Art After Dark x Singapore Art Week 2019

Arts & Culture | Music & Nightlife |

Date: Friday, 25 Jan

Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Venue: Gillman Barracks

Website: Visit Site

Don’t miss this bumper edition of Art After Dark - the flagship night-time open house event by Gillman Barracks that’s a heady combination of stimulating visual art by over 90 artists, and electrifying live music by Intriguant, Vandetta, MAS1A and Metzdub.

Look forward to the debut of S.E.A Focus by STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery, as well as new exhibitions and exciting programmes by resident galleries and the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Grab a bite at a pop-up store or kickback at one of the many eateries within Singapore’s very own visual arts precinct.

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[Highlights and Pop-Ups]

S.E.A. Focus - An STPI Project
(Pavilion at Carpark B, Blk 7 Lock Road Level 1, Blk 9 Lock Road #02-21)
S.E.A. Focus, an initiative by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, is a newly launched platform that aims to foster deeper appreciation and increase demand for Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art. The inaugural edition takes the form of a curated boutique art fair featuring presentations by 26 leading local and international galleries within a special pop-up structure in Gillman Barracks.

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Adaptations by Supernormal
(Blk 1 Lock Road #01-01 and Blk 9 Lock Road #03-21)
Organised and curated by independent art space Supernormal and artist-educator Ong Kian Peng, Adaptations is the first-ever showcase of its kind to address the intersection between contemporary art and technology. Featuring seven local and international artists from varied backgrounds of practice such as sound, sculpture and new media, the group exhibition will showcase diverse practices which include video art, device art, computational art as well as hybrid practices combining digital and traditional media.

Combining an intriguing line-up of artist talks and guided tours, practical workshops and performances, this exhibition aims to highlight the expanded potential of technology within the contemporary art genre.


Midday Stanza by Richard Koh Fine Art
(Blk 47 Malan Road #01-26)
Haffendi Anuar’s Midday Stanza is an immersive installation that incorporates various sculptures and objects, that stems from the artist's interest in the landscape and cityscape.

[New Gallery Exhibitions]

Chan + Hori Contemporary
Devices, a solo exhibition by Chris Chong Chan Fui
(Blk 6 Lock Road #02-09)

In his solo exhibition Devices, Malaysian artist Chris Chong Chan Fui questions society’s uncanny but seemingly normalised relationships between natural and man-made constructs of and in the everyday.

FOST Gallery
In Random Order
(Blk 1 Lock Road #01-02)

FOST Gallery is pleased to present In Random Order, a group exhibition featuring works by Kray Chen, Heman Chong, Grace Tan and Syagini Ratna Wulan. The exhibition showcases works dealing with order, schemes and the element of chance.

Mizuma Gallery
Hopes & Dialogues in Rumah Kijang Mizuma
(Blk 22 Lock Road #01-34)

Group exhibition Hopes & Dialogues features selected artists who have undertaken residency at Rumah Kijang Mizuma in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, an artist residency space founded by Executive Director of Mizuma Galleries, Sueo Mizuma in 2014.

Ota Fine Arts
The Lament: Mountain Ghost
(Blk 7 Lock Road #02-13)

Solo exhibition The Lament: Mountain Ghost showcases Chinese artist Cheng Ran’s latest video work which juxtaposes the two worlds of ancient Chinese poetry by Qu Yuan and contemporary Chinese society. A slow, ritual-like dance is performed by a heavily tattooed man, and is accompanied by melodious and soulful tunes from the guitar. Cheng explores his interest in light sculptures, as well as in ancient totems, symbols and patterns in this video work.

Pearl Lam Galleries
Ben Loong Zulkifli Lee duo exhibition
(Blk 9 Lock Road #03-22)

Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to present FrictionaL, a duo exhibition featuring a selection of paintings and sculptures by Ben Loong (b. 1988, Singapore) and Zulkifli Lee (b. 1978, Malaysia). A
tour de force display of the unconventional processing of material infrastructure, the exhibition will engage the gallery space in constructing a site of active encounters between the two emerging artists, suggesting different points of resistance between their practices and in the creation of the works themselves.

ShanghART Singapore
Boedi Widjaja: Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air
(Blk 9 Lock Road #02-22)

ShanghART Singapore is pleased to present Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air its first solo exhibition by Boedi Widjaja, featuring new works from his two ongoing series, Stone telling (2011 - ) and Imaginary homeland (2015 - ). The presentation spans a broad range of media, including text and large-scale installations, showcasing Widjaja’s layered, conceptual approach to the primordial act of drawing, which includes tracing and mark-making.

Solo Exhibition by Lindy Lee
(Blk 5 Lock Road #01-06)

Sullivan+Strumpf presents celebrated Australian artist Lindy Lee's first solo exhibition in Singapore. Lee’s practice explores her Chinese ancestry through Taoism and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhism – philosophies that see humanity and nature as inextricably linked.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Women's Work: Contemporary Art from Asia and the Middle East
(Blk 5 Lock Road #01-05)

Sundaram Tagore Singapore presents Women's Work: Contemporary Art from Asia and the Middle East, an exhibition that brings together five innovative women from across Asia and the Middle East who challenge conventional norms. Artists include Jane Lee, Lalla Essaydi, Miya Ando, Golnaz Fathi and Kamolpan Chotvichai.

