Interview with Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White
2014 Published: January 17, 2014 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

Art Stage Singapore 2014: A Visual Fest

Art Stage Singapore is back with more galleries, and more platforms on which the work of Asian artists take centrestage. 

By Daniel Loy

Interview with Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White

The local and regional arts scene has been blossoming in recent years and looks set to scale greater heights, thanks to events such as Art Stage Singapore 2014. Since 2011, despite weak sales in 2012, the yearly arts fair has been the avenue to showcase the talents of emerging and established artists.

It’s no different this year. In fact, there are more than 100 galleries to view at the international art fair, and you’ll notice that a majority of these galleries stem from around the region. The spotlight has been placed on artists operating in Asia Pacific, with the introduction of eight country and regional Platforms that brings together the best of Asian contemporary art. Visitors to these platforms can expect 70 specially curated projects exhibited museum-style.

With Art Stage Singapore 2014, young artists have found their work selected by curators and exhibited to large audiences, giving them a breakthrough into the industry. We pick out 10 artworks for your viewing pleasure:

Interview with Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White
Sarah Choo, The Hidden Dimension (II), 2013, Multi-media installation in immersive room, Dimensions variable.
Presented by GALERIE SOGAN & ART.
Interview with Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White
Jolene Lai, Night Market, 2013, Oil on canvas, 150 x 180cm.
Presented by GALERIE SOGAN & ART.
Interview with Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White
Robert Zhao Renhui, The Quieting and the Alarming (Life-size replica of wild boar trap), 2013, Wood, rope, acrylic, 220 x 100 x 280 cm.
Presented by PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY.
Interview with Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White
Victor Balanon, Orpheus Revisited (video stills), 2013, Two-channel animated video loop, 5′.
Presented by ARTINFORMAL.
Interview with Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White
Chun Kai Feng, Nothing to Wait For, 2013, LED lighting, automotive paint and clear coat on vacuum formed high-impact acrylic, Edition of 3 (each with unique LED backlighting).
Presented by FOST GALLERY.
Interview with Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White
Jihye Park, Labyrinthos, 2013, Two-channel HD video, 7’39’’.
Presented by GALLERY SUN CONTEMPORARY.
Interview with Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White
Justin Lim, 2 Marikh, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 182 x 244 cm.
Presented by RICHARD KOH FINE ART.
Interview with Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White
Justin Lim, Forgotten Paradise, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 183 cm.
Presented by RICHARD KOH FINE ART.
Interview with Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White
Donna Ong, And We Were Like Those Who Dream (Cocoon #5), 2012-2013, Paper cut-out, wood, acrylic, LED lightboxes and furniture, 48 x 63 cm.
Presented by PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY.
Interview with Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White
Anida Yoeu Ali, Spiral Alley, 2012, Digital C-print, 75 x 112.5 cm.
Presented by JAVAARTS.

Art Stage Singapore 2014 is open now till Sunday, January 19th, at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Halls D, E and F). Grab your tickets here.