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FILIPINO GALLERIES AND ARTISTS AMONG PARTICIPANTS IN INAUGURAL ART SG, SOUTHEAST ASIA’S LARGEST EVER ART FAIR

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16 January 2023, Singapore – The inaugural edition of ART SG, Southeast Asia’s largest ever art fair and Asia Pacific’s biggest art fair launch in a decade was held on 12-15 January 2023 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre.

Among the participants were Manila and Cebu-based galleries showcasing artworks by Filipino artists, namely, Art Informal with artworks by Brisa Amir, Elaine Roberto – Navas, and Nice Buenaventura; The Drawing Room with Pam Yan Santos; and Tropical Futures Institute with Kristoffer Ardeña. Art galleries from China, Malaysia, and other parts of Asia also feature other artists which include Rodel Tapaya, Kawayan de Guia, Ayka Go, and Luis Lorenzana. 

The Philippine Embassy had the opportunity to meet with Philippine-based and local art galleries during the vernissage on 11 January 2023 to re-introduce Art Trek, an annual month-long series of exhibits by established and emerging Filipino artists spread across some of Singapore’s top art galleries and spaces.

ART SG is a meeting point for collectors, buyers, and art lovers alike, presenting the opportunity to engage with over 160 of the world’s leading galleries hailing from Singapore, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific, and across the world, many of which are making their Singapore debut, and presenting works from over 1000 artists.

It also showcases exceptional artworks across different mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and installations, as well as new experimentations in digital and blockchain art.

The launch is part of Singapore Art Week (SAW) 2023, a ten-day visual arts celebration which ran from 6 to 15 January 2023. For more information, visit https://artsg.com (END).

One of the PH participating galleries, The Drawing Room, features Pam Yan Santos’ artworks, which were reportedly sold out even before ART SG open its doors to the public
Pam Yan Santos (R), who has been part of the Philippine Embassy’s annual art exhibition, Art Trek, explains her work “Building Things We Know We May Not Know” to Cultural Section Head Third Secretary and Vice Consul Joy Anne B. Lai (L)