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Preview: Affordable Art Fair 2017 – Autumn Edition


The Affordable Art Fair is back this November! Taking place over a single weekend from 17th – 19th November, the world’s favourite art fair that won’t burn a hole in your pocket returns to the F1 Pit Building, showcasing an all new selection of works from up and coming local and international artists!

Gallery I, Noh Van, City in the city-The abyss, 2017, Etching and pigment on korean paper, 29.5x39.5cm, SGD 900
Noh Van, ‘City in the city-The abyss’, 2017, Etching and pigment on korean paper, 29.5 x 39.5cm, $900, Gallery I.

This edition of the AAF will feature over 65 exhibitors from all over the world, as original contemporary work of all mediums and styles fills the walls of the F1 Pit Building. Whether it’s traditional ink painting, abstract canvases, stunning sculpture, gorgeous prints to eye-catching photography, there’s almost certainly something that’s sure to catch your eye and suit any space, be it a restaurant, hotel room or even your own living room. All works range from S$100 and S$15,000, with 75% of the work being under S$7,500, and you can view works from the hottest upcoming artists to household names hanging beside each other.

TAG Fine Arts_Kristjana S Williams_2016_International Tree_Archival Giclee Print_84.1 x 59.4cm_Ed of 225_$650 SGD Unframed
Kristjana S Williams, ‘International Tree’, 2016, Archival giclée print, 84.1 x 59.4cm, $650, TAG Fine Arts.

One of the highlights to look out for this time around would be the 6th edition of the Young Talent Programme 2017 Exhibition. Presented in collaboration with ION Art, the exhibition acts as a platform for young Southeast Asian artists under 35 to present their works to potential gallerists and dealers. This time around, eight artists participated in the programme, and up to three of them will stand a chance to present a solo exhibition with ION Art Gallery in August/September 2018. Past participants of the Young Talent Programme include award-winning photographer Alecia Neo, whose work acted as a centrepiece for the 2017 Singapore Writers Festival, as well as Lavender Chang, who has exhibited internationally and won the President’s Design Award for Design of the Year in 2016.

Arteria_Genevieve Dupont Daigneault_Effleurer les vagues_2016_Acrylic and silk screening on canvas_51x61 cm_1150 SGD
Genevieve Dupont Daigneault, ‘Effleurer les vagues’, 2016, Acrylic and silk screening on canvas, 51 x 61cm, $1,150, Arteria.

Even if you’re not purchasing art, there’s plenty of peripheral activities such as a pop up cafe from A Stimulant by Sarnies for caffeine-starved visitors, as well as site-specific installations such as interactive life-size installations and video/performance interdisciplinary works. This November, be sure to book yourself a ticket to the Autumn Edition of the 2017 Affordable Art Fair, and prepare yourself for an explosion of visual wonder and the sheer joy of discovering these new artists you’ll come to love and follow in the years to come.

The Autumn Edition of the Affordable Art Fair runs from 17th – 19th November at the F1 Pit Building. More information and tickets to the Affordable Art Fair available here.

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