ICYMI: What Went Down at Singapore Art Week 2022

In case you missed it, here's a recap on the highlights of Singapore Art Week 2022:
25 January 2022

So, the biggest local art event of the year wrapped just last weekend.
In case you missed it, here's a recap on the highlights of Singapore Art Week 2022:

The Art of Dreams

The Art of Dreams by Porche; "Remember Your Dreams" by Cyril Lancelin at Marina Bay Sands during Singapore Art Week
Art by Cyril Lancelin

Porche's global art initiative, The Art of Dreams, made a pit stop at Marina Bay during Singapore Art Week. The installation, "Remember your Dreams" by artist Cyril Lancelin invited visitors to take a pause, interact with the piece, and remember their dreams.

血, Blood

血, Blood by Mai Yuyan, during Singapore Art Week
Image by Mai Yuyan

An exploration on how humans establish value based on one’s physical and emotional worth, 血, Blood featured different samples that reflect our value as humans. An Asylum's artist-in-residence, Mai Yuyan, engaged participants in conversation on the ethics of using organic material through this interactive exhibit.

AliWALL 2022: The Dreamer

AliWALL Festival, during Singapore Art Week
Photography by Matin Latif

Despite its short run time, this year's AliWALL Festival proved to be action-packed and bustling; featuring a range of places to be, things to do, and sights to see-- participative murals, interactive exhibits, tours, and even an art market by North East Social Club.

Various Installations around Bras Basah

Murals by 8eyedspud along Bugis and Bras Basah, during Singapore Art Week
Art by 8eyedspud

Singapore Art Week saw several installations pop up all around the Bras Basah-Bugis precinct, from multicoloured geometrical murals planted on different buildings in the area, to a mini art gallery featuring comic strips and an NFT display in Basheer Graphic Books, situated in the enigmatic Bras Basah Complex.

Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Installations held at Singapore Art Museum, at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, during Singapore Art Week
Works shown at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Besides producing hair-raising stories of mile-long queues at every turn, Tanjong Pagar Distripark also housed some of the most introspective exhibits during Singapore Art Week. Topics like human life and existence, sentimentality, and displacement were tackled in the seven installations.

Time Present Time Past @ DECK

Time Present Time Past held at DECK, during Singapore Art Week
Image by Ken Chong

Time Present Time Past turned back time with an extensive display of photographs, videos, and memorabilia from the Chinese street opera scene of bygone years. Taking form as a traditionally-constructed and assembled street performance stage (from the hand-painted stage scenery to the wooden structures secured via raffia strings), the exhibit explored the relevance between traditional performance art and our contemporary society.

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