SINGAPORE – Art After Dark, a one-night fiesta at Gillman Barracks, returns on Friday (Sept 20) with exhibitions by the arts enclave’s galleries, live music, food and more till late.

The biannual event off Alexandra Road was last held on Jan 25 during Singapore Art Week.

Here are five things to check out.

EATEN: A CAPSULE MUSEUM FOR FUTURE POSSIBLE PAST BEINGS

This group exhibition, which begins on Friday and lasts through the weekend, contemplates how the earth’s inhabitants in 2365 (independent Singapore’s quadricentennial) might (mis)remember the people and technology of present-day Singapore (2019). On display will be 14 works by local and international artists fusing tech and art, including Ong Kian Peng’s Rescue Operation(s), a diorama with projections that makes use of AI and Tristan Lim’s two-channel animated video Hollowing, Generation.

Where: Block 9 Lock Road, 03-21

NTU CCA SINGAPORE: OPEN STUDIOS AND EXHIBITIONS


PHOTO: COURTESY OF NTU CCA SINGAPORE

Step into the studios of NTU CCA Singapore’s artists-in-residence and get a sneak peek at their works in progress. Among them are Irene Agrivina (Indonesia), Chang Wen-Hsuan (Taiwan), Anthony Nsofor (Nigeria), Bridget Reweti (New Zealand), Tan Kai Syng (Singapore/ United Kingdom), Wei Leng Tay (Singapore) and Zarina Muhammad (Singapore).

Also, do not miss the centre’s ongoing exhibitions, including Siah Armajani: Spaces For The Public. Spaces For Democracy, a solo showcase of work by the Iranian-American artist; and Culture City. Culture Scape. Art, Urban Change And The Public Sphere, featuring new public artworks by American artist Dan Graham, Singapore artist Zulkifle Mahmod, Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno and British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare.

Where: NTU CCA Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road

THE RUBBISH PRINCE BY 3PUMPKINS


PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE RUBBISH PRINCE 

This piece of interactive outdoor theatre by arts company 3Pumpkins tells the story of two city rats and a mysterious young man. Looming large is a 4.5m-tall puppet made from recycled materials.

Where: Malan Road and Lock Road, 7.30pm and 9.30pm

  • VIEW IT/ ART AFTER DARK X 7TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

  • WHERE: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road

    WHEN: Friday (Sept 20), 7pm till late

    ADMISSION: Free

    INFO: For ongoing gallery exhibitions, visit https://www.gillmanbarracks.com/whatson/exhibitions/ongoing

    For event updates, visit http://bit.ly/AAD7thAnni

PLAYEUM: CONTENT CREATORS’ NIGHT

Adults interested in creating content for children can head to this session by creative space Playeum, where they will experiment with doodling, painting and more. There will also be light refreshments and participants will have the chance to network.

Where: Block 47 Malan Road, 01-23

When: From 7pm to 9.30pm. Tickets cost $11.60 per adult. Interested parties can register at https://ccnight11.peatix.com/ and arrive or leave whenever they wish

MAKAN AND MUSIC

Enjoy live music byjazz sextet D’Jantan Djogets, funk-reggae band MMLD, experimental music producer Fauxe and DJ Itch as you help yourself to food and drinks from pop-up stalls by Handlebar, Hopscotch, Mr Lor Bak, The 1925 Brewing Co., Xiao Ya Tou, Fishball Story, and Penny University.

Where: Block 9 Lock Road