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26 January 2016 [16:15] - Today.Az
sixth edition of Art Stage Singapore this month attracted more than 450,000
Although the Lion City's annual art fair presents works from
around the world, there was a prominent focus on regional art, with a quarter
of the 173 galleries present hailing from Southeast Asia.
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Eye-catching works included an installation comprised of
plastic cockroaches by Thai artist Anon Pairot, a container ship suspended in midair by
Indonesian artist Yudi Sulistyo, and a sculpture of a giant metallic
"splash" of liquid by Chinese artist Zheng Lu.
Multiple works by Indonesian artist Syagini Ratna
Wulan, Thai artist Kittisak Thapkoa and the late Singaporean painter Chua Ek
Kay, sold out.
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The event's Southeast Asia Forum -- a series of talks on
wider global issues -- attracted big names from the art world including
celebrity auctioneer Simon De Pury, and Dutch architect and 2000 Pritzker Prize
laureate Rem Koolhaas.