Rirkrit Tiravania, untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness) (2018). Exhibition view: Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Rirkrit Tiravanija, National Gallery Singapore (24 January-28 October 2018). Courtesy National Gallery Singapore.
Developed by the Singapore government in 2013 in an attempt to create hype around the fair Art Stage Singapore, Singapore Art Week (SAW) is a loose collection of events organized by museums, art spaces, and cultural producers. This year’s edition featured a series of festivals that turned the Civic District’s museums into glowing canvases for art projected on its walls and a relentless deluge of installations, performances, and exhibitions. Yet recently, news sources have focused on the decline of Art Stage as a pronouncement on the state of the arts in Singapore.