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.

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.

Supported by Streets for People.