Yavuz Gallery
Alvin Ong, Supper Club
(Blk 9 Lock Road #02-23)

London-based Singaporean artist Alvin Ong's first solo exhibition explores the body's appetites through allusive paintings redolent with black humour.

[NTU CCA Singapore]

Jef Geys: Quadra Medicinale Singapore
(Blk 43 Malan Road, The Exhibition Hall)

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore presents Quadra Medicinale Singapore, the late Belgian artist Jef Geys’s first institutional exhibition in Asia, originally commissioned for the Belgian pavilion at Venice Biennale in 2009, Quadra Medicinale Singapore features elements of Geys’ work from the past four decades, including plant photography and characteristics alongside scientific descriptions and inventories. A newly-produced Singapore section will also be included, inviting local collaborators to identify and archive 12 street plants from a quadrant of their neighbourhood.

And in the Chapel and in the Temples. Buddhist Archive of Photography. Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho.
(Blk 43 Malan Road, The Lab)

How are aspects of Southeast Asian modern art imaginatively engaged in contemporary practices – by artists, archivists and others? And in the Chapel and in the Temples. Buddhist Archive of Photography. Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho. pairs two ongoing research projects, which draw on histories of modern art in Southeast Asia through archival and artistic methodologies.

The curatorial juxtaposition of the two projects explores unlikely resonances between the two, suggesting unexpected connections across the region and across times.

Residencies OPEN
7pm – 11pm
(Blk 37 and 38 Malan Road)

NTU CCA Singapore’s Residencies OPEN will offer visitors an opportunity to explore the studios and see works-in-progress by its Artists-in-Residence. This edition of Residencies OPEN will feature open studio sessions by artists Falke Pisano (The Netherlands), Luca Lum (Singapore), Susie Wong (Singapore), Takuji Kogo (Japan), Wu Mali (Taiwan) and Zai Tang (Singapore).

[Performance / Live Art]
Boedi Widjaja: Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air live art session
ShanghART Gallery (Blk 9 Lock Road #02-22)

Witness Boedi Widjaja perform the last session of his live art piece 'Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air' as part of his solo exhibition at ShanghART. The work combines elements of sound, performance, and text; exploring tracing as means of producing new modalities. This session marks the completion of his live art and the traces of his actions will be on view for the rest of the exhibition.


Artist talk: Mizuma Conversation: Hopes & Dialogues in Rumah Kijang Mizuma, Mizuma Gallery
6pm -7pm
(Blk 22 Lock Road #01-34)

In conjunction with Hopes & Dialogues in Rumah Kijang Mizuma, a group exhibition curated by Hermanto Soerjanto featuring selected artists who have undertaken residency at Rumah Kijang Mizuma in Yogyakarta (Indonesia), Mizuma Gallery presents an artist talk session featuring the exhibition curator Hermanto Soerjanto, artists Agan Harahap and Metzdub, and current artists-in-residence Gilang Fradika and Ellie Okamoto. The speakers will discuss and share about how their experiences with the art scenes, cultures, and social lives of Yogyakarta and Rumah Kijang Mizuma have influenced their view on art, art-making, and life.

[Public Art]

Robert Zhao Renhui: Trying to remember a tree (iii) – The world will surely collapse
All day; Light up hours: 6pm till late
(10 Lock Rd, Carpark B)

Trying to Remember a Tree (iii) – The world will surely collapse is a special outdoor light box installation by Singaporean artist Robert Zhao Renhui. The work is a series of 14 near life-size photographs, featuring a very old and large tree that collapsed near the artist's home. Placed in a natural environment with the forest serving as its
backdrop, the lush greenery of Gillman Barrack's forest and the bleakness of the monochrome artwork form a stark contrast, provoking viewers to reflect on the state of the natural environment in the present day.

Ong Kian Peng (Supernormal)
(Blk 9 Lock Road Balcony, Level 2)

Glow is an inflatable plastic structure that inflates and deflates organically and sits on the balcony of Blk 9 overlooking the carpark. Visitors are invited into the glowing structure where their shadows are captured and enlarged on the exterior surface of the artwork.

Blk 9 Lock Road, Level 1

7.30pm - 8.10pm Intriguant
8.10pm - 8.40pm Metzdub
8.40pm - 9.20pm Vandetta
9.20pm - 10pm Metzdub
10pm - 10.40pm MAS1A

[F&B Pop-ups]
Blk 9 Lock Road, Carpark

Featuring Handlebar, Super Simple, Hopscotch,
The 1925 & more!

[After Party]
9.30pm to 2am
(Blk 45 Malan Road)

Featuring Kiat from Syndicate, Funk Bast*rd from Darker Than Wax and Bongomann from Ice Cream Sundays.