Explore new horizons in contemporary art at the two-week Art After Dark event

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Art After Dark. (PHOTO: Gilman Barracks)
Art After Dark. (PHOTO: Gilman Barracks)

SINGAPORE – Happening from this Friday (6 November), Art After Dark: Above & Beyond event returns with a series of art appreciation programmes for two weeks at Gillman Barracks. Visual arts experiences and panel discussions are also part of the line-up for both art enthusiasts and the curious public.

Focusing on inculcating visual literacy and creating close encounters with both local and regional contemporary artists, the event will be introducing a mix of online and on-site touchpoints for the first time.

Visitors can deepen their art knowledge through discussions with arts practitioners as they unpack preconceived notions on art, technology, and art collecting. Insights on the evolving arts landscape will also be shared during the panels. Especially for those who are hoping to kickstart their own art collection, attending the Approaching Art Collecting panel where young changemakers such as Kaushik Swaminathan will discuss how collecting art is no longer confined to those directly involved in the scene will be beneficial.

Audiences can choose to tune in online from the comfort of their own homes, or attend the panel discussions in-person at the Gillman Barracks. Those who are unable to participate on the day itself can check back at a later time as recordings of the panel discussions will be made available for viewing after the actual event.

Visitors can also enjoy a plethora of new exhibitions that will be opening across two weekends. Get transported into a scene of a Teochew street-opera tent at Young Artist Award recipient Kray Chen’s second solo exhibition, presented by Fost Gallery, or traverse between time and body at Yeo Workshop in a solo show by Singapore-based artist-educator Mike HJ Chang.

On exhibit are also artworks by Indonesian artists at the Yavuz Gallery and Mizuma Gallery. In these stressful times where art seeks to recharge people’s spirits, participate in a simple act of self-care at Shirly Koh’s introspective exhibition by visiting Hearth by Art Outreach Singapore.

An extension of the National Arts Council’s commissioned project Streets of Hope, where close to 370 local artists banded together in one of the largest banner presentations of visual artworks on the streets, visitors can check out the display of artworks by Gillman Barracks alumni artists on-ground. The full collection of artworks is also available on Gillman Barracks for audiences outside of Singapore to experience anytime, anywhere.

The public can anticipate art activations such as live artmaking, online film screenings, workshops and open studios, artist talks, gallery and docent tours as part of Art After Dark: Above & Beyond.

Art After Dark: Above & Beyond will take place from 6 to 15 November at Gillman Barracks.

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