So many exhibitions, so little time. Next year’s Singapore Art Week (Jan 13-19) will be chock full of not-to-be-missed marquee art events, including the annual Art Stage Singapore. But guess what, we’ve had a sneak peek at the full line-up (look out for your complimentary copy of the Singapore Art Week Guide in the Jan 10, 2014 issue of I-S). It’s tough to narrow down the list, but here are seven are our favorites. Be there or be square.

Art Stage Singapore
No self-respecting art fan should miss this one. There will be more than 100 galleries from all over the world participating, with a strong focus on the Asia Pacific region. Apart from the best in contemporary Asian art, keep a look out for big-name works from Brit greats, like Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst. It’s like Art 101 all over again.  
Jan 16-19. Halls D,E,F, Level B2, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Ave., $33 (day-pass) $63 (season-pass).

Art enthusiasts will have the chance to experience the best in contemporary art from 14 participating galleries, located around Bugis, Bras Basah, Gillman Barracks and Raffles Hotel Arcade, including Chan Hampe Galleries and Art Plural. You’ll get to gallery hop for free, and there are dinner parties and cocktails, in-between tours, to look forward to.  
Jan 18-19. Sign up at or email

Kiko Escora
The talented Filipino artist Kiko Escora depicts the dichotomy between paint and charcoal, through his intricate exploration of contours, shadows and tones, resulting in a series of drawings of human figures in various state of ennui. This long-awaited show by the flamboyant Escora is one that we’ve been looking forward to for years.
Jan 10-16. The Drawing Room, #01-06 Gillman Barracks, 5 Lock Rd., 6694-3289, Free.

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Days We Met
This photographic exhibition from local collective 5ive Foot Way features work they’ve shot, produced and edited, of the streets both in Singapore and abroad. It is striking, thought-provoking and a window into their undeniable love for the photographic process.
Jan 8-24.Objectifs, 56A Arab St., 6293-9782, Free.

The Sanctuary of the Topsy Turvy
A showcase of wonderful, quirky photographs by 42-year-old Japanese artist Yuki Onodera. Created over the past decade, the pieces are imbued with a dichotomy of sense and wonder, as well as curiosity and insight, and feature a hip, collage-like aesthetic.
Jan 15-Feb 28. 2902 Gallery, #02-02, 222 Queen St., 6339-8655, Free.

Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50
Directed by Megumi Sasaki, this insightful “road movie” traces the efforts of art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel, who donated their entire 2,500 artworks to museums across 50 states in the US, featuring rare interviews with the couple as well as interviews with curators, visitors and other famous artists. Masaki’s earlier film Herb & Dorothy, made in 2008, will also be screened as a companion piece.
Jan 18, 4:15pm, 9:15pm; Jan 19, 4:15pm. Herb & Dorothy is on Jan 18, 2pm, 7pm; Jan 19, 2pm. Screening Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429, +65 6336-3021, $12 from the website or venue.

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