The 8th edition of the Singapore Art Week is in full swing across the island city! Art has truly taken over Singapore with more than 100 art events and activities taking place from 11 - 19 January 2020 including art fairs, exhibitions, workshops, performances, trails, films, and more.
Whether you are a seasoned art collector, or a fresh art lover, or someone looking for a new immersive experience to explore and enjoy, it can be overwhelming to decide where to start! We share our top picks to help you get the best of the annual art extravaganza.
Image courtesy - Singapore Biennale
What: The Singapore Biennale returns for its sixth edition with over 70 artists and art collectives from around the world presenting works at a variety of exhibitions across the city.
Asian Civilisations Museum
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Far East Plaza
LASALLE College of the Arts
National Gallery Singapore
National Museum of Singapore
SMU de Suantio Gallery
Singapore Art Museum
SAM @ 8Q
W!LD RICE @ Funan
22 Nov 2019 – 22 Mar 2020
Image courtesy - STPI
What: STPI presents a new body of work from Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo. Known for her performance-based practice, this exhibition sees Suryodarmo exploring the medium of print and paper in new works created during her residency at STPI.
STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery
24 Nov 2019 – 24 Jan 2020
Closed on PH
Image courtesy - Dancing Alone Susie Wong
What: An immersive video installation by artist Susie Wong that depicts solitary women dancing freely, evoking imagery of dance halls in the 1950s and 60s.
Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film
8 Jan – 9 Feb
Closed on Mon and PH
Image courtesy - Art Outreach Singapore
What: The third edition of the Collectors Show presents rarely-seen works from private collections, from local and regional artists.
SOTA Art Gallery
10 – 19 January
Opens daily 10am–7pm
Image courtesy - S.E.A. Focus
What: The second edition of SEA Focus has 20 regional galleries presenting works from exciting artists from throughout Southeast Asia.
9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108937
Thursday, 16 January 2020, 1pm – 7pm
Friday, 17 January 2020, 1pm – 10pm
Saturday, 18 January 2020, 12pm – 7pm
Sunday, 19 January 2020, 12pm – 6pm
Image courtesy - The Private Museum
What: An exhibition of works from a private collection that focuses on emerging artists from Singapore and Southeast Asia, collected over the course of over a decade.
The Private Museum
11 Jan – 1 Mar
Sat and Sun 11am–5pm
Closed on PH
Image courtesy - MeshMinds
What: An immersive art trail that incorporates public artworks throughout Singapore's Central Business District, with pieces re-told through an AR experience.
Raffles Place Park
OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay
One Raffles Quay
Marina One, West Tower (7 Straits View)
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
11 – 19 January
11, 12 Jan, 10.30am, 5pm
18, 19 Jan, 10.30am, 5pm
13–17 Jan, 6pm
Image courtesy - 2 Cavan Road
What: Strange Things is a show populated by unfamiliar entities and alien objects. Interventions, disruptions, interpositions, negotiations–the works included in the present exhibition represent a range of responses to the material and visual milieu of the derelict structures of the 2 Cavan Road complex. Dating from the early 1930s, the now disused factory space represents an eclipsed historical presence in the layers of the palimpsest that is Singapore's urban fabric.
2 Cavan Road
11 – 27 January
5pm–10pm (most days)
Closed on Mon and Chinese New Year
Image courtesy - The Art House
What: An immersive, site-specific installation by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE, RA, in Singapore's former Parliament.
The Arts House, The Chamber
13 – 30 January
Opens daily 10am–10pm
Image courtesy - National Arts Council
What: The flagship nighttime event that has the galleries open late and various art and music happenings throughout the former barracks space!
Image courtesy - National Gallery
What: A large-scale kinetic sculptural installation by Chinese artist Cao Fei on the roof of the National Gallery.
National Gallery Singapore
17 Jan – 25 Oct
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