SINGAPORE (JAN 10): It’s the Singapore Art Week and here are more highlights from the art event of the year:

ART

 

Private Collection of Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

Now till Jan 19

Oxley BizHub

Art collectors Richard and Lauren Nijkerk invite the public to view select pieces from their extensive private collection of Southeast Asian contemporary art. Located in three corporate settings, their collection includes Singaporean artist Sarah Choo Jing’s Accelerated Intimacy.

 

IMPART Collectors’ Show 2020: Material Agendas

Now till Jan 19

SOTA Gallery

Presented by Art Outreach Singapore, the Collectors’ Show is an opportunity for selected collectors to share their passion as well as advocacy for homegrown and regional art and artists, allowing audiences access to key works that are held in private collections. Some of the featured works include those by Yinka Shonibare, Kehinde Wiley, Bharti Kerr, El Anatsui, Eko Nugroho and indieguerillas. 

 

S.E.A. Focus

Now till Jan 19

Gillman Barracks

S.E.A. Focus returns for its second edition during Singapore Art Week with 20 leading galleries from Singapore and around the world. It builds on its mission to showcase contemporary art from Southeast Asia, providing a platform to foster greater appreciation and engagement with the art and artists from the region. Of the 20 participating galleries, half have gallery spaces in Singapore with others drawn from galleries based in cities across the wider Southeast Asia region including Jakarta, Makati City, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hanoi as well as Beijing, Berlin, Brisbane, New York and Seoul. All will exhibit work by artists based in, or connected to, Southeast Asia.

 

浮槎 Fú Chá

Jan 17 – Oct 25

Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery

One of China’s most intriguing contemporary artists, Cao Fei, will be presenting 浮槎 Fú Chá, a new large-scale sculptural kinetic installation, as part of the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series by the National Gallery Singapore. The dynamic installation is a poetic representation on the region’s history of migration and Singapore’s identity as a port city

 

FILM

Dark Waters

In cinemas now

Dark Waters tells the true story of environmental lawyer Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) who takes one of the world’s largest companies to court for exposing a community to deadly chemicals. Directed by celebrated auteur Todd Haynes, this solidly built issues-oriented film will certainly win points with those who loved 2000’s Erin Brockovich (the Julia Roberts led flick about a legal assistant who battles a power company accused of polluting a town’s water supply). 

 

MUSIC 

Bon Iver in Singapore

Jan 17

The Star Theatre

Grammy Award winning indie folk darlings Bon Iver – fronted by the talented Justin Vernon (pictured) – is back to captivate audiences with a new live show featuring songs from their critically-acclaimed fourth album i,i. Formed in Wisconsin in 2006, the band played a sold show here at the same venue in 2016. Tickets start from $89.

 

An Evening with 98 Degrees

Feb 20

The Star Theatre

Transport yourself back to the late-90’s when boy bands reigned supreme and 98 Degrees were kings. For this show, expect to hear hits like I Do (Cherish You), Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche), Invisible Man and Because Of You. Tickets start at $128.