Singapore Art Week

Singapore is a city that has been standing out with its art scene for decades. We’ve talked about a lot of art events, festivals, and other locations here, but the simple fact of the matter is that it’s impossible to count them all.

Still, what are we to do but try, and this time we’ll tell you about one of the definite must-sees in Singapore’s art scene – the Singapore Art Week.

Usually celebrated in the middle of January, in 2017 the Singapore Art Week fell on January 11-22. An astonishing visual feast, the Singapore Art Week presented the lucky visitors with over 100 events in the span of those 11 days, including everything from art fairs and gallery openings, to guided art walks around the city. No matter whether you are a devoted art lover or just a casual gallery browser, no matter whether you live in Singapore or are just a tourist, both in 2017, as well as in all previous years, the Singapore Art Week successfully satisfied all artsy tastes and promises to keep doing so in the future.

With so many highlights during Singapore Art Week, it’s really hard to pinpoint one or two events, but if we have to, we’d go with the Art Stage Singapore – the region’s flagship international art fair returned to the Singapore Art Week for its seventh edition. This year the Art Stage paid attention and tribute to the importance of developing a cohesive Southeast Asian art market in Singapore. Presented with a lot of in-depth discussions by global leaders and artists, it brought Asian art to the forefront.

The Singapore Art Week had a lot of other highlights to offer as well, of course – Singapore Biennale, for example, also took place this year. Happening only once every two years, the next Singapore Biennale will be in 2019. One of Southeast Asia’s most prominent contemporary art exhibitions, the Singapore Biennale this year was titled “An Atlas of Mirrors” and featured contemporary artworks from over 60 artists.

Including a lot of others amazing artists and organizations such as the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, ARTWALK Little India, the Art After Dark and Aliwal Urban Art Festival held at the Gillman Barracks and Aliwal Arts Centre, and much, much more.

If you live in Singapore, or you happen to visit the city in next January, try not to miss the next Singapore Art Week – we are certain that it will have a lot to offer once again.

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