Singapore Art Week 2020: Best art trails, exhibitions, and festivals to discover
Singapore Art Week is returning for its eighth edition next year from 11 to 19 January 2020. Based on the theme of "Art Takes Over", more than 100 art events — ranging from exhibitions to workshops — will take place across Singapore. Here are a few that you can look forward to. The best part is, it's free to attend them!
When: 11 to 19 January
Where: Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar
About: Powered by Facebook's Spark AR platform, not-for-profit arts organisation MeshMinds Foundation has joined forces with six local artists including Han Sai Por and Robert Zhao to breathe new life into their public artworks with interactive AR technology.
Justice for All
When: 13 to 30 January
Where: The Arts House, The Chamber
About: Known for exploring issues of cultural identity and post-colonialism, British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE will be showcasing a monumental installation that'll pay homage to the rich heritage of The Chamber at The Arts House, possibly the oldest surviving colonial building in Singapore.
When: 10 to 30 January
Where: 2 Cavan Road
About: Bid adieu to the Former Ship Repairs Workshop and Warehouse in Jalan Besar as it morphs into a vibrant pop-up art destination for six months. This massive 20,000 sq feet industrial space will house various exhibitions and events that'll explore global issues.
CBD Arts Trail
When: 14, 16, 21, and 23 January
Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
About: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, property developer Capitaland, and Facebook Art Department are opening up their doors for an art trail of hidden works that are usually not accessible to the public. From murals to sculptures, be on the look out for artworks by Medallion recipient Goh Beng Kwan, artists Tan Zi Xi and Ng Yak Whee amongst many others.
Light to Night Festival
When: 10-19 Jan
Where: Various including National Gallery Singapore
About: A popular pillar event of Singapore Art Week, five of Singapore's cultural institutions will display mesmerizing artistic projections on their facades and interiors based on the theme "Invisible Cities". See the Civic District come to life with workshops and outdoor performancs too.
Head over to Singapore Art Week's official website for the full line-up.
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