In a unique collaboration with the Singapore Pavilion at World Expo 2020 Dubai, alongside with our partnering agency, Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Singapore Art Week (SAW) 2022 takes over the Sky Market from 14 to 23 January 2022. Across the 10 days, SAW will offer an exclusive taster into the Singapore visual arts ecosystem to the Dubai audiences, featuring original Arts Series
like Pretty Exciting Stuff, a Special Presentation
of The Cup by Mark Chua & Lam Li Shuen and Digital Artworks
featured as part of SAW like Not For Sale, Happy House, Proximities, amongst many others!
For more Digital Experience like this, do check our SAW Digital microsite at: artweek.sg/digital
Art Series: 17 Jan (Mon) & 20 Jan (Thur), Timing Varies
Digital Artworks: 14 – 16 Jan (Fri –
Sun), 23 – 30 Jan (Sun – Sun), 5:30 PM
Special Presentation: 14 –
16 Jan (Fri – Sun) , ), 5:00 PM
All timings stated here are in Dubai time (GMT +4).
1. Pretty Exciting Stuff
by National Arts Council
17 Jan (Mon), 5:30 PM
Pretty Exciting Stuff is a video series featuring 12 conversations between everyday Singaporeans and talented artists. Get to know them and understand their practice across a diverse range of media like sculpture, photography and watercolour.
Artist List: Ong Kim Seng & Karina | Zen Teh & Rita | ila & Miranda | Victor Tan & Sabriel | Milenko Prvacki & Clarity | Ashley Yeo & Perry | Barry Yeow & Jack | Zulkhairi Zulkiflee & Kavita | Stephaine Jane Burt & Ain | ZERO (Zul Othman) & Yong Siang | Nature Shankar & Lim Ziyu | Debbie Ding & Mehboob Shah
by National Arts Council
To be confirmed
“Rewritten” presents 14 text-based public artworks by Singapore artists, contemplating the multitude of changes – from the minute of the tremendous – experienced in our daily lives since the onset of COVID-19.
The artworks were distributed across eight parks spanning east to west – Ang Mo Kio Park, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Jurong Lake Gardens, Lorong Halus Bridge, Lower Seletar Park, Luxus Hills Park, Punggol Waterway Park, Sengkang Riverside Park – resembling visual poetry unfurling across the island, awaiting discovery.
Featured Artist: Robert Zhao, Ang Song Nian, Seah Sze Yunn, Regina De Rozario, Justin Loke, Dawn Ng, Weimin Lai, Yasira Yusoff, Jerome Ng, Zed Hann, Adeline Loo, Cheong Yew Mun, Hun Ming Kwang, Hunny and Lummy, Hanson Ho, Cheryl Chiw, Namiko Chan Takahashi, Aaron Lee, Sam Lo, Petrina Dawn Tan, James Tan
3. State of the Arts: Shubigi Rao & Robert Zhao
by The Institutum
as part of State of the Arts
State of the Arts: Shubigi Rao - 17 Jan (Mon), 6:30 PM
State of the Arts: Robert Zhao - 20 Jan (Thur), 6 PM
Robert Zhao. Photo courtesy of The Institutum.
State of the Arts delves into an artist’s practice through the medium of short video interviews. This series of video interviews allow artists to share a glimpse into their practice, lives and philosophies. The studio visit interviews are conducted by leading Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists and curators. The videos will be available on SAW Digital, as well as the Institutum’s website and YouTube channel.
Featured Artist (All): Robert Zhao (SG), anGie Seah (SG), Amanda Heng (SG), Chen Yanyun (SG), Pio Abad (PHL/LDN)
Digital Art Works
14 – 16 Jan (Fri – Sun), 23 Jan (Fri - Sun), 5:30 PM
(in chronological order)
1. What you don't know, you won't miss
by Adeline Kueh
as part of Somewhere in Bedok blooms the blushing rouge of embroided roses
What you don't know, you wont miss (2022) Adeline Kueh.
Stepping into Johann’s studio, one is transported into another space in time - like time travel. Drawing reference from a literary text and art history, Proust’s and Monet’s madeleine preoccupations felt apt for this exhibition as they represent an extension into my research practice about intimate labour and care, and kueh-kueh making. The space also always makes me reflect on our own complex positioning and entanglements with Euro-American colonial expansion and histories. As an intervention, “What you don’t know, you won’t miss
” brings together the embodied ritual of preparing food.
Here, they manifest specifically in the processes of baking via an ASMR video, denial of access to the actual madeleines but more significantly, the foregrounding of the cycle and elements of life in the tropics that come into play with the madeleines: the butterfly pea plant and powder, humidity, contamination, pollution, mould and decay become this uncanny mix in this minimal installation within the decadence of this space somewhere in Bedok.
For more digital experience, you can also visit our digital microsite at: artweek.sg/saw-digital