Former director of Art Basel Lorenzo Rudolf founded Art Stage Singapore because he knew the trend was moving to Asia. “I wanted to go back to the roots, where it’s close to the culture, and shake something up. I wanted to contribute to a development,” Rudolf told Paste Magazine at Art Stage Singapore’s seventh event in January. “Singapore is a hub in Southeast Asia. It’s the ideal place to do [an art show] because you have the security, the lifestyle, the money and the infrastructure already in place.”
Singapore, known internationally for its multicultural, vibrant food scene; as well as its strict laws, high-tech attractions and financial center, is investing more money and time into its art scene. And with newly debuted direct flights out of San Francisco, visiting Americans will need this guide to the top five art spots in the Lion City.
Eva Fedderly is a travel and legal journalist who writes for Travel+Leisure, Esquire and The Christian Science Monitor, among other publications. She’s lived in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and currently resides in Savannah, Georgia.