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Arts guide: Jan 13 to 19

ART STAGE SINGAPORE 2014. The annual art fair is back, featuring 130 galleries from 28 countries. Jan 16 to 19, noon to 7pm, Marina Bay Sands. Tickets at S$33 (one-day pass) and S$63 (season pass), with S$11 concession tickets for students, NSFs and senior citizens. Tickets from Sistic, Marina Bay Sands ticketing counters and Art Stage Singapore box office. www.artstagesingapore.com.

ART STAGE SINGAPORE 2014. The annual art fair is back, featuring 130 galleries from 28 countries. Jan 16 to 19, noon to 7pm, Marina Bay Sands. Tickets at S$33 (one-day pass) and S$63 (season pass), with S$11 concession tickets for students, NSFs and senior citizens. Tickets from Sistic, Marina Bay Sands ticketing counters and Art Stage Singapore box office. www.artstagesingapore.com.

M1 SINGAPORE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2013. The 10th edition of the Fringe continues this week with a series of exhibitions and performances by Por Piedad Teatro & The Play Company, The Art Of Strangers, Takuya Murukawa, Compagnie Cham, The Necessary Stage’s Theatre For Seniors, Hiroshi Sunairi, Alecia Neo, Ong Kian Peng, Tan Wei Keong, and various schools. Until Jan 19, various times and venues. Tickets from Sistic. www.singaporefringe.com.

ART IN MOTION. The Art Galleries Association Singapore offers a range of arts events during Art Stage Singapore including this weekend bus tour. Participating galleries: ARNDT, Art Plural Gallery, Art Seasons, Art-2 Gallery, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, Chan Hampe Galleries, Gajah Gallery, Galerie Belvedere, Galerie Steph, HaKaren Gallery, Ikkan Art International, iPRECIATION, Linda Gallery, and Singapore Tyler Print Institute. Jan 18 and 19, 11am to 7pm, various galleries. Register at www.agas.org.sg

THE ALIWAL URBAN ART FESTIVAL. Held during Singapore Art Week, coinciding with Art Stage Singapore, participants include Masia One, Fungkimunkees, Darker Than Wax, +65 Drum & Bass, O$P$ and RSCLS. Other events coinciding with this at the arts centre include an exhibit by Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD) (Jan 15 to 19), Drawing Parallel by Tang Ling Nah (Jan 17 and 18), a calligraphy jam (Jan 19) and Citizen Of / MOVE WITH(OUT) BY Something Human and Malvina Tan (Jan 18). Jan 18, 5pm to midnight, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street. Free admission. http://aliwalurbanart.sg/

ART APART FAIR 2013. The third edition of the home-grown art fair based in hotels is back featuring 1,500 artists from 33 galleries worldwide — inside a nice hotel. Includes two special feature exhibitions curated by Justin Loke and Joshua Yang, and Rosalind Lim and Joo Lee. Jan 17 to 19, 11.30am to 9pm, PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street. S$10. www.artapartfair.com

PARADISE LOST. Gillman Barracks’ officially-opened Centre For Contemporary Art presents this exhibition featuring the works of Fiona Tan, Zarina Bhimji and Trinh T. Minh-ha. Jan 18 to March 30, noon to 7pm, Gillman Barracks, 43 Malan Road. Free admission.

MOVING FOREST. Cultural Medallion recipient Han Sai Por’s latest exhibition after her recent one at NAFA features 50 years works dealing positively with the renewal of the seasons. Jan 15 to 22, 10am to 6pm, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 41 Robertson Quay. Free admission.

IN THE DEADPAN BED PAN. A solo show featuring sculptural installations by Tan Wee Lit that examines mortality with absurdist overtones. Instead of a mid-career retrospective, here’s a mid-life crisis on display. Jan 16 to Jan 29, 11am to 7pm, Sculpture Square, 155 Middle Road. Free admission.

ZUL: SONICALLY EXPOSED. A solo exhibition by Singaporean sound artist Zulkifle Mahmod that includes nine sound reliefs, four sound sculptures, a sound installation and sketches. Jan 15 to March 9, 10am to 7pm, The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street, #02-06. Free admission.

SLEEPLESS IN THE CITY. Influenced by Goya’s etching The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters, Singaporean artist Hong Sek Chern’s solo show features urbanites who struggle with sleep. Jan 13 to 29, 11am to 7pm, Art-2, #01-03 Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street. Free admission.

SPEAKEASY #8: BANI HAYKAL. A performance by spoken-word/visual artist/musician Bani Haykal, a recent recipient of the Young Artist Award. Jan 17, 8pm, Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang. Free admission.

PASSION FOR LANDSCAPES: THE WATERCOLOUR ART OF ONG KIM SENG. Features 25 pieces of oil and watercolour paintings by the Cultural Medallion recipient. Until Jan 19, noon to 7pm, Art Commune, #02-43 Bras Basah Complex. Free admission.

NANYANG INSPIRED. The ninth in a series of shows exploring the art of Nanyang presents 30 recent works by Singaporean and Malaysian alumni artists. Until Jan 22, 11am to 7pm, NAFA Galleries 1 & 2, 80 Bencoolen Street. Free admission.

ON: 2014. An exhibition featuring design stars from LASALLE College of the Arts’ Faculty of Design held in collaboration with the school’s Open House event. Jan 17 to 28, 10am to 6pm, Institute Of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street. Free admission.

DAYS WE MET. A photography show by local collective 5ive FootWay featuring the streets of Singapore and beyond. Until Jan 24, 11am to 7pm, Objectifs, 56A Arab Street. Free admission.

WHERE DOES IT ALL BEGIN? The inaugural exhibition from Pearl Lam Galleries, Gillman Barracks’ latest addition, is subtitled “Cotemporary Abstract Art in Asia and the West” and features works by the likes of Pat Steir, Zhu Jinshi, Su Xiaobai, Peter Peri and Christine Ay Tjoe, presenting the power of abstract art today. Jan 17 to 28, 11am to 7pm, Pearl Lam Galleries, Gillman Barracks, #03-22, 9 Lock Road. Free admission.

JANE LEE: 100 FACES. A new collection of paintings — the Faces and Stack series — by Singaporean artist Lee. Until March 2, 11am to 7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Gillman Barracks, #01-05, 5 Lock Road. Free admission.

VIVID VISTAS. An ongoing exhibition by Singaporean watercolourist Aaron Gan, who skips typical street scenes and goes for depictions of vegetation, nature and human figures. Until Jan 19, 2pm to 8pm, Utterly Art, 3/F, 20B Mosque Street. Free admission. By appointment only. www.utterlyart.sg

FRATERNIZE. The first edition features emerging interdisciplinary artist Tan Peiling, who creates a carefully constructed environment within which we can channel our perception of sound. Jan 14 to March 1, noon to 7pm, Galerie Steph, Helutrans, #01-05, 39 Keppel Road. Free admission.

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