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Singapore Art Week returns in January 2024 with art fairs, live performances and the Light To Night festival

Art lovers will be glad to know that they can chase their post-holiday blues away this January as Singapore Art Week returns for its 12th edition. Organised by the National Arts Council and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, the event features more than 150 art exhibitions and programmes by over 400 partners from all over the world – from art exhibitions showcasing local and global talent to live music shows.

Some of the programmes will even run till February 2024.

To whet your appetite, there are already some ongoing shows to check out, including Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen’s Time And The Tiger at the Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark. The mid-career survey of his works that include paintings, films and video installations is running until Mar 3.

Over at the National Gallery Singapore, there’s Tropical: Stories From Southeast Asia And Latin America. The blockbuster show, which runs until Mar 24, features 200 artworks from more than 70 artists, including the works of famous Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Meanwhile, here are some of the activities you can look forward to next year:

1. LIGHT TO NIGHT FESTIVAL 

The Light To Night Festival is regarded as one of the key highlights of Singapore Art Week, thanks to its array of aesthetically-pleasing installations which have included giant balls and dazzling light projections in the past.

The upcoming Light To Night Festival appears to continue its streak with the theme: Reimagine.

Date: Jan 19 to Feb 8

Venue: National Gallery Singapore

Ticket: Free

2. THE PIERRE LORINET COLLECTION PRESENTS ROUGH

This performance installation by artist Tang Da Wu speaks to the values of filial piety and the importance of nurturing future generations. Art enthusiasts can also help complete a tapestry that Tang began sewing in 2017.

A curated selection of artworks that explore the bonds between parents and their children will be also displayed.

Date: Jan 19 to 28

Venue: Gillman Barracks

Ticket: Free

4. ART AFTER DARK

The second edition of the ART SG fair will showcase contemporary art from around the world and feature large-scale installations, curated talks and film programmes that will be curated by film and new media specialist Sam I-shan. Meanwhile, SEA Focus, which puts the spotlight on Southeast Asian contemporary art, will also be back for its sixth edition.

Tickets for ART SG can be purchased here. while tickets for SEA Focus can be purchased here.

Dates: Jan 19 to 21 (ART SG), Jan 20 to 28 (SEA Focus).

Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre (ART SG), Tanjong Pagar Distripark (SEA Focus)

Ticket: From S$38 (ART SG), S$10 (SEA Focus)

More information can be found on Singapore Art Week’s official website.

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