12-15 January: Art Stage Singapore returns with 108 exhibitors showcasing the diversity of contemporary art from Asia, India, the Middle East and Australia. If not for your wall or an alternative investment portfolio, visit the four-day fair to get educated on Southeast Asian art and its market at the Present Value: Art, Capital, Futures forum.
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13 January: Spend Friday night at Gillman Barracks’ Art After Dark, where visual arts tenants and the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art will open their doors till late, premiering their new exhibitions alongside a showcase of live music acts and F&B pop-ups. This evening also marks the launch of Lock Route, a special public showcase inspired by the location and route march of Singaporean army recruits.
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14 January: Take a break from the museums and galleries, and head to the streets. The Aliwal Urban Art Festival boasts a carefully-curated selection of art inspired by international street culture. So get dressed for a block party with some of the island’s best musicians, deejays, dancers, contemporary and graffiti artists, and skateboarders.
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19-22 January: Offering a curation of cool, covetable artworks (from 90 galleries) at the Suntec Convention Centre is the sophomore edition of Singapore Contemporary, where visitors can also expect Photo17, a new sector that zooms in on the ever-evolving passion for photography in Southeast Asia.
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On now till 19 February: “What is Not Visible is Not Invisible” comprises 30 multi-media artworks that toe the line between physical and philosophical, the temporary, and the imaginary, making for a thought-provoking journey of the senses. Out of sight, out of mind? Discover for yourself at the National Museum of Singapore.
By Dana Koh