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What to expect at Singapore’s Affordable Art Fair Autumn 2018 edition?

Back in the Lion City for the 9th edition, the Affordable Art Fair will be held at the F1 Pit Building, from 16th to 18th November.
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Hosting even more art galleries that represent works from around the world, the Affordable Art Fair is back in Singapore this November 2018 for its ninth Autumn Edition.

Opened to the public from 16th to 18th November, the annual art haven will be hosted at the F1 Pit Building featuring special exhibitions including the Young Talent Programme, #SPOTLIGHT Showcase, and Special Projects will be on display along with works from 600 artists.

Originally launched in the UK back in 1999, the Affordable Art Fair now takes place in nine countries and includes major cities such as London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York.

The unique and friendly environments are paired with art priced below $15,000, while 75% can be purchased from less than $7,500.

The key to its longstanding success has not only been the affordable prices which bring out newcomers and seasoned collectors, but also Affordable Art Fair’s ability to present emerging artists next to the superstars of the art world.

This year will see an increase in the number of galleries from 70 to 80, along with 22 galleries from Singapore, out of a total of 48 representing Asia. There are 21 galleries exhibiting for the first time at the Affordable Art Fair along with 240 new artists.

Works range from painting and sculptures to everything from photography, new media, drawings, interactive installations, edition prints, street art, assemblage, contemporary calligraphy, to name but a few. Anything you see at the fair can be purchased on the day.

One of the highlights of the fair is always the Young Talent Programme. Launched in 2012 in association with ION Art, it has showcased 45 talented young artists. Each applicant must be below the age of 35 and be born or reside in Southeast Asia. Eight artists have been selected to showcase their art at the Affordable Art Fair this year.

Affordable Art Fair Singapore

“It is an honour to work in partnership with ION Art and to have experienced first-hand the determination and extraordinary talent of young artists living throughout Southeast Asia over the past six years. We look forward to continuing our support to enable this next generation of artists to develop their practice whilst helping to connect them with the art industry, collectors and the public for many more years to come,” said Ms Camilla Hewitson, Regional Manager Director, Affordable Art Fair.

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