The Singapore Art Week is loaded with exhibitions, talks and workshops at nearly every turn. From artists who have been awarded Cultural Medallions to photographers like Robert Zhao, there are lots of great local talents to watch.
Quek Kiat Sing is having a solo exhibition titled Mirages of Ink, where she draws inspiration from Chinese ink painting to depict everyday life.
Jan 14-Feb 14
Vertical Submarine’s installation, Death by a Thousand Cuts, will be on display at Shophouse 5. This is about a man who comes home to see his wife chatting with a political exile.
People’s Park Complex is showing over 20 visual and performance work curated by [-]YPHEN. There will also be a re-creation of a Singapore’s ’60s tea dance on Jan 23.
Jan 16, 23
There will be a walking tour along Singapore’s Civic District and the Marina Bay area. Check out installations by local artists like Han Sai Por (famous for her seed series) on this walk.
Jan 16-17, 23-24
There will be an Art Outreach walk along the Northeast Line. Get to know how artists were inspired by historical events to create these artworks.
Jan 17- Feb 20
Jan 16-Feb 28
“Everest” by Ang Sookoon (the one with an installatioonf of Mt Everest, duh) uses mixed media to tackle the idea of greatness as well as the feelings associated with this idea.
Check out Scout Singapore as this showcase of 25 local artists will be shown in a shipping container. Names include Zul Othman and Bernadette Lee.
Jan 22-May 29
Show some support for local bands like local bands in the Late Nights at SAM showcase. The Madhatter Project, Giants Must Fall and other emerging local bands will be playing. Singapore Art Museum.
The fifth edition of the #TanjongGoodman fest will be showcasing Holycrap’s (now infamous) exhibition, When Renndom Met Airany. There’s also a tour of the centre by Sweet Tooth, part of the the outreach arm of CAKE Theatrical Productions, where you’ll learn about the history of the place and resident artists will host open studios.
There’s a Concrete Island: Bus Tour with Dr Lai Chee Kien, which takes you through Singapore’s history by exploring its urban landscape along the PIE.
Lastly, there will be a SAM x The Local People Art Week Market from 11am-7pm, where local brands will hawk their wares.
Through Jan 24
Deck is having a photography showcase titled “Undescribed,” that presents work by photographers. This selection was chosen by local photog Robert Zhao.
Through Jan 30
Head down to OTA Fine Arts to check out works by artists Zai Kuning and Ay Tjoe Christine—the former deals with social concerns while the latter tackles her conflicting emotions.
Through Feb 14
The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts is exhibiting the work of eight Cultural Medallion recipient artists at this exhibition. Names include ceramist Iskandar Jalil and performance artist Lee Wen, who is known for his “Yellow Man” series.
Through May 2
The Singapore Art Museum’s ongoing exhibition, 5 Stars: Art Reflects on Peace, Justice, Equality, Democracy and Progress, has five contemporary Singaporean artists interpreting five national values like peace, justice, equality, democracy and progress.
Through May 3
Check out Chua Ek Kay’s exhibition, After The Rain at the National Gallery. His work prominently features lotus ponds, rain and reflections, so you can zen out at this one. Wu Guanzhong’s Beauty Beyond Form is still on, and his work combines both Eastern and Western painting techniques.