The Art Galleries Association Singapore (AGAS) is coming together once again this November to present its second edition of SG Gallery Weekend. First launched just before the Covid pandemic in 2020, this upcoming SG Gallery Weekend from 26 to 27th November 2022 is grouped within 3 accessible clusters to ease visiting plans presents. It presents a textured array of art and artists by participating member galleries and allows for various entry points for the novice as well as experienced culture vultures.
At the Gillman cluster
Highlights at Gillman Barracks include a two-person presentation of the enigmatic Singaporean artist Zai Kuning with Malaysian Azizan Paiman at Ota Fine Arts. Over at Mizuma Gallery one finds the solo exhibition Here We Are on Earth by celebrated Filipino artist Geraldine Javier. Yavuz Gallery presents a long-awaited solo exhibition featuring new media pieces by emerging Singaporean artist Khairullah Rahim ‘that inspects the politics of appearance and demeanour, specifically in considering the intertwining relationships between objects, bodies, community and safety as a point of divergence’. At Sundaram Tagore and FOST galleries, group shows consist of Singaporean, Asian and international artists including Vietnamese Phi Phi Oanh, Singaporean Ong Si Hui, Filipino Bernado Pacquing, Iranian Golnaz Fathi, American Miya Ando and Mexican Ricardo Mazal. Meanwhile Yeo Workshop presents Tales of the Metamorphosis of the Unnamed, a solo exhibition of young Singaporean artist Geraldine Lim, including animated NFTs and video works inspired by her personal, fabled, and peculiar world.
At the City cluster
Alliance Française leads the pack with an exhibition of innovative and iconic design objects of French origin. You may learn of the Kelly bag by Hermès, the Lacoste polo shirt, the bikini made popular by Brigitte Bardot, the Cadolle bra and perfumes created by Guerlain. artcommune gallery presents prints and sculptures by the late Singaporean artist and Cultural Medallion recipient Chng Seok Tin. Ode to Art, sited conveniently on the ground floor of Raffles City shopping mall will greet visitors with a range of works from established local artists such as Lim Tze Peng to internationally acclaimed artists like the Colombian Botero. Find Singaporean Marla Bendini with her profoundly reflective solo exhibition entitled From These Ruins, We Rise and Fall at Cuturi Gallery at Kampong Glam. Art Porters will also be having a special pop-up location in the city so do catch Indonesian Mulyana at OCBC Bank, Wisma Atria on 26 November. Last but not least, Gallery1819 will be showing a solo exhibition by Zhang Chunlei on the Art of Calligraphy.
At the Periphery cluster
Do not miss the rare opportunity to visit the studio of acclaimed Singaporean sculptor Han Sai Por at Goodman Art Centre hosted by STPI. Gajah Gallery, at Tanjong Pagar Distripark presents the solo exhibition and book launch of Indonesian artist Yunizar reflecting his two-decade artistic journey. Take a slow afternoon with a visit to Art Porters’ permanent space for a coffee with Singaporean Jamie Tan at Spottiswoode Park on 27 November. After you’re done, pop by next door for coffee with the gallery with artist Nicolas Lefeuvre at Marina Design Works. To wrap up your adventure, discover the ceramic centred works of Malaysian artist Umibaizurah at Art Seasons at the offbeat Cideco Industrial Complex on Genting Lane.
SG Gallery Weekend forms part of AGAS’ continued commitment and mission as the collective and representative agent of professional practices at the marketplace and ecology of visual arts in Singapore. Its members now include non-gallery professionals such as the Affordable Art Fair Singapore, Art Herald Magazine, Art SG and consultants Chan + Hori Contemporary.
Full list of art routes available HERE.