ART REPUBLIK’s Top Picks for Singapore Art Week 2018
What you should look forward to at Singapore Art Week 2018
Spoilt for choice this Singapore Art Week? Have no fear – Art Republik presents to you our top picks for this year’s diverse range of events, ranging from art fairs, street art, installation art, projection art to video art.
1. Art Stage Singapore 2018
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
26 – 28 Jan 2018
Currently in its eighth edition, Southeast Asia’s flagship art show places the spotlight on a new and vibrant art scene flourishing in the region — Thailand. The region’s key voice in representing the interests of Asian art in the global arena, the fair’s intellectual approach and intimate engagement caters to both local and international audiences.
Art Republik is proud to be an official media partner of ART STAGE for the fourth year running. Visit our booth at the fair for copies of our latest issue and keep updated on our Instagram page!
More information at artstage.com and the ART STAGE Instagram page.
2. 5 Rehearsals for a Wedding by Kray Chen
Objectifs: Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977
17 Jan – 11 Feb 2018
Visual artist and 2018 Young Artist Award recipient Kray Chen presents a new project on the rituals of the average Singaporean Chinese wedding. The tongue-in-cheek look at wedding rituals upends tradition and cultural clichés, challenging ways in which social practices are imbued in our culture and reflecting on expectations related to the commonplace ceremony.
More information at objectifs.com.sg.
3. Art From the Streets
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
13 Jan – 3 Jun 2018
Featuring nearly 200 works from 50 of the world’s best known street artists such as Banksy, ]OBEY and Futura 2000, this is the first major retrospective of street art in Southeast Asia. The exhibition traces 40 years of street art history and spotlights emerging Southeast Asian street artists.
More information at marinabaysands.com/museum.
Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
26 Jan – Sep 2018
With a festival of programmes, outdoor sculptures and murals by home-grown, regional and international artists at Gillman Barracks, ‘DISINI’ features highlights such as captivating outdoor artworks located across various spaces, a multi-functional artist-designed pavilion with a series of exciting and stimulating programmes. ‘DISINI’ is organised by Chan + Hori in partnership with the National Arts Council. The region’s first large-scale and ground-up visual arts festival will launch tomorrow 26 Jan in conjunction with Art After Dark x Singapore Art Week 2018 at Gillman Barracks.
5. Light to Night Festival 2018
National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road and the Civic District
27 & 28 January 2018
Singapore’s Civic District will be painted in a dazzling array of colours as it transforms iconic cultural institutions and parks into a creative canvas with spectacular works of art. In its second edition, the Festival is a precinct-wide event spearheaded by the Gallery, together with four other partners – The Art House, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum and The Esplanade. Visitors can also enjoy interactive light projections, immersive colourscapes, illusionary play with mirrors, and participatory indoor works and performances that span seven programme zones in the precinct.
More information at nationalgallery.sg.