In Pics: Singapore Weekender showcases the cutting edge of Modern ARtists

It was a colourful weekend that gave a whole new meaning to the concept of Modern Art. Highlighting the cross-cultural ingenuity of artists across Singapore and New Delhi, the Singapore Weekender of the Lodhi Art Festival provided a window into the world of innovative art, augmented reality and blending technology and composition. 

The Weekender was organised by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as part of the festival conducted by the St+art India Foundation, a non-profit that curates and brings to light the works of talented street and avant garde artists. 

The latest instance of the STB's 'Passion Made Possible' brand, the weekend saw a series of culture-shaping and breakout activities involving workshops, live performances and curated displays across the Indian capital.

"United by their passion, these artists are dedicated to push the possibilities and bring imagination to life!" a statement released on Facebook said. Spectacular street art that combines the best of Singapore and India is on display at Block 13-16 Lodhi Art District and at F(r)iction, Kona in Jor Bagh.

Atypical Singapore, an art and augmented reality (AR) technology showcase by Chan+Hori Contemporary which featured seven Singapore contemporary artists:
• Amanda Tan
• Angie Seah
• Daniel Yu
• Eugene Soh
• Gerald Leow
• Muhammad Izdi
• Speak Cryptic (Farizwan Fajari)

Here are some scenes from the weekend that might catch your eye.

Eugene Soh, a computer programmer turned street artist, talking to Connected to India about a rendering of his works onto the walls of Lodhi Colony. Photo: Connected to India
Eugene Soh, a computer programmer turned street artist, talking to Connected to India about a rendering of his works onto the walls of Lodhi Colony. Photo: Connected to India
Eugene's introspective art piece adapted as street art. Photo: Connected to India
Eugene's introspective art piece adapted as street art. Photo: Connected to India
Eugene with his Augmented Reality works at Kona, Jor Bagh. Photo courtesy: Instagram/@dude.sg
Eugene with his Augmented Reality works at Kona, Jor Bagh. Photo courtesy: Instagram/@dude.sg

 

Connected to India's Tanya Aneja (left) with Singaporean street artist Sam Lo. Photo: Connected to India
Connected to India's Tanya Aneja (left) with Singaporean street artist Sam Lo. Photo: Connected to India
Art paraphernalia and spray-painting cans are a silent testament to the enthusiasm with which budding street artists took to the activity in Sam Lo's stencil workshop as part of the Singapore Weekender event. Photo: Connected to India
Art paraphernalia and spray-painting cans are a silent testament to the enthusiasm with which budding street artists took to the activity in Sam Lo's stencil workshop as part of the Singapore Weekender event. Photo: Connected to India
Eugene (left) shares a lunch break with Indian street artists in Lodhi Colony. Photo: Connected to India
Eugene (left) shares a lunch break with Indian street artists in Lodhi Colony. Photo: Connected to India
Angie Seah's video art blooming during the Atypical Singapore exhibit at Kona in Jor Bagh. Photo: Connected to India
Amanda Tan's video art blooming during the Atypical Singapore exhibit at Kona in Jor Bagh. Photo: Connected to India
The lucky cat fountain is a new variation at Kona on the Singapore icon. Photo: Connected to India
The lucky cat fountain is a new variation at Kona on the Singapore icon. Photo: Connected to India
Artistic renderings of Singapore lions guarding the gates of Lodhi Colony at Singapore Lane of the Lodhi Art Festival. Photo: connected to India
Artistic renderings of Singapore lions guarding the gates of Lodhi Colony at Singapore Lane of the Lodhi Art Festival. Photo: connected to India
A tricked-out Ambassador car parked on Singapore Lane highlights the enthusiasm with which the street artists have descended on Delhi. Photo: Connected to India
A tricked-out Ambassador car parked on Singapore Lane highlights the enthusiasm with which the street artists have descended on Delhi. Photo: Connected to India
The Singapore Weekender was organised by the Singapore Tourism Board as part of the Lodhi Art Festival conducted by the St+art India Foundation. Photo: Connected to India
The Singapore Weekender was organised by the Singapore Tourism Board as part of the Lodhi Art Festival conducted by the St+art India Foundation. Photo: Connected to India

To learn more about the event, click here.

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Tushaar Kuthiala
Tushaar Kuthiala – Associate Editor

Tushaar has extensive experience as a journalist and in founding two start-up newspapers. He has developed editorial models for both copy and content, and has written several articles, news reports on a wide range of topics. He is a graduate of St. Stephen’s College and earned a post-graduate diploma in TV Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ), Chennai. He has worked as a special correspondent based in New Delhi with Daily World, an international media organisation. 

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