17 - 20 July 2014 | Artspace@Helutrans
The annual joint exhibition by the Art Galleries Association Singapore (AGAS)
Edition(ed) is a platform for member galleries to come together and demonstrate their cohesive nature and unity among galleries in Singapore. Only the second in the series, this year’s exhibition has already seen an increase in participation to 23 galleries from 17. “It is a great initiative for all our members to come together annually. The professional camaraderie amongst us working as one extends the advantages and convenience to the collectors, where we showcase the artworks and artists we represent. AGAS' belief has always been to come together to improve the art industry further for Singapore and be a stronger player in the international arena. This joint exhibition is just one of the events where we hope to make this possible,” said Vera Ong of Art-2 Gallery and president of the association.
AGAS strongly adheres to its mission in promoting art appreciation in the community, raising public awareness of the roles and responsibilities of art dealers, and governing professional and ethical practice in Singapore. Mr Hampe who is also treasurer of the association says, “AGAS’ initiatives such as ART IN MOTION during this year’s Singapore Art Week successfully connected new audiences to galleries while promoting art appreciation both locally and abroad. Another important initiative that AGAS is currently developing is an industry Code of Ethics and Professional Practices to educate the wider public of the responsibilities of reputable art dealers and galleries. AGAS continues to be the definitive voice for its growing membership and the burgeoning commercial art gallery sector in Singapore.”
The exhibition’s focus on editioned works is an opportunity for collectors, art enthusiasts and students to discover the history and techniques of different mediums. It also plays host to a ‘Saturday Matinee’ programme, held on 19 July from 2 to 5 pm. There will be an exhibition walkthrough followed by a panel discussion on the history and currency of editions, from its origins in printmaking to new developments in contemporary practices together with Belinda Fox (artist and master printmaker), Talenia Phua Gajardo (director, The Artling), Louis Ho (art historian), Eitaro Ogawa (chief printer, STPI), and moderated by Benjamin Milton Hampe (Chan Hampe Galleries).
The participating galleries are 11.12 Gallery, ARNDT, Art Forum, Artesan, Art Plural Gallery, Art Seasons, Art-2 Gallery, Cape of Good Hope Gallery, Chan Hampe Galleries, Element Art Space, Gajah Gallery, Galerie Belvedere, Galerie Steph, HaKaren Art Gallery, Ikkan Art International, iPRECIATION, Linda Gallery, Maya Gallery, Kato Art Duo (formerly Nikei Fine Art), SooBin Gallery, STPI, Wetterling Teo Gallery and Yang Gallery.