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Light to Night Festival 2019 Brings Intimate & Thought-Provoking Art and Historical Encounters
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Light to Night Festival 2019 Brings Intimate & Thought-Provoking Art and Historical Encounters

Light to Night Festival is back for its third year, and it presents the Singapore Art Week edition and the Singapore Bicentennial edition. Spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore, the Light to Night Festival will span across a period of six weeks to bring close to 50 programmes and immerse audiences in an adventure filled with thought-provoking art and historical encounters. Themed Traces and Echoes, visitors are invited to go beyond the role of a visual spectator to one who interprets art and history with their five senses. The first edition – as a marquee event of Singapore Art Week – presents…
Rirkrit Tiravanija’s “Bamboo Maze” – A Mindful Respite With Tea Delight
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Rirkrit Tiravanija’s “Bamboo Maze” – A Mindful Respite With Tea Delight

Should you decide to go atop National Gallery Singapore, you would be greeted by an incredible canopy of bamboo scaffolding. A stark contrast to the modern architecture of the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden surrounding it, internationally renowned artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, presents it as his largest bamboo maze installation to date. Named “untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness)”, the immersive installation stands at a towering four-meters high, with its inspiration an elegant combination of materials, craftwork, and architecture from across Asia. The maze itself references traditional hand-built bamboo scaffolding – commonplace in Thailand, where Rirkrit spent most of his growing years…
Light To Night Festival 2018: Making Singapore’s Civic District Artfully Bigger & Brighter
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Light To Night Festival 2018: Making Singapore’s Civic District Artfully Bigger & Brighter

Bringing its schedule up from later in the year, the Light to Night Festival returns from 19 to 28 January 2018 and is set to paint Singapore’s Civic District in a dazzling array of colours, transforming iconic cultural institutions and parks into spectacular works of art. In its second edition, the Festival will expand from the National Gallery Singapore to become a precinct-wide arts festival, together with four other precinct partners – The Art House, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum and The Esplanade. Themed ‘Colour Sensations’, the Festival will take you on a captivating, multi-sensorial journey through the changing colours…
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