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Singapore Art Museum

Night Festival at SAM

date-time
17 Aug & 18 Aug, 23 Aug to 25 Aug
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
venue
Singapore Art Museum
admission
Free Admission

17 &18 August 2018: 6:00pm – 12:00am 
23 August 2018: 5:00pm – 12:00am
24 & 25 August 2018: 6:00pm – 12:00am

Celebrate Singapore Night Festival 2018 at the Singapore Art Museum before the buildings undergo a revamp! Explore the rich architectural heritage of SAM through the façade projection, which takes you through a journey through time and space.

Interact with artworks at Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time and go behind the scenes at Installation in Progress: Exhibition-Making and the Singapore Art Museum. 

Don’t forget to check out some of the region’s best contemporary art at the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018 at NMS. There’s something for everyone at SAM — from free outdoor movies and virtual reality games to live performances, a Harajuku Fashion Walk and so much more!

Website: Singapore Art Museum

Interactive stations by SAM X KULT: Planet K

Friday, 24 August 2018
7.00pm – 12:00am
SAM Queen Courtyard

Step onto a distant planet in a distant time. Inspired by the 1960s novel by Frank Herbert, Dune, Planet K has sandy terrains and is set in the far future of the year 10,191. 

On this planet, the sky is always orange-purple, just like the break of dawn. Spaceships of new inhabitants can be commonly spotted. Calling all new citizens of Planet K, experience a range of activities with work stations specially curated by KULT.

SAM Merchandise and Book Sale

Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 August 2018
6:30pm – 11:30pm 
Outside SAM Curve

Grab some of SAM’s most popular merchandise — from tote bags to hard-to-find exhibition catalogues — and educational resources at sale prices too irresistible to miss!

Rare museum publications are also available at recommended donations of $2 or $5.

Installation in Progress: Artist Talk

Saturday, 25 August 2018 
7.00pm – 8.00pm
SAM Curve

Curious about what goes on behind the scenes at a museum, from building its artwork collection to the artwork commissioning process? 

Join us for a casual talk with artist Michael Lee, as he shares about his artwork, Museum on Air, which was specially commissioned for Installation in Progress: Exhibition-Making and the Singapore Art Museum.

Registration required at http://www.apactix.com/events/detail/museum-on-air-artist-talk-by-michael-lee

Vibes and Fitness at SAM

Thursday, 23 August 2018
Singapore Art Museum Glass Hall
Free by registration at vibes-and-fitness-at-sam.peatix.com  

Line Dance Jam by Jenny Tan

5:00pm – 8:00pm 

Fret not if you think you don’t have the grooves. Just feel the rhythm, get in line and boogie the night away to your favourite oldie jams with instructor Jenny Tan! Recommended for ages 9 years and above.

Jenny Tan GK has been giving line dance lessons to students of various levels at local community centres since 2003. She also prepares students for public performances and the Chingay Parade Singapore.

Register at https://vibes-and-fitness-at-sam.peatix.com/

Dress Up and Cardio Kickbox! by Sock Ling

8:30pm – 9:30pm 

Come dress up in your favourite Muay Thai or Rocky outfit! Led by popular local instructor Sock Ling, this moderate to high intensity workout helps improve stamina and muscle endurance. Recommended for ages 12 and above. 

Sock Ling has been actively teaching group exercise classes, conducting mass workouts and choreographing fitness and dance routines for the People’s Association, as well as at private companies for more than 10 years.

Register at https://vibes-and-fitness-at-sam.peatix.com/

The Great Kult Workout by Sideshow 

10:00pm – 11:00pm 

Cheesy 80s instructor-led aerobics class meets trippy visuals and groovy beats. Led by the folks of Sideshow with DJ Shellsuit on the decks, get ready to sweat it out doing the two-step, electric slide and more. Recommended for ages 15 and above.

Register at https://vibes-and-fitness-at-sam.peatix.com/

Sideshow is an events company that works to provide platforms for local talents. Sideshow events are a little more out there, a little more unexpected, a little more engaging than a randomly assigned seat in the arena.

Miss You by Redeafination

Friday, 24 August 2018
8:00pm – 8.30pm
SAM Glass Hall

Look forward to the move and grooves of multi-talented Redeafination, an independent hip-hop dance club comprising mainly deaf members.

Formed in 2008, Redeafination (spelt with “deaf” and “nation”) is an independent dance crew for the deaf. Redeafination aims to promote deaf awareness as well as to nurture and develop performing arts talents within the deaf community. 

