What better way to start the year than by celebrating Singapore's vibrant arts community with the pinnacle art festival Singapore Art Week (SAW)? This year, SAW invites art lovers of all kinds to celebrate its milestone 10th edition, featuring over 130 sensational events happening physically and virtually, with close to 600 artists hailing from all across the globe, as a joint initiative by the National Arts Council and the Singapore Tourism Board.
So whether you’re an avid collector, local talent enthusiast or simply a fan of the visual arts, experience art in unexpected places. From tours to enlightening discussions and talks with renowned artists, take this chance to also revisit iconic art landmarks of Singapore—in the bustling streets of Joo Chiat, walking in the heartlands of Gillman Barracks, or under the open city night sky in the Civic District. Take part in this celebration in SAW’s decade of growth, as Art Takes Over from January 14 to 23.
1. Hawker! Hawker!
What: We Singaporeans love our food—and we are proud to have our hawker culture inscribed on the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Curators-artists Yen Phang and Oh Yam Chew collaborate with 13 Singapore- and New York-based artists across disciplines, including photography, performance and digital art, to shed light on the nation’s evolving hawker culture, with this hybrid exhibition held at Lau Pa Sat.
When: January 7 to 28