Light to Night Festival 2022 – this year’s visual arts festival features expanded line-up of programmes and extended three-week edition; See them here – - Alvinology

Light to Night Festival 2022 – this year’s visual arts festival features expanded line-up of programmes and extended three-week edition; See them here –

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A marquee event of Singapore Art Week, Light to Night Festival will electrify the Civic District and beyond with visual spectacles and new interactive art experiences from 14 January to 3 February 2022.

Spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore with programme collaborators Asian Civilisations Museum, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall, and new collaborators including the National Library Board, Capitol Singapore and Funan, the visual arts festival continues its successful phygital format with an expanded line-up of day and night programmes and more festival locations across three weeks.

The 2022 edition of Light to Night inspires everyone to engage with the world anew through the theme “New Ways of Seeing, Thinking and Being”. This year’s theme champions the collective pursuit of new perspectives and states of mind to gain a better understanding of how the world has evolved in the “new normal”.

Light to Night Festival 2022 – this year’s visual arts festival features expanded line-up of programmes and extended three-week edition; See them here – - Alvinology

Visions: An Outdoor Augmented Reality Art Exhibition

  • 14 January – 31 March
  • All day
  • National Gallery Singapore, along St Andrew’s Road

Visions is an outdoor augmented reality art exhibition that brings together the works of renowned international artists such as Olafur Eliasson and KAWS, and debuts a commissioned AR work by Singapore artist Ho Tzu Nyen.

Move For?ward (Unseen: Inside Out)

  • 14 January – 3 February
  • 10am–7pm (Mon–Thu)
  • 10am–10pm (Fri–Sun)
  • National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level B1, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium Foyer

Move For?ward (Unseen: Inside Out) is Unseen Art Initiative’s disability-led project spearheaded by emerging young performance artist Claire Teo, and in collaboration with Kira Lim.

Art and technology presentations at Y-Lab

  • 14 January – 3 February
  • 10am–7pm (Mon–Thu)
  • 10am–10pm (Fri–Sun)
  • National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level B1, Y-Lab Showcase

Art and technology presentations at Y-Lab is composed of three programmes:

  1. An Imagined Past by Yanni Chia – virtual reality (VR) experience explores surrealism with the idea of illusion and reality, multiple interpretations, perspectives, and global phenomena.
  2. An Other Face by Tang Ling Nah with Benjamin Low, Looi Wan Ping and Lee Sze-Chin – a 360-degree VR video work that explores illusions, reality, varied interpretations and perspectives.
  3. Sonic Archive by Ong Kian Peng – an interactive sound sequencer that takes the form of a conveyor belt-like contraption.

The Everyday Vinyl by DASSAD

  • 14 January – 3 February
  • All day
  • Art Connector

The Everyday Vinyl is a public art vinyl installation that ruminates on the hyperobject* of plastic, concentrating in particular on the ubiquitous vinyl.

Making Room by Jerome Ng Xin Hao and Zed Haan with Finbarr Fallon

  • 14 January – 30 June
  • Gallery opening hours
  • National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level 2, Singapore Courtyard

Making Room encapsulates the changes in our private spaces as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Flight by LiteWerkz

  • 14 January – 3 February
  • 10am–midnight
  • Padang

Flight is inspired by the movement of flocks of birds during their migration, as well as the complex movement of people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fragment of a Shoreline by Spatial Anatomy and Akai Chew with OFTRT

  • 14 January – 3 February
  • 10am–midnight
  • Padang

With this work, an urban beach resurfaces along Singapore’s old coastline of 1843.

Curiocity: Places and Perspectives

  • Various Locations

By spotlighting selected leisure and entertainment places in downtown Singapore as well as presenting fascinating histories hidden in plain sight, Curiocity invites you to examine the evolution of our spaces and reflect on our relationship with them.

Sticki (2022) by Adar Ng and Dave Lim

  • 14 January – 22 February
  • 5.30am – 12.30am
  • Underground Pedestrian Link (Basement of Funan connecting to The Adelphi and Capitol Singapore)

Sticki (2022) is a vinyl installation that mimics the rise and fall of our emotions as we go through various stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Art Skins on Monuments

  • 14 January – 3 February

Various locations:

  1. National Gallery Singapore Façade – Refractioned by Metamo Industries with Benedict & Palmer (7.30pm–midnight)
  2. National Gallery Singapore, Supreme Court Wing, Level 3, Rotunda Library & Archive – Into Multiplicities by Jo Ho & Intriguant  – Mon–Thu (5.30–7pm); Fri–Sun (5.30–10pm)
  3. The Arts House Façade
    1. Fleeting Flights by students from Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Design & Media
    1. Mentors: Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari
    1. Sound Designer: Safuan Johari
    1. 7.30pm–midnight
  4. Asian Civilisations Museum Extension Wing Façade
    1. In Pursuit by students from Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Design & Media
    1. Mentors: Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari
    1. Sound Designer: Safuan Johari
    1. 7.30pm–midnight
  5. Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall Façade
    1. Elusive Études by students from Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Design & Media
    1. Mentors: Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari
    1. Sound Designer: Safuan Johari
    1. 7.30pm–midnight

Gallery Gigs features online videos of performances and interviews by local performing artists.

