MIA&D Fair, the photography and design art fair, was conceived by Fabio Castelli. The aim was to highlight photography and other artistic mediums. Design came very natural, because they are linked and because it is emphasized by the other arts. What is the link between Milano and Singapore? While Milano is a great place for art, and Singapore a place where things are expanding. Asia has a great market for art and some of the most interesting things come from there.
So, for those who were wondering – there are some great reasons for which Singapore was chosen. 50% of the exhibitors are Western, and the other 50% are Asian. It’s a good mix for the public who can get to see different directions in the artistic scene.
“We are broadening the exposure of talented artists to Asia, with the concept of a unique art fair that has never been showcased before in Singapore. We expect art enthusiasts and collectors will be delighted with this new format.”
“MIA Fair strongly promotes education on photography. MIA Fair aims at forming a new and young collectors’ base, which is approaching contemporary art through photography, and offering experienced art collectors the possibility to enjoy a lively, fresh and interesting event.
Educational is seminal in MIA Fair’s format, in fact we have an interesting cultural program . Seminars, lecture magistralis and round tables are organised covering a range from the history of photographic image to its market system, from the world of collecting to other experiences in curatorship and display.”
More here: interview with Castelli
MIA&D Fair cultural program accentuates the need for a well-informed Art-collecting. 25.000 visitors are expected and they surely have a lot to see, since the list of the exhibitors is rather large.
The Fair will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Exhibition Centre, where it will occupy a sprawling 3,500 square meters. In Singapore the fair will include the presence 50% – 50% of Asian and Western exhibitors and it is expected to attract up to 25.000 visitors.