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Our Top Picks for Singapore Art Week 2017

Our Top Picks for Singapore Art Week 2017

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From the 11th to 22nd January, immerse yourself in the world of music, film, poetry and more at Singapore Art Week. With over 100 shows packed into 12 days, there’s absolutely no reason you should miss out.

Admittedly, we aren’t all art aficionados, but even so, there’s something for everyone. Besides, there’s no prescriptive user manual for appreciating art, so keep your mind open and eyes peeled, for these are the top 6 installations we can’t wait to see:

Art After Dark

Gillman Barracks’ signature programme returns for its flagship edition for one night only. So skip that drink at the bar, because noteworthy exhibitions like LOCK ROUTE, live music by Charlie Lim and an after party featuring Darker Than Wax are sure to sit better on the tongue than that Bud Light.
Complimentary bus service to Gillman Barracks will be available from City Hall MRT, HarbourFront MRT and Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre at 15 minute intervals from 7 to 8pm.

When: 13 Jan, 7pm – 11pm
Where: Gillman Barracks, Block 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937

Aliwal Urban Art Festival


The Aliwal Urban Art Festival is back with a bang! Come as you are and soak up the fantastic vibes at Aliwal Street, courtesy of the coolest Singapore talent from street artists to punks, skaters to musicians. At nightfall, rage, rage against the dying of the light as eatmepoptart closes the festival with a dance party that’s sure to be unforgettable.

When: 14 Jan, 5pm onwards
Where: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918

Art Stage Singapore

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This flagship contemporary art fair is back for its seventh edition, with a focus on Southeast Asia, and will highlight the importance of a cohesive Southeast Asian art market. The focus is anchored by the Southeast Asian Forum titled “Net Present Value: Art, Capital, Futures”, which will see in-depth discussion by global thought-leaders and art luminaries, while addressing the theme of capitalism through the visual arts.
Tickets required here.

When: 12 – 15 Jan, 12pm – 8pm daily
Where: Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention Centre

No Regrets For Our Youth

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No Regrets For Our Youth is an artistic urban gymnasium by Singapore art collective DXXXXD. It confronts gym culture and its influence in personal as well as “tribe” image and association, having risen in popularity to become a bona fide urban sub-culture. Delve into some serious introspection at the way we consume media, fads and obsessions.

When: 12 Jan – 12 Feb, 11am – 8pm daily
Where: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918

Lines of Control: Borders and Contemporary Art

Artist, curator and scholar Dr Iftikhar Dadi discusses how contemporary artists navigate the dilemmas of a globalised and fractured world in this talk on exhibition-led inquiry Lines of Control. Retracing ideas explored in Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies, the project Lines of Control has examined border-making as an ongoing and productive practice—by which nations are made through forging new identities, reconfiguring memory, re-writing history, and patrolling physical and psychological borders.

When: 20 Jan, 7.30pm – 8.45pm
Where: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, 8 College Ave W, Level 2, Education Resource Centre, Singapore 138608

Contemporary Printmaking Festival

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Catch the exhibition by 20 artists and printmakers where each artist or printmaker will showcase a limited edition hand-printed artist’s book specially created for this exhibition. You’ll also get to create your own ‘selfie’ with exclusive stamps designed by Jackson Tan of PHUNK! For the history buffs, art historian Lim Cheng Tju will be talking about the history of Political Prints in Singapore on 15 Jan, 3-4pm. To register for the talk, email monstergallery@email.com.

When: 11 – 22 Jan, 10.30am – 10.30pm daily
Where: Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905

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