Australia Platform at Art Stage Singapore curated by Aaron Seeto

Featured alongside leading international galleries and renowned international artists in this weekend’s
Art Stage Singapore is the first Australia Platform, an exhibition comprising six Australian artists curated by Aaron Seeto, Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

Established in 2011, the last three years have positioned Art Stage Singapore as a top art market capital, attracting the world’s most influential private art collectors, corporate buyers and VIPs. Art Stage Singapore returns in 2014 for its 4th edition with a stronger than ever showing of galleries from Singapore and the Asia Pacific region, underscoring the fair’s core Asian identity presenting over 100 galleries.

Aaron Seeto has selected a number of Australian artists to present at Singapore’s most important art fair. The Australia Platform is part of Art Stage’s new fair format comprising eight country and regional Platforms adding a new dimension to the fair’s artistic offerings. The Platforms include Southeast Asia, India, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Central Asia.

Included in the Australia Platform are both emerging and established artists represented by leading Australian galleries: Peter Alwast (GALLERY 9),  Sam Jinks (SULLIVAN+STRUMPF), Juz Kitson (GAGPROJECTS), Jasper Knight & Isabelle Toland (CHALK HORSE), Samuel Quinteros (GALERIE POMPOM), and Khaled Sabsabi (MILANI GALLERY). More on Australian platform artists here.

Says Aaron “This selection of six artists based in different cities around Australia is a snapshot into varied concerns and interests. Their work responds to many of the complexities of contemporary Australian life – from the intersection of its colonial and migrant histories and the politics that arise from Australia’s particular geography, landscape and climate, through to expressions of intimacy and privacy in contrast to the broad openness that characterizes our global interactions.

“This selection is not directed by a theme per se, but really an attitude – that art has an important social role to play, that we understand our contemporary condition when we delve into the complexities and totality of our social and historical experiences.”

Art Stage Singapore takes place 16-19 January 2014. Visit the official website for further information here.