Singapore Art Week is an annual celebration of visual arts which takes place in the month of January. The nine-day celebration offers artists, collectives, organisations and other art intermediaries a visible platform for showcasing a range of quality visual arts projects, discussions, and exhibitions to a local and international audience.

SAW 2020 Highlights

Exhibition
Pneuma: Of Spirituality in Contemporary Age

Stamford Arts Centre
11 Jan – 6 Feb
Pneuma: Of Spirituality in Contemporary Age
Pneuma: Of Spirituality in Contemporary Age is an attempt on a visual symposium using art as a creative medium and the framework of an exhibition as a catalyst for further discourse in the current state of global flux.
Exhibition
DE:VOTED

Artspace@HeluTrans
13 – 19 January
DE:VOTED
Organised by INSTINC, DE:VOTED is an immersive mash-up of light, sound, performance, and technology by seven local artists and two Japanese artists.
Exhibition
The Open Workshop

Supernormal
3 – 18 January
The Open Workshop
The Open Workshop references the traditions of process art, where processes in art-making are not hidden but a prominent aspect of the completed work.
Public Art
AR.T Trail

Various Locations
11 – 19 January
AR.T Trail
The MeshMinds Foundation offers Singapore’s first public art walking trail, AR.T Trail, powered by Facebook’s Spark AR platform, which augments six sculptures by local artists.
Exhibition
Jaafar Latiff: Beyond the Familiar

Artspace@HeluTrans
8 – 19 January
Jaafar Latiff: Beyond the Familiar
Curated by Syed Muhd Hafiz, this exhibition features the works of the late Singaporean artist, Jaafar Latiff, who was known for his relentless experimentation with colours and the batik medium.
Exhibition
State of Motion 2020: Rushes of Time

Various Locations
10 Jan – 2 Feb
State of Motion 2020: Rushes of Time
Set against the newly reopened National Archives of Singapore as one of its exhibition sites, State of Motion 2020: Rushes of Time reflects on the relations between ideas of time, bodies of memory and the moving image.
Exhibition
IMPART Collectors' Show 2020: Material Agendas

SOTA Gallery
10 – 19 January
IMPART Collectors' Show 2020: Material Agendas
Now in its third edition, the IMPART Collectors’ Show is a marquee event on the Singapore Art Week calendar.
Workshop
Understanding Art Conservation

Tanjong Pagar Distripark
11 – 19 January
Understanding Art Conservation
To help bring art conservation to the forefront, YH Conservation is opening up its studio for an open house during Singapore Art Week 2020 and conducting a series of workshops.
Tour & Trail
CBD Arts Trail

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
14 – 23 January
CBD Arts Trail
Organised by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, CapitaLand, and Facebook Art Department, participants on the trail are given access to hidden artworks located in the CBD that are not often accessible to the public.
Exhibition
Dancing Alone (Don't Leave Me)

Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film
8 Jan – 9 Feb
Dancing Alone (Don't Leave Me)
Dancing Alone (Don’t Leave Me) by artist Susie Wong is an immersive video installation of solitary women dancing freely, evoking imagery of dance halls in the 1950s and 60s.
Art Fair & Galleries
Art Week at Bras Basah Complex: Joint Exhibition by Ten Galleries

Bras Basah Complex
11 Jan – 11 Feb
Art Week at Bras Basah Complex: Joint Exhibition by Ten Galleries
This annually curated show aims to promote the art industries in Singapore and to challenge the normal exhibition concept via a collective of galleries hosting under one roof.
Exhibition
Justice for All

The Arts House, The Chamber
13 – 30 January
Justice for All
The Asian Art Institutum, together with The Arts House and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, are proud to present Justice for All, an immersive, site-specific installation by acclaimed British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE, RA.