To showcase the role of art in society, National Gallery Singapore presents the second edition of Painting with Light: Festival of International Films on Art, using the evocative medium of film to shed light on important issues around the world in a bid to create new ways of seeing. This year, there will also be a Special Focus section on communities in transition.
Taking place until 28 October 2018, the only film festival in Singapore dedicated to art returns this year with over 30 thought-provoking films by Singapore, regional and international filmmakers and artists. Comprising a mix of award-winning feature-length and short films, as well as single-channel works, the selection is thoughtfully curated to facilitate conversations on the role of art and museums in offering new perspectives to critical issues in society today.
Ms. Suenne Megan Tan, Director for Audience Development and Engagement at the Gallery, and the Festival Director of Painting with Light said, “This year, Painting with Light traces the ways in which we are moved by the transformative power in art. Through film, we take a closer look at the challenges of transition, migration and displacement, and the role art plays in shaping new realities in the face of these issues. By harnessing film’s storytelling power, we hope to connect with a wider audience, encourage appreciation for the arts, and to foster a thoughtful and inclusive society.”
The Festival consists of four sections, with this year’s Special Focus drawing attention to the reality and experience of displacement, an issue that is central to many of today’s most critical global debates.
WAYS OF SEEING
Films on artists and their interventions on society
Films on institutions of art and their communities
Films that capture the reality of transition
SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHORTS
Short films on the stories of Southeast Asia
More information on Painting with Light: Festival of International Films of Art 2018 can be found on nationalgallery.sg/paintingwithlight. Tickets are available from the Gallery, as well as SISTIC websites and ticketing counters.