I scored some cool VIP invites to the second Bank Art Fair held in Singapore last week, courtesy of Daryl Goh who was exhibiting. Naturally, Ai and Ru were my art appreciation go-tos. Having had toiled through years of art foundation and history together, it was inevitable that we’d have formed a bond over matters in which making a reference to certain long-dead artists or styles wouldn’t be lost… although we do have a penchant to get excited over the weirdest things as well, which makes for interesting discussions when we find ourselves in the presence of something kitsch and love it.
I loved the concept of using unconventional spaces as exhibition places. The Bank Art Fair was held at the Pan Pacific Hotel this year, every room an intimate gallery filled with various artworks that were creatively displayed. It was an insight of sorts as to how each gallery operated- some spaces were thoughtfully-decorated, while others tried to cram as many pieces as they could within the strained confines.