Singapore’s Civic District, home to some of the nation’s iconic historic buildings and spaces, gets enlivened by various arts, cultural and lifestyle activities throughout the year. To kickstart the Singapore Bicentennial, Civic regular Light to Night Festival has programmed an enhanced extension of six weeks from 28 Jan to 24 Feb 2019. With the first two dedicated to Singapore Art Week, the remaining duration commemorates defining events leading up to, and beyond 1819.
Into its third edition, Light to Night Festival, an annual urban art event, continues to feature visual and aural spectaculars in both indoor and outdoor areas at National Gallery Singapore. Gathering artists (Brandon Tay, Didier Mathieu, Gema Putra) and creative agencies (LAB SIX FIVE, TMMRW, SOK), walls come to life with various art skins on monuments of the progressive art institution, telling seven different stories from decisive milestones which shaped that nation.
So slow your pace to renew perspectives from the eyes of familiar characters in history.
Highlights from Art Skins on Monuments: 7 Stories from 700 Years
Viewers itchy for some action can sign up for Shadows IN the Walls. Produced by Ground Z-0, this after-hours site-inspired interactive theatre production requires the audience to roam the halls of National Gallery Singapore to encounter individuals who were vital on designing and building both the City Hall and former Supreme Court, and significant historical figures that inhabited the space during its former glory.
Light to Night Festival 2019: Singapore Bicentennial Edition will be running till 24 Feb. For more information, head over to the Light the Night Festival website.