The pinnacle event of Singapore’s visual arts calendar, the Singapore Art Week (SAW), has arrived. From January 22 to 31, SAW threads across both physical and digital platforms to help you enjoy the festival’s offerings from the comfort of your home. More than 300 artists and curators from Singapore and around the world are running over 100 events for audiences, including collector talks, public art installations, hands-on workshops, and immersive virtual art experiences.
Signature events have returned, including Light to Night, which will illuminate Singapore’s Civic District but if you cannot see them in-person, virtual tours around the historic precinct will be on offer. Audiences are also invited to investigate the impact of digital mediums on human connection through SAW’s many virtual exhibitions as art takes over the festival, showing that it is no longer confined to a physical location but can be appreciated anywhere and everywhere.
Local and international audiences alike can also appreciate Singapore’s Chinese New Year celebrations with s new hybrid event to welcome the Year of the Ox safely and festively. Online activities, short films and virtual tours will bring the Chinatown experience to your home, beginning with a live stream of the famous Street Light-Up on January 23 which will feature a lion dance, and cultural and acrobatic performances.
This year’s Street Light-Up features sculptured lanterns that combine traditional and modern designs to enthral audiences which can be appreciated through virtual tours around Chinatown led by a festival volunteer team who are happy to share the culture and heritage of the historic precinct. Festivities continue until February 28 with short films about Chinese New Year traditions and delicacies, online activities and giveaways to wish you and your family and auspicious new year.