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Singapore Art Week 2020 at Gillman Barracks
Image courtesy of National Arts Council, Singapore.
Singapore Art Week 2020 at Gillman Barracks
Image courtesy of National Arts Council, Singapore.
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Singapore Art Week 2020 at Gillman Barracks
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Singapore Art Week at Gillman Barracks Highlights

Art After Dark x Singapore Art Week 2020
17 Jan, 7pm till late

Art After Dark is the flagship night-time open house event by Gillman Barracks that’s a heady combination of stimulating visual art and electrifying live music.

Don’t miss this bumper edition as the visual arts precinct hosts the Singapore Biennale, contemporary art platform S.E.A Focus organised by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, as well as brand new exhibitions and exciting programmes by our resident galleries and the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore.

S.E.A. FOCUS – A Showcase of Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia
16 – 19 Jan, various timings

S.E.A. Focus returns for its second edition with 20 leading galleries from Singapore and around the world. Featuring 35 artists based in, or connected to, Southeast Asia, with over half born after 1985, cementing the platform’s commitment to supporting the creative development of the region. It builds on its mission to showcase contemporary art from Southeast Asia, providing a platform to foster greater appreciation and engagement with the art and artists from the region.

Singapore Biennale 2019
22 Nov 2019 – 22 March 2020, various timings

Singapore Biennale returns for its sixth edition, with 77 artists and art collectives from Singapore, Southeast Asia and around the world. Titled Every Step in the Right Direction, the international contemporary art exhibition invited participation through the act of artistic explorations, drawing on the importance of making choices and taking steps to consider current conditions and the human endeavour for change.

New and ongoing exhibitions at Gillman Barracks during Singapore Art Week

Pre-Heaven, a Solo Exhibition by Ruben Pang
Chan + Hori Contemporary [Blk 6]
16 Jan – 16 Feb

Ruben Pang's new works draw inspiration from a variety of sources including folklore, paganism and Taoism. Pre-Heaven reflects on the difficulty of expressing an inner vision and various opposing forces to exercise individual will. The title alludes to the sweet spot before each oscillation of alleviation and dissatisfaction of each encounter with oneself.

Lee Sea Hyun
The Columns Gallery [Blk 22]
11 Jan – 8 Feb

The gallery is proud to present Lee Sea Hyun’s first solo show in Singapore with an overwhelming series of landscape paintings rendered in delicate washes of red.

Joy of a Preverbal Dispenser
FOST Gallery [Blk 1]
11 Jan – 23 Feb

A solo exhibition by Ian Woo employing painting as a ‘mental’ device where the modulating forms generated are often caught between imaginary crevices and haptic spaces. Appearances and reflections of voids and surfaces pulsate throughout each work, resembling filters, screens or parts of a structure in the midst of transference.

Straits: Nobuaki Takekawa & Tang Dixin
OTA Fine Arts [Blk 7]
15 Jan – 29 Feb

The gallery presents the works of Nobuaki Takekawa (Japan) and Tang Dixin (China), looking into social issues and the idea of the “body” through their conversations and collaboration.

The Lines We Draw
ShanghART Singapore [Blk 9]
15 Jan – 15 Apr

The gallery presents a new series of works by Robert Zhao created during his visit to the Yalu River earlier in 2019. The works deal with the ideals of boundaries and its implications in the natural world.

Kirsten Coelho’s Solo Exhibition
Sullivan+Strumpf [Blk 5]
17 Jan – 16 Feb

The gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works in porcelain by Kirsten Coelho. The series examines the notion of the heroes’ return and the physical and metaphorical changes that occur when one leaves their home.

Rainbow Spill by Ronson Culibrina
Yavuz Gallery [Blk 9]
15 Jan – 13 Feb

Ronson Culibrina presents a new suite of works in a solo exhibition to kick-start the year. The pieces feature the distinct iridescent depiction of waterside communities seen in his most recent works, this time inspired by the rainbow-like colour formations on water surfaces following an oil spill.

Rooted in Bali
Mizuma Gallery [Blk 22]
10 Jan – 16 Feb

Mizuma Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition curated by Hermanto Soerjanto, featuring three Indonesian artists: Budi Agung Kuswara, I Made Djirna, and Made Wianta.

David Lachapelle
Mucciaccia Gallery [Blk 6]
Now till 2 Feb

The gallery presents 27 artworks to retrace the artistic production of the great American artist, David LaChapelle, displayed from his most recent pictures through to the 1980s, when he abandons working for high fashion magazines and other publications to pursue his interest in contemporary art.

