The inaugural edition of Art Stage Singapore drew 32,000 visitors and favourable press and seems set to take its place alongside ART HK and ShContemporary as one of the region's leading art fairs. You can read more on Art Stage Singapore here and here.
The continued presence of Lorenzo Rudolf is likely to be a critical factor in Art Stage Singapore's attempts to grow its reputation in the years to come. But as the Wall Street Journal reports, given the fair is backed by four prominent Singaporean government agencies, including the Singapore Tourism Board and the Economic Development Board – deeming it the “flagship” effort to turn the city-state into a contemporary arts hub – it's likely that Rudolf has been offered strong incentives to stick around.
Image: Lorenzo Rudolf at Art Stage Singapore, 2011