2013年03月15日 Update 文 / 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？
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.