Night at the National Museum: Singapore Art Week 2019

Enjoy an exciting evening of interactive installations, be provoked into a visual dialogue and immerse in the captivating performances by local and international artists. Spend the Night at the National Museum: Singapore Art Week 2019. Que: date-night worthy activities. Here are the what’s what happening this weekend.

DigiMuse Presents

Digital Talks: Open Call 2018 is part of DigiMuse Presents (Singapore Art Week 2019), a culmination of artistic projects from the inaugural DigiMuse Open Call 2018. Local and international artists will share their journey of using new technologies to advance their creative practices.
Special guest speakers will also share their perspectives on curating tech-art.
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
5pm | Exhibition Gallery 1, Basement Level
Artist talk with Yang Derong, in conversation with Iman Ismail
6pm | Rotunda, Level 1
Artist talk with Galina Mihaleva, in conversation with Iman Ismail, followed by a performance at 7pm
Sat, 26 Jan 2019
5pm | Exhibition Gallery 1, Basement Level
Artist talk with Randy Chan, in conversation with Michelle Ho, followed by a performance at 6pm

Lucy Liu and Shubigi Rao: Unhomed Belongings

American actress Lucy Liu teams up with our local artist Shubigi Rao to present for the first time, Unhomed Belongings. The two creative artists, who had never met in person before, developed into “visual penfriends” through an exploration of their respective works.
The fluid conversation between the two artists is apparent in the virtual dialogue of their artworks. Liu’s installation Lost and Found echoes Rao’s Pulp (Volumes 1 and 2), where both invite viewers to examine found objects that may seem ordinary at first glance but possess peculiar character when observed up-close.
Through their delicate yet deliberate craft-work, Liu and Rao transform the ordinary into the conceptual, and the salvaged into the sublime.

In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology

In an age where apps provide instant services and smartphones allow us to capture just about anything and everything in an instant, the culture of now has never been so prevalent.
Its origins can perhaps be traced back to the late 1940s when Edwin Land first introduced the Polaroid camera to the world, marking a technological breakthrough in the history of photography.
Instant photography was born, predating the digital age in which we live today. Polaroid’s unique qualities inspired artists and photographers including Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams, Lucas Samaras and Barbara Crane, while capturing the imagination of everyone else.
In allowing people to capture a shared moment and to memorialise it in an instant, Polaroid was arguably perceived as the social network of its time. Check out the forefather of instantaneity.
When: Friday, 25 January – Saturday, 26 January 2019
Time: 7pm–10pm (last admission* 9.30pm) In conjunction with the final weekend of Singapore Art Week 2019, the National Museum of Singapore will be extending its operations till 10pm.
Where: National Museum of Singapore
Fees: Free admission