What a great start of the year with lots of art happenings to check out and get inspired! It's Singapore Art Week which started on 17 January and ending this Sunday. But fret not, there are other art exhibitions to check out throughout the year.
Here are my top 5 on the list!
1. ART STAGE
Back for the eighth edition only for this weekend, 26-28 January. The biggest art event that I always look forward to every year. Doesn't matter if you go alone or with friends, you will lose the track of time enjoying South East Asian contemporary art from regional and international galleries around the world. Entry ticket going at $32 or get group concession when you purchase a minimum of 20 tickets. The closing hours are not the same each day- 9pm, 7pm and 6pm. It took me about 4 hours the last time! Check out more details here.
Art Skins on Monuments, Chromascope Interactive Facade and Colourscape Tunnel
This event transforms the Civic District and let you see it in new light! Enjoy stunning visuals and sounds projected on facades of Art Civillisation Museums, National Gallery, etc by local and international artists. I'm so proud to my friend, Dawn Ang's drawing on one of the monuments! Event ends this weekend.
I can never get enough watching Malay films such as Seniman Bujang Lapok and and the likes. My grandmother told me stories of P. Ramlee filming a scene of Ibu Mertuaku and striking a conversation with her. The exact scene where he enters a basement of a communal house, upon opening the door, he said to her; " Tengah lipat kain yer makcik?" (Are you folding your laundry now?) My family would get excited whenever Hang Tuah is being screened because my late grandfather which I never met did a cameo as a back up dancer! If you would like to revisit the places which were filmed, there will be main land and off-shore tours this weekend. Grab your friends and watch the screenings of these films too. More info here.
Movement by Sarkasi Said. Image from Exhibition Brochure
This exhibition is relevant to Lully Selb especially since we did the collaboration with Brunei designer NaForrer. (More details on another post!) Sarkasi Said is known for pushing the boundaries of batik art. Like one of his qoute," Batik is not just a sarong." Be sure to see his works in person- those layers of wax resist and strokes. Drop by NUS Museum, exhibition runs through 30 June 2018. Free admission.
Btw, we're also doing a workshop this Sunday where we'll be exploring wax and share more about our collab that is en route to UK!! More details here! Just 1 slot left !!!
"You can take the kid out of the street but you can never get the street out of the kid." -Unknown
Banksy's work is here!!!! Not forgetting Sten Lex, Eko Nugroho and Speak Cryptic- repping SG (some of my favourites) and other big names showcasing their works at Art Science Museum. I've only seen their works on my Instagram feed and it feels great to see their works in person. I'm not going to say more about this exhibition, you just got to go see it!. Exhibition runs through 3 June 2018.
These are just some of my selections from the many art happenings listed. To see more, check out the calender.
Ouh, this coming 2- 4 Feb we will be having a pop up at Twilight Flea and Feast at Suntec City Hall 401-402. 10am - 10pm. We will be releasing some new shawls! See you there!