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Jakarta Post

Artistic encounters in Singapore

  • Andrea Tejokusumo

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, October 31 2010   /  01:47 pm

Singapore has long established itself as the gateway to Asian and Southeast Asian art, what with two of the world’s biggest auction houses – Christie’s and Sotheby’s — cozily making a home there and regularly attracting international bidders to find their own artistic treasure within the city-state.

Art lovers who aren’t too keen on the thrills of the auction floor, however, need not worry in Singapore. The island is also home to numerous art galleries that should be able to cater to the needs of enthusiasts, collectors and investors alike.

This month like any other, many such galleries are buzzing with series of exhibitions embracing both the traditional and contemporary as well as all things exquisite and/or quirky.

Nevertheless, there’s something undoubtedly special about the Singapore art scene in November. For years now, events honoring the late An...