Atypical Singapore 2020
Atypical Singapore 2020

When
17 – 19 January
Venue
National Design Singapore
Address
Opening Hours
Opens daily 9am–9pm
Website
Admission
Free Admission

Revealing a fragment of the lesser-known ‘culture tribe’ from the underbelly of our island state, Atypical Singapore presents the art of emerging contemporary Singaporean artists. Translated with raw, poetic sincerity and intimate reflection through sculptures, animations, performance art, and moving images, encounter a fragment of Singapore seldom seen or spoken about.

The seven artists were handpicked by Khairuddin Hori, Curatorial Director and Partner of Chan+Hori, based on their respective areas of specialisation. The artists–Daniel Yu, Gerald Leow, Speak Cryptic (Farizwan Fajari), Amanda Tan, Eugene Soh, anGie seah and Muhammad Izdi–will display artworks and engage in performances inspired by Singaporean elements, such as the five stars on the national flag, traditional icons and local subcultures. Their works are brought to life by AR technology developed by art and technology studio MeshMinds and AR artist Eugene Soh.

This is a homecoming exhibition for the showcase, which is part of Singapore Tourism Board’s global Passion Made Possible campaign. The campaign is an ongoing effort in presenting what Singapore has to offer to the world, by profiling and supporting local talent. Atypical Singapore debuted in 2018 and has since travelled to countries such as Russia, India, Myanmar and Bangkok.

Image courtesy of Atypical Singapore

Exhibition
Flagship Genius featuring Ayutthaya

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
17 Jan – 9 Feb
Flagship Genius featuring Ayutthaya
In conjunction with NAFA’s Open House, this hybrid showcase incorporating Flagship Genius and Ayutthaya demonstrates the creative potential of interdisciplinary art-making within the academy.
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.
Exhibition
Oblique Book Launch

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
18 January
Oblique Book Launch
Commonly known as the forward-slash in text and writing, the oblique, an upward-sloping diagonal line, seems somewhat oxymoronic.
Film
Memories of Chinatown《回望牛车水》

Various Locations
11 – 19 January
Memories of Chinatown《回望牛车水》
Memories of Chinatown is set in a Chinatown vividly captured and presented in works by painters Ang Ah Tee, Choo Keng Kwang, Chua Mia Tee, and photographer Yip Cheong Fun.