Collisions: Information, Harmony and Conflict
Sundaram Tagore Gallery [Blk 5]
Now till 1 Feb

Acclaimed Korean artist Chun Kwang Young is known for his Aggregations series of works featuring freestanding and wall-hung sculptural works made from thousands of triangular forms wrapped in antique mulberry paper tinted with teas or pigment. This exhibition comes on the heels of Chun's recent solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, which ran for seven months.

Ode to the Sun
Yeo Workshop [Blk 47]
10 Jan – 29 Feb

The gallery presents works by Citra Sasmita, a female Balinese artist. The artwork will feature empowered female subjects as opposed to the traditional depiction of Balinese women as passive elements.

RKFA SG 10-Year Anniversary Special Presentation
Richard Koh Fine Art [Blk 47]
10 – 24 Jan

As part of their 10-year anniversary, looking back at past exhibitions by its artists, RKFA kicks off the celebration with a special presentation by Natee Utarit and Nadiah Bamadhaj.

NTU CCA Singapore & Art Organisations

The Posthuman City
Climates. Habitats. Environments.

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore [Blk 43]
Now till 8 Mar

The exhibition considers the possibilities of a conscious sharing of resources, and a respectful and mindful coexistence between human and other species. Through imaginative propositions at the intersection of art, design, and architecture, the artists engage questions addressing issues of sustainability, water scarcity, invisible communities, nature as a form of culture, and suggest the implementation of lived indigenous knowledges.


Playeum (Children’s Centre for Creativity) [Blk 47]
11 – 19 Jan

I-Opener features the aesthetic and sensory playworlds inspired by the artistic designs and creations of four artists with disabilities - Dr Dawn-joy Leong, Cavan Chang, Sol Pickens and Jo Devadason. The exhibition invites children aged 1 to 12 to explore their senses through play and the arts.

Special Installation - Touch of Serenity by Din Chan
Playeum (Children’s Centre for Creativity) [Blk 47]
11–19 Jan

An installation that touches explores the theme of time, touch and auditory perception that evokes a sense of serenity. This installation will be part of the Clement Space at Playeum.

Happening exclusively during Art After Dark, 17 Jan, 7pm - 11pm

Roving Performance
by New Stream Brass Band

From Lock Road to Malan Road
2 performances, 8.30pm & 9.30pm

Catch the first-ever Singapore-based New Orleans style brass band as they play some of your favourite tunes along Malan Road. The band blends Jazz, funk, latin and hip-hop styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds. It is impossible to miss them!

Residencies OPEN
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore [Blk 37 & 38]
17 & 18 Jan
Friday: 7pm – 11pm
Saturday: 2pm – 7pm

Residencies OPEN provides a rare insight into the often-introverted sphere of artist studios, by profiling the diversity of contemporary art practices from around the globe, with the studio as a space for experimentation and research.

Music and F&B [Blk 9]

Live music acts by local musicians

brb.: 7.30pm – 8.10pm
Shak & The Baits: 8.20pm – 9pm
Subsonic Eye: 9.10pm – 9.50pm
Evanturetime: 10pm – 10.40pm

Food and beverage pop-ups Handlebar, Fishball Story, The 1925 Brewing Co., Hopscotch, Saikō and Penny University will serve up savoury bites and sweet treats

Programmes happening on 18 & 19 Jan

Singapore Biennale

Youths Take Over

18 & 19 Jan
Free admission

Youths will be empowered to take over Singapore Biennale 2019 by organising events and programmes to engage other young audiences. Watch the next generation make their artistic mark and hear what these fresh young voices have to say.

Assemblage Workshop by Biennale Artist, Khairullah Rahim
18 Jan

Get creative in a hands-on assemblage workshop led by Biennale artist Khairullah Rahim. Enjoy the interactive session while learning more about his approach to working with objects as material and about the ideas behind them.

Curator Tour
18 Jan
Gillman Barracks

Join the curators of the Singapore Biennale 2019 on an exclusive tour that focuses on and examines specific themes. Find out more about the artworks and the curatorial decisions that go on behind the scenes in organising the country’s pre-eminent contemporary art event.

Daily Guided Tours
12 December 2019 - 22 March 2020

English – Thu, Fri, Sun, 2pm
Mandarin – Sun, 1.30pm
Japanese – Fri, 1pm
Free admission

Join us for a guided tour and gain insights into the artworks and artists featured.

For more information on Singapore Biennale 2019, please visit www.singaporebiennale.org
*For all tours, meet at Blk 9 lobby.

Playeum (Children’s Centre for Creativity) [Blk 47]

Weekend Workshop - Shape of You by Sonia Kwek

18 Jan, 10.30am–11.15am (for younger children)
19 Jan, 10.30am–11.30am (for older children)

An exciting body movement workshop for children of all ages.

For more information on Singapore Art Week, visit www.artweek.sg

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Gillman Barracks
Block 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937