From January 16-19, the 4th edition of Art Stage Singapore presents over 100 participants from blue chip galleries such as White Cube and Perrotin to younger and more experimental spaces such as Gallery 9 (Sydney) and Nanzuka (Tokyo). This year, the fair introduces the inaugural edition of Platforms: curated, museum-like exhibitions showing newly commissioned projects that highlight art from countries and regions such as Southeast Asia, India, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Central Asia. Curators of Platforms include the Chinese independent curator Huang Du, Director of the Australian 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian ArtAaron Seeto, Indian artist and independent curator Bose Krishnamachari, Chief Curator at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo Mami Kataoka, Korean curator and art critic Kim Sung Won, and Taiwanese independent curator and collector Rudy Tseng. The fair’s slogan “We Are Asia” is clearly manifested in this selection as well as in the fact that 80% of the participating galleries are Asia Pacific-based. An education and fringe program accompanies the fair, including artist talks, guided tours and panel discussion, partly organized in collaboration with institutions likeLASALLE College of The Arts and the NTU Center for Contemporary Art and covering topics such as media arts in Southeast Asia, activist artists working in public space, and regional differences.