ART SG concludes a successful second edition with solid sales and record attendance

SINGAPORE (Monday, 22 January 2024) – ART SG, the leading international art fair for Southeast Asia, supported by founding and lead partner UBS, closed the second edition of its 2024 show in Singapore with galleries reporting solid sales to collectors from around the world. Held across four days at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre from 19 – 21 January 2024 with a preview day on 18 January, the fair featured a dynamic line up of 114 galleries from 33 countries and territories from around the world, as well as a sector comprising large-scale art and installation on view around the fair (PLATFORM) and a curated film (ART SG FILM) and talks (ART SG PERSPECTIVES) program.

This year’s edition has shown once again that ART SG is able to play a vital role in developing audiences for contemporary art in the region whilst deepening Southeast Asia’s connection to the international art world.

Presented over two floors of the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre and organised by The Art Assembly, ART SG gathered collectors, galleries, institutions, artists, organisations and art- lovers alike advancing new and crucial opportunities for dialogue, discovery and exchange. With 45,303 visitors in attendance at the fair alone, ART SG’s second edition has reaffirmed its position on the international cultural and events calendar. Visitors – hailing from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan as well as Europe and the US – also experienced Singapore’s vibrant cultural scene as the city’s visual art institutions, private foundations and collections and galleries came together to stage a dynamic showcase of the visual arts for Singapore Art Week 2024.

Magnus Renfrew, Co-Founder, ART SG said: “We are delighted by the response to the second edition of ART SG – the first major art fair of the year and a must-see on the cultural calendar. A significant number of collectors and institutions from the region and further afield attended the fair demonstrating the appeal of both the fair as well as the city’s abundant cultural offerings. Our participating galleries reported swift and robust sales at this buzzy and energetic edition. In addition, we are also proud of the city’s arts scene and how it has embraced ART SG for Singapore Art Week 2024. This year has shown once again that ART SG is able to both burnish and support Singapore’s

increasingly influential role as a hub for the Indo Pacific’s growing art market and its world-class visual art ecosystems.”

Shuyin Yang, Fair Director, ART SG said: “We are thrilled to report a strong second edition of ART SG and immensely grateful and honoured by the participation and commitment of our galleries to the fair. It was gratifying to see Singaporeans and many others from around the world turn out in force for ART SG. Singapore has truly shown its ability to appeal to many different audiences with its dynamic arts scene. I am truly excited to see how its story unfolds over the years to come.”