Soho House celebrated ART SG with a special ‘After Dark’ party
See what went down at the closing event for Singapore’s art fair, supported by Valentino
Friday 20 January 2023 By Soho House Photography by Jazpar and Timothy Yap
Last week, all eyes from the art world were on Singapore for the launch of ART SG, the biggest art fair in Asia Pacific in over a decade. Showcasing more than 150 global galleries, it was definitely the place to be – you can read our interview with the fair’s director Shuyin Yang for more insights into what it’s all about and the city’s thriving art community.
To kick things off, Soho House and Valentino hosted a special night, ART SG: After Dark, at The Warehouse Hotel on Saturday 14 January. As part of the event, renowned Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak (who is part of the upcoming Soho House Bangkok collection) presented a new commission titled ‘Breast Stupas Valentino’. Designed to give new life to the signature Toile Iconographe from Maison Valentino, the sculpture is on display alongside a previous work, ‘Breast Stupa Topiary’ (2013), until Wednesday 25 January.
The Warehouse Hotel, built in 1895 along the Singapore River, provided a vibrant setting for the gathering of 800 international guests. In attendance were the cofounder of ART SG, Magnus Renfrew, actor Fiona Xie, creative director Jack Wang, model Fiona Fussi, singer Shye, and artists Pinaree Sanpitak, Abdul Abdullah, and Amrita Bedi.
The soundtrack for the evening was provided by British artist Shygirl and Shanghai vocalist Charity SsB, as well as DJ sets by international selectors – Elli Rose from Tokyo, London’s Alex ‘Baby’ Turnbull, Singapore’s Muto Masashi and Shanghai’s Tom Yeti. For a little icing on top, visual artist Jaymi McManus curated an immersive audio-visual set amplifying the musical acts.