Over the years, Redeafination has received much recognition and accolades from both the dance scene and deaf community. Since its formation, Redeafination has gone on to perform locally and overseas at various events and festivals. 

As part of its outreach programme, Redeafination also conducts an annual introductory dance workshop for deaf youths, to expose them to dance.

Downtown Funk by SMU Funk Movement

Friday, 24 August 2018
8:00pm – 8.30pm
SAM Glass Hall

Enjoy some locking and popping moves by the talented SMU Funk Movement at the Singapore Art Museum.

SMU Funk Movement is a street style dance club that specialises in popping and locking. Established in 2013, dancers of SMU Funk Movement are often seen practicing along the school’s concourse and engaging one another in a cypher, where the dancers will form a circle and take turns to perform a solo freestyle.

SMU Chinese Orchestra Ensemble Tunes by SMU Chinese Orchestra with Mr Quek Ling Kiong

Friday, 24 August 2018
8.30pm – 9.00pm
SAM Glass Hall

Featuring an ensemble which presents a unique take on Chinese music with a wide range of repertoires, the SMU Chinese Orchestra will be led by renowned conductor Mr Quek Ling Kiong, who is also the orchestra’s Artistic Director.

SMU Chinese Orchestra (SMUCO) is made up of music enthusiasts who aim to promote the appreciation and creation of new perspectives to Chinese music. Priding itself as a youthful and vibrant orchestra, SMUCO has explored unique concepts such as multimedia productions and meditation over the years in their performances.

The Soldier’s Tale (L'Histoire du soldat) by The Young Musicians’ Foundation Orchestra

Friday, 24 August 2018
9.30pm – 10.30pm
SAM Glass Hall

The Young Musicians’ Foundation Orchestra (TYMFO) celebrates Singapore Night Festival 2018 at the Singapore Art Museum with Igor Stravinsky, presenting an enthralling work to all festival-goers! 

The first, Octet for wind instruments, is a neo-Classical work written in 1923 after World War I that represents Stravinsky’s first foray into the new stylistic phase. Following, TYMFO presents The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat) that tells the story of a soldier crossing paths with the Devil, who then persuades him to trade his cherished violin for a book promising him untold wealth and riches. Only upon his return does he realise the true price of his trade. Written in 1918, the libretto is performed by three actors accompanied by a septet from TYMFO. 

TYMFO is a Singaporean orchestra whose mission is to nurture and develop the artistic growth of Singapore’s pre-professional orchestral musicians, by providing for them the platform to smoothly transition into the professional music industry. The performance will be led by TYMFO’s Music Director Alvin Seville Arumugam, who is a pre-eminent educator in Singapore.

Late admission is only allowed during a brief intermission.

PRESENCE Carnival by PRESENCE Pictures

Friday – Saturday, 23 – 25 August 2018
6:00pm – 11:00pm

PRESENCE Playscape at SAM (next to SAM Waterloo Courtyard)
PRESENCE Carnival is Singapore’s first tech playground of fun virtual reality games and artworks designed by children for children! The carnival showcases experiences created from Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time-inspired drawings by students of Presence Pictures. From puzzles to hunts to adventures, there is something enjoyable for every child. Each game challenge boasts an immersive play time ranging from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. Suitable for children aged 4 to 10.

PRESENCE Pictures is an education technology company in the space of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) since 2015. They have developed proprietary software and apps for MNCs, government boards and educational institutions, and teach VR as a creation medium to students at MOE-registered schools and media professionals at CG Protege Animation School.

Outdoor Film Screening: Back to the Future Trilogy

Friday – Saturday, 23 – 25 August 2018
7.30pm – 9.30pm
SAM Waterloo Courtyard

Get a triple dose of all-time sci-fi classic Back to the Future this Singapore Night Festival at SAM! Bring your own mats, sit back, relax and enjoy evenings of movies under the stars, as we take you on a journey through time. 
Parental guidance is advised.

Fri, 23 Aug: Back to the Future (116 min)
Sat, 24 Aug: Back to the Future II (108 min)
Sun, 25 Aug: Back to the Future III (118 min)

Street Circus Comedy Show by The Annoying Brothers

Friday, 24 August 2018
11.00pm – 11:45pm
SAM Waterloo Courtyard

You would not want to miss this brotherly duo in action as they blow your mind with magnificent circus acts! This street circus comedy show is a wacky and energetic performance combining the use of multiple circus props and comedy. 

