A marquee event of Singapore Art Week, Light to Night Festival returns from January 10 to 19 and takes over the Civic District where art extends beyond the walls of iconic institutions and transforms sites such as the National Gallery Singapore, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
This year's theme, Invisible Cities, draws inspiration from postmodern literature by Italian writer Italo Calvino. The book uncovers a series of wondrous, surreal cities as described by intrepid explorer Marco Polo, with an interplay of reality and imagination. In the same vein, the National Gallery Singapore commissioned four local writers – Desmond Kon, Kevin Martens Wong, Marc Nair, and Nuraliah Norasid to compose four sonnets that articulate their insight and imagination of the precinct, taking into account the distinct history of each building. The full array of festival programmes and installations were then built on these sonnets, drawing us into the rich imaginary worlds of artists, writers, musicians, designers, filmmakers, performers and many other creative talents!
Admire beautiful projections on the facade of historical institutions, be serenaded by Singapore's top talents, and explore a different side of Singapore at this year’s Light to Night Festival 2020: Invisible Cities.