Otherwise known as that time of the year when a bulk of art events are squeezed into the end of January, the Singapore Art Week began this week on 17 January.
For most people who shake their heads and say they don’t really do art, this is a list of some Instagram-worthy works and places from the past week. Singapore Art Week runs till 28 January so there is still time to head down for some selfies.
- Facade projections for the win
Light to Night Festival includes light installations, a house of mirrors, food and retail stalls and live music performances and runs from 19 to 28 January.
The real attractions of the festival are the facade projections featuring images created by 30 Singaporean and Singapore-based artists, illustrators and multimedia designers. Curated by Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari, these images light up the facades of four major cultural institutions in the area and can be enjoyed from scenic spots at Empress Garden or the Padang.
2. Art X Bar works every time
Fancy posing at a bar and enjoying a drink while looking all cultured because you are in the middle of an art installation? Singaporean artist Sarah Choo Jing’s solo exhibition Accelerated Intimacy at Yeo Workshop should be right up your alley. The artist presents photographs and video works in a very classy hotel-type setting complete with an operating bar courtesy of EC Proof & Co.
3. Behind the scenes at a visual arts festival
The good thing about an outdoor arts festival with huge eye-catching quirky art installations is that you get to drop by even before the official launch and take some great behind-the-scenes shots. For example, this pineapple-shaped pavilion by streetwear fashion label Mash Up, currently being constructed at Gillman Barracks for DISINI, a visual arts festival running from 26 January. Also keep an eye out for other huge sculptures and installations being put up all around the area before the launch next Friday.
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