Art takes over the city with fresh offerings
The Singapore Art Week returns for its seventh edition this year, from 19 to 27 January, with a smorgasbord of more than 100 events happening island-wide, including fresh offerings by participating arts groups and institutions.
The line-up ranges from art fairs and exhibitions to talks and public art walks, and the events will take place at galleries, arts precincts and independent arts spaces.
The event is jointly organised by the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board.
With so much happening during this nine-day visual arts celebration, here is a shortlist of five fresh and inspiring offerings you shouldn’t miss.
Sim Lim Square Art Residency
An art residency will set up home in a shop at Singapore’s tech mecca, Sim Lim Square. It will host four artists – Singapore’s Johann Yamin and Chong Weixin, as well as Eom Jeongwon from South Korea and Ko Tzu-An from Taiwan. Pop by for guided tours, talks and art presentations, and watch creative sparks fly between art and tech. Details here.
Photo: National Museum of Singapore
This exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore is a dialogue between Singapore artist Shubigi Rao and American movie star, Lucy Liu, of Charlie’s Angels fame. Together, their works explore issues such as cultures, identities and relationships. Details here.
Memories of Singapore River
Explore the social and cultural significance of the Singapore River through the documentary film, Memories of Singapore River. Watch the film while you cruise the river, or catch it indoors, at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Details here.
Photo: MeshMinds Foundation, Replay by YuHeng
Art x Tech For Good
This exhibition, featuring works by students from the LASALLE College of the Arts, shows creative ways by which technology such as augmented reality and virtual reality can be used to address social and environmental issues, including inequality and environmental sustainability. Details here.
This playful art show welcomes visitors to consider the value of domesticity and labour through an interactive art installation at the National Design Centre. Details here.
For more information about Singapore Art Week, go here.