  • Every Saturday (15, 22, 29 January)
  • 8pm – 9.15pm
  • Ticketed
  • National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

Live music is back! Gallery Gigs (LIVE!) lets you discover a range of music genres, from acoustic to electronic, all staged at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium at National Gallery Singapore.

Funny Fridays (LIVE!)

  • Every Friday (14, 21, 28 January)
  • Various timings
  • Ticketed
  • National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

Funny Fridays is a live-comedy series where stand-up comedians share more about how they have adapted to the new normal and found humour in today’s world.

Kolektif Takeover

  • Every Friday and Saturday
  • 5–10pm
  • National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level 2, Singapore Courtyard

Programmes:

  1. Come Imagine With Me – Take a walk with a stranger or a friend through the Gallery and let your imagination run wild with visions of a community-centric future.
  2. Pantun Pitstop – a creative space where participants are invited to write their own pantuns, inspired by our National Collection. Take a quick respite from the noise and settle down at our Pantun Pitstop.
  3. The Art of Letting Go – on this curated audio tour with interactive elements, we want to encourage people to embrace vulnerability and to eventually let go of the thing that’s been on your mind.
  4. IM/BALANCED – discover your relationship with work, tune into a personalised soundscape and express yourself through a cheeky creative exercise.

Art x Social

  • Every Saturday and Sunday (15–16, 22–23, 29–30 January)
  • 4–10pm
  • National Gallery Singapore, Supreme Court Wing, Level 4M, Supreme Court Terrace

Highlights various craft making activities, an aura photobooth, art journalling, personality-inspired claw machines and more to keep your weekends occupied.

The City Beneath The City by Jason Wee and WY-TO

  • 14 January – 3 April
  • 10am–10pm
  • The Arts House Lawn

The City Beneath The City is a whimsical installation that imagines a fantastic copy of our island-city growing and building under our present one.

The Same Side of the Moon Always Faces Earth by Speak Cryptic

  • 14 January – 6 February
  • 10am–10pm
  • The Arts House Lawn

The installation piece is inspired by the migrant stories of seafarers who made their way to Singapore by sea for a better life many decades ago, The Same Side of the Moon Always Faces Earth is a visual representation of the act of crossing a body of water to get to a specific destination.

If Nature Could Talk curated by VCHpresents

  • 15 January
  • 7–7.30pm and 9.30–10pm
  • Ticketed
  • Victoria Concert Hall

This short preview of the upcoming digital production, The Senate of Birds, will feature a cornucopia of chamber music, solo compositions, dancers, and narration, to explore the complicated relationship between humans and nature in Singapore’s journey of rapid development and modernisation.

Memory Portals by Debbie Ding

  • 11 January – 3 February
  • 10am–midnight
  • ACM Green

In Memory Portals, two glowing doorways stand on the ACM Green representing alternate, fantastical views of the Singapore River.

Kang Ouw by Boedi Widjaja

  • 14 January – 1 May
  • All day
  • Esplanade Tunnel

Unfolding across the Esplanade Tunnel, Kang Ouw expands upon Boedi Widjaja’s preoccupation with the world of wuxia through Jin Yong’s novel (Ode to Gallantry).

d3ar succ3ss0r by Fazleen Karlan

  • 14 January – 1 May
  • All day
  • Esplanade Community Wall

Unfolding through various materials, including found objects, clay and sand, Fazleen Karlan’s latest work d3ar succ3ss0r at the Community Wall posits a speculative examination of remnants from our present by individuals from the future.

Sender of Wishes by Gatot Indrajati

  • 22 December 2021 – 10 July 2022
  • All day
  • Esplanade Concourse

Drawing upon long-established motifs in Gatot Indrajati’s works, Sender of Wishes is conceived as a cityscape with inhabitants represented by toy figures.

Microorganisms Landscape by Han Sai Por

  • 14 January – 1 May
  • Mon–Fri (11am–8.30pm)
  • Sat, Sun and PH (10am–8.30pm)
  • Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Jendela (Visual Arts Space), Level 2

Microorganisms Landscape expresses Han Sai Por’s concern with the impact of human activity on the environment and man’s relationship with nature through an installation that foregrounds the pivotal role of microorganisms in nature.

Full festival details are available here from 13 January.

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