ARTSingapore is one of the most anticipated artistic events in Asia because of its constancy. Held from the 10th until the 13th of October, this contemporary art fair has the reputation for being the best observation point for Asian novelties.
ARTSingapore is one of Asia's most substantial and established contemporary art events. Since the inauguration in 2000, ARTSingapore has expanded from year to year. Today it has established a reputation as the premier place to witness the latest development of Asian contemporary arts, and a major venue for leading art galleries to launch new pieces by young Asian artists whose work outlines the future roadmap of the field.
As the only art fair in Southeast Asia, ARTSingapore is the platform where gallery owners, collectors,artists and art aficionados gather to, acquire new contemporary art, share ideas, exchange information and forge new business alliances - all under one roof.
To celebrate the 8th edition of ARTSingapore, Masanori Fukuoka, distinguished collector and connoisseur of contemporary Indian art, and owner and founder of the Glenbarra Art Museum, will be curating a solo exhibition, entitled Jogen Chowdhury: Enigmatic visions from the Glenbarra Art Museum . The exhibition will feature eighteen works by the internationally acclaimed Indian artist Jogen Chowdhury which will be shown to the public for the very first time. Over the past two decades, Masanori Fukuoka has assembled an impressive collection of over 5,000 works of contemporary Indian art, establishing him as one of the leading collectors in the field. In addition, Kim Soo Keong, one of the leading collectors in Korea, and a director of Kwang Ju Biennale Foundation, has agreed to loan ARTSingapore 2008 some of Nam June Paik (1932-2006) works for a special exhibition, curated by Iris Moon. This exhibition, titled Nam June Paik: An Intimate Retrospective from the Kim Soo Keong Collection will feature several important pieces including Blue Buddha and TV Repair Man, which will be displayed publicly for the first time.
The 8th ARTSingapore will be held at Suntec Singapore, International Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 10th through to the 13th, 2008, and will represent 110 regional and international art galleries, which all focus on Asian contemporary art. Included are galleries from China, Israel, Japan, Philippines, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam, and the US with new participants such as Sundaram Tagore Gallery (USA), Cais (Korea) Hwas Gallery (China), Silverlens (Philippines) and Bruno Art Group (Israel).