A Collector’s Dream- Art Stage Singapore 2017

Leslie de Chavez, Revolutionary Past for Future Doubts, 2010, oil on canvas with neon installation, Diptych 195x300cm each.  Image courtesy of Arario Gallery, Korea.


The 2017 edition of Art Stage Singapore is a collector’s dream with the presentation of Collectors’ Stage 2017. A continuation of the Collector’s Show from Art Stage Jakarta, the exhibition titled Expose features artworks from the private collections of Singapore-based collectors.

From six collectors – Hady Ang, Jim Amberson, Michael Tay and Talenia Phua Gajardo (MT Collection), Michelangelo and Lourdes Samson, Kenneth Tan and a sixth collector who wishes to remain anonymous, 19 thought provoking works from an international group of artists will be presented to the public. The artworks will be in the form of installation, photography, video art and new media, allowing visitors to gain insight to the thought processes and motivations behind cultivating a coherent personal collection that each posses a distinct character.

Lorenzo Rudolf, Founder and President, Art Stage Singapore believes that Collectors’ Stage 2017: Expose presents a wonderful opportunity for audiences to reflect upon the meaning of an art collection and hopes that it would inspire many to embark on a fulfilling relationship with art as collectors.It’s a sentiment shared by curator Enin Supriyanto who says this of the exhibition:

Private collections generally reflect the personal taste of the collector. Yet, it must also be recognised that the six collectors have taken risks in their collecting activities. They have supported emerging talent, commissioned new works and have waited patiently to acquire pieces that would complement their collection. Their role as collectors can be seen as crucial to the development of contemporary art in this region. They contribute positively towards the growth of the art eco-system that creates the necessary conditions for contemporary art to flourish.


Collectors’ Stage 2017: Expose is a special exhibition of Art Stage Singapore 2017 presented in partnership with The Artling. The artistic affair takes place from  12 to 15 January 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. For enquiries, reach out [email protected]



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