Art all around

The art world’s leading creatives, collectors and academics engaged in a meeting of minds at the Frieze Academy Series, which saw discussion on Southeast Asia’s growing museum scene. Photo by: Freize Academy

Streets, galleries and museums all across Singapore come alive with spectacular art and scintillating insights during Singapore Art Week. An annual event that occurs in January, this week-long festival brings together cultural connoisseurs, creative aficionados, artists and enthusiasts alike from Singapore and across the globe.

Attending art lovers will be able to expand the boundaries of their imagination at a range of exhibitions, art fairs and after-parties. The line-up evolves every year, with bold new collaborations and showcases.

Singapore Art Week 2019’s highlights included Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.—the first-ever exhibition on Minimalism to be held in Southeast Asia—and Unhomed Belongings, a collaboration between multi-hyphenate talent Lucy Liu and local artist Shubigi Rao. The inaugural boutique art fair S.E.A. Focus shone the spotlight on modern Southeast Asian art, while the ARTery Pop-up by Art Outreach showcased collections from galleries that spanned the globe from Israel to Russia.

Besides being a multi-sensory feast, Singapore Art Week 2019 was a platform for the meeting of the art world’s most influential minds. Moderated by Mr Russell Storer of National Gallery Singapore, the Frieze Academy Series centred on the roles of public and private museums, and the future of art in Southeast Asia.

Discover intriguing possibilities, bold perspectives and newfound inspiration in the Lion City when the festival returns in 2020.