The world is a vast playground for art, culture, and music buffs, and particularly so in the month of January when events, exhibits, and festivals — M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, Light to Night Festival, London Art Fair and many more — are in full swing across the globe. Ahead, our culture calendar for the best way to kick off the new decade.
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Curated around the theme of My Country and My People, the annual festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and mixed media features works by Singaporean and international artists addressing issues like the costs and cruelties of imperialism and colonisation, the compromises of national development, and sacrifices made for economic ambition.
Take an evening stroll around the Civic District and see the precinct’s public spaces and iconic cultural institutions, such as the Asian Civilisations Museum and National Gallery Singapore, illuminated with artworks inspired by the theme Invisible Cities.
The second edition of the international art fair takes place at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, bringing together 98 galleries from Taiwan and around the world. Look out for the Ideas public talks programme where influential figures in the art world come together to create conversation about four key themes: Technology, Ecology, Pop and Tradition.
Image courtesy of Arario Gallery
Perth’s most popular annual festival returns with over 700 events across more than 150 venues. The widest range of entertainment takes place at The Woodside Pleasure Garden in Northbridge, a picturesque family-friendly spot to spend summer evenings.
Discover and buy some of the most exceptional modern and contemporary art by renowned British and international artists at London’s Business Design Centre. Also take part in talks, tours, screenings and dialogues for a more interactive experience.
Hit the slopes of the French Alps in the day, then party all night to a line-up of DJs like Borgore, Gianluca Vacchi and Alle Farben. Don’t miss the electronic music and snow-sports festival held in the ski resort of Les Orres in southeastern France.
The Loewe Foundation presents its fifth exhibition in its Chance Encounters series that brings artists from different disciplines together to create conversations. Staged in the Loewe Miami store in the city’s Design District, the exhibition features a textile, sound and video installation by artist Hilary Lloyd and large-scale ceramic sculptures by Ewen Henderson.
Get away from the city and head to the laid-back hills of Chiang Mai for a weekend of art, music and wellness. There’s something for everyone from spoken word, poetry, electronic music, yoga, live painting, circus acts and many more.