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Exhibitions to Visit this January: Singapore


Exhibitions to Visit this January: Singapore
The National Gallery Singapore has a heavy line up of events this January (Image Courtesy of the Singapore Tourism Board)

2017 flew by in a blink of an eye and Singapore Art Week has come around for its usual January slot in the Southeast Asian art calendar. This year there's been a ramping up of exhibitions and events! Check out the exhibitions your shouldn't be missing this year below!


National Gallery Singapore

Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna

Raden Saleh and Juan Luna

16 November 2018 - 11 March 2018

Drawing from important collections around the world, 'Between Worlds' is a first major survey that brings together the works of Indonesian artist Raden Saleh and Filipino artist Juan Luna, who both achieved wide acclaim in Europe.

An installation view of 'Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna' at National Gallery Singapore
Image courtesy of National Gallery Singapore

Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Rirkrit Tiravanija

Rikrit Travanija

24 January - 28 October 2018

Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija presents "untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness)", a site-specific large-scale bamboo maze with a Japanese tea house in the centre, which will be the second showcase of the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series.

A Japanese tea house will be at the heart of the maze for the commission
Image courtesy of National Gallery Singapore


NTU Centre for Contemporary Art

The Oceanic

Nabil Ahmed, Atif Akin, Kristy H. A. Kang and more

9 December 2017 - 4 March 2018

A group exhibition that focuses on large-scale human interventions in oceanic ecospheres with contributions by 12 artists, filmmakers, composers, and researchers who engage with both the long cultural histories of Pacific Ocean archipelagos and their current conditions.

Newell Harry, Kula canoe. Oyabia, Kiriwina Lagoon, 2015, documentation
Image courtesy courtesy of the artist and NTU CCA


Pearl Lam Galleries (Gillman Barracks)

After Asphodel

Luke Heng

1 December 2017 - 25 February 2018

Singaporean artist Luke Heng presents his latest series of works that explores the spiritual and literal construction of the non-place through paintings and three-dimensional castings.

Installation view of "Non-Place (Agatha)" and "Non-Place'" by Luke Heng

Image courtesy of the artist and Pearl Lam Galleries


OTA Fine Arts

Fresh Dewdrop

Chen Wei

13 January - 24 February 2018

His second exhibition in Singapore, Chinese artist Chen Wei presents his latest series of photographic expressions, alongside sculptural works comprising of LED boards.

"Fresh Dewdrop" (2017) by Chen Wei, Archival Inkjet Print, Edition of 6
Image courtesy of the artist and OTA Fine Arts



Sculpting Light

Kim Lim

13 January - 3 March 2018

The first major solo exhibition of British-Singaporean sculptor and printmaker Kim Lim in Singapore, 'Sculpting Light' presents the late artist’s exquisite works on paper and sculptures.

"Bridge 2" (1975) by Kim Lim, Wood (21 sections), 35 x 5.75 x 1.25 cm
Image courtesy of the artist and STPI


Art Season Gallery

Bias Colours

David Chan

15 January - 11 February 2018

Singaporean artist David Chan presents a series of paintings and sculptures that critique the contemporary social and psychological climate that currently pervades society.

"Mirror" (2017) by David Chan
Image courtesy of the artist and Art Seasons Gallery


Chan + Hori Contemporary


Dawn Ng

17 January - 22 February 2018

'PERFECT STRANGER' is an installation work by Singaporean artist Dawn Ng that comprises of 48 sheets of heavy-weighted paper inspired by both a series of daily queries by child psychiatrist Zehavit Efrati and the artist's personal experiences, as "a re-imagination of a self-portrait, and a narrative time capsule of oneself".

"Opposite Questions" (2017) by Dawn Ng
Image courtesy of the artist & Chan + Hori Contemporary


Yeo Workshop

Accelerated Intimacy

Sarah Choo Jing

19 January - 3 March 2018

A solo exhibition by Singaporean Sarah Choo Jing which comprises of multiple video channels, juxtaposed alongside photographic prints and objects that considers questions of site, memory and staging in relation to time.

"Accelerated Intimacy" (2017) by Sarah Choo Jing, 2017
Image courtesy of the artist & Yeo Workshop


Element Art Space

Artifically in Order


19 January - 15 February 2018

Indoensian artist Erianto presents the latest development in his inconic hyper-realistic paintings of cardboard packages and wooden crates with the juxtaposition of wood fibre with unrelated or incompatible figures or objects in a surreal way.

"Three Times a Day #2" by Erianto
Image courtesy of the artist and Element Art Space


Mizuma Gallery


Heri Dono, Albert Yonathan Setyawan, Amano Yoshitaka,, Entang Wiharso and more

19 January - 25 February 2018

A group exhibition that focuses on works that make references and/or are influenced by the myths of folklore, addressing issues that stem from the desire to question those areas that cannot be figured out by science or reason.

"The Flag's Carrier" (2016) by Heri Dono
Image courtesy of the artist and Mizuma Gallery


Sundaram Tagore Gallery

Street Mining: Contemporary Art From the Philippines

Poklong Anading, Louie Cordero, Vic Balanon, Nona Garcia and more

20 January - 2 March 2018

Curated by Gary Ross Pstrana, 'Street Mining: Contemporary Art From the Philippines' is an exhibition of works by eight artists from the philippines who use various mediums to create narratives about the dynamic street culture of Manila and beyond.

"Bandilang Basahan (vol. IV)" (2017) by Poklong Anading
Image courtesy of the artist and Sundaram Tagore Gallery


The Arts House


Adeel Uz Zafar, Aditya Novali, Chati Coronel, Eric Baudart, Grace Tan, Heman Chong and more

20 January - 26 January 2018

A joint exhibition by FOST Gallery (Singapore), ROH Projects (Jakarta), Edouard Malingue Gallery (Hong Kong), and SILVERLENS (Manila) on the occasion of Singapore Art Week 2018 at the Arts House, 'Shared Coordinates' is a group show that celebrates the region’s wealth of artistic expression through contemporary art.

"Monolith Sibuyan Island" (2017) by Wawi Navarroza, 2017
Image courtesy of SILVERLENS


Light to Night Festival

Colour Sensations

Ho Tzu Nyen, Lee Mingwei, David Medalla and Pinaree Sanpitak, teamLab and more

19 January - 28 January 2018

The second edition of the Light to Night Festival explores the sensation of colours through a spectacular array of outdoor artwork across major cultural institutions and parks in the Civic District.

Light to Night Festival returns with the theme 'Colour Sensations'
Image courtesy of National Gallery Singapore


ShanghART Singapore

Transaction of Hollows

Melati Suryodarmo

25 January - 26 January 2018

Specially organised to coincide with Singapore Art Week is a performance piece by Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo, who will execute her latest work "Transaction of Hollows".

"Transaction of Hollows" (2016) by Melati Suryodarmo
Image courtesy of teh artist and ShanghART Singapore


Art Stage 2018

26 January - 28 January 2018

The 8th edition of Art Stage returns and you can expect regional and international galleries presenting artists from across Asia and the world! It will be the 3rd edition of the 3rd Southeast Asia Forum, with The Artling presenting the inaugural design showcase, Collectible Design!

Expect a major representation of Asian art and design, alongside international names
Image courtesy of IndoArtNow


Sullivan + Strumpf


Hiromi Tango

26 January - 18 February 2018

Bringing together works from her "Healing Chromosomes", "Bleached Genes" and "Red Moon'"series, Hiromi Tango and Sullivan + Strumpf present 'Chromosomes', the first solo exhibition by the artist in Singapore

"Electric Human Chromosomes 1" (2017) by Hiromi Tango, 2017
Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf



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