What to buy now Light to Night Festival returns in hybrid format By TTG Asia / Posted on 12 January, 2022 15:14 A marquee event of Singapore Art Week, Light to Night Festival will electrify the Civic District and beyond with visual spectacles and new interactive art experiences from January 14 to February 3, 2022. Spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore (NGS), the visual arts festival will continue its phygital format with an expanded line-up of day and night programmes and more festival locations across three weeks. Light to Night Festival 2022 invites audiences to discover new ways of seeing, thinking and being The 2022 edition of Light to Night inspires everyone to engage with the world anew through the theme, New Ways of Seeing, Thinking and Being. Suenne Megan Tan, festival director and senior director, museum planning and audience engagement, NGS, said: “This year’s theme encourages our audiences to expand notions of how art can be explored in new spaces and imagined through technological innovations.” Artists and creatives were challenged to create commissions that uncover new perspectives and stimulate conversations through art from the National Collection, the Civic District’s history, and relevant social concerns. Audiences, in turn, are invited to engage with these novel viewpoints through a host of new programmes and festival staples. This year’s festival spotlights emerging talents and the visually impaired community, on top of the usual light projections and live performances by Singaporean talents. New highlights include Visions, an interactive outdoor augmented reality (AR) art exhibition, featuring a new commission by local artist Ho Tzu Nyen titled Language, in addition to several AR artworks from leading global artists, including Cao Fei, Olafur Eliasson, KAWS, and more. Audiences will be able to unlock these experiences along the Gallery’s facade with the Civic District as their backdrop, enabling them to enjoy this iconic space in a new light. Visitors can explore the AR artworks in 360 degrees with accompanying soundscapes, during the day and at night. Another addition is Move For?ward (Unseen: Inside Out), a multi-sensory art installation at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium Foyer featuring the collaborative process of gathering and representing the stories of 12 individuals from the visually impaired community. Audiences can participate in an audio walk of the installation as they navigate through a web of strings. The festival’s online programmes include artist talks as part of SAW Dialogues, music performances, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and more. On-site admission to the festival is free, commencing from 10.00 until midnight. Certain programme timings and admission charges may vary. For more information, visit lighttonight.sg.