performances. There are both free and ticketed shows around three venues: the Esplanade, the National Museum, and ION Orchard.
Suggested must-sees: C.I.N.T.A by Teater KAMi, an anthology of 5 short stories that delves into the myriad aspects of love and lovers in Singapore; Haru & Mina, a photographic series by Osaka-based photographer, Hideaki Hamada, that captures the journey of his two young children growing up, and Tao Te, the Asian premiere of an intense physical dance choreographed by Hungarian choreographer Ferenc Fehér.
See event details here.
Art Stage Singapore
Not convinced us +65ers can be top of the Art pops in Asia? Head to Art Stage Singapore.
This highly curated fair will feature works from over 120 galleries, 75% of whicb are from the Asia Pacific region.
There will be a Singapore platform (but of course), an Indonesian Pavilion (impressively one of the largest international showcases of Indon art to date), feature installations by international renowned and up-and-coming artists like Arne Quinze, Chen Chieh-Jen, and Philippe Pasqua, and a series of panel discussions and educational and outreach programmes.
New this year? Art Stage +, a fully functional virtual replica of the fair. Opening three days prior to the fair, you’ll be able to preview the works from every participating gallery at Art Stage Singapore 2013, as well as reserve and purchase art works directly through the platform.
We love the digital age! Get on it here.
Worlds Apart Fair
Head to Conrad Centennial Hotel, go straight into a room, and… view some art. Yes, you read right. Worlds Apart Fair will be the first Hotel Art Fair in Singapore and will feature emerging contemporary artists from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Australia.
Two whole floors of the hotel (40 rooms) will be converted into art space showcasing paintings and photography to video art, sculptures, and installations. Expect to view art work on beds, walls, windows, floors, tabletops, chairs, armoires, and even in the bathroom! Additional work will also be displayed along corridors and the main atrium of the hotel.
Even if you’re not in the market to buy art, this one warrants a second look just for the experience.
Image: Worlds Apart Fair