Young Talent Programme 2014, in collaboration with ION ART
Affordable Art Fair’s Young Talent Programme 2014, in collaboration with ION Art, provides a significant platform for talented young artists between the ages of 18 and 35 to be spotted by galleries and art institutions, as well as to be introduced to the art-loving public. Our objective is to identify young talents early, providing guidance and commentary on their artistic development. The Programme creates an opportunity for emerging artists to build a strong CV and experience in the art industry and to be in a programme which provides a focal point for contemporary art dealers and their collectors to access fresh artists’ works from the region.
Apart from the exhibition of artworks at Affordable Art Fair 2014, the culmination for two or three of the awarded young artists will be a three-week curated solo exhibition supported by ION Art in 2015. The solo shows will run concurrently, forming a visual discourse for both artists and audience.
Selected artists win an opportunity to exhibit their works at Affordable Art Fair in November 2014. Of these, two or three artists will win the coveted chance of a solo exhibition provided by ION Art. The winning artists will work with our programme curator, allowing them a year to develop their practice.
The programme is open to artists 18 – 35 years old in 2014, who are born/resident in South East Asia and who do not have gallery representation.
About ION Art
ION Art is a unique proposition of ION Orchard, bringing to the landmark mall an ‘integrated mall experience’, featuring the best in shopping, dining, art and design from the world over. The structured art and design programme, which is focused on the exhibition of modern and contemporary art and design, offers ION Orchard’s visitors an opportunity to savour a diverse range of visual arts, including multi-media and digital art. The initiative includes permanent signature sculptural and media installations positioned throughout the mall, as well as a spectrum of art-based events and exhibitions held throughout the year in the ION Art gallery (a dedicated art space in excess of 500 sq m), and at other locations in the mall. Through collaborations with the art community and other strategic partners, ION Art is committed to bringing quality art programming for ION Orchard, to showcase emerging and established artists and designers, focusing on Asian artists and designers at various stages of their creative development.
Admission to the ION Art gallery is free.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ionorchard.com/en/ion-art/exhibitions