Navigate the Cultural Odyssey of Singapore Art Week 2024

Singapore Art Week, an annual extravaganza celebrating visual arts, immerses the Lion City in a kaleidoscope of creativity.

The vibrant cultural tapestry unfolds with a plethora of exhibitions, installations, and experiences. Showcasing local and international artists, the week invites art enthusiasts to explore diverse mediums, from traditional paintings to cutting-edge digital installations.

With gallery openings, public art displays, and engaging talks, Singapore Art Week transforms the city into a dynamic canvas, fostering a deep connection between artists, audiences and the rich tapestry of Singapore’s cultural heritage. It is a nine-day odyssey where creativity takes center stage, with satellite events happening just before the commencement of the Singapore Art Week. We bring to you our unmissable top five picks.

Meditations on Shadow Libraries

Heman Chong’s “Meditations on Shadow Libraries” at STPI Gallery during Singapore Art Week offers a captivating exploration of knowledge, information and personal libraries in the digital age. Curated by Brian Kuan Wood, the exhibition features 9 diverse works, reflecting Chong’s multi-faceted practice and sparking contemplation on the evolving dynamics of disseminating information.

  • Location: 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236
  • Duration: 17 January – 10 March 2024

ARTWALK 2024 : Decennial

Commemorating ten years of celebrating Singapore’s heritage precincts by inviting artists, communities, and audiences to reflect on the decade of ARTWALK, put together by LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore Tourism Board. The event encourages a reconsideration of preconceptions about Little India and Katong-Joo Chiat, inviting participants to explore hidden stories, cultural grassroots and long-standing communities through public art.

  • Location: Little India and Katong-Joo Chiat cultural districts
  • Duration: 19 – 28 January 2024

GoDECK: ARTventure @ Bras Basah

Participants embark on an island-wide quest guided by an AI-driven chatbot on WhatsApp, exploring 12 intriguing checkpoints with cryptic clues and puzzles, to uncover hidden art gems in the Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB) precinct. Also includes a fundraising component, “Adopt-A-Game,” contributing to DECK’s campaign for a new arts centre dedicated to photography.

  • Location: 120A Prinsep Street, Singapore 187937
  • Duration: Available daily until the end of March 2024, with early bird rewards for those completing the game by 31 January 2024

Art SG 2024

Following a successful debut in 2023, Art SG returns to Marina Bay Sands, showcasing the world’s premier galleries and top contemporary artists.

Organized by The Art Assembly and presented by UBS, the fair features114 galleries from 33 countries, featuring leading artists like Ai WeiWei, Olafur Eliasson, and Southeast Asian talents. Divided into GALLERIES, FOCUS and FUTURES sectors, it showcases outstanding presentations, solo/duo artist programs, and works by artists under 10 years old. The event also includes dynamic installations, experimental films, curated talks and is a key highlight and mainstay in the near-term future of Singapore Art Week.

  • Location: Marina Bay Sands
  • Duration: 19 – 21 January 2024

WOAW Gallery: As Friends and Partners Vol. 2

WOAW Gallery, known for its commitment to contemporary art both in Singapore and Hong Kong. Building on the success of “As Friends And Partners” in Singapore, this international gallery introduces audiences to a diverse collection featuring 12 artists. Through still life, landscapes and figurations, the exhibition explores human experiences, fostering a celebration of life’s pleasures and interconnectedness.

Highlighted artworks such as “Sunny Side Flip” by Alli Conrad and “Into the Forest” by James Goss exemplify the gallery’s dedication to awe-inspiring and thought-provoking perspectives. WOAW Gallery continues to transcend conventional boundaries and connect global audiences through its impactful artistic expressions.

  • Location: 4 Ann Siang Hill, Ground Floor, Singapore 069786
  • Duration: 19 January – 24 February 2024

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