The 8th edition of Light to Night, the flagship event of Singapore Art Week, transforms the Civic District into an artistic wonderland from January 19 to February 8, 2024.
The National Gallery Singapore, in collaboration with key partners such as the Tote Board and National Arts Council, will present over 60 unconventional artworks and programmes, inviting festival-goers to engage with art in novel ways.
This three-week spectacle will showcase thought-provoking works by renowned artists including Lee Wen, Teo Eng Seng, Kumari Nahappan, Arahmaiani, and Milosh Luczynski. Under the theme “Reimagine”, attendees are encouraged to immerse themselves in interactive installations, interdisciplinary programmes, captivating light projections, and live performances.
Highlights at the Light to Night Singapore 2024
Highlights include Lee Wen’s ‘Ping Pong Go-Round’, a unique table tennis experience symbolising the exchange of power, ideas, and dialogue. ‘Wishful Thinking’ by Whisperlodge offers an immersive ASMR-inspired journey, while Justin Loke’s ‘8-bit Word Cloud’ invites participants to uncover hidden letters scattered throughout the Civic District’s art benches.
Howie Kim’s ‘Party Pavilion’ promises a nostalgic experience with dancing lights and vibrant colours.
Artists such as Kumari Nahappan, Teo Eng Seng, Milosh Luczynski, Arahmaiani, and Knuckles & Notch are pushing boundaries by using light projections and new materials to demonstrate their commitment to artistic evolution.
Attendees can explore reimagined spaces with artworks like ‘Rapture’ by Victor Tan, ‘Symphony of Order’ by Sarah Choo Jing, ‘Wayang Spaceship’ by Ming Wong, and ‘Embroidered Landscapes’ by SISTRUM.
A range of art & lifestyle programmes to experience
The festival also offers a range of art and lifestyle programmes, including Art x Social Festival Street, Dungeons & Dragons: The Art Quest, Collective Canvas: A Tour Reimagined, and Basement X, fostering new art experiences and a love for art.
To facilitate exploration, the National Gallery Singapore will extend its opening hours until 11 pm on festival weekends, offering free entry to all exhibitions.
Light to Night Singapore 2024 promises to be a captivating journey, redefining the boundaries of conventional art and creating a space where diverse communities can connect through immersive experiences. As the Civic District transforms into a vibrant canvas, attendees are encouraged to reimagine art and embrace the boundless possibilities of the visual arts.
For more information and programme registration, you can check out Light to Night Singapore’s website.
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Cover image supplied by National Gallery Singapore.