Light to Night Festival 2020: Invisible Cities

Light to Night Festival 2020: Invisible Cities

WHEN
10 – 19 January 2020
VENUE
National Gallery Singapore
Asian Civilisations Museum
The Arts House
Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
OPENING HOURS
Various Timings
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
https://www.nationalgallery.sg/

Light to Night Festival 2020: Invisible Cities

Light to Night Festival returns to the heart of Singapore’s Civic District in January as a marquee event of Singapore Art Week where art, innovation and ideas intersect.

Over the two weeks of the Festival, art extends beyond the walls of Civic District’s cultural institutions, and into the precinct’s public spaces, where the Civic District is transformed with light, sound and movement.

Inspired by the theme Invisible Cities, the fourth edition of the Festival draws one into the rich imaginary worlds of artists, writers, musicians, designers, filmmakers, performers and many other creative talents with a full line up of programmes that span from day to night, across five of Civic District’s most iconic cultural institutions – National Gallery Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.

Through creative collaboration and intervention into the Civic District’s built and natural environs, which spans across five cultural institutions as well as the Padang, Empress Lawn and Esplanade Park, the Festival explores the invisible geographies of the Civic District, and how the perceptions of place are shaped by personal influence memory, desire, loss as well as by cultural forces, including history and media.

Image courtesy of National Gallery Singapore


Performance
The Arts House
11 January 2020
Join Indian jazz-fusion band Varsha as they present material from their upcoming EP as well as their unique arrangements of classic jazz standards.
The Arts House
10 – 11 January 2020
In celebration of the 250th birthday of composer Ludwig Van Beethoven, catch this special 1-hour version of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, performed by a cast of some of Singapore’s finest young singers.
Performance
Victoria Concert Hall
18 January 2020
Travel through songs and sounds from the Singapore National Youth Orchestra Percussion Ensemble in this performance featuring Metallica Medley and a motley of objects being struck for effect and affect.
Various Locations
22 November 2019 – 22 March 2020
The sixth edition of Singapore Biennale returns with over 70 artists and art collectives from around the world and a strong focus on Southeast Asia.