A Massive Show that is Managing

loading Tan Wei Kheng at Richard Koh Fine Arts.

The Sixth Art Stage Singapore was an event suited to its time, but these are bleak times.

The Sixth Art Stage Singapore (AS6) ended on January 24, 2016 (vernissage January 20) with mixed signals: the hoopla of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee celebrations muted by ill winds from China’s economic deceleration; declining footfalls (40,500 compared to last year’s 51,000 visitors); and the absence of several marque galleries which was compensated for by a mini-invasion of at least two dozen Japanese galleries!

As a further plug, the organisers opted for a desultory documentation/update of the various art markets, or what passed off as one, of South-East Asia with an eye on commodification.

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