Expect the unexpected with this comedy juggling act that will amaze and entertain you like no other!

Selected Films from “15 Shorts"

Saturday, 25 August 2018
9:30pm – 10.15pm
SAM Waterloo Courtyard

Selected films from the project titled “15 Shorts” that brought together 15 local filmmakers — veterans as well as young emerging ones — to produce 15 short films, each 5–10 minutes long. 

They each tell a largely untold real story from the 1970s to 1990s, of Singaporeans who’ve shown acts of care. The filmmakers include experienced directors such as Eric Khoo and Kelvin Tong; young, award-winning ones such as Boo Junfeng and Kirsten Tan; and aspirants such as Tan Jianhao and Jason Lee. 

The filmmakers sourced for their story content from the archives, past productions and personal contacts. Through these stories, the films seek to show that even during Singapore’s trying years of nation building when people were preoccupied with issues of survival, there were Singaporeans who showed acts of graciousness, compassion and inclusion.

1. Waiting Room, Nicole Midori Woodford, 18 min, PG
2. Ali Baba, Randy Ang, 17 min, PG
3. One at a Time, Daniel Yam, 9 min, PG

A Night Festival of Comedy with The Latecomers

Saturday, 25 August 2018
10:30pm – 11.30pm
SAM Waterloo Courtyard

Featuring comedic games and hilarious skits developed with audience interaction, get ready to explore childhood and relationship memories and laugh till you cry with The Latecomers! 

The Latecomers are a veteran improvised comedy troupe with a myriad of nationalities and personalities. They create scenes, songs and outrageous comments on the spot, guaranteed to make you laugh out, sing along in your seats and never look at sausages the same way ever again. 

SJIOBA (SJI Old Boys’ Association) Exhibition and Tours
 

Friday and Saturday, 17 and 18 August 2018
6:00pm , 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm
Singapore Art Museum
Free by registration at https://sjiobatour.eventbrite.sg 

Immerse yourself in diverse and insightful stories from and of the former St. Joseph’s Institution, revealing centuries of common memories and stories.

Join our exclusive tours to the antiquated chapel and courtyard, and discover lesser-known pieces of history that contributed to the formative years of Singapore’s past with an accompanying exhibition. 

Experience the bridging of history with the physicality of spaces as you walk down the hallways that were both home and community to many.

Singapore Night Festival Art Market 2018 by Singapore Art Museum x The Local People

Saturday, 25 August 2018 
7.00pm – 12.00am
SAM Glass Hall and Courtyard 

Shop to your heart’s delight at one of Singapore’s favourite art markets! Singapore Art Museum x The Local People Art Market features some of the best of Singaporean designers, artists and craftsmen. 

Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time

Till 26 August 2018

Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time, the eighth edition of the museum’s annual family-friendly exhibition, explores the concept of time through immersive and interactive artworks by artists from the region and around the world.

Mysterious yet imbued in every living being, time has fascinated humankind for ages. From charting the movements of planets to cataloguing our days, new tools of measure are constantly being created to frame or direct our lives.

Join us as we discover what the fourth dimension means to different people and cultures. Explore the myths and theories that shape our memories and futures, and ponder relationships between time and space.

Installation in Progress: Exhibition Making and the Singapore Art Museum

Till 26 August 2018

What is an exhibition? How is an exhibition made? And why do we make exhibitions?

Exhibitions are core to the life of a museum and Installation in Progress takes a closer look at exhibition making from the perspectives of three parties: the curator, the artist and the audience.
Installation in Progress charts Singapore Art Museum’s (SAM) exhibition history, presents a new artwork commission from Singaporean artist Michael Lee, and an interactive component that lets visitors try out their own exhibition plans. In doing so, the presentation surveys the spectrum of SAM’s past exhibitions, the current day and speculates on future possibilities.
Through presentations and re-presentations of a museum’s collection, artwork commissions, adaptations and loans, each exhibition also brings together a kaleidoscope of artistic lenses through which the world can be viewed anew.

Every exhibition is also ultimately brought to life by a multitude of individuals; many work behind the scenes but each leaves a trace on what is finally seen. By reflecting on the multiple dimensions of what goes into creating an exhibition, Installation in Progress seeks to uncover the spirit of creating an exhibition.

Event Details

date-time
17 Aug & 18 Aug, 23 Aug to 25 Aug
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
venue
Singapore Art Museum
admission
Free Admission
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