The Bangkok Art Biennale returns for its third edition from 22 October 2022 to 23 February 2023. Titled CHAOS : CALM, the Biennale will present works by 73 leading artists over multiple sites in the city as well as online. ART SG speaks to Prof. Dr Apinan Poshyananda, the Biennale’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director, about the importance of mounting this major presentation of contemporary art in Bangkok, memorable artwork-site activations, and the future of the Bangkok Art Biennale.
SOUTHEAST ASIA’S LARGEST EVER ART FAIR
ART SG is Southeast Asia’s largest ever art fair and Asia Pacific’s biggest art fair launch in a decade. The inaugural edition of ART SG takes place from 12–15 January 2023 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
Presenting over 150 leading galleries from around the world, ART SG offers a meeting point in Southeast Asia for collectors and buyers from the region and beyond to convene and engage with one of the world’s most dynamic cultural landscapes.
Bringing progressive concepts and curation to the Singapore art scene, ART SG will feature internationally renowned galleries alongside the best Singapore and Southeast Asian art spaces, showcasing exceptional artworks across different mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, installations, as well as new experimentations in digital and blockchain art.
ART SG FEATURES
One of Singapore’s foremost contemporary artists, Jane Lee works primarily with the medium of paint, creating visually resplendent works that draw the viewer in with their heavily textured surfaces and dynamic presences. Much of Lee’s work seeks to redefine painting’s conventions while vividly bringing to life paint and painting’s materiality and processes. ART SG speaks with Lee to hear how she found her ‘voice’ in abstraction, and her journey as an artist.
Ming Wong is best known for his re-working of world cinema classics, in which he deliberately ‘mis-casts’ himself and others, often playing multiple roles in a foreign language. He represented Singapore at the Venice Biennale in 2009 with a presentation that revisited the golden age of Singapore cinema, for which he was awarded a Special Mention by the International Jury of the 53rd Venice Biennale. ART SG catches up with Wong on the occasion of the launch of his new public art work at the Singapore Art Museum, titled Wayang Spaceship.