Samsung Singapore Illuminates National Gallery’s Line-Up at Light To Night 2023
Samsung Electronics Singapore partners with National Gallery Singapore to breathe life back into its annual Light to Night Festival, as the marquee event of Singapore Art Week makes its post-pandemic return to the Civic District from 6 – 26 January 2023
This edition of the festival features a myriad of art-meets-lifestyle activities, Singapore’s premiere of artworks by artists from around the world, and new immersive day-to-night installations – all featured on Samsung’s new QLED screens.
Through this collaboration, users will experience sparks of spontaneous and ephemeral encounters with art as they interact with the various TVs. Guests and visitors of the National Gallery can navigate the large arena with wayfinding points programmed into Samsung’s The Frame TVs. Colourful and eye-catching, these interactive points provide information on the location and timings of live performances and exhibitions.
Visitors can find multiple NEO OLED and QLED TVs beside each art installation showing a short performance clip of the artists making their entrance to the specific area of the gallery before creating their masterpieces – capturing the stories and inspirations behind each work. Glimpse, a self-guided accessible multi-disciplinary installation, will also be using Samsung’s NEO OLED TVs and the Galaxy Tab S8+ in its live performances. Co-created with four performers of disability, the self-guided installation invites visitors to ponder the theme of ‘disability visibility’ structured around concepts of absence and presence.
Visitors can also experience the Gallery’s collection in the DBS Singapore Gallery in new ways with Samsung’s S22 series through First Responders: Augmented Reality Imaginations. Using the camera application, individuals can unlock over 25 web-based AR filters on Instagram created by students from Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Design and Media to breathe life into existing artworks. Through the filters, visitors can understand the story and inspiration behind each piece while taking breathtaking photographs of themselves with the paintings.
In an effort to foster a greater appreciation of art amongst local youths, the National Gallery’s experimental youth arm Kolektif will launch weekly trivia nights to empower young people to bring their creativity and concerns to art museums. Featuring The Freestyle, visitors can look forward to a range of general knowledge questions from pop culture fun facts to scientific questions and a healthy dash of art and local culture 101.
Onsite admission to the festival is free, commencing from 10am until midnight. Certain program timings and admission charges may vary. For more information on the line up of the festival, the microsite is accessible at lighttonight.sg.