Singapore Art Week 2021 Highlights: Futuristic Technology and Contemporary Sensibilities Abound

As we edge closer to pre-COVID normalcy, Singapore Art Week is back from 22 to 30 January 2021 with a fantastic lineup of exhibitions and events across the island. Rediscover Singapore through exciting installations that bring art into the city and into nature, and explore the best of local art across a variety of mediums, from film to technology to music.

Experience The Art Of Home

Resituating Home(making): Hyper-Material Domesticity focuses on the feminine and domesticity, bringing the focus on traditionally household and craft-type expressions. The exhibition features works by artists Amirah Raudhah, Dipali Gupta, Fatima Bano, and Masuri Mazlan spanning traditional to new media. What’s more, take part in exciting workshops where you can decorate cakes, create natural dyes, and flex your flower-arranging skills.

Resituating Home(making): Hyper-Material Domesticity is happening from 23 January 2021 to 30 January 2021 at Cuturi Gallery, 65 Aliwal Street. Open Tue — Sat 12pm — 8pm and Sun 12pm — 6pm.

Art Meets Augmented Reality At Gillman Barracks

Augmented reality brings you closer to nature in Inner Like The OutAR, an installation that immerses you in a psychotropic digital environment. Curated by Tulika Ahuja, it brings together visual elements created by Reza Hasni and Siah Tiong Hong, set design by Tina Fung, and sound design by Intriguant for a one-of-a-kind digitally charged space. This installation pioneers the use of Web AR, an augmented reality via smartphone browsers that allows audience to interact uniquely with the environment.

Inner Like The OutAR is happening from 19 January 2021 to 31 January 2021 at Gillman Barracks, 22 Lock Road, #01-33. Open daily 5pm — 11pm.

Light To Night Blazes Up Singapore’s Civic District

Everyone’s favourite light installation is back with a redefined, hybrid experience this year. Light to Night presents both physical and digital experiences that promise to delight all audiences, from livestreamed talks to an adventurous jaunt around the district. Organised by National Gallery Singapore, other participating venues include Asian Civilisations Museum, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, and Esplanade.

Light to Night is happening from 22 January 2021 to 31 January 2021.

Immerse Yourself In A Soundwalk

Take walks to a whole new level with a series of immersive sound experiences with Free Jazz III. Sound. Walks. organised by the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art. These walks allow you to consciously renegotiate your relationship to nature in a unique way. Each soundwalk intermingles with a unique soundscape, from a symphony of melting Alpine glaciers to the Bangladeshi harmonium to a Tamil literary-musical experience.

Free Jazz III. Sound. Walks. is happening from 1 January 2021 to 28 March 2021 at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, 43 Malan Road. Open Tue — Sun 12pm — 7pm and Fri 12pm — 9pm.

What’s The Deal With Clay? Ceramics In Local Art History

Singapore Ceramics Now 2021: Marking | Making is one of the largest surveys of ceramics art in Singapore since the 90s, distilled into this exhibition organised by Jason Lim and SEED Art Space. Take another look at this clay medium and its possibilities beyond the realm of pottery through live demonstrations, installations, and more. Highlights include an experiential live sound performance by The Observatory with ceramics and a Raku Firing Demonstration, a magical and transformative experience.

Singapore Ceramics Now 2021: Marking | Making is happening from 20 January 2021 to 13 February 2021 at Gillman Barracks, Blk 7, #01-13. Open daily 10am — 7.30pm.

Singapore Art Week is happening from 22 January 2021 to 30 January 2021.

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