3.25.2013

身處風起雲湧的戰國時代,藝博會必須具備無可取代的特色 - 專訪Art Stage Singapore總監Lorenzo Rudolf


20130315 Update     / 董于萍 . 訪問/黃詩穎


Art Stage Singapore 2013博覽會現場。   photo courtesy of ART STAGE SINGAPORE PTE LTD. 
Art Stage Singapore的自我定位與發展計畫--

黃詩穎(TAERC): Art Stage Singapore(ASS)創辦於2011年,當初選擇以東南亞藝術做為博覽會的核心是基於怎麼樣的原因,而這是否是ASS的長期策略?

Lorenzo Rudolf(L):首先,這就是我們身處的地方,ASS是個在東南亞舉行的藝術博覽會,我們自然要將重心放在這裡;此外就我個人的觀察,繼中國藝術熱潮席捲全球之後,東南亞將會是下一個崛起的藝術市場;而最重要的是,ASS是目前全世界唯一有能力將重心放在東南亞的當代藝術博覽會,所以這是很符合邏輯的。

目前ASS有大約75%的畫廊是來自亞洲,其他25%的畫廊則是來自世界各地,我們當然希望自己能和國際有更多的聯結,也會在未來逐步放寬(東南亞和非東南亞畫廊的)參展比例,但ASS現階段最重要的目標,還是想讓這些來自世界各地的藏家和業界人士,好好地認識亞洲當代藝術,特別是東南亞當代藝術的真實風貌;畢竟ASS自始就誓言要成為一個以『亞洲身分(Asian Identity)』為核心理念的博覽會。因此總歸來說,是的,ASS會持續將重點放在東南亞,但我們不會只將自己侷限在東南亞。


Art Stage Singapore’s Strategic Positioning and Future Prospects --

Sophie Huang (TAERC): Since the very first edition of Art Stage Singapore (ASS) in 2011, Southeast Asian art has always been a core feature in the art fair. What are the reasons behind this decision and is this your long-term strategy?

Lorenzo Rudolf (L):First of all, we are located right in Southeast Asia. ASS is an art fair in Southeast Asia, so it’s only natural that we focus on the region. Moreover, according to my personal observations, Southeast Asia will be the next emerging art market following the rise of Chinese art. The most important reason behind our decision is that ASS is currently the world’s only contemporary art fair that has what it takes to focus on Southeast Asian art. We made a highly logical decision to feature the region.
Currently, around three-quarters of all exhibitors are from Asia while the rest are international galleries. Of course, we’d like to be more well-connected to the global community and we will gradually loosen up on the ratio (of Southeast Asian galleries to those from other regions). Bu our highest priority for now is to introduce Asian contemporary art to collectors and professionals around the world. We want them to get to know the art, especially the true talents of Southeast Asian contemporary art. From the very beginning ASS has promised to put our Asian Identity as a core value. So to sum up my answer: Yes, Southeast Asian art will continue to be in our spotlight. But we will not be limited to the region itself.


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