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“We Are Asia”: Singapore’s primary art fair Art Stage 2014 earns its title

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As someone who has lived in both Hong Kong and Singapore, it’s always fun to watch the two city-states compete, vigorously, on almost any playing field imaginable – sports, business, scholastic results, who has the better cuisine etc… And now, with the explosion of interest in Asian contemporary art, we are seeing both cities vie for the mantle of Asia’s art hub.

Last week I had the opportunity of attending the 4th annual Art Stage, Singapore’s leading Art Fair.  The overall theme this year was “We are Asia”, making clear it’s aspirational goal.   And, I have to say, they pretty much delivered on that promise.  [click to continue…]

Happy New Year!

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the artists who we have had the privilege of working with in 2013 along with the many other people and organizations who have contributed to our Asian contemporary art program and event schedule. 

And we are looking forward to seeing everyone at our exhibitions in 2014.  We are finalizing arrangements for 4 shows at various locations in downtown Toronto along with one or 2 shows in Vancouver.  [click to continue…]

A Passage to Asia

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The Origami, October 25, 2013

By BEATRICE S. PAEZ

Rudyard Kipling may have said, “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,” but Andrew FitzGerald, the show runner of The East Gallery, which is now poised to be a wandering exhibit of modern Asian art, thinks otherwise. Art has tended to defy easy classifications; strictly boxing it as a product of one particular country neglects the influences pouring in from different corners of the globe, says FitzGerald. [click to continue…]

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