11 - 19 Jan‘20

Singapore Art Week 2020

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In keeping with SAW’s theme of “Art Takes Over”, more than 100 art events will take place across Singapore in various venues across the island, including our arts and culture institutions and private galleries, as well as art precincts and independent arts spaces. There will be art for everyone.

ARTWALK Little India | 10, 11, 17, 18 January 2020 | Little India, Jalan Besar

Check out video from last year’s ARTWALK Little India for an idea of what you can expect!

ARTWALK Little India is an annual multidisciplinary public art project set in the cultural precinct of Little India. Presented by the Singapore Tourism Board and LASALLE College of the Arts with the support of Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association, ARTWALK is back with its sixth edition, themed Passage of Time.

Come journey with us through space and time with yet another wondrous line-up of activities to invoke the memories of the past, the calmness of the now and the excitement of tomorrow. Immerse yourself in the richness of Little India through an inter-disciplinary work comprising live storytelling by Kamini Ramachandra, dot-painting workshop by Kumuda Krovvidi, drama performances by Wisdom of Monkeys, newly commissioned works showcased by LASALLE students, interactive workshops and many other programs that bound to excite. 

ARTWALK Little India invites everyone to come and enjoy a delightful weekend in this buzzling heritage district of Singapore.

AR.T Trail | 11–19 January 2020
Raffles Place Park, OUE Bayfront, One Raffles Quay, Marina One, East Tower, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Public art humanises the built environment. It provides opportunities for telling stories of culture and placemaking that connect the past with the present, and potentially the future. In Singapore, the Central Business District around Tanjong Pagar and Raffles Place is home to public art created by some of Singapore’s pioneer artists.

Harnessing the storytelling power of augmented reality technology, AR.T Trail invites the public to immerse themselves in the stories of six public artworks in this district. AR.T Trail is Singapore’s first-ever public art walking trail powered by Spark AR from Facebook. The trail is the result of a three-month-long collaboration between leading Singapore artists and creative technologists at MeshMinds. Re-discover the cultural and historical narratives through physical and digital layers and reconnect with the stories hidden in our urban environment.

Participating artists include Chua Boon Kee, Grace Tan, Han Sai Por, Kumari Nahappan, Robert Zhao and Yeo Chee Kiong.

AR.T Trail is presented by The MeshMinds Foundation. Supported by Facebook Art Department and National Arts Council, part of Singapore Art Week 2020. Tours are supported by Artwalk Singapore, Monster Day Tours.

Yinka Shonibare: Justice for All | 13–30 January 2020 | The Arts House, The Chamber

The Asian Art Institutum, together with The Arts House and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, are proud to present Justice for All, an immersive, site-specific installation by acclaimed British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE, RA. The exhibition has been curated by Dr Zehra Jumabhoy, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, to coincide with Singapore Art Week and Singapore Biennale 2019.

Exploring cultural and racial identity, colonialism and post-colonialism, Shonibare is best known for his figurative sculptures clad in Victorian costumes made from Dutch wax batik. Shonibare’s monumental sculptural installation re-configures British sculptor F.W. Pomeroy’s Lady Justice (1905-1906), which stands upon the dome of London’s imposing Central Criminal Court (otherwise known as The Old Bailey).

S.E.A. Focus | 16–19 January 2020 | Gillman Barracks
From $15 for a 1 Day Pass

S.E.A. Focus returns for its second edition during Singapore Art Week in January 2020 with 20 leading galleries from Singapore and around the world. Held at Singapore’s visual arts precinct Gillman Barracks, the platform will run from Thursday 16 January until Saturday 19 January, with a VIP preview on Wednesday 15 January.

S.E.A. Focus builds on its mission to showcase contemporary art from Southeast Asia, providing a platform to foster greater appreciation and engagement with the art and artists from the region. Of the 20 participating galleries, half have gallery spaces in Singapore, with others drawn from galleries based in cities across the wider Southeast Asia region, including Jakarta, Makati City, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hanoi, as well as Beijing, Berlin, Brisbane, New York and Seoul. All will exhibit works by artists based in, or connected to, Southeast Asia.

Art After Dark | 17 January 2020 | Gillman Barracks

Art After Dark is the flagship night-time open house event by Gillman Barracks that is a heady combination of stimulating visual art and electrifying live music. Don’t miss this bumper edition as the visual arts precinct hosts the Singapore Biennale, contemporary art platform S.E.A. Focus organised by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, performances by brb., Evanturetime and Subsonic Eye, as well as brand new exhibitions and exciting programmes by our resident galleries and NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore as they keep their doors open till 10pm.

Art is Everywhere | 11, 12, 18, 19 January 2020 | SAFRA Toa Payoh, SAFRA Punggol, Our Tampines Hub
Free admission. Registration is required

Brave New Worlds uses art-making to inspire children to build critical and creative thinking skills in a fun and accessible way.

Deep-Learning Workshops
No. of sessions: 2 sessions each day for each location
Timings: 10am–12pm; 2–4pm
Duration: 2 hours per session
Max participants per workshop: 15 to 20 parent-child pairs
Target Audience: Families with children
(recommended age 4–8)

Drop-in Activities
Visitors will stamp their own postcard using pre-cut motifs of images of Chinatown.

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Mix of free and ticketed events.

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