Night Festival 2012

Sybil and I held a flea market at 8Q during Night Festival last year.  This year however, we didn’t and I got to walk around the Museums and frankly, this year’s turnout was amazing.  Seems like more people are getting interested in the arts and that’s always a good thing for the creative industry.

The event was held over 2 weekends, on the 24-25th Aug, and 31st Aug-1 Sept, from 7pm to 2 am.  It’s free entry for the museums participating – Singapore Art Museum, SAM at 8Q, Peranakan Museum and National Museum of Singapore.

Here are some highlights to give you a quick glimpse of the event.

Singapore Art Museum (SAM )

Mimoid II by  Stephane Beve/  Milosh Luczynski/ Philippe Rizzotti

The facade of SAM came alive with changing light projections.

Distorted Forest by Stephane Blanquet
Using an old technique of shadow play, the artist created a haunting scene with ‘half plants, half insect elements’.

Lyrical Abstraction by Jeremy Sharma and Yeo Shih Yun.
A painting created by using the natural movements of tree branches swaying in the wind.

Temple of Hope: Forest of eyes by Entang Wiharso
A visual representation of the artist’s interaction with his friends, neighbours and family.

SAM at 8Q

Top: Night Watch by Wokmedia
30 pairs of gigantic eyeballs peering out from the corridors of SAM at 8Q.

Bottom: Fish Tank at No. 8 by Stephane Masson
Life aquarium with giant sized red fishes.

5quid by Ryf
The squid that becomes more colourful as more people get closer to it.

Reactive Wall by Mjoko & Shang Liang
Images of popular characters move and appear according to the sounds of the environment.

Let’s Dance by Emilie Fouillox

The art of Imagination by Justin Lee

Glow in the dark Garden by Tay Bee Aye
Visitors get to add origami flowers to the  garden and see it grow over time.

La Argentina Featuring The Analog Girl I Kiat I Dharni I Bloco Singapura

A crane holds a dancer while musicians drum and strum in the background.  As the music picks up beat, the crane goes in a spiral as the dancer flies high in the air, raining paper flakes onto the audience.

There’s more artworks that were on show, but these are just some that I like.

If you missed the event, you can still check out The Wedding Dress: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London exhibition that is at the National Museum of Singapore.

“The exhibition tells the history of the dress and its enduring popularity from the early 1800s to the present day through fascinating accounts about the lives of the wearers, their fashion choices and the economic and social conditions of the time. On display will be gowns by celebrated designers, including Charles Frederick Worth, Charles James, Christian Lacroix, John Galliano, Norman Hartnell, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes. The exhibition also includes sumptuous wedding dresses worn by celebrities such as Dita Von Teese and Gwen Stefani.”

Exhibition will be on at the National Museum of Singapore Exhibition Gallery 1 from now till 31st October 2012, 10am – 6pm daily.

 

X Alex

(All images by self)

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