In a bid to differentiate itself from the highly successful ArtHK, Art Stage Singapore is putting the spotlight on Indonesian art with the launch of the 'Indonesian Pavilion" in its upcoming 2013 edition, taking place from 24-27 January.
There will be a dedicated show space of over 1000 sqm with its own entrance within the main Art Stage fair, which will display key Indonesian galleries as well as features a curated exhibition of Indonesia’s leading contemporary artists, with most of the works unveiled for the first time outside Indonesia, and many created exclusively for Art Stage.
After China and India, Indonesia has become one of the region's biggest and most prolific markets for contemporary art. In 2012, the participation of Indonesian galleries in major art fairs dropped by up to 50% compared to the previous year. The resulting limited access to international collectors and limited market access for emerging artists in Indonesia is a growing concern for the arts world, a concern Art Stage Singapore hopes to address with the Indonesian Pavilion.