When the month of January rolls around every year, the Southeast Asian art world looks forward to its flagship fair, Art Stage Singapore. The eight edition this year, which took place from January 25 to 28, didn’t disappoint. Kicking off the exclusive VIP events line-up was a dinner reception on January 24 hosted by Swiss ambassador Thomas Kupfer, and his wife Fiorella, in honour of Art Stage founders Lorenzo and Maria Elena Rudolf, at the Swiss Residence. Sadly, Maria Elena was under the weather that evening, but she recovered just in time for the fair’s VIP preview and vernissage the next day, joining Lorenzo in welcoming art collectors, dealers and artists, who enjoyed a curated selection of contemporary works at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre.

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