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New fair to focus on art from the Middle East, North Africa, South and South-east Asia

Published on Feb 12, 2014 1:28 PM
 
(Clockwise from left to right) Laure d' Hauteville, 47 Jason Ng, 42 Pascal Odille, 46 Richard Koh, 49 Catherine David, 59. The Singapore Art Fair which debuts in November with a special focus on art from the Middle East, North Africa and South and South-east Asia, will be backed by organisers of the Beirut Art Fair. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM 

The Singapore Art Fair debuts in November with a special focus on art from the Middle East, North Africa and South and South-east Asia.

The modern and contemporary art fair will be held from Nov 27 to 30 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is organised by a new company Orchilys, a new joint venture between Cedralys, the organiser of the Beirut Art Fair and MP Singapore, an exhibitions and conventions specialist.

The organisers view the Singapore art market as ripe for new offerings, and art from the Middle East, North Africa and South and South-east Asia remains an unfilled niche in the scene here.

Ms Laure d'Hauteville, 47, founder and fair director of the Beirut Art Fair and Singapore Art Fair, says it is also timely for a fair that spotlights art from these emerging regions because "people from these places are starting to look at each other, to understand each other's heritage".

 
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