Art events in Singapore: Singapore Art Week 2017 calendar brings visitors around the city
With Singapore Art Week underway, we bring you a list of activities that might be right up your alley in and around the city
Lost in the sea of events lined up for Singapore Art Week 2017? Well Art Republik has the solution with a roundup of events that will have you travelling from Little India to ION Orchard and Gillman Barracks over the next few weeks.
Art After Dark x SAW2017
13 Jan 2017
Galleries, the NTU CCA Singapore, and other visual art tenants will premiere their new exhibitions and open their doors till late in celebration of Singapore Art Week. There will also be the launch of Gillman Barracks public art project, outdoor F&B pop-ups, and a showcase of live music acts throughout the night.
ARTWALK Little India
Around Little India
12 – 17 Jan 2017
LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore Tourism Board, with the support of the Little India Shopkeepers’ and Heritage Association, present ARTWALK Little India, a public art project set in the cultural precinct of Little India in Singapore. This year’s theme is ‘Your Path To Remember’.
Contemporary Printmaking Festival
11 – 22 Jan 2017
This is a printmaking festival for everyone, from the general public to experienced art-goers. Aside from an exhibition, there will also be a series of printmaking workshops and live demonstrations. Workshops and demonstrations such as silkscreen, letterpress, and intaglio printing will be conducted by Monster Gallery, The Gentlemen’s Press, and STPI.
Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977
11 – 26 Jan 2017
The exhibition looks at the manifold relations between Batam and Singapore. Curated by Mitha Budhyarto and Kin Chui, and presenting new works by Indonesian and Singaporean artists, the exhibition perceives ‘islandness’ as a staged event, framed by the concepts of borders and desires.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443
29 Oct 2016 – 29 Jan 2017
Borrowing its title from eminent Singaporean architect William S.W. Lim’s book, this multifaceted project takes his practice and the initiatives of the Asian Urban Lab that Lim started with colleagues in 2003, as a point of departure. It presents various researches into the spatial, cultural, and social aspects of city life.
13 Jan – 30 Jun 2017
Curated by Khairuddin Hori, this public art showcase features arresting installations, sculptures, and murals by renowned and emerging international and Singapore artists, it invites visitors to traverse the grounds of Gillman Barracks and experience a closer encounter with art in the open.
No Regrets For Our Youth
Music Studio 1, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918
12 Jan – 12 Feb 2017
Get fit at ‘No Regrets For Our Youth’, an artistic urban gymnasium by Singapore art collective DXXXXD, that examines the cult of #gymlife. It confronts gym culture and its influence in personal as well as ‘tribe’ image and association, having risen in popularity to become a bona fide urban sub-culture.
The Art Week Conversations 2017
ION Art, Level 4, Ion Orchard
12 – 21 Jan 2017
3 Talks. 1 Tour. 14 Speakers. A series covering current views of the art market on buying, collecting, and artistic production from a Southeast Asian perspective, focusing on art markets of the Philippines, Singapore, and Southeast Asia at large.