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Singapore Art Week 2020: 11 Must-Visit Exhibitions

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Singapore Art Week 2020: 11 Must-Visit Exhibitions
Image courtesy - Singapore Art Week 2020

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

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.

Where:
Asian Civilisations Museum
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Far East Plaza
Gillman Barracks
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

When:
22 Nov 2019 – 22 Mar 2020
Various Timings

Image courtesy - STPI

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.

Where: 
STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery

When:
24 Nov 2019 – 24 Jan 2020
Mon–Fri 10am–7pm
Sat 9am–6pm
Sun 10am–5pm
Closed on PH

Image courtesy - Dancing Alone Susie Wong

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. 

Where:
Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film

When:
8 Jan – 9 Feb
Tue–Sat 12pm–7pm
Sun 12pm–4pm
Closed on Mon and PH

Image courtesy - Art Outreach Singapore

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. 

Where:
SOTA Art Gallery

When:
10 – 19 January
Opens daily 10am–7pm

Image courtesy - S.E.A. Focus

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.

Where:
Gillman Barracks
9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108937

When:
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

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.

Where:
The Private Museum

When:
11 Jan – 1 Mar
Mon–Fri 10am–7pm
Sat and Sun 11am–5pm
Closed on PH

Image courtesy - MeshMinds

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. 

Where:
Raffles Place Park
OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay
One Raffles Quay
Marina One, West Tower (7 Straits View)
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

When:
11 – 19 January
11, 12 Jan, 10.30am, 5pm
18, 19 Jan, 10.30am, 5pm
13–17 Jan, 6pm

Image courtesy - 2 Cavan Road

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. 

Where:
2 Cavan Road

When:
11 – 27 January
5pm–10pm (most days)
Closed on Mon and Chinese New Year

Image courtesy - The Art House

Image courtesy - The Art House

What: An immersive, site-specific installation by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE, RA, in Singapore's former Parliament.

Where:
The Arts House, The Chamber

When:
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!

Where:
Gillman Barracks

When:
17 January
Fri 7pm–11pm

Image courtesy - National Gallery

Image courtesy - National Gallery

What: A large-scale kinetic sculptural installation by Chinese artist Cao Fei on the roof of the National Gallery.

Where:
National Gallery Singapore

When:
17 Jan – 25 Oct
Sat–Thu 10am–7pm
Fri 10am–9pm

For more information on Singapore Art Week, click here.

 

Take a look at our Singapore Art Guide for a full listing of museums and galleries in Singapore! 


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