Art Fairs Faring Fairly Well

loading The G13 booth with Bayu Utomo Radjikin and Shafiq Nordin.

Questions continue to linger about the seventh edition of Art Stage Singapore 2017, with the seventh edition – held from January 12-15 (vernissage January 11) at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre – being a rather subdued showcase.

The gradual economic deceleration over the last three years saw the number of exhibitors being scaled back to 131 from 27 countries (from 272 last year), a lower footfall at 33,200, the physical absence of items above US$1mil, and with sales greatly dampened by transactions denominated in the strengthened Singapore and US dollars.

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