The 2019 edition of Art Apart Fair will soon be starting from January 18 on view through January 28, 2019.
The 11th edition of the Art Apart Fair will feature the freshest Singaporean artists to enter the art scene alongside mid-career artists from Asia and South America. The show will incorporate design, artisanship and authorship, bringing them all together with visual arts.
Art Apart Fair is Singapore’s first hotel-based boutique art fair. Initially called Worlds Apart Fair in January 2013, the success of the fair encouraged a second edition, later renamed as Art Apart Fair, as part of a series of “Apart Fairs.” Art Apart coincides with Singapore Art Week, an initiative launched by the National Arts Council, along with the Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board. The fairs take place twice biannually — during January and July — in Singapore. Art Apart made its international debut in London in October 2014 at the Town Hall Hotel.
Art Apart Fair serves as a platform to provide support to emerging artists with the potential to become established. The fair gives artists the opportunity to showcase their works and gain recognition among art lovers and collectors. In January 2014, some 33 galleries and 1,500 artists’ work from countries such as Taiwan, China, Australia, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Japan, Vietnam, Austria, Cambodia, South Korea, Russia, Spain and Germany, were featured.
Art Apart focuses on selecting galleries with emerging artists with an opportunity to become established on the national and international stage.
Due to the high costs of exhibiting at art fairs and the presence of many artists struggling to succeed financially, there is an “Adopt An Artist” initiative, where a patron of the arts and sponsors help to fund these artists. Galleries that are invited to showcase new works at Art Apart also help support the emerging artists by paying for the exhibiting fee. Works have to be new and not shown at other art fairs before.
In addition to providing support for emerging artists, part of the revenue generated from the sales of artworks and tickets goes towards helping the young and elderly in Singapore. One of the beneficiaries includes Halogen Foundation, an educational charity that helps to develop young leaders and entrepreneurs. Another beneficiary is the Lions Befrienders Service Association, Singapore’s largest direct service voluntary welfare organization, which assists the elderly and helps them engage with the community.
The fair will be on view from January 18 on view through January 28, 2019, at 18/20 Temenggong Road, Singapore.
For details visit: https://www.artapartfair.com
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the fair.