One festival, two unique experiences. Light to Night Festival returns with a two-part special that extends 6 weeks! Join us for the Singapore Art Week edition (18 Jan - 27 Jan) and thereafter, the Singapore Bicentennial edition (28 Jan - 24 Feb)! For more info: www.lighttonight.sg #LightToNightSG
ARTIST TALK: HAEGUE YANG In his 1969 manifesto "Sentences on Conceptual Art," Sol LeWitt stated, “Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.” Learn more about Haegue Yang’s practice, with an emphasis on key works influenced by Conceptual Art. These include her ongoing series Sol LeWitt Upside Down, featured in the exhibition Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. This talk is held in conjunction with the exhibition Mi nimalism: Space. Light. Object., which runs from 16 November 2018 to 14 April 2019 at National Gallery Singapore. ABOUT THE ARTIST Haegue Yang (b. 1971, South Korea) lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Seoul, South Korea. Yang’s practice spans a wide range of media, from paper collage to performative sculpture and large-scale multi-sensorial installation, often featuring everyday objects, in addition to labour-intensive woven sculptures. USEFUL INFORMATION Doors open at 2.40pm for registered patrons. Free admission by registration via Eventbrite page. Please give your name as per your Eventbrite registration at the door for admission. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the event. Latecomers may be denied entry as seats could be reallocated at the discretion of the organiser. Artwork image credit: Haegue Yang. Sol LeWitt Upside Down – Steel Structure, Scaled Down 27 Times series. 2017. Aluminium venetian blinds, powder-coated aluminium hanging structure, steel wire rope, LED tubes and cable. 155 x 154 x 154 cm. Private collection, Stuttgart. © Haegue Yang.
In 2019, look forward to a bumper edition of the Light to Night Festival! What's more, the festival will span 6 weeks (18 Jan - 24 Feb) and will offer close to 50 programmes! Join us for adventures filled with thought-provoking art and historical encounters from day to night. More details to be released soon - stay tuned to our pages! #Lighttonightsg
National Gallery Singapore’s inaugural Poet-in-Residence programme adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to explore the convergence between visual and literary art. 'regarding' is the first title in the Gallery's 'Words on Art' series. Written in response to the National Gallery Singapore's exhibitions, Madeleine Lee's volume of ekphrastic portry enacts the ways in which language may respond to art. Each poem a vignette of a show, words compose, question and revision the vis ual in novel forms of their own making. Now available at Gallery & Co. The second Poet in residence is Edwin Thumboo.
We are proud to announce that The Keppel Centre for Art Education at National Gallery Singapore is the winner of the 2018 Children in Museums Award! The award seeks to enhance the recognition of excellence in the specific sector of international children’s museums. A total of 35 museums took part in the competition this year, with a short-list of 12 finalists and the Gallery is the first museum in Asia to receive this award. Educating and nurturing the younger generation to appreciate and love art is an important priority for us. With this strong vote of confidence, we will strive to continually introduce art to children of all ages as well as foster lifelong learning. Do look forward to refreshed offerings at the Keppel Centre for Art Education during Gallery Children’s Biennale in May 2019!
What can you expect from Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.? Get a sneak preview in the article below! Also, delve deeper into the transformation of Martin Creed's Work No. 1343. in the featured video. Exhibition opens tomorrow - are you coming? For more info: www.minimalism.sg
Dear all, Please note that National Gallery Singapore will be closed from 5pm onwards on Thurs, 8 November 2018 for the Gallery Gala. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For more information, please visit https://www.nationalgallery.sg/gallerygala-2018
Trisha Brown was one of the most acclaimed choreographers and dancers of her time. Her ground-breaking work radically expanded the boundaries of what could be considered dance, and forever changed the landscape of art. As part of National Gallery Singapore’s exhibition Minimalism: Space. Light. Object., Trisha Brown Dance Company alumna Leah Morrison will present a restaging of three of Brown’s early influential works: Leaning Duets I (1970), Spanish Dance (1973) and Sticks (1973). The works will be performed by students and alumni of LASALLE College of the Arts at the National Gallery on 24–25 November and 1–2 December. To enrich the audience’s understanding of the programme, Morrison will present a lecture on 19 November, offering deeper insights into Brown’s work and the context in which it emerged in 1960s New York. Morrison will also share how Brown’s work evolved from these early experiments, moving from minimalist site-specific works to fluid-bodied idiosyncratic movements and physically demanding athletic works for the proscenium stage. Trisha Brown Dance Company alumna Leah Morrison. Photo credit: Bob Morrison https://www.facebook.com/events/
Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. looks at Minimalism from multiple originary points while presenting a variety of responses to the movement by international artists. A central element of the exhibition is the placement of Asian art and ideas in dialogue with Western art. It also explores Minimalism’s ongoing influence on contemporary artists, and on performance, music and film. In doing so, this exhibition reveals how Minimalism’s groundbreaking reimagining of the relationships between object, space and viewer is fundamental to our understanding of art today. Join us for Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. come 16 November. For more info: http://www.minimalism.sg/ #minimalismsg Nobuo Sekine Phase–Mother Earth 1968 Gelatin silver print on paper 103 x 145.6 cm Installation at 1st Kobe Suma Rikyū Park Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, 1 October–10 November 1968 Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo © Nobuo Sekine; photo by Osamu Murai https://www.facebook.com/nationalgallerysg/posts/2432597773422598:0
Donald Judd, Mark Rothko, Yayoi Kusama, Anish Kapoor, Ai WeiWei, Olafur Eliasson... Which artist are you most looking forward to catching at Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.? Exhibition opens 16 November - be sure to join us then! For more info: http://minimalism.sg/ #minimalismsg Olafur Eliasson. Room for one colour. 1997. Monochromatic lights. Dimensions variable. Collection of the artist. Installation view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2015. © Olafur Eliasson; courtesy of the artist, neugerriemschneider, Berlin and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; photo by Anders Sune Berg. https://www.facebook.com/nationalgallerysg/posts/2431134796902229:0
Painting with Light opens today! Have you booked your tickets for the opening film tonight - The Remaining Journey by John Clang? In this film, director John Clang weaves together three seemingly unrelated groups of people around the world as they negotiate personal loss and displacement Their Remaining Journey had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2018) and garnered a nomination for the Bright Future Award. For more info: https://www.nationalgallery.sg/paintingwithlight