Art buffs, rejoice! Singapore Art Week just got a lot more exciting with the addition of the inaugural Singapore Contemporary Art Show. Taking over 6000 sq metres of Suntec City’s convention centre, it’s set to be a scintillating display of paintings, sculptures, installations, and more that will leave you giddy with artsy overload. Could this be the hottest ticket in town during Singapore Art Week? Quite possibly… Who knows, you might even spot the next Jackson Pollock or Jeff Koons!
Themed ‘A World of Art’, expect the 3000-piece exhibit to represent all four corners of the globe. Showcasing some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists and pieces never seen before in Singapore, it’s shaping up to be an art-fest that we do not want to miss. We’re pretty sure it’s going to be impossible to walk away empty-handed after browsing the smorgasbord of original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography. We say start saving now to snap up those investment pieces!
Highlights of the exhibition will no doubt include the 14 installations from artists such as renowned Korean sculptor, Jang Seunghyo (known as Sho Jang). His epic six-part creation consisting of hand-made tiles, sculptures of ‘art blossom’ chess pieces, and two huge ‘art’ chandeliers, sounds like it might be a show-stealer. We’re also smitten with British ink-pen artist, Jeff Murray, and his interpretation of numerous cityscapes; one to look out for in our book. Finally, we are hankering to see well-known Australian artist, Emma Hack, conduct a live body-painting exhibition. Opening the show on 21 January, she’ll spend eight hours transforming her muse from head to toe into something truly jaw-dropping. Wowzers!
It’s not all about the browsing; be sure to make the most of the numerous complimentary activities. Explore different genres of art through a guided tour, and even meet some of the artists in person to learn what motivates and inspires them. Fancy checking out some creative action? Then grab a ticket for 22 January; Simon Wee, Jeff Murray, Awiki and Madeleine Ekeblad will be demonstrating their unique artistic styles live and taking questions to boot.
The kiddies don’t have to miss out either! If you think you’ve got the next Damien Hirst on your hands, why not bring them along to join in the fun? Macey & Sons are running kids art tours (for sprogs aged 5-11) alongside an arts studio (for 3-11yr olds) where the little’uns can paint, create and get messy. Fingers crossed they’ll come up with a masterpiece while you’ve been busy browsing.
Click here for further information regarding the Singapore Contemporary Art Show.
Level 4, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593.
Admission: Friday January 22, 12 noon – 9pm, Saturday January 23, 11am – 7pm, Sunday January 24, 11am – 6pm.
Ticket Sales: 2-for-1 tickets available here. Buy one ticket and bring a friend for free. Tickets are full price after January 21st and at the show door.
This article is sponsored by Asia Contemporary Art