ART SG Establishes New Fair as a Global Art Event

21 Jan 2023

With a fast-growing consensus that ART SG will play a critical role in developing the audience for contemporary art in the region and in connecting Southeast Asia to the wider art world, the Singapore fair marked the beginning of a new chapter for the Asian art market.

Presented by its founding and lead partner UBS and organized by The Art Assembly, ART SG welcomed over 42,700 visitors to its first edition at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The fair brought together galleries, collectors, institutions, artists, organizations, and art-lovers alike, fostering crucial opportunities for dialogue, discovery, and exchange.

Can Yavuz, founder of Yavuz Gallery (Singapore / Sydney), noted: “Yavuz was delighted to be part of the inaugural ART SG. There was constant buzz throughout the week, creating fabulous opportunities to connect with local and international art communities. The week was a tremendous success for the gallery with strong sales for our artists showcased in our booth, with large-scale works by leading artist Pinaree Sanpitak being acquired by several institutions. Multiple works by Patricia Piccinini, Tom Polo, Alvin Ong, Grace Wright, Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, Kawayan De Guia, André Hemer, and Abdul Abdullah were snapped up by private collectors on opening night. In all, an exciting launch edition of ART SG, and we look forward to sharing our artists with wider audiences from all over the world in future editions.”