Art Fair. Art Stage Singapore.
In conversation: Lorenzo Rudolf

Lorenzo Rudolf - Courtesy Art Stage Singapore Lorenzo Rudolf – Courtesy Art Stage Singapore

Lorenzo Rudolf’s first encounter with Singapore goes back to the mid-nineties. At the time, he was asked to visit the country to see whether it would be possible to organize an international art fair there. “The economic climate was good, but it was not ready yet for an art fair. The art market, especially, was not ready”, he explains. So the fair remained on hold for another decade, until 2011 with the first edition of Art Stage Singapore. Now the president and director of Art Stage Singapore, Rudolf told us what has been happening over the last few years.

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Art Gallery.
Primo Marella Gallery, Milan.

Primo Marella - Courtesy Primo Marella Gallery Primo Marella – Courtesy Primo Marella Gallery

Primo Marella opened his gallery in Milan in 1993. In its early years most of the art exhibited was by Western artists. In the mid-nineties, however, he encountered Chinese art. Marella tells us how it went.

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Art Gallery.
ARNDT Fine Art. Berlin, Singapore

ARNDT Singapore | Gillman Barracks, 
Courtesy Arndt Gallery ARNDT Singapore | Gillman Barracks, Courtesy Arndt Gallery

Established in 1994 as one of the first contemporary galleries with an international profile in former East Berlin, in recent years ARNDT has expanded its operation in South East Asia and the Pacific Region.

Since 2003, in its premises in Asia’s new art hub ‘Gillman Barracks’ in Singapore, ARNDT has presented solo exhibitions and curated shows by established and emerging artists.

In Berlin, Arndt Art Agency focuses on global artist management, art advisory and curated exhibitions in collaboration with major international artists, museums and private collections. We met Matthias Arndt.

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Thai Art.
In conversation: Steven Pettifor.

Navin Rawanchaikul, 'Navinland', Courtesy Yavuz Gallery. Navin Rawanchaikul, ‘Navinland’, Courtesy Yavuz Gallery.

Originally from Britain, independent art writer, curator, and consultant Steven Pettifor has been a resident of Thailand for over two decades and is passionate about contemporary Thai and Asian art. He recently served as consultant Art Director for the luxury residence Iniala on Natai Beach near Phuket, where he built a private collection of over 60 works. From 2007-2016 he served as editor-in-chief for the monthly art resource Bangkok Art Map, was a contributing editor to Asian Art News and World Sculpture News (1997-2015) and is author of the coffee table book Flavours – Thai Contemporary Art (2003). We met him.

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