Dedicated to films on artistic practices, institutions of art, and moments in art history that resonate today, Painting with Light: Festival of International Films on Art is an annual film festival presented by National Gallery Singapore. It is Singapore’s only film festival dedicated to art and artmaking and this time around, it is offering new and novel experiences bound to delight, especially during these uncertain times.
The theme of this year’s festival, “origin stories,” celebrates the spirit of experimentation in artmaking. Look forward to the hybrid showcase that offers a line-up of over 50 award-winning and premiering films. Inspired by the theme of Origin Stories, this fourth edition celebrates the spirit of experimentation in art-making. Held beneath the gorgeous glass canopy at the gallery’s Supreme Court Terrace, the main highlight of this year’s festival is its new event entitled Evenings on the Terrace. This year’s films, Talking the Pictures by Suo Masayuki and Serendipity by Prune Nourry explore how constant innovation provokes possibilities in artmaking from disruption to profound beauty. Continuing the focus on socially engaged art, Into the Galleries features two programs that examine the implications of artist actions in response to socio-political pressures, in connection with works in the DBS Singapore Gallery and the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery. With all of the offerings, head over to the National Gallery this July!