Take a digital trip to Singapore
Art enthusiasts in Thailand and around the world are invited to explore and experience Southeast Asian art right from the comfort of their homes during the "Singapore Art Week 2021", which is presented in a complementary blended format for the first time from today to Jan 30.
Going beyond the confines of the physical into the digital space, the ninth edition of the island's annual festival brings a diverse range of works to everyone and everywhere -- Singapore's arts and cultural institutions, private galleries, non-profit arts organisations, independent artists and curators.
Focusing on the theme "Art Takes Over", this year's celebration features more than 100 events involving more than 300 artists and curators from Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, the UK and the US.
Myriad digital offerings are available from the Singapore Art Week Digital page that supplements the physical programmes. A notable highlight on the website will be the 360-degree view function that allows visitors to explore virtual exhibitions in new and experiential ways.
They will also witness how Singaporean artists experiment with new technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality in order to present art and creations in a fresh and innovative manner in time of the pandemic.
Here are some highlights of the digital programmes that are available from artweek.sg/saw-digital.
Moving Still Life by Dipali Gupta in the 'Resituating Home(making)' exhibition. (Photo: Singapore Art Week)
The Incredible Magical Moving Sticker Exhibition By EYEYAH!
On show are a collection of digital stickers designed by around 30 professional and emerging digital artists to subvert the everyday, making the world around us crazy and fun.
Impart Collectors' Show 2021: Leap Of Faith By Art Outreach
The show draws together rare footage of remarkable installations that are site-specifically embedded in private collectors' homes. Take a rare glimpse inside art-filled homes, workplaces and galleries and the minds of private collectors who go above and beyond in their passion for art.
Celebrating SG Artists By Filmat36
This is a seven-episode video series that archives the contributions and journeys of seven second-generation artists in Singapore who are often reputed as teachers of their respective crafts, creators of works collected by national institutions and artists with international showcases. Get to understand, appreciate and be inspired by their lives, filled with determination, passion and persistence to make a mark in Singapore's art history.
Resituating Home(making): Hyper-Material Domesticity By Tekad Kolektif
The exhibition centres itself around domesticity, craft and the feminine, working beyond the artifice of the art-versus-craft hierarchy. Featured are a range of artworks from paintings and sculptures to new media and installation art by four artists who look at the domestic realm as a means of elevated expression.
Networked Bodies By Supernormal
The exhibition investigates the impact of digital mediums on human connections. It features digital works, media installations and works that use social media as a platform.
For programme updates and previews, visit facebook.com/sgartweek.