Ambassador's VIP Lounge Reception
@ ART STAGE Singapore 2016

His Excellency Haruhisa Takeuchi giving his opening address
Art Stage Singapore 2016 was the platform for contemporary around the region to showcase their masterpieces and engage directly with visitors. Running from Thursday, 21st January to Sunday, 24th January, with over 100 exhibitors, the stage was an opportunity for all to develop further insight into the world of Asian contemporary art.

Focused around the region, amongst the exhibitors were over 20 Japanese galleries, featuring numerous works by Japanese artists. Such galleries were Gallery UG, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Shinseido Gallery and Galerie Tamenaga. Thus, in light of the Japan-Singapore 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations (SJ50), His Excellency Takeuchi Haruhisa, Ambassador of Japan to Singapore held a VIP reception in appreciation.

The beginning of the reception started with an opening speech by the Director of JCC, Ms Misako Ito, followed by welcoming remarks from His Excellency Ambassador Takeuchi as well as Mr Lorenzo Rudolf. An avant-garde tea ceremony by Snow Contemporary was performed and captivated the audience with its tranquil soundtrack and projection imagery. Last, but not least was an exclusive talk by private collector Mr Miyatsu Daisuke on ‘Strength of Japanese Contemporary Art; Why I am Collecting Art’, which addressed the latest trend in Japanese contemporary art collection.

The reception saw over 100 distinguished guests including Minister Grace Fu, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Ms Yeoh Chee Yan, Permanent Secretary, Ms Rosa Daniel, Deputy Secretary (Culture), and Mr Peter Tan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Secretary, Southeast Asia & ASEAN and concurrently Deputy Secretary International.

The fair created by Mr Lorenzo Rudolf, President of Art Stage Singapore, is now on its sixth edition and is becoming an annual spotlight fair. Mr Rudolf with his impressive resume in the art field has raised the floor in Singapore together with his wife Mrs Maria Elena Rudolf, Vice-President of Art Stage Singapore. The couple has greatly contributed to the international social and lifestyle scene and we cannot wait to see what’s in store next.

 Guests at the ART STAGE VIP Reception

His Excellency Haruhisa Takeuchi and Mr Lorenzo Rudolf

His Excellency Haruhisa Takeuchi with the ART STAGE 2016 Organisers

JCC Director Ms Misako Ito giving her address

Speech by Mr Souryou Matsumura from Snow Company

Tea Ceremony by Mr Souryou Matsumura

Tea Ceremony by Mr Souryou Matsumura

Talk on “Strength of Japanese Contemporary Art & What the Collectors Look Forward To” by Mr Miyatsu Daisuke.

Guests at the ART STAGE VIP Reception

JCC Director Ms Misako ito and Mr Miyatsu Daisuke.

Mr Miyatsu Daisuke interacting with the guests

His Excellency Haruhisa Takeuch and Mr Miyatsu Daisuke
holding the SJ50 Logo

Minister Grace Fu,His Excellency Ambassador Haruhisa Takeuchi interacting with the guests

Minister Grace Fu,His Excellency Ambassador Haruhisa Takeuchi group photo with the guests

Minister Grace Fu,His Excellency Ambassador Haruhisa Takeuchi and Mr Souryou Matsumura

Minister Grace Fu,JCC Director Ms Misako Ito interacting the guests

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2016 will mark the 50th Anniversary of Singapore-Japan Diplomatic Relations