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SAM Late Nights

  • Sat, 3 Jun 2023

  • SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

  • 6PM till late

  • General museum admission fee applies

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Come and explore SAM at dusk after opening hours. Watch an artwork activation, view the ongoing exhibitions, go on a guided tour or create your own badge in a fun-filled evening of art and entertainment.

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*Programmes may be subject to change without prior notice. Information accurate at time of publishing.


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[CREATE] Make A Badge Sam
[CREATE] Make A Badge

[CREATE] Make A Badge

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Venue: Gallery Reception, Level 1


Personalise a button badge inspired by SAM's new exhibitions.

[LIFESTYLE] Hi SAM! Roving Photobooth Sam
[LIFESTYLE] Hi SAM! Roving Photobooth

[LIFESTYLE] Hi SAM! Roving Photobooth

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Venue: Level 1


Capture your time here at SAM at with a polaroid photo.

[LIFESTYLE] The Night Market Sam
[LIFESTYLE] The Night Market with Balestier Market Collective and Friends

[LIFESTYLE] The Night Market with Balestier Market Collective and Friends

Times: 6PM – 10PM

Venue: Epigram Coffee Bookshop


Presented by Balestier Market Collective, The Night Market is a pop-up bar featuring local brands, drinks and bites.



Time: 6PM – 9PM

Venue: The Engine Room


Re-Material: State of change is the start of Singapore Art Museum’s handling collection, put together by SAM’s Education team. As part of SAM Contemporaries: Residues & Remixes, this showcase of deconstructed materials encourages sensory interaction in museums and galleries and provides a glimpse into the artist’s artmaking processes. Through reusing samples, materials, and mock-ups from the exhibition set up, this collection serves as a point of access for visitors to better understand the choice of materials used and their states of change. It is also a perfect opportunity for our guests to engage in up-close visual and tactile investigation to foster a deeper knowledge and enjoyment of the artworks.

[TOUR] The Everyday Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark Sam
[TOