SAM’s agenda for Singapore Art Week is eclectic yet sublime, and we’re letting you in on the must-sees...
Singapore Art Week never fails to intrigue. At the Singapore Art Museum we’re indulging in rock tunes, learning to create our own VR projects, experiencing local artworks and so much more. Here’s a rundown of the highlights.
Take a walk on the stranger side
If an artsy and interactive hangout is what you’re after, Kult and SAM’s community carnival is our pick. Welcome to the stranger side: would you prefer immersing yourself in a life-sized board game or a surprise theatre performance? Alternatively, make your own props for a trippy projection show (pictured top).
On the Stranger Side of Things: SAM Community Carnival, 20 Jan, 11am – 6pm
Show some love for local art
The President’s Young Talents exhibition spotlights artworks by our most promising local artists. These include Yanyun Chen’s examination of trauma with ‘The scars that write us’; Weixin Quek Chong’s exploration of material forms with ‘sft crsh cntrl’ (pictured top); Zarina Muhammad’s depiction of Southeast Asian mythical rituals and magic with ‘Pragmatic Prayers for the Kala at the Threshold’ and more. Check it out before it ends on 27 January!
President’s Young Talents 2018 exhibition, till 27 Jan, Saturdays to Thursdays, 10am – 7pm, Fridays, 10am – 9pm
Experience-it-yourself at these workshops
Ever needed to create fake wounds in a jiffy? Probably not, but you can make them using household products … because you never know… Find out how at the special effects makeup workshop for a DIY look that will impress (or scare) your friends at your next party!
Special Effects Makeup Workshop, 18 & 25 Jan, 7 – 8.30pm
Another activity that has piqued our interest: a VR and AR workshop for all ages. Learn how to use the software behind Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to create a cool project of your own.
Art Immersive AR and VR Workshop, 26 Jan, VR Workshop: 11am – 12.30pm, AR Workshop: 1.30 – 3pm
Late nights are for jamming
It’s TGIF with local rock bands Mannequins, The Groove Gurus, and Bakers in Space. At SAM’s Late Nights, they’ll turn it up with everything from indie to psychedelic rock tunes as you camp under the museum canopy.
SAM Late Nights, 18 Jan, 7pm – 10pm
Sneak a peek into the Singapore Biennale
Can’t wait for the next edition of the Singapore Biennale? Be one of the first to peek into the event agenda with Singapore Biennale artists Dennis Tan and Vandy Rattana. Dennis Tan will explore the possibility of bringing the Kolek (a traditional Southeast Asian racing yacht) back to life, while Vandy Rattana will present moving image works centred around Cambodia’s Khmer people.
SB Teaser programmes, In Conversation: Singapore Biennale artists Dennis Tan and Vandy Rattana, 26 Jan 2019, 4pm – 9pm
Singapore Art Week at SAM, 18 – 27 Jan, SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535
This post is in partnership with Singapore Art Museum