ALIWAL URBAN ART FESTIVAL 201616 January 2016 | 5pm to late
Aliwal Arts Centre
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Catch the highlights from Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2016!
The Aliwal Urban Art Festival is back with a bang! Come as you are and soak up the fantastic vibes at Aliwal Street, courtesy of the coolest Singapore talent from street artists to punks, skaters to musicians.
For the first time, the Aliwal Urban Art Festival will feature an exhibition. Cannot Be Bo(a)rdered is a visual exploration of youth rebellion through skate culture. The exhibition will explore popular 20th century subcultures in new works by 16 artists/collectives from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Using the skateboard as a primary medium, each work will challenge existing stereotypes by reconstructing a new narrative through different creative styles and visual expressions.
Dubspot International & Loop Academy present: Creating Beats and Basic Remixing
Multipurpose Studio | 2pm – 4pm
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Renowned DJ, Producer, and Dubspot alum Koflow will present an exclusive music production workshop - a preview for a series of workshops presented by the New York-based forerunners in electronic music education, Dubspot and Loop Academy. Learn to use Ableton to create and perform beats with drum kits, and remix tracks!
Cut and Paste Mayhem
Multipurpose Studio | 5pm till late
Zines are a classic example of DIY urban art. Containing topics too controversial or unpopular for mass media, these self-published, small circulation magazines flourished with the invention of the photocopy machine. Make your own zine with materials provided, with the guidance of a gang of social misfits.
MULTI-PURPOSE HALL :: BANDS
Curated by SG Muso
Sound by Mackie Singapore
Cesspit is a six-piece ska/punk band, established in 1995, that writes and produces catchy tunes with skanking melodies that get crowds on their feet.
Known best for smooth, soulful vocals, Dru is one of the best musical talents to emerge on the Singapore scene.
Take Two took literally two years to grow from playing indie covers to opening for Travis, and performing from Beijing to Spain.
WHAT IS HIP
What Is Hip is an 11-member tribute to classic soul/funk, with feel-good sets known to infect audiences with spontaneous singing and grooving.
With the motto 'If you can speak, you can sing', The A Cappella Society caters vocal programmes for all ages in a positive and engaging environment.
ALIWAL CAR PARK :: HIP HOP YOU DON’T STOP!
Groove to the rhythms of the Malay Archipelago with NADI Singapura as they start off the festival with a bang!
Deejay XG and Prav work a genre of hip hop characterised by hard 808 bass and sharp kicks, proven to bring a party every single time.
The masked producer has made waves in Singapore electronic music, playing original tunes on stages from the Esplanade to intimate clubs.
Jazz and boom bap. Heavy bass and synth. All elements of the FZPZ sound described as a modern take on electronic music.
Known for a gritty, deep bass sound, Jaydah is an advocate of the electronic music community in the ATTAGIRL! collective.
THIRT13N is a Singapore rap crew comprising young rappers, singers and producers with one shared goal: to push the envelope in the local scene.
Three friends bonded over bad haircuts, beats found online and aspirations to rhyme words in tempo.
Presented by RSCLs
RSCLs is a collective that seeks discourse through artistic collaboration. The RSCLs union is perilous, laden with obstacles of attention deficiency and anarchy. This dynamism fuels their collective thirst to achieve singularity through art.
ALIWAL CARPARK :: THE ASPHALT CHALLENGE
Organised by Skate SG
Witness the fitness of Singapore’s finest skateboarders, in a display of skateboarding action. The Asphalt Challenge consists of the Billabong Asphalt Jam contest and the crowd favourite, the RVCA Best Trick Contest. Catch skaters competing to complete a series of heavy hitting ticks within a time limit in the jam, then hammer designated obstacles with flair, under the hawk eyes of guest judges.
About Singapore Art Week
The Aliwal Urban Art Festival is part of Singapore Art Week (16 – 24 January 2016). An initiative by the National Arts Council, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading arts destination. It is a nine-day celebration of the visual arts, held at many venues across Singapore, including museums, art precincts and non-profit spaces.
Reaching out to both Singapore residents and international visitors, Singapore Art Week offers a myriad of quality art experiences, from art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events and public art walks, to enriching discussions on art and culture. Covering the visual arts beyond contemporary practices, including modern and traditional visual forms, Singapore Art Week also aims to galvanise the arts sector to launch innovative art and lifestyle concepts and events in conjunction with it. For more information, please visit www.artweek.sg