Art Week at SAM is part of Singapore Art Week, an initiative by the National Arts Council, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading arts destination. It is a nine-day celebration of the visual arts, held at many venues across Singapore, including museums, art precincts and non-profit spaces.
Reaching out to both Singapore residents and international visitors, Singapore Art Week offers a myriad of quality art experiences, from art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events and public art walks, to enriching discussions on art and culture. Covering the visual arts beyond contemporary practices, including modern and traditional visual forms, Singapore Art Week also aims to galvanise the arts sector to launch innovative art and lifestyle concepts and events in conjunction with it.
SAM will extend opening hours, opening from 10am to 9pm on 15, 20, 21 and 23 January, and 10am to 10pm on 22 January – with free entry for all after 6pm.
Art Stage 2016 VIP pass holders enjoy free entry all week.
15 Jan | Sparks Chamber Clarinet | SAM Chapel, Level 2
Join local clarinet ensemble Sparks Chamber Clarinets in this Singapore Art Week edition of museatSAM. Let Charis, Sebastian and Lingzhi serenade and uplift your souls with their charming repertoire of iconic clarinet solo, duo and trio by Rose, Wiedermann, Kietzer, Crusell, and Bouffil
15 and 23 Jan | Image Makers: Singapore Photographers | Moving Image Gallery, SAM at 8Q
So much is said about the “classic photographers”, but what about photographers from Singapore? A series of short documentaries, Image Makers uncovers the processes and motivations behind internationally acclaimed, local photographers John Clang, Tay Kay Chin and Chow Chee Yong and hopes to share, inspire and provide insights into their practices.
16 and 23 Jan | Of Art and Architecture | SAM Car Porch
Go on a guided tour around the Bras Basah area to rediscover some of Singapore’s very own architectural masterpieces – our National Monuments. Be amazed by the intricate craftsmanship behind these inspiring buildings and discover the art in architecture.
16 Jan | Afternoon Tea With… | SAM Glass Hall
A cosy tea session at SAM where Time of Others co-curator Reuben Keehan from Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art engages in conversation with acclaimed writer and academic Dr. Cherian George on the social and cultural relations in the Asia Pacific.
18 Jan | Curator-led Tour | SAM
Interested to find out more about the artworks in the Time of Others exhibition? Join this special curators’ tour as SAM curator Joyce Toh, QAGOMA curator Reuben Keehan and MOT curator Che Kyongfa bring you on a specially curated tour that will provide insights into the artworks featured in the exhibition, as well as discuss the curatorial process behind their selection and presentation.
18 Jan | 5 Stars | SAM Glass Hall
The second of five roundtables on Art and the Big Ideas of a Small Nation, experts across diverse fields are invited to share how the value of Democracy affects and influences their experiences, expectations, and visions of the individual, communities, and the state.
20 and 21 Jan | Creative Interpretations and Interventions | SAM and SAM at 8Q, various galleries
Catch roving performers as they respond to artworks in SAM galleries, in their own artistic modes of expression.
22 Jan | W Singapore – Sentosa Cove x SAM: The Courtyard | SAM Courtyard
Celebrate Singapore Art Week with a massive lineup of top underground DJs like Oliver Osborne, Aldrin and Mr. Has as they warm up the cobblestone at SAM’s iconic 160-year old courtyard.
23 Jan | Live Sessions | SAM Courtyard
museatSAM returns with The Quartermasters, Giants Must Fall and The MadHatter Project.
24 Jan | SAM x The Local People Art Week Market | SAM Courtyard and Glass Hall
The overwhelmingly popular Art Week local artisanal market at SAM is back! Come support local talent, feast your eyes and bellies, and bring home a souvenir or two.