Singapore’s Visual Art Scene to Come Alive with ART SG 2024

International art fair ART SG is making its return for its second edition at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, right in the heart of Singapore.

After its launch in January 2023, ART SG’s upcoming edition is all set to present a line-up of over 110 galleries from 33 countries and territories, representing the best in contemporary art practice.

With a VIP Preview and Vernissage on 18 January, the fair will run from 19–21 January 2024 and feature curated gallery presentations, ambitious large-scale installations, insightful conversations, a film program and expansive city-wide activations in close collaboration with Singapore Art Week – the city’s annual celebration of the visual arts.

ART SG in 2024 will unfold across three main sectors including the GALLERIES sector for diverse, multi-artist exhibitions; FOCUS which features galleries presenting solo or duo artist programs, or curated thematic presentations; and FUTURES, dedicated to supporting younger galleries under the age of 10 years, presenting specially created presentations for ART SG.

Mona Hatoum, Fossil Folly (group of 2) II, 2023, steel barrels, dimensions variable. © Mona Hatoum. Photo: White Cube (Theo Christelis)

The 2024 edition will feature 68 leading international and regional galleries, showcasing multi-disciplinary presentations by represented artists, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video, and digital works. Highlights from international galleries include: White Cube (London, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Paris, West Palm Beach) will showcase artists including Tracey Emin, Isamu Noguchi, Marguerite Humeau, Theaster Gates, Ibrahim Mahama, Christian Marclay and Danh Vo, among others; TARO NASU (Tokyo) will present a conceptually driven showcase featuring artists such as Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, Ryoji Ikeda, Koichi Enomoto and Mika Tajima, looking at representations of their practices beyond acknowledged canons.

Ryoji Ikeda, data.gram 13 [cells], 2022, LED display, computer, 71.7 x 41.6 cm, 48 seconds continuous loop, 1/6 + AP1. Courtesy TARO NASU, Tokyo
Ruben Pang, Lifehunter, 2023, oil, alkyd and dammar varnish on aluminium composite panel, 180 x 120 cm. Courtesy Richard Koh Fine Art

ART SG 2024 will also present a line-up of Southeast Asian galleries making a dynamic debut at the fair, as well as some of the most significant galleries from across the region, featuring both established and emerging Southeast Asian artists. Highlights include: Richard Koh Fine Art (Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok) will feature the evolving tapestry and rich visual language that characterizes Southeast Asia’s contemporary art scene including Htein Lin, Justin Lim, Ruben Pang and Yim Maline; BANGKOK CITYCITY (Bangkok), making its debut at ART SG 2024, will feature a new installation by Tanatchai Bandasak, large-scale paintings by street artist Alex Face inspired by significant political movements in Thailand, and works by renowned Thai artist Korakrit Arunanondchai featuring his classic motifs of denim, fire and mythical imagery.

Tai Shani, The Neon Hieroglyph / Festival Dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, Italy, 2021. Courtesy Gathering, London

Featuring 36 presentations, FOCUS spotlights galleries showcasing curated programs with an emphasis on the development of artistic practices, the exploration of different mediums – with emphasis on digital art and new media – and emerging to mid-career artists.

Evelyn Bencicova and Enes Güç, Work in Progress, 2020, Hahnemühle PR Ultra Smooth, Dibond mount, 56×100 cm, edition 3/6. Courtesy Artemis Gallery

FUTURES, the sector dedicated to supporting young galleries under the age of 10 years, presents 11 galleries showcasing new curated presentations for ART SG. Highlights include: Artemis Gallery (Lisbon) will bring together new media artists Evelyn Bencicova, kennedy+swan and Studio Above&Below, all of whom are known for pushing the boundaries of digital image-making through video, computer-generated imagery and immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality; The Back Room (Kuala Lumpur) will present large, textile-based works broadly revolving around themes of identity and independence by three emerging talents from Southeast Asia and Central America: Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín (Guatemala), Marcos Kueh (Malaysia/Netherlands) and Red Hong Yi (Malaysia). The booth will be anchored by a fluorescent, multi-work woven installation by Marcos Kueh that touches on themes of the postcolonial subject, flanked by woven works by Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín inspired by his indigenous identity and Red Hong Yi’s investigations into womanhood.

Throughout the fair, visitors will also encounter large-scale, site-specific installations as part of PLATFORM sector; experience a curated FILM program hosted in collaboration with ArtScience Museum and participate in a TALKS program featuring art world thought leaders.

Limited advance tickets to ART SG 2024 are now available (advance offer ends 14 Jan). Buy yours now and save.


Thursday, 18 January | 2pm – 5pm

Thursday, 18 January | 5pm – 9pm

Friday, 19 January | 12pm – 7pm
Saturday, 20 January | 11am – 7pm
Sunday, 21 January | 11am – 5pm

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