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Preview: Art After Dark X Gillman Barracks 7th Anniversary Celebrations

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Gillman Barracks turns 7, and to celebrate, they’re hosting another edition of Art After Dark this September! As the art enclave’s signature open house event, guests can expect a medley of live performances and interactive arts experiences, and plenty of exciting exhibitions from both local and international artists all the way from sunset till late.


Music lovers will also be enchanted with funk-reggae band MMLD, jazz sextet D’Jantan Djogets and experimental music producer Fauxe as they join the eclectic and groovy DJ Itch in what promises to be an electrifying line-up of music acts for the night. A F&B pop-up will also offer a delectable variety of food and drinks to toast to.

D’Jantan Djogets

Headliner act The Rubbish Prince by 3Pumpkins will feature for the first time ever at Gillman Barracks, with a 4.5-metre-tall puppet towering above guests as the team engages onlookers in a modern fable about two city rats and an enigmatic young man who looks different from other urban dwellers.

The Rubbish Prince

Various resident galleries will also be featuring their exhibits during Art After Dark; Chan + Hori Contemporary will continue with the final weekend of the Chan-Davies Art Prize exhibition, a presentation of projects by 2019 recipients and LASALLE graduates Desiree Tham and Nur Liyana; FOST Gallery will be presenting In Its Place, a group show about on still-life; Ota Fine Arts will continue to present Stagecraft: Landscapes and Paradise, a solo exhibition by Hilmi Johandi, featuring his most recent body of work where he expands his exploration on stagecraft; and Richard Koh Fine Art will continue with the final weekend of The (un)-related Sceneries, a solo exhibition on identity loss by Malaysian artist Wong Perng Fey.

Desiree Tham, The bathroom should be pink (detail), 2019. Photo courtesy of the artist and Chan + Hori Contemporary

ShanghART Singapore will continue to present Arin Rungjang: They Beat Your Father, a solo exhibition by Thai artist Arin Rungjan exploring the diasporic narratives of migrant workers in various locations. In conjunction with the exhibition, ShangART Gallery will also present Arin Rungjang: Shooting and Elephant and The Leader, first exhibited at the Shanghai Biennale in 2018, shedding light on the memories of two people who lived in Myanmar at distinct times. Sullivan + Strumpf will continue to present Australian artist Ry David Bradley’s first solo exhibition in Singapore; Sundaram Tagore Gallery will present Karen Knorr: Migrations, the debut solo show for American-British photographer Karen Knorr; Yavuz Gallery will continue with the final weekend of Working Animals Seabounda group exhibition featuring the works of Filipino artist collective, The Working Animals Art Projects, along with Filipino artist Keb Cerda’s first solo exhibition in Singapore Dahlia; and Yeo Workshop will continue to present Maryanto: Anthropogenic Geomorphology, featuring Indonesian artist Maryanto’s black and white landscape paintings that capture the devastating effects of post-colonialism and industrial exploitation of natural resources.

Hilmi Johandi, My Raffles Experience, 2019, Oil on linen, 60 x 90 cm.jpg

NTU CCA Singapore’s Residencies: Open will offer visitors a rare opportunity to explore the studios and see works-in-progress by its Artists-in-Residence. This edition will feature open studio sessions by artists Irene Agrivina (Indonesia), Chang Wen-Hsuan (Taiwan), Anthony Nsofor (Nigeria), Bridget Reweti (Aotearoa New Zealand), Tan Kai Syng (Singapore/United Kingdom), Wei Leng Tay (Singapore) and Zarina Muhammad (Singapore). NTU CCA Singapore will also present Culture City. Culture Scape. Art, Urban Change and the Public Sphere, a public art education programme organised in partnership with Mapletree Pte Ltd that features a series of newly commissioned public art works by Dan Graham, Zulkiflie Mahmod, Tomás Saraceno and Yinka Shonibare MBE, with the aim of bringing the arts closer to the communities.

Wyn-Lyn TAN, Untitled, 2019. Image Courtesy of the Artist

Also at NTU CCA, Siah Armajani: Spaces for the Public. Spaces for Democracy, the first institutional solo exhibition of Iranian-American artist Siah Armajani in Asia will also continue to run. NTU CCA Singapore will also continue to present the final weekend of In The Vitrine: Nguyen Trinh Thi Landscape Series #1, 2013, an exhibition of artist Nguyen Trinh Thi’s collection of images depicting anonymous subjects pointing towards seemingly nondescript landscapes.

Plus, Playeum will be extending their play hours specially during Art After Dark. Join in the merrymaking at Playeum and enjoy doodling, painting and coding lighted balls in this special, one-night only event. This September, it’s time to celebrate and get artsy all night long as Art After Dark returns to Gillman Barracks for a smashing 7th anniversary out.

Art After Dark X Gillman Barracks 7th Anniversary Celebrations takes place on 20th September 2019 from 7pm till late. Admission is free. 

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