If you love art, or if you’re just curious about it, with more than 100 events you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Singapore Art Week 2015, taking place over nine days in January from 17 – 25 January 2015. Celebrate the myriad of art talents at more than 100 events, including the blockbuster art fair Art Stage Singapore, thought provoking art exhibitions, exciting gallery openings, art walks, block parties and rigorous art dialogues. Here are some of the highlights.
Art Stage Singapore 2015
Art Stage Singapore 2015 features 145 galleries from 29 countries. There is a strong showing of Asia-based galleries with 93 exhibitors – around 70 percent – coming from across Asia. Thirty-four of these galleries are Singapore-based, such as ARNDT, Art Plural Gallery, Gajah Gallery, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, and Yavuz Gallery, among others.
Art Apart Fair 2015
Art Apart Fair is celebrating its 5th edition by taking art on the street to PARKROYAL on Pickering in January 2015. The Singapore-based hotel art fair highlights works by emerging urban street artists that collectors can actually bring home. Conceptual art will also be curated alongside urban art, creating a unique synergy with other contemporary artworks at the fair.
Singapore Art Museum
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is organising a special line-up of events as part of Singapore Art Week 2015, such as film documentaries, late night live music in the SAM courtyards, talks by guest artists and art personalities, as well as an artisan market.
Both SAM and SAM at 8Q will see extended opening hours over four days, from 10 am to 9pm, on Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21th, Friday 23th and Saturday 24th January 2015.
The finalists selected from 105 nominated artworks from 24 countries and regions are exhibited at the triennial APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2014 Exhibition. First established in 2008 by the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation and the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), this competition has put the spotlight on a spectacular showcase of the most outstanding contemporary artwork over the last three years.
Throughout Singapore Art Week, SAM will bridge the visual arts with other artistic fields. Amongst the highlights of the week is the unveiling of a new lawn artwork commissioned by SAM – Utama’s Cat by David Chan.
Formerly a colonial barracks, the picturesque enclave of Gillman Barracks comprises 17 galleries. Apart from their shows, be sure to drop by Yang Fudong’s first solo exhibition “Incidental Scripts” at the Centre for Contemporary Art. Arnoldii Arts Club presents hour-long art talks. And the “Art After Dark” Party at Gillman Barracks is an outdoor party set against the new shows at the galleries.
ART IN MOTION invites everyone to experience exhibitions, panel discussions, and events at 18 galleries. Visitors can gallery-hop with ART IN MOTION courtesy buses and enjoy various events around Singapore’s vibrant arts clusters such as Raffles Hotel Arcade, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Old Hill Street Police Station and Gillman Barracks.
Travel around the arts and cultural district in the heart of Singapore’s civic centre, and appreciate the architecture and important arts venues housed in the area, including LaSalle College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, The Substation and the Singapore Art Museum. Visitors will also have the chance to explore current exhibitions at each of these venues.
For a complete overview of events please use our practial Arts Calendar, which allows readers to see all events at a glance by clicking on a specific day.