Wei-Ling GalleryRissim Contemporary and The Back Room will show works by of Malaysia leading contemporary artists, while other galleries also highlight notable Malaysian art practitioners
SINGAPORE, December 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time, three new Malaysian galleries will be presenting at the second edition of ART SG, the international contemporary art fair that brings the world to Singapore and Southeast Asia – while Malaysian artists are also highlighted in other galleries.
It works from 19 to January 21, 2024 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay SandsART SG is one of the highlights of Singapore Art Week, the city’s annual celebration of the visual arts.
ART SG 2024, organized by The Art Assembly and presented by founding and lead partner UBS, features 115 outstanding galleries from 33 countries and territories. A total of 39 new galleries will join the fair for the first time, of which three will be from Malaysia.
The world-class art fair consists of three main sectors:
GALLERIESa showcase of diverse exhibitions by multiple artists;
FOCUS which includes galleries presenting programs for solo or duo artists, or curated thematic presentations; and
FUTURESwhich supports younger galleries under the age of 10, presenting specially created presentations for ART SG.
During the fair, visitors will also encounter dynamic, large-scale, site-specific installations as part of PLATFORM sector; experience a curator MOVIE program organized in collaboration with the ArtScience Museum and participating in a TALK program featuring world art leaders.
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVES FROM MALAYSIAN GALLERIES DEBUTTING
Three galleries from Kuala Lumpur will be showing for the first time at ART SG, offering insights into various expressions and mediums from the Malaysian capital’s thriving contemporary art scene.
Wei-Ling Gallerypart of ART SG 2024’s FOCUS sector, will feature Malaysian pioneer Wong Chee Mung’s latest series, where he merges traditional painting with the cutting-edge realm of Augmented Reality (AR). Masterfully executed with layers of acrylic paint, each work by Wong Chi Meng unfolds as a multi-layered creation. Augmented reality (AR) transforms passive observation into active audience interaction, building a symbiotic relationship between viewer and art.
The back roompart of ART SG’s FUTURES sector, will present large-scale textile-based works revolving around themes of identity and independence by three emerging talents from Southeast Asia and Central America: Marcos Que (Malaysia/The Netherlands), Red Hong Y (Malaysia), and Antonio Picilla (Guatemala). The stand will be anchored by a fluorescent, multi-functional woven installation from Marcos Que which touches on post-colonial themes, surrounded by woven works by Antonio Picilla Chiacain inspired by his indigenous identity and Red Hong Yi’s femininity studies.
Spotlighting rising Malaysian artists, Rissim Contemporarypart of the FUTURES sector, will show pictures of Paul Nixon Developer from his series “Torun Tana? (There Is Something About Home)”, which delves deep into the artist’s personal relationship with Sarawak and his Bidayuh heritage. Next to it are presented collages from Saiful Razman from his ‘Apartments’ series, made from medical gauze and rolled tissue paper, inspired by the design of cheap apartments in the 1990s Kuala Lumpur.
OTHER MALAYSIAN ARTISTS TO WATCH
The main and largest sector of ART SG — GALLERIES — will present 68 leading international and regional galleries.
Chok Yue Zan — winner of UOB Picture of the Year 2017 (Malaysia) Competition — is one of two featured artists for Singapore gallery Art Porters Gallery presentation, “Dual Realities: Revealing the Upside Down World.” The booth juxtaposes Zan’s works alongside Bestrisal Besta (Indonesia) to reveal two perspectives on our upside-down world. Zahn’s skillful blend of creativity, emotion and technique cements his status as a versatile emerging artist in the region.
Returning Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery (Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore) will highlight the evolving tapestry and the rich visual language it characterizes Southeast Asia contemporary art scene through a group of artists from the region. Justin Lim and Yeoh Choo Kuanboth of Malaysiaare exhibited together Htein Lin (Myanmar), Goose Villamiel (The Philippines), Ruben Pang (Singapore), and Yim Malina (Cambodia).
Over at Singapore Art Seasons Gallery, a contemporary Malaysian ceramic artist Umibaizura is part of the presentation “TIME AND CHANGE”. The seriousness of Umibaizura’s subject matter is masked by the playful visual quality of her ceramic sculptures and assemblages.
WORLD OF ART SG 2024
In 2024, ART SG will once again host some of the world’s most renowned galleries, including Gagosian, A white cube, Thaddeus Ropak, Lehman Maupin, new belt knife, Xavier Hufkens, Gisela Captain Gallery, Annely Juda Fine Art, Goodman Gallery, Kukier Gallery, PPOW, Perez Projects, ShanghART Gallery, Ota fine arts, MadeIn Gallery, Albert something and more.
“We are delighted to welcome back the international art world Singapore once again with the second edition of ART SG,” they said Shuin Yangfair director, ART DV. “Collectors and visitors to the fair will be able to observe exceptional art presentations from Singapore and Southeast Asiaincluding established names and exciting new talent, together with the best of global contemporary art from galleries around the world, through the fair’s carefully selected sectors and programmes.”
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Information and visuals can be found at ART SG 2024 press kit.
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