The FUNtastic SAM Art Week Party

The FUNtastic SAM Art Week Party

20 January 2017
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Spreading the festivities over the SAM and SAM at 8Q grounds, Singapore Art Museum (SAM) celebrates Singapore Art Week with live music sessions, shops and a street picnic at 8Q, Singapore Art Museum, and extended opening hours to our exhibitions!

Ongoing Exhibitions (Galleries open late till 9pm!):
►Singapore Biennale 2016: 'An Atlas of Mirrors'
►Learning Gallery: 'Once Upon This Island'
►Project Dreamcatchers: 'Into the Looking Glass'

4pm—11pm: Street Bazaar | SAM & SAM at 8Q

Shop the night away on Queen Street in a street bazaar. Featuring:
Beans to Bars / Cerealbox Shop / Kam Cheng Snacks / Stringwares / DROOL Stamps / Troops On Print / PLAIN SUPPLIES / SatsumaOrange / Candles Of Light / Made Real / pencilled / Citystate Haberdashery / VYNY Crafts / Talking Toes / Westside Prints / Freda D Parfum / Wabi Sabi & Me / Frankitas / Lions Befrienders / Blue Stone - Craft Gifts and Toys / FAYY / Wild Harvest Care / Wheelys Café / Cavemancvm / Pins & Pongs / Haiku Fever / The Botanical Plate / The honey&gazelle Design Studio / Tee-Saurus / more to be announced.

6pm—late: Street Picnic and live music performances | SAM at 8Q

Let's pretend we're among green pastures instead of a concrete jungle - grab a picnic basket at just $40 (it feeds two).

Catch fresh new local artistes like BECKA, LEW, Theodora, Shak'thiya Subramaniamm and DJ Dodgy Yamamoto featuring percussionist Kevin Sam helming the decks!

From 7pm: Social experiments, dance sessions and DJ sets | SAM Glass Hall & Courtyards

Think of it as a disco Simon Says - where you get to tell everyone how to dance. Make new friends at the bar in a secret social experiment (we won't tell you details, you'll find out on the day) or at our 'social zones' (again - just come with an open mind and be prepared to let go of your inhibitions) ✌

Guided Exhibition Tours:
►Japanese | Singapore Biennale 2016 | 10.30am | SAM
►English | Singapore Biennale 2016 | 11am, 2pm & 7pm | SAM
►Mandarin | Singapore Biennale 2016 | 7.30pm | SAM

Art Performances:
►'Behind the Light' by Singapore Biennale 2016 artist Melati Suryodarmo | 2—8pm | SAM, Level 1

A durational performance and installation that proposes an exchange between the two sides of a mirror, illuminating the relationships between self, surface, society and the spiritual world. Suryodarmo is known for her highly physical, time-based performances in which she uses her body as a theatrical canvas.

►'Koboi Balik Lagi (The 'Koboi' Returns Again)' by Singapore Biennale artist Niranjan Rajah | 6—6.30pm | L4, SAM at 8Q

The third and last element in Rajah's installation is a series of performances in which the artist (or his accomplice) peels, slices and serves a mango to the audience, while recounting the Hindu myth about Ganesha winning a mango by circling around his parents. In his work, Rajah often explores personal and family narratives, as well as the cultural, political and social landscapes of Malaysia.

www.singaporebiennale.org
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The FUNtastic SAM Art Week Party is part of Singapore Art Week (11 – 22 January 2017). A joint initiative by the National Arts Council, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading arts destination. The twelve-day celebration of the visual arts offers a myriad of quality art experiences, from art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events and public art walks, to enriching discussions on art and culture. www.artweek.sg

Supported by Streets for People.