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3 Reasons You Need to Follow Your Passion and Explore the Possibilities of Singapore Art & Culture at the Singapore Art Week 2018

January 23, 2018 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

Follow your passion either being a Collector who collects the art piece or as a Culture Shaper who explores Singapore’s creative scene and inspiring art pieces. In Singapore, art can be found in almost every corner from museums, galleries, public spaces to street corners. For all the art lovers out there, Singapore Art Week 2018, the event that combine myriad of art, creative, and lifestyle event is something not to be missed! Here are three reasons why.

  1. Singapore Art Week 2018 will transform the island country into a vibrant art scene

The event will bring to life the rich culture and lifestyles precinct of Singapore and transform into the work of art. Not only can you learn about the beauty of cultural diversification, the event will connect art works across different period covering from modern to temporary such as ARTWALK Little India and Art After Dark + DISINI festival at Gillman Barracks.

  1. The event will give you the access to world-class exhibitions and events from renowned artists

During the past years, Singapore has drawn interests from all arts enthusiasts from every corner of the world as the ‘Art Hub’ of the region. This event gives opportunity for local artists to present their work alongside the regional and international artists. You can expect to see the creativity of international, regional and local artists. For example, Thai artist Rirkirt Tiravanija will be presenting a large scale bamboo maze at a Hidden Rooftop Tea House at Singapore’s National Gallery while ‘Art from the Streets’ is curated by Magda Danysz, one of the world’s foremost experts in street art. 

  1. Singapore Art Week 2018 acts as a platform for art enthusiasts to explore and exchange ideas with people who share the same interests

Singapore is known for its success as an art market. During Singapore Art Week, all art enthusiasts, collectors and industry players will be able to explore and exchange ideas as well as learn and appreciate about arts through various events, workshops and talks. Not only you will gain vibrant knowledge from people with the same interests, but you can build a wide and strong network that will create a collaborative environment.

Here are some of the highlights at Singapore Art Week 2018:

Art Stage

Returning for its 8th edition, the Southeast Asia’s flagship art fair event is where the diverse regional and global art scenes have blended together seamlessly and showcases the very best of Southeast Asian contemporary art. This year, the event pays tribute to new and vibrant art scene flourishing in the region. For instance, Thailand features exhibitions and special projects from participating galleries including Kamin Lertchaiprasert presented by Numthong Gallery, S.A.C. Gallery Bangkok etc. In addition, this is the only event where all specially curated programmes including panel discussions, exhibitions and exclusive preview of private collections are available from the industry leaders.

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre Level 1 Hall A – C

Date: 26-28 Jan, 2018

Admission: Ticketed

Art from the Streets

Art from the Streets is the first major retrospective of street art ever shown in Southeast Asia. The event features almost 200 works from 50 of the world’s best known street artists such as Banksy, Shephard Fairey aka OBEY, Futura 2000. Come and explore the unique on-site projects, paintings, installations, videos, archives and sketches that show the artistic movement from its beginning to its rise as an urban art form and learn how different artistic techniques and technologies can create impressive art pieces.

Venue: ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands

Date: 13 January – 3 June 2018

Admission: Ticketed

Singapore Art Week x Art After Dark

Gillman Barracks’ flagship edition of the night time open house event, Art After Dark, is ready to offer you an evening of stimulating contemporary art, live music, and F&B pop-ups with the showcase of new exhibitions and exciting programmes such as art galleries and visual art festival. The highlight this year including DISINI, a new site-specific event that highlights outdoor sculptures and murals by home-grown, regional and international artists

Venue: Gillman Barracks

Date & Time: 26 January 2018, from 19:00 till late

Free Admission

Light to Night Festival 2018: Colour Sensations

Light to Night Festival 2018: Colour Sensations explores the sensation of colour through the visual, literary and performing art forms, transforming major cultural institutions and parks in Civic Districts into spectacular and dazzling works of art each night throughout Singapore Art Week 2018. Participating institutions include National Gallery Singapore, Padang, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Esplanade Park etc.

Venue: Various locations around the Civic District and Marina Bay

Date & Time: 19 – 28 January 2018

Free Admission

ARTWALK Little India

This year, ‘ARTWALK Little India’ comes back to light up a buzzing historic district under the theme of ‘Urban Mythology’ which features long-lost tales in and around the precincts. It combines the murals, public art installations and free performances from the local artists and performers including Kamini Ramachandran to show the beauty of culture diversification and ethnic-inspired art scenes.

Venue: Various locations in Little India

Date & Time: 18 – 27 January 2018

For Performance & Activities: Only on Thursday to Saturday from 6pm – 9pm

Free Admission

Don’t miss your chance to get the ultimate art experience in Singapore! This is the only opportunity for you follow your passion on art and culture. Be a Culture Shaper to  uncover Singapore’s vibrant arts scene and immerse in Singapore’s rich tapestry of culture. At the same time, be a Collector to own these curated art pieces. Come and ignite your passion in Singapore, a place where  passion is made possible.

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