Singapore Art Week 2021: Art Takes Over
22 Jan, 2021 – 30 Jan, 2021
The annual Singapore Art Week (SAW), a pinnacle of Asia’s visual arts calendar, takes place in a blended format for the very first time, with over 100 programmes across physical and digital platforms, allowing audiences from around the world to discover and experience Southeast Asian art.
This year’s edition showcases the largest number of commissioned works to date, with over 40 Singapore-based projects reflecting the diverse capabilities of Singaporean artists and curators.
In the digital space, SAW will bring the visual arts to everyone everywhere — from arts and cultural institutions such as National Gallery Singapore and arts spaces within Gillman Barracks; to unconventional public spaces and neighbourhoods including Bras Basah Complex, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, national parks, bus stops and more.
With over 300 artists from Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, The Netherlands, UK and USA involved this year, a plethora of exciting arts programmes await, with something suitable for arts enthusiasts of all ages.
Signature SAW events and crowd favourites are set to return in January including the well-loved Light to Night Festival 2021 based on the new theme of “_____-In-Progress”; State of Motion 2021: [Alternate/Opt] Realities by Asian Film Archive; ARTWALK at Little India by LASALLE College of the Arts; and S.E.A. Focus 2021 by STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery.
Alongside familiar programmes, festival goers may look forward to offerings that present a refreshed look at the visual arts, such as Singapore’s very first mall-wide art activation at Funan, an after-hours gallery experience turned art treasure hunt at Gillman Barracks, and a first-of-its-kind large scale interdisciplinary installation that uses Web AR (augmented reality) via smartphone browsers, to re-create an audio-visual simulation of our natural world.