Singapore Art Week (SAW) returns from 19 to 28 January 2024. Art Takes Over Singapore with over 130 visual arts experiences across the island, from the heartlands to the urban core. Now in its 12th edition, SAW is the longest running art week in the region. Art enthusiasts and collectors from around the world are invited to learn about Singapore’s diverse arts scene while discovering new perspectives towards art made in Southeast Asia.
Organised by the National Arts Council (NAC) and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), audiences can look forward to a showcase of Singapore’s visual art all in one place. There is something for everyone, from international art fairs and quality museum exhibitions to world-class private collections and gallery openings, street art, brand activations, as well as exciting lifestyle and community art activities across the island. SAW 2024 will redefine what the visual arts is and can be for Singapore and the region, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds even closer to art and artmaking.
For the first time, NAC is collaborating with Hyundai Artlab’s VH AWARD to bring the The 5th VH AWARD exhibition to Singapore. The VH AWARD is Asia’s leading award platform that aims to support emerging media artists from Asia since 2016. Curated by Objectifs, the inaugural exhibition in Southeast Asia shines a spotlight on works by international artists and filmmakers engaged with the context of Asia and its future who have pushed beyond the boundaries of art and technology. Visitors can expect to view works by the Grand Prix recipient, Subash Thebe Limbu, and four other finalists Zike He, Riar Rizaldi, zzyw, and Su Hui-Yu. The exhibition will travel to Museum MACAN in Jakarta, Indonesia following its Singapore presentation.
At Gillman Barracks, The Institutum will present Translations: Afro-Asian Poetics curated by Dr Zoé Whitley of London’s Chisenhale Gallery. This is the first-ever exhibition in Singapore that explores works from private collections of prominent modern and contemporary artists from across the African and Asian diasporas. In addition to multidisciplinary Singaporean artist Robert Zhao Renhui, who will represent Singapore at the 60th Biennale Arte, the exhibition features artists such as British Afro-Caribbean artist and educator Sonia Boyce, who won the Golden Lion Prize when she represented Britain at the Biennale Arte 2022 in Venice; and film artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen (Vietnam) and sculptor and installation artist Do Ho Suh (South Korea), whose works have been presented and acquired all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
ART SG, the leading international art fair for Singapore and Southeast Asia, announces its second edition and return to Singapore from 19 to 21 January 2024, with an exceptional line up of regional and global exhibitors, alongside an ambitious programme of large-scale installations and insightful conversations.
S.E.A. Focus, the homegrown leading platform for Southeast Asian contemporary art, will also return for its sixth edition from 20 to 28 January 2024 to showcase the finest established and emerging artistic talents from the region. Commercial galleries across Singapore will be presenting new exhibitions by artists from around the world, and visitors can also look forward to presentations featuring renowned artists at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands.