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On now till 28 January at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Level 1

Art Stage Singapore returns with over 100 exhibitors showcasing the diversity of contemporary art rising from Hanoi, Manila and Busan, to Shanghai, Istanbul and New York. This includes an exclusive exhibition by Honorary Invited Artist, Fernando Botero. If not for your wall or alternative investment portfolio, visit the three-day fair to get educated on Southeast Asian art and its market at the Net Present Value: Art, Capital, Futures forum.

Art After Dark

26 January, 7pm to 11pm at Gillman Barracks

Closing Singapore Art Week 2018 with a late-night artistic extravaganza is Gillman Barracks’ signature programme, Art After Dark. Three highlights will be making the night: TIMORIBUS and Transaction of Hollows—a two-month-long solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo; SEA STATE 9: Proclamation—an exhibition featuring new works from artist Charles Lim’s acclaimed SEA STATE project; and the launch of DISINI, an inaugural visual arts festival. Four new galleries will also be open till late during Art AFter Dark: The Foster Emporium, Fresh Dewdrop by Chen Wei, Chromosomes by Hiromi Tango, and ALONE BUT NOT LONELY by Yeo Kaa.

DISINI Presents—Here/Now

26 January, 8.30pm to 5.30am at Gillman Barracks

This all-night-long party marks the launch of the new visual arts festival at Gillman Barracks, DISINI, featuring outdoor artworks, public programmes and live showcases. There will be interactive large-scale art installations, hearty nosh by the guys from Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, and lots of tipple to keep spirits at a high. The night’s main live acts will be headlined by French-Canadian DJ and cult hero, Jacques Greene, and supported by other local artists—.gif, Mean, the crew from Darker Than Wax, AE$OP CA$H, Unknown Radicals and NADA.

Treasures of the Natural World exhibition

On now at the ArtScience Museum

The ArtScience Museum takes visitors on a walk on the wild side through Treasures of the Natural World, a rich and crucial collection in natural history from the prestigious Natural History Museum, London. Over 200 star objects have travelled to Southeast Asia for the first time, featuring a house of botany, queens of the jungle, extinct creatures, gemstones, as well as manuscripts by some of the world’s greatest scientists and discoverers of evolutionary biology.

Art From The Streets exhibition

On now at the ArtScience Museum

From 13 January to 3 June 2018, the ArtScience Museum will host the region’s largest ever retrospective street art exhibition. And to mark this 40-year celebration of urban culture and creativity are on-site interventions this opening weekend here.

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Timothy White《Portraits》 Solo Exhibition

18-24 January at Yang Gallery in Hilton Singapore

He’s created some of the most iconic celebrity imagery in history—Timothy White is in Singapore for the first time for “Timothy White《Portraits》 Solo Exhibition” to showcase a collection of 24 photographs, some of which have never been seen before, some truly iconic, and some for a private collectors coveted home gallery.

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2018

17-28 January 

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival’s 2018 theme, Let’s Walk, deals explicitly with feminist politics. Julia Croft’s If there’s not dancing at the revolution, I’m not coming challenges the treatment of women’s bodies in pop culture in an explosive dance show, while Ground Cover Theatre’s Displaced tells a provoking story of female immigrants fleeing in an age where xenophobia, Islamophobia and cross-cultural intolerance are more apparent than ever.

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007 in Concert

19-20 January at Mastercard Theatre at Marina Bay Sands

Taking you into the world of James Bond through music, 007 in Concert features an explosive 28-piece live orchestra from the UK and Singapore that will perform 50 years of Bond theme tunes and sample familiar sounds from other espionage favourites like Austin Powers and The Pink Panther.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert

19-20 January at the Esplanade Theatre

A sound trip through J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, the Harry Potter Film Concert Series is here to enthral fans with enchanting compositions as heard in the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie, performed by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. We promise, the iconic Hedwig’s Theme will transport you straight to Hogwarts.

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