November 2015


What’s on in Singapore’s art scene this month ON THE WALL ART FOR ALL A relaxed, friendly and fun-filled atmosphere is what organisers say they want to promote at this autumn’s Affordable Art Fair . Now a biannual event, the fair welcomes more than 80 local and international galleries, presenting original and contemporary work from more than 600 artists. A global phenomenon, the Fair promises all artworks to be priced between $100 and $10,000, with 75 percent of the works under $7,500. Also back by popular demand is the “Under $1,000 Wall”. Expect works by well-known artists like Lim Tze Peng from Singapore and Toko Shinoda from Japan, as well as up-and-coming artists such as Zhao Xiaodan from China and Aung Htoo from Myanmar. New galleries include Singapore’s Asian Art Platform and Myanmar’s The Yangon Gallery. An Art Education Space will teac visitors more about contemporary art through gallery-led discussions. There’ll also be a Children’s Art Studio, where experts will help your little ones not only to create their own masterpieces, but to understand the works on display from Little Artists Studio. An Exploratory Art Adventure theme also offers hand-on art workshops and tours for young people around the fair; and watch out for the wandering Band of Doodlers who will be sketching the action as it happens! 12 to 15 November, F1 Pit Building.

LIGHT EXPERIENCE The importance of light is explored in a travelling exhibition that lands in Singapore this month. Nightscape 2050 looks at the interaction between cities, light and people. Run by the Lighting Planners Associates (LPA), the month-long show also features a Lighting Pavilion where visitors enter a dark studio and experience different lighting scenarios. Until 21 November, National Design Centre Atrium, 111 Middle Road.

SOUL-SEARCHING Brazilian artist Magali Pagani opens her first solo exhibition this month in the Cultural Space of the Embassy of Brazil in Singapore. Soul Solace is an exhibition of photographs and paintings related to nature. The exhibition is free from 23 November to 3 December by appointment only with the artist.

CONFESSION TIME British artist Nicola Anthony has been collecting the secrets of people in Singapore to create a new artwork, and it’s on display this month. Secret Ingredient consists of a collection of private thoughts, gathered anonymously from confession slips and woven into an installation of light and language. The shape of the artwork takes inspiration from the paths mapped out during the artist’s many walks around the Telok Ayer neighbourhood. See Nicola’s work all this month at SPRMRKT in Telok Ayer.



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