Light To Night Singapore 2024: Reimagine Art Around The Civic District From 19 January to 8 February

Light To Night Singapore 2024: Must-See Highlights Around The Civic District From 19 January to 8 February
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Light to Night Singapore 2024 is back at the Civic District from 19 January to 8 February. Balmy evenings are perfect for visiting over 60 artworks and programmes from light projections, interactive art installations, and live performances that draw on the theme of this year’s festival: Reimagine.

Reimagine art as you encounter a giant saga seed, play table tennis at a circular table, party at the pavilion, and decipher the transmissions from a spaceship.

This year, there will be more activities lined up at Light to Night Singapore 2024 including Dungeons & Dragons game slots (ticketed), artwork scavenger hunts, and retro arcade games! Kick start the year at Civic District where light and art interplay for an immersive experience.


Light to Night Singapore 2024: Key Highlights & What to See

Wings of Change by Kumari Nahappan

Light to Night Singapore 2024: Key Highlights & What to See


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Check out an enormous saga seed at this larger-than-life Light to Night 2024 art installation at the Padang.

The luminescent saga seed symbolises energy and hope. Nahappan hopes to draw attention to the Saga tree population that has dwindled over the years so visitors can see the urgent need for preservation, conservation, and sustainability.

The pod, next to the seed, is a massive reservoir of energy waiting to be harnessed and it stands as a powerful endorsement for climate action. By walking around the saga seed, we can live in the present, go with the flow, and make positive changes as stewards of the planet.

Venue: Padang
Time: 10 am to midnight


Ping Pong Go-Round by Lee Wen

Ping Pong Go-Round by Lee Wen

What if the ping pong table was a circular one?

A game of ping pong becomes a communal activity and mimics an international conference setting.  

Play ping pong with many others in the multi-directional exchange and form new relationships across the table at this Light to Night 2024 installation.

Venue: National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level 2, Outside DBS Gallery 2
Dates: 19 Jan to 30 Jun 2024
Time:
19 Jan to 8 Feb, 10 am to 7 pm (Mon to Thu) and 10 am to 11 pm (Fri to Sun);
9 Feb to30 Jun, 10 am to 7 pm (Mon to Sun)


Rapture by Victor Tan

Rapture by Victor Tan - Light to Night Festival 2024

What would getting raptured be like?

This art installation draws inspiration from the biblical notion of rapture – ascending to a realm beyond our own. It consists of eight life-sized human figure wire sculptures and represents the transition from the earthly to the spiritual, symbolising a surrender to the divine.

Can you see what the figure seated is holding? 

Rapture is one of our favourites, it can be seen from many angles with the figures hovering above or at eye level depending on where you stand. View it from the Supreme Court Wing, Level 3 for an even more captivating view. 

Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Level 1, Padang Atrium
Dates: 19 Jan to 30 Jun 2024
Time:
19 Jan to 8 Feb 2024, 10 am to 7 pm (Mon to Thu), 10 am to midnight (Fri to Sun);
9 Feb to 30 Jun 2024, 10 am to 7 pm (Mon to Sun)


Wayang Spaceship by Ming Wong

Wayang Spaceship by Ming Wong

Ever seen a spaceship? A Wayang Spaceship has landed!

During the day, the Wayang Spaceship seems dormant with its inactivity interrupted by occasional stray radio transmission relayed from another dimension.

At dusk, the Wayang Spaceship is transformed into a traveling Chinese theatre, illuminating the past, present, and future with a symphony of light, sound, and image. It is as if all these are part of the memory of a scholar-warrior, a time-traveling consciousness moving freely between the past, present, and future.

Venue: Empress Lawn
Dates: 19 Jan to 10 Mar 2024
Time: 10 am to midnight (19 Jan to 8 Feb); 10 am to 10 pm (9 Feb to 10 Mar)
Daily activations from 7.15 pm to 7.45 pm. Additional timings from 9.15 pm to 9.45 pm every Fri to Sun


Wishful Thinking by Whisperlodge

Wishful Thinking by Whisperlodge

Enter a multi-room installation and escape the stress of your day. Discover unexpected textures and sounds by diving deep within your body to heighten your self-awareness and sensory perception.

The sounds in this immersive experience are inspired by autonomous sensory meridian response. (ASMR) On selected nights during the festival, you can enjoy soothing ASMR interactions or a 60-minute live performance by trained ASMR guides in this space.

Venue: National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level B1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium Foyer
Dates: 19 Jan to 8 Feb 2024
Time: 10 am to 7 pm (Mon to Thu), 10 am to 11 pm (Fri to Sun) with special Saturday activations at 6.30 pm and 8 pm
Ticketing: $5 per pax


8-bit Word Cloud by Justin Loke

8-bit Word Cloud by Justin Loke

Uncover the interplay of words and imagination in this installation. Inspired by philosopher Karl Popper’s essay “On Clocks and Clouds”, the installation harmonises the precision of “clocks” with the unpredictability of “clouds”.

It also features a poem within its pixelated blocks with missing letters! Search for hidden letters scattered throughout the Civic District’s six art benches to complete the poem.

Venue: The Arts House Front Lawn
Dates: 19 Jan to 8 Feb 2024
Time: 10 am to midnight


Party Pavilion by Howie Kim

Party Pavilion by Howie Kim

Time to party! Join in the fun under the dancing lights and vibrant colours at the Party Pavilion where imagination meets nostalgia.

Imagine and nostalgia converge here and capture the exuberance of adolescence, letting visitors rediscover. er, the carefree spirit of their youth.

Join us under the dancing lights and vibrant colours at the Party Pavilion, where imagination and nostalgia converge!

Inspired by the Asian Civilisation Museum’s collection and the whimsy of theme parks, this work captures the exuberance of adolescence, letting visitors rediscover the carefree spirit of their youth.

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum Lawn
Dates: 19 Jan to 8 Feb 2024
Time: 10 am to midnight


Art x Social: Festival Street

light to night 2024

Visit Festival Street for scrumptious food and dine while enjoying live music performances through the night.

Venue: St Andrew’s Road
Date: 19 to 20 Jan, 26 to 27 Jan 2024
Time: 6 pm to midnight


The Odditorium

Step right up and see a spectacle like no other! Experience a dazzling array of circus acts, traditional martial arts, and unexpected oddities at the Asian Civilisations Museum

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, Level 2, Foyer
Date: 26 to 27 Jan, 2 to 3 Feb 2024
Time: 8 to 11 pm


Dungeons & Dragons: The Art Quest

Want to play Dungeons & Dragons with an arty twist? Participants will step into different roles and go on a quest while learning more about the artworks at the Gallery.

Guided by skilled Dungeon Masters, players will traverse a vibrant world where they will encounter fantastical creatures and unravel enigmatic riddles, while also making decisions that resonate with the emotions and themes found in Raden Saleh and Pratuang Emjaroen’s masterpieces.

Each ticket comes with a Players’ Pack.

There are 12 game slots available, with each slot lasting 45 minutes

Registration point: National Gallery Singapore, Supreme Court Wing, Level 3, Supreme Court Foyer
Dates: 20 to 21 Jan, 27 to 28 Jan, 3 to 4 Feb 2024
Time: 4 pm to 9.45 pm
Tickets: $20 per pax


Art Skins on Monuments

Art Skins on Monuments

As usual, expect light projections on our favourite monuments: Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall Façade, Asian Civilisations Museum, National Gallery Singapore’s Rotunda Library & Archive, National Gallery Singapore, and The Arts House.

Watch projections inspired by Chinese Opera, Singapore’s Maritime trade history, cats and a story of a monster devouring the world. Cat lovers will love the projection at The Arts House!


Performances & Other Activities

Festival goers to Light To Night 2024 can also be enthralled by live performances and other activities. The Singapore National Youth Orchestra Percussion Ensemble, SSO’s Chamber Orchestra, artists like Ludovico Einaudi, Varsha, nkei, and others will be performing during the festival.

The live performances at Light to Night Singapore 2024 will take place across National Gallery Singapore, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.

View the full schedule of performances for Light to Night Singapore. Be sure to purchase the tickets for ticketed performances in advance.  

In addition, there will be an art market at Level B1 of National Gallery Singapore’s The Spine Hall including Make and Take Activity stations. Discover a treasure trove of exquisite jewellery, unique gifts, and enchanting trinkets crafted by talented artisans.

National Gallery Singapore’s Tropical exhibition also features a self portrait by Frida Kahlo and live macaws as part of an art installation. The Gallery will be open for extended hours during the Festival period, as with other museums and galleries in the Civic District. 

Take part in back-of-house tours to the Former Supreme Court, Victoria Concert Hall, and Civic District Tours. Details can be found on the festival website.

Civic District Tours: Icons Restored and Reimagined
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Level 1, Padang Atrium, Information Counter
Dates: 19 to 20 Jan, 26 to 27 Jan, 2 to 3 Feb 2024
Time: 5 pm & 6.30 pm


Curated Routes by National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore has curated four routes for festival-goers to kickstart their journey around the Civic District and guide them through the festival’s highlights. They range from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours for casual observers, explorers, and art lovers.

Find out more from the festival site.


Light To Night Singapore 2024 Timings

Light To Night Singapore 2024 Timings

19 January to 8 February
Art Skins on Monuments 7.30 pm to midnight daily
Visiting hours for all other art installations vary.

Find out more about Light To Night Festival 2024.


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