#1: Launch of Visual Arts Festival, Disini
Launching on 26 January in conjunction with Art After Dark x Singapore Art Week 2018, Disini is an inaugural site-specific visual arts festival featuring a series of public programmes, outdoor artworks and exhibitions by home-grown, regional and international artists. This year, the festival will include captivating outdoor artworks located at various spaces within the precinct, an iconic artist-designed outdoor pavilion where exciting public programmes will take place and curatorial-led showcases. This festival will run till 30 September 2018.
#2: Solo Exhibition by Charles Lim
Sea State 9: Proclamation is a presentation of new works from local artist Charles Lim’s Sea State project, which explores the complex understandings of sea and land in the fast-growing city-state of Singapore. The project was presented at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015 and this year, it will return with a selection of pieces from the final chapter of the project.
#3: New exhibitions opening during Art After Dark
There will be a total of four new exhibitions. Here, we break down what you need to know.
Ota Fine Arts will present artist Chen Wei’s solo exhibition Fresh Dewdrop as well as an artist tour from 7pm – 7.30pm on 26 January. Inspired by the urban landscape in China, Chen will showcase his latest photography works and LED light sculptures in this exhibition.
The Foster Emporium will showcase many limited edition items produced by artists and independent makers. It is a serious platform, thinly veiled as a retail concept, to explore the issues of trade, consumerism and the commodification of art.
Chromosomes, presented by art gallery Sullivan+Strumpf, brings together works from three discrete series by artist Hiromi Tango that explores issues around nature versus nurture, and the ability to change the complex characteristics that define us as individuals.
Yavuz Gallery will present artist Japanese artist Yeo Kaa’s first solo exhibition in Singapore dubbed “Alone But Not Lonely”. This collection of new works talks about independence and fulfillment from solitude, dealing with the theme of cherishing moments of being alone and seeking happiness and comfort by one’s self.
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