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28 November , 2014
SINGAPORE ART FAIR SET TO KICK OFF THIS WEEK
Ashraf Dali
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Salsali Private Museum (UAE), XVA Gallery (UAE), Ward Gallery (Dubai, Cairo, & KSA) and Lahd Gallery (UK & USA) participate from the GCC region
For its first edition, SINGAPORE ART FAIR presents the best of ME.NA.SA. artistic creations and confirms the participation of 59 top-leading galleries featuring more than 230 artists.
This new ground for encounters and discoveries will take place from November 27 till November 30, 2014 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Center, a venue which symbolizes Singapore’s cultural and economic vigor.
The fair features the best of ME.NA.SA artistic creations and counts with the participation of the most active and innovative galleries which reflect their consistent approach through a high-quality selection. SINGAPORE ART FAIR also gives them the opportunity to showcase large-scale projects and present exhibitions specially designed for the fair.
Pointing out that « SINGAPORE ART FAIR is the first and only contemporary art fair in Asia dedicated to ME.NA.SA creations », Laure d’Hauteville, BEIRUT ART FAIR’s and SINGAPORE ART FAIR’s founder, explains that «the Lebanese artistic scene and, in a broader sense, that of the ME.NA.SA region, present a historical legitimacy which allows them to expand and develop in Asia. In addition, the art market evolution clearly indicates an interest from Asiancollectors towards the art of the Arab world. SINGAPORE ART FAIR has all ittakes to become a springboard for the Lebanese and Middle-Eastern artists and galleries ».
59 galleries exhibiting more than 230 artists (renowned or emerging talents of the art market) will participate in the fair. Among these artists, we can point out: Hicham Benohoud (Morocco), Chua Boon Kee (Singapore), Ali Cherri (Lebanon), Wang Keping (China), Atef Maatallah (Tunisia), Ahmed Mater (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Kanako Ohya (Japan), Gwon Osang (Korea), Angki Purbandono (Indonesia), Kazuo Shiraga (Japan), Hanibal Srouji (Lebanon), Lee Ufan (Korea), Zhu Wei (China), Mayuka Yamamoto (Japan), and Hong Zhu An (China).
Alongside the various galleries and artistscoming from the Middle-East, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia whowill make Singapore vibrate in the rhythm of art, several pavilions and thematic exhibitions will also reassert the fair’s unique positioning.
« We are pleased to welcome so many galleries for the first edition of SINGAPORE ART FAIR. Their presence reflects the genuine artistic and cultural development of the ME.NA.SA region and the willingness to express their talent all around the world. !
With the support of several cultural institutions and international auction houses and the patronage of international collectors, we are currently giving SINGAPORE ART FAIR all it needs to guarantee its sustainability and continuity. », says Laure d’Hauteville.
LIST OF THE GALLERIES
ADLER SUBAHASHOK GALLERY (Thailand) · ART COMPANY MISOOLSIDAE (South Korea) ·ART FRONT GALLERY (Singapore) · ART PORTERS (Singapore) · ART XCHANGE GALLERY (Singapore) · ARTBLUE STUDIO (Singapore) · ARTEMIS ART (Malaysia) · ARTGEMINI PRIZE (United Kingdom) · ARTREDOT PTE LTD (Singapore) · BAIK ART (United States) · BRUNO ART GROUP (Israel/Singapore/Turks & Caicos Islands/United States) · CAPE OF GOOD HOPE ART GALLERY (Singapore) · DREAM’ART/DZ GALERIE (New Caledonia) · EDOUARD MALINGUE GALLERY (Hong-Kong) · EMMAGOSS ART GALLERY (Lebanon) · F A T GALLERY (Singapore) · FINALE ART FILE (Philippines) · GALERIE DUMONTEIL (France/China/United States) · GALERIE JANINE RUBEIZ (Lebanon) · GALERIE NOIR SUR BLANC (Morocco) · GALLERY ARCHANA (Malaysia) · GALLERY-G (India) · GALLERY NAWEI (Singapore) · GALLERY TABLEAU (South Korea) · GALLERY TOKI-NO-WASUREMONO (Japan) · GALLERY TSUBAKI (Japan) · GALLERY WARD (Egypt/United Arab Emirates/Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) · HAKAREN ART GALLERY (Singapore) · HANIA FARRELL (United Kingdom) · PGRP GALLERY TOKYO (Japan) · LA LANTA FINE ART (Thailand) · LAHD GALLERY (United Kingdom) · LAURA ARCE ART GALLERY (Argentina) · LES PLUMES GALERIE ELSIE BRAIDI (Lebanon) · LINDA GALLERY PTE LTD (Singapore/Chine/Indonesia) · LIVART (France) · LSD (Japan) · MAMIA BRETESCHE GALLERY (France) · MAZEL GALERIE (Belgium) · MIZUMA GALLERY (Singapore/Japan/China) · ODE TO ART (Singapore/Malaysia) · OTA FINE ARTS (Singapore/Japan) · REDSEA GALLERY (Singapore) · ROGER MOUKARZEL (Lebanon) · S + O ART FORUM (Singapore) · SALSALI PRIVATE MUSEUM (United Arab Emirates) · SAMER KOZAH GALLERY (Syria/Lebanon) · SANA GALLERY PTE LTD (Singapore) · SHANGHART (Singapore/China) · SHUNPUDO GALLERY (Japan) · SILVERLENS (Singapore/Philippines) · TAJALLIYAT ART GALLERY (Syria) · THE ART FELLAS (Singapore) · T.H.E.O. ARTS PROFESSIONALS (Singapore) · UTTERLY ART (Singapore) · VANESSA QUANG GALLERY (France) · XVA GALLERY (United Arab Emirates) · Y2ARTS (Singapore) · YUMIKO CHIBA ASSOCIATES (Japan)
THE ARTISTS OF THE ME.NA. PAVILION
HICHAM BENOHOUD (Maroc) · ANNA BOGHIGUIAN (Egypt) · ALI CHERRI (Lebanon) · SIMOHAMMED FETTAKA (Morocco) · ATEF MAATALLAH (Tunisie) · AHMED MATER (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) · MASSINISSA SELMANI (Algeria)
THE ARTISTS OF THE LEBANESE PAVILION
LAUDI ABILAMA · SAID BAALBAKI · TAGREED DARGHOUTH · NAJLA EL ZEIN · OMAR FAKHOURY · BASSAM GEITANI · DIMA HAJJAR · HIBA KALACHE · CHRISTINE KETTANEH · MARWAN SAHMARANI · NADIA SAFIEDDINE· ALFRED TARAZI
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