The final days of Art Week, Laneway Festival, and designer shopping. Cancel all your plans of staying in!
Say goodbye to Singapore Art Week 2018 with Art Stage and a couple of parties or dance up a storm at Laneway Festival this weekend. But if you’re saving up your energy for the FashBash shopping spree you’re planning on this SUnday, we totally understand as well…
Indie music festival fix for 2018? Check.
Make a date with indie rock and jangle-pop artist Mac Demarco, Anderson. Paak — who is known for his signature blend of ’60s funk, ’70s soul, hip-hop, R&B and electronica — and iconic shoegaze band Slowdive, as well as some time for some groundbreaking acts closer to home like post-rock group Amateur Takes Control, neo-soul-funk artist Tim De Cotta, rapper THELIONCITYBOY, hip-hop emcee and singer MAS1A and twee-pop band Obedient Wives Club. Check out our Laneway Festival story for the full lowdown.
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018, 27 Jan, The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Drive
The crown jewel of Singapore Art Week
As the city opens each year with a visual spectacle, Art Stage (already in its eighth year!) is the main event that attracts both the art-appreciating type or the casual art enthusiast to its grounds. As the flagship show of the Southeast Asian art world, Art Stage continues to develop and bridge regional art scenes to create a stronger and more unified Southeast Asian market.
Art Stage, 26-28 Jan, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 1, Hall A – C, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
Get to know the Golden Age of cinema in Singapore
Get on these special guided tours (both mainland and offshore!) that will bring participants around the island on bus and boat to uncover forgotten film locations and experience newly-commissioned artworks in Singapore. The 2018 edition of State of Motion will explore film as a site of cultural and ideological production in the last decade of pre-independence Singapore. Reactivating snippets of our national past, Sejarah-ku (Malay for ‘my history’) comprises a selection of seminal Malay-language films produced predominantly by the now-defunct Shaw Malay Film Productions Ltd, as well as a diverse lineup of artworks and performances made in response to the films.
State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku, 20-28 Jan, Asian Film Archive, 100 Victoria Street, #04-01, National Library Building, Singapore 188064
Fun and learning under one woof
Welcome the year of the dog with Asia Pacific’s premier dog extravaganza! They’ve got special guest and the world’s favourite Dog Whisperer to be present at the event along with his son, co-host of National Geographic Asia’s Dog Nation, Andre Millan. With activities centered around the themes of Play, Learn and Bond, celebrate the unique relationship between man and his dog this weekend.
Pack Gathering with Cesar Millan, 27 Jan, Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150
Finally a reason to visit Jurong?
Think of it like a massive open house where both the residents and visitors can engage with the contemporary art forms while learning about the people and the places in Jurong and also pick up some history along the way. Yes, Jurong has a cool side, you’ll get to see it this weekend.
Larger Than Life: The Unspoken Histories of Jurong Neighbourhood, 28 Jan, 21 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609732
Say goodbye to Singapore Art Week 2018 with a party
Party up on the last day of Singapore Art Week 2018 to experience the exhibition with a mix of music and drink offers. Opened after official museum operating hours, audiences can expect a series of live performances with back-to-back DJ sessions throughout the night. Museum assistants will be on-site to offer their personal insights about the works on view. Key highlights include an artistic improvisation from Bani Haykal followed by a performance by weish (.gif) and finally, a live DJ set by Rah (Darker Than Wax).
PVM Live! Singapore Art Week Closing Party, 27 Jan, Parkview Museum Singapore, 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square Level 3, Singapore 188778
Art from Light to Night
Here’s your last chance to catch the Light to Night Festival 2018: Colour Sensations that transformed major cultural institutions and parks like The Arts House, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) and Esplanade into spectacular works. If you’re thinking of staying indoors, the ACM-commissioned pieces by Singapore-based artists and creatives like Kelly Limerick, Other Half (consisting of Arty Guava and Sumay C), fFurious, and PAYNK to present their own take on colour sensations across different pockets of spaces within the museum. From a vibrant yarn-bombed ACM entrance greeting visitors to the museum, to a multi-sensorial, life-sized kaleidoscope they can step right into, each contemporary artwork will reflect ACM’s rich and vibrant collection of artefacts and treasures. Step outside, and the light spectacle continues all around the Civic District.
Light to Night Festival 2018: Colour Sensations, 19-28 Jan, Civic District
Weekends are for Art / Retail / Food
You know we love a flea market around here. Ready for the largest art market to date by The Local People you’ve ever seen? Check out the 120 spanking new art, retail, food and beverage vendors at the Singapore Art Museum and SAM at 8Q. There’ll be art, musical performances, a movie screening and more. How else would you want to spend your weekend?
35MM Art Market by The Local People x Singapore Art Museum, 28 Jan, Singapore Art Museum, SAM at 8Q: 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535
FashBash makes a comeback!
FashBash, Singapore’s original and most-loved designer fashion bazaar, is back in 2018 after a 7-year hiatus! From fashionistas who did a KonMari and have heaps of designer stash to offload (think $100 Bally heels and vintage Ray Bans) to local designers like WoonHung clearing past designs at 50% off, you better get ready to spend, spend, spend this weekend. Get more deets in our FashBash newsflash.
FashBash – The Comeback Edition, 27 Jan, 5 Little Monkeys Cafe, #11-00, 20 Kallang Ave, Singapore 339411
The spotlight’s on street art!
ArtScience Museum will be invaded by some of the world’s top street artists in one of the boldest exhibitions to be shown at the museum. Art from the Streets traces 40 years of Street Art, from its countercultural beginnings to its extraordinary rise as a major phenomenon in contemporary art. The show features the world’s best known street artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey (aka Obey), Futura, Invader, JR, Blek le Rat, Swoon and Vhils among others. Art from the Streets reflects the evolution of street art, charting the diverse artistic techniques employed by artists through the decades and showing how technology has created new expressive avenues for artists. First, you can check out our wall crawl for street art around Singapore, and check out our full story on Art from the Streets to get a sneak peek of the exhibit.
Art From The Streets, 13 Jan-3 June, ArtScience Museum, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
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