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Singapore SooBin Art Int'l was founded in 1990, then has rapidly developed as an indispensable part of the international contemporary art field. In 2006, it changed the name to be SooBin Art Int'l. Its objective is to introduce works by renowned artists, promote artistic and cultural exchange between Singapore and other countries, and discover and support promising new talents. It mounts no less than five master-class shows a year, presenting artists firstly Wu Guanzhong, Ding Xiongquan, Chu Teh Chun, Li Manfeng, etc., which jointly present the Gallery's unique taste and high-quality display, then presenting Picasso, Miro, Hsiung Ping Ming, Chen Wen Hsi, Ai Xuan, Luo Zhongli, etc. With Chinese contemporary art rose up in early 1990s, SooBin Art Int'l held "Red and Grey: Eight Avant-garde Chinese Artists" in 1997, exhibiting the works by 8 contemporary artists including Zhang Xiaogang, Wang Guangyi, Yue Minjun, Liu Wei, Zhou Chunya, Mao Xuhui, Wei Guangqing, and Ye Yongqing. Then, the Gallery also held solo exhibitions for contemporary artists e.g. Fang Lijun, Wang Guangyi, Yue Minjun, Mao Xuhui, Ye Yongqing, Zeng Fanzhi, Feng Zhengjie, etc. Now the Gallery more focuses on fostering and supporting young artists with potentials. As a representative Chinese contemporary gallery , SooBin Art Int'l has organized more than 100 exhibitions in places including Mainland China , Indonesia , Malaysia , Hong Kong, Taiwan, European and American countries. By co-sponsoring Mao Tongqiang's solo exhibition with Vienna Suppan Gallery, and participating 2006 ARCO Art Exposition in Spain, SooBin Art Int ' l is looking beyond Asia setting its sights on collaboration with world-renowned artists, galleries and museums in Europe and America to make a contribution to the development of contemporary art.

In early 2005, SooBin Art Int'l set Red&Grey Contemporary in Chengdu, China, to introduce Chinese art to the world, introduce Singapore artists into china, and expand the exchange and cooperation between Singapore and Chinese contemporary art. By sponsoring the "Inhabitation in Chengdu - 2004 Invitation Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Oil Paintings" curated by Lu Hong, Red & Grey Contemporary firstly presented itself. Since then, Red & Grey has already hold a number of solo and group exhibitions. Blue & House Art Center as one of the most famous art centers in China , was founded in 2003. Now it has already attracted 40 regular artist studios. One of them is the Red & Grey District, which covers 400 m2 , integrating photo workshop, painting studio, and exhibition space together as a platform for China-Sigapore art exchange. In its next phase SooBin Art International is looking beyond Asia setting its sights on collaboration with world-renowned artists, galleries and museums in Europe and America to make a contribution to the development of contemporary art.

 

Mr. SooBin Chua, the founder of SooBin Art Int'l, is also an internationally reputed photographer, member of Singapore National Art Council, Chairperson of ART Singapore 2000- ART Singapore 2004, and Chairperson of Singapore Gallery Association. By insisting its academic-focused rather than commercial-focused value, SooBin Art Int ' l has gone through a long and hard way to develop from an ordinary gallery to an internationally reputed one, and will continue its contribution to contemporary art exchange and development.

新加坡斯民艺苑自1990年成立以来,通过举办高质量展览,迅速发展成在国际当代前卫艺术不可或缺的一环,于2006年更名为斯民国际艺苑。画廊的宗旨是介绍知名艺术家的作品,促进新加坡和世界各地的文化艺术交流活动,以及发掘、提携年轻有潜质的新秀。它平均每年举行五次大师级画展,早期通过举办吴冠中、丁雄泉,朱德群,李曼峰等艺术大家的个展,体现出画廊独到的艺术品位与展览质量,之后又呈献过包括毕加索,米罗,熊秉明,陈文希,艾轩,罗中立等画家作品。90年代初,中国当代艺术开始崛起,1997年斯民艺苑举办由栗宪庭策划“红与灰-中国当代艺术画展”,呈献给大家张晓刚、王广义、岳敏君、刘炜、周春芽、毛旭辉、魏光庆、叶永清8位当代艺术家的作品。之后又相继举办了方立均、王广义、岳敏君、毛旭辉、叶永青、曾凡志、俸正杰等多位当代艺术家个展,现在画廊又致力于提携和发展有潜质的年轻艺术家。自成立至今已做过不下一百次的展出,其活动范围从新加坡延至中国、印尼、香港、欧美、台湾各地,已经成为了东南亚最具代表性的中国当代艺术画廊。在同维也纳Suppan艺术画廊联合举办毛同强个展,以及参加西班牙2006年ARCO艺术博览会之后,说明了斯民艺苑的目光已超越亚洲,投向欧洲和其他大洲,与世界各地画廊合作推动当代艺术的发展。

2005年初在中国成都成立了红与灰中国艺术当代,这个机构本着把中国艺术家推广到世界,把新加坡艺术家推向中国,相互交流学习的目标,进一步拓展新加坡与中国当代艺术之间的合作。在由鲁虹策划的“居住在成都”大型联展,红与灰艺术当代作为主办单位第一次出现在人们的视野中。在此之后,已举办了数十次的艺术家个展和联展。2006年红与灰艺术当代在中国四川成都蓝顶艺术中心成立了红灰区艺术空间。蓝顶为中国知名艺术中心之一,成立于2003年,至今已有全国近40位艺术家常驻设立工作室。红灰区在此面积400平方米,融摄影、绘画工作室、艺术展览厅为一体的艺术空间,为今后促进中新文化的艺术交流奠定了基础。红与灰艺术当代还将同各国美术馆,基金会合作,以长久的眼光看待未来的发展,推动亚洲当代艺术。

斯民国际艺苑的创始人蔡斯民先生,同时也是一位国际上享有声誉的著名摄影艺术家,新加坡国家艺术理事会成员以及2000-2004年新加坡当代艺术博览会主席,新加坡画廊主席。斯民国际艺苑由一个普通的艺术画廊发展到现在的国际知名艺术画廊,其间走过了漫长而艰辛的道路,不看重商业上的利益,重视学术的发展,已经成为了行内所共知的特色,而斯民国际艺苑也将继续为当代艺术的发展和交流做出更多的贡献。