SAW Dialogues 2023

SAW Dialogues 2023

6 January – 4 February 2023
Across Singapore - Please refer to the details for more information.
Various timings
Free Admission

SAW Dialogues 2023

Taking place at various locations across Singapore and on virtual platforms, SAW Dialogues 2023 will consolidate the robust series of talks and panel discussions happening across SAW that offer deeper insights into the creative minds of art practitioners and industry professionals, presented by our visual arts community. Mark your calendars!

SEAspotlight Talks | Presented by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery

6 – 15 January 2023

Art Agenda
Tanjong Pagar Distripark
39 Keppel Road, #02-01
Singapore 089065

SEAspotlight is a specially curated series of panel discussions and talks by artists, luminaries and passionate art personalities, to spark dialogues around Southeast Asian contemporary art and the art market. Join us to glean insights from thought leaders in the art world as they take you through pertinent art topics revolving around art buying, art making, possibilities in the future of art, and more.

CrossTalk | Presented by Art House Limited

Podcast Release Date: 6 January 2023 (Fri)

CrossTalk continues in its second edition to discuss Singapore writing across generations. Listen to Jason Wee and his guests as they introduce recordings of pioneering writers in their younger voices, and the works and influences of these writers on contemporary writing. This year, Bani Haykal and Ila, Stephanie Chan and Aaron Manian joins our host Jason Wee to discuss their recent activities alongside older writers drawn from the National Archives Singapore.

Lines in Space by Tiffany Loy – Artist Tour | Presented by Art Outreach Singapore

7 January 2023 (Sat)
3pm — 4pm

Art Outreach
5 Lock Road, #01-06
Singapore 108933

Join artist Tiffany Loy as she walks you through her site-specific commission and works on display at Lines in Space, and gain deeper insights into her weaving techniques, creative process and inspirations behind her work. Limited spaces available on a first come, first served basis.

Dialogue with Yanyun Chen | Presented by Art Porters Gallery

7 January 2023 (Sat)
4pm — 5pm 

Art Porters Gallery
64 Spottiswoode Park Rd
Singapore 088652

Hear from Yanyun Chen at Art Porters about her exhibition ‘Gently Savage’, which responds to the writings of French psychoanalyst and philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle, referencing her posthumous text, 'Power of Gentleness'.

The Making of the Singapore Pavilion | As part of "Pulp III: A Short Biography of the Banished Book"

7 January 2023 (Sat)
5pm — 6:30pm
(Free. Limited Capacity)

Art Science Museum
6 Bayfront Ave
Singapore 018974

Joined by Honor Harger, Vice President, ArtScience Museum, artist Shubigi Rao, curator Ute Meta Bauer and exhibition designer Laura Miotto will discuss the making of the Singapore Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022 and its return show in Singapore.

The Singapore Pavilion at Biennale Arte is commissioned by National Arts Council, Singapore.

Artist/Curator Tour | Presented by Comma Space 逗号空间

Artist/Curator Tour: 8 January 2023 (Sun), 3pm
Artist Tour: 15 & 29 January 2023, 3pm

Comma Space
51 Jalan Pemimpin
Singapore 577206

What do artists do in their studio? Join artist Sai and curator Ruobing to find out more how an artist generates or recognises ideas, alternatives, or possibilities in a studio environment.

dblspace 2.0

8 & 15 January 2023 (Sun), 3pm — 5pm
14 January 2023 (Sat), 2pm — 5pm 
Peninsula Shopping Centre
3 Coleman Street, #02-20
Singapore 179098

The artists and creatives of dblspce’s second cycle of residencies reconvene during Singapore Art Week 2023 through a series of artist presentations and sharings of the research and activations during their residency, in an exploration of body/space, image/text, and collaboration/collectivism.

Desire is Dead — Panel Discussion moderated by Adele Tan | Presented by OH! Open House

10 January 2023 (Tue)
7pm — 8:30pm

Tanglin Shopping Centre
Singapore 247909

Join us for an evening of discussions on whether “Desire is Dead” with Curator Adele Tan and our invited speakers from various backgrounds. Debating how desire finds tension within the state apparatus, the panel will ruminate on how desire tends to exceed and overrun its boundaries and affect how we relate to each other bodily and politically.

Creative Trajectories | Presented by NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

11 January 2023 (Wed)
6pm — 7:30pm

The Seminar Room
NTU CCA Singapore
37 Malan Road, #01-04
Singapore 109452

In this joint talk, artists Hoo Fan Chon, Citra Sasmita, and Vuth Lyno unravel an almost year-long journey from overseas residencies—at HIAP (Finland), WIELS (Belgium), and Villa Arson (France), respectively—to the creation of new works.

International Panel Discussion and Exhibition Opening with a Special Performance by Artist Dr Ching Chor Leng | Presented by National Institute of Education, Singapore and The Education University of Hong Kong

12 January 2023 (Thurs)
2pm — 5pm

The Art Gallery, National Institute of Education
Block 3C, 1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616

During this exhibition opening artist academics working in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom will dialogue about art’s intersections with the processes of creative research. In the seminar, art’s relevance and location in research will be discussed along with the socio-cultural benefits and tensions associated with such endeavours. Artist academic Dr Ching Chor Leng will also perform a live communal PHD thesis burning ritual during the opening, which will involve page readings, folding of these into gold ingots resembling joss paper in Chinese ancestral worship and these being burnt as offerings. This opening will bring people together to celebrate art’s positioning in contemporary research.

The Museum is Dead — Panel Discussion moderated by John Tung | Presented by OH! Open House

12 January 2023 (Thurs)
7pm — 8:30pm

Tanglin Shopping Centre
Singapore 247909

Featuring a panel of distinguished speakers from museum backgrounds, gain deeper insight into the changing definition, roles, and function of the museum today. With the multitudes of variations across each museum’s manifestation and curatorial focuses, the panel seeks to uncover the fundamental characteristics that define their operations and justify their continued existence.

The Role of Public Institutions and Residencies in the Arts Ecosystem

12 January 2023 (Thurs)
6.30pm — 7:45pm

Yale-NUS College Performance Hall 
16 College Avenue West
Singapore 138527

Join us for a panel discussion featuring experts in the art space as they dive into the roles of artists, public institutions, and residencies in the arts ecosystem.

Please arrive at the Performance Hall at 6:00pm and all attendees must be seated by 6:30pm.

Backstories on Talking Leaves and Pulp Vol. III | As part of "Pulp III: A Short Biography of the Banished Book"

13 January 2023 (Fri)
3pm — 4:30pm 
(Free. Limited Capacity)

Art Science Musuem 
6 Bayfront Ave
Singapore 018974

Join us for an intimate sharing by artist Shubigi Rao of the people, events and narratives featured in her film and book.

Reframing Art Histories: Distinguished Scholars’ Series | Homi Bhabha | Presented by National Gallery Singapore, National University of Singapore, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies & Benjamin Batson Fund

14 January 2023 (Sat)

The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
National Gallery Singapore, Basement 1, City Hall Wing
1 St Andrew's Rd
Singapore 178957

Serving as a robust platform for distinguished art and cultural historians to explore new modes of enquiry, the speakers invited for this series are scholars whose body of work has made a recognised contribution to the reframing of canonical understandings of art’s histories.

Conversation on Talking Leaves| As part of "Pulp III: A Short Biography of the Banished Book"

17 January 2023 (Tue)
5pm — 6:30pm 
(Free. Limited Capacity)

Art Science Musuem 
6 Bayfront Ave
Singapore 018974

Filmmaker Kirsten Tan and Karen Chan, Executive Director, Asia Film Archive, will be in conversation with artist Shubigi Rao about her film.

Online Artists Dialogue | Presented by National Institute of Education, Singapore and The Education University of Hong Kong

21st January 2023 (Sat)
Online Talk, Livestream Link TBC

Through this artist’s dialogue, two exhibition contributors, one from Hong Kong and another from Singapore, will provide a detailed insight into their creative works. The artist’s will expose their influences, practices, and reasons for engaging art as a research form and will compare, contrast, and question their rationales and experiences of doing research differently.

In Person Seminar: New Methodological Directions for the Art of Creative Research, with Cambridge University Emeritus Professor Richard Hickman | Presented by National Institute of Education, Singapore and The Education University of Hong Kong

26 January 2023 (Thur)
12pm — 1pm 

The Art Gallery, National Institute of Education
Block 3C, 1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616

In this seminar, Emeritus Professor Richard Hickman will engage with methodologies that often underpin creative research. He will discuss past and current changes in the landscape for creative research and will expose the audience to emerging creative art methodologies that are gaining traction and challenging the boundaries of academia.

Dialogue with Jamie Tan & Jamie Teo | Presented by Art Porters Gallery

4 Febuary 2023 (Sat)
3pm — 4pm

Wisma Atria
435 Orchard Road, #04-01
Singapore 238877

Learn about the ideas behind ‘Hide and Seek’, a duo exhibition organised by Art Porters and featuring works by Singaporean artists Jamie Tan and Jamie Teo, inspired by the design and concept of OCBC Bank at Wisma Atria.

ART SG Perspectives

Date & Timings, TBC

Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
10 Bayfront Ave
Singapore 018956

ART SG Perspectives is a series of panel discussions and conversations curated by Cosmin Costinas, the Co-Artistic Director of the 24th Biennale of Sydney (2024) and former Executive Director of Para Site. In a rapidly changing global environment, the programme is conceived as a platform for the region to come together to share new strategies for relevance and collaboration, reimagining common geographies, ways of working, and future exchanges.