Singapore Art Week 2021 goes hybrid from Jan 22

SAW 2021 will feature more than 100 physical and virtual art events.

Sarah Chan

Likes museum trips and is sometimes artsy. Can be found in pattern prints.

Published: 20 January 2021, 5:59 PM

Immerse yourself in a week of the arts as Singapore Art Week (SAW) returns for its ninth edition from Jan 22 to Jan 30.

The annual SAW is a signature event bringing the local arts community together to celebrate the visual arts scene.

This year’s edition aims to be a celebration of solidarity and innovation despite the uncertainty brought by COVID-19.

With the theme Art Takes Over, this year’s edition will feature more than 100 events from over 300 participating artists in Singapore and around the world. The festival will also include the largest number of commissioned works to date, with over 40 projects by our local artists.

Participants can look forward to a slew of art events held across physical and virtual platforms – including exhibitions, public art activations, workshops, panel discussions, art trails and more.

From independent galleries to the unconventional spaces, go on an arts trip around the island with various art exhibitions and installations around Singapore.

In the heart of the city, Light to Night: ____-in-Progress returns with various installations and light projections around the civic district. The festival is also introducing a hybrid experience with livestreams and interactive augmented reality exhibitions online.

Or find the arts closer to home with neighbourhood art installations such as Bus.Stop.Arts, where you can find the arts at various bus stops along the east-west route of bus 175.

You can also enjoy the arts from the comforts of home with SAW 2021 Digital.

View virtual exhibitions such as #NEVERBEFORESG, a documentation on COVID-19 in Singapore through the eyes of 87 artists, or explore key issues during a panel discussion on art curation in Asian Art in the 21st Century – Narratives of History and Curation by Sotheby’s.

Admission details and opening hours will vary, you can view the full lineup of programme listings here.

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