SINGAPORE, UPDATED: SEP 2023 - Singapore's vibrant art scene is gearing up for an exciting event that promises to captivate art enthusiasts and collectors from the region and around the world. Singapore Art Gallery Weekend is set to take place from 15 September to 1 October 2023, coinciding with major international events such as the Grand Prix, TOKEN2049, and Singapore Design Week. Organized by the Art Galleries Association Singapore (AGAS), this annual gathering celebrates the rich diversity of art and culture in the Lion City.
Distinguished by its broad appeal, Singapore Art Gallery Weekend presents a diverse, dynamic range of the best of contemporary art by both local and foreign artists. It showcases the city-state's dynamic art scene and fosters connections between public audiences and the visual arts ecosystem. This year's edition promises to be the most exciting and immersive yet, inviting visitors on a journey through the city's visual landscape.
Under the #GalleryHopping category, art enthusiasts can explore a diverse array of exhibitions, uncovering hidden gems and discovering emerging talents. The hashtag #LivingWithArt includes exclusive tours of private art collections, offering insights into the art of living with art. #TheArtLifestyle presents an extraordinary opportunity to acquire a digital NFT token, unlocking access to VIP programs and an array of lifestyle perks, truly enriching the experience for holders. #TalkingAboutArt includes a line-up of educational public talks about art, offering interested parties a deeper engagement with the local visual arts scene.
#GalleryHopping Explore Singapore’s diverse artistic landscape across multiple districts whether in Tanjong Pagar & vicinity, Gillman Barracks vicinity, or Orchard Road and vicinity. A highlight of this year's edition is a retrospective of the iconic Nanyang School artist Cheong Soo Pieng, whose influence on Singapore's art history is widely celebrated. Also featured are solo presentations by acclaimed artists such as Natee Utarit, one of the leading painters in Southeast Asia; Brandon Tay, one of the most exciting digital practitioners to emerge in recent years; and Hazel Lim, whose craft- and design-based work has been much lauded. The Private Museum will be launching its new home in a colonial building on Wilkie Road with a solo exhibition of Kumari Nahappan’s work, and, at the Arts House, an exhibition of upcycled art by ten artists, made from floodlights that illuminated the Formula 1 Night Race, is featured in the official programme of GPSS 2023 (F1 Grand Prix). Please refer to Appendix 1 for a full list of galleries, spaces and organizations that feature exhibition programming during Art Gallery Weekend.
#LivingWithArt In addition to a slew of exhibitions that showcase both renowned figures and emerging talent, Singapore Art Gallery Weekend also features a host of specially curated programmes to complement these offerings, from educational and lifestyle-oriented talks to public parties. The line-up boasts lifestyle-oriented programmes, such as exclusive tours of private art collections in Singapore assembled by contemporary art’s prominent taste- makers, which reflect the possibilities of living with art in homes. Singapore Art Gallery Weekend is also partnering with FIND – Design Fair Asia to present a selection of artworks from local galleries at the fair.
#TheArtLifeStyle For the first time in its history, Singapore Art Gallery Weekend will be offering a Patron’s Pass for sale, in the form of a digital NFT token designed by CrowdServe, a locally-based digital ticketing platform. This Patron’s Pass functions as a gateway to a plethora of VIP programs and perks for holders, including special breakfast tours, hotel collection tours, luxury brand experiences, wine tastings, F&B perks and discount and concierge services. The Pass itself is a collectible NFT artwork. The NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (NTU CCA) celebrates its tenth anniversary with a party at Gillman Barracks, which will be open to the public.
VIP Patron’s Pass $125, Link to Purchase here: https://app.ticket-crowdserve.com/events/singapore-art-gallery-weekend-cll4ggui9001mog01jxgts0hs
#TalkingAbout Art Beyond the exciting roster of exhibitions and activities, Singapore Art Gallery Weekend offers an engaging educational component with a series of lectures. Designed to provide a deeper understanding of the art world and art collecting, these lectures cover a range of topics, from art history to investment in the art world and the art ecosystem, as well as the intersections between art, craft and design offering invaluable insights to art lovers and collectors alike. Please refer to the calendar, attached as Appendix 2, for a full list of events.
“We envisioned Gallery Weekend in September 2023 as another chapter in Singapore's arts calendar, offering an alternative rhythm to the popular Art Week in January”, notes Ms. Audrey Yeo, President of AGAS. “This unique event showcases the unwavering dedication of galleries throughout the year, emphasizing their commitment to presenting exceptional art content across the island. Unlike Art Week, which revolves around the art fair, Gallery Weekend invites art enthusiasts to embrace a decentralized experience, exploring galleries and events on foot and immersing themselves in the myriad visual and cultural experiences throughout our city.”
Singapore Art Gallery Weekend 2023 is made possible through the support of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), AGAS members, affiliates and various partners, whose contributions underscore the importance of art and culture in Singapore's society. The event serves as a testament to Singapore's commitment to nurturing creativity, fostering innovation, and positioning itself as a leading cultural hub in the region.
For more information and updates on Singapore Art Gallery Weekend 2023, please visit the official website at https://agas.org.sg. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #SGGalleryWeekend and stay tuned for a captivating celebration of art and culture in Singapore.
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Ms. Audrey Yeo President, Art Galleries Association Singapore
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