We’re beginning 2020 with an artistic fiasco! The eighth edition of Singapore Art Week, Singapore’s visual arts calendar pinnacle, will return from January 11 to January 10 with the freshest, most exciting art experiences happening island-wide for people of all ages. This year, Singapore Art Week’s theme of “Art Takes Over” is ready to wow you by engaging tech, digital elements, public art installations and lifestyle events together to create the most immersive, eclectic exhibition. Amongst more than the 100 art events taking place, we’re particularly excited for the much-anticipated Light to Night Festival, S.E.A Focus, Singapore Biennale and AR.T Trail.
Light to Night Festival
Watch as the Light to Night festival returns from 10th to 19th January to transform Singapore’s Civic District with light, sound and movement. This year’s theme of Invisible Cities draws one into the rich imaginary worlds of artists, writers, musicians, designers filmmakers, performers and many other creative talents with a full line-up of programmes that span from day to night, across five of Civic Distric’s most iconic cultural institutions; National Gallery Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, Theatres on the Bay. Expect ethereal art installations, experiences, performances, food street and so much more.
If you’re a true art lover, this one is a must-visit. S.E.A Focus is a showcase of contemporary art from Southeast Asia. It aims to brings together a curated selection of some of the finest artists and galleries from across the region to foster a deeper appreciation of contemporary art and artists in Southeast Asia. S.E.A Focus provides a platform for those with an artistic vision to explore diverse cultural exchanges that celebrate, promote and provoke dialogue about Southeast Asian Art.
The Singapore Biennale is the country’s pre-eminent contemporary art platform showcasing the works of more than 70 artists and art collectives. Titled Every Step in the Right Direction, the international contemporary art exhibition invites participation through the act of artistic exploration, drawing on the importance of making choices and taking steps to consider current conditions and the human endeavour for change.
By 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. The trail, a result of a three-month long collaboration between leading Singapore artists and creative technologists at Meshmind, is Singapore’s first-ever public art walking trail powered by Spark AR from Facebook. Re-discover the cultural and historical narratives through physical and digital layers and reconnect with the stories hidden in our urban environment.