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ART REPUBLIK’s Top Picks for Singapore Art Week 2018

What you should look forward to at Singapore Art Week 2018

Jan 24, 2018 | By Art Republik

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.

Lionel Sabatté, ‘Anis’, 2016, oil on canvas, 195 x 195 cm. Image courtesy Mazel Galerie.

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 and the ART STAGE Instagram page.

    Kray Chen, ‘5 Rehearsals for a Wedding’, 2017. Image courtesy Kray Chen.

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

VHILS, ‘Wall in Shanghai’. Image courtesy VHILS and Magda Danysz.

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



Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
26 Jan – Sep 2018

Maya Rochat, ‘A Rock is a River’, 2017. Image courtesy NAC.

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.

More information at and the Disini Instagram page.

Art Skins on Monuments at the Night to Light Festival. Image courtesy National Gallery Singapore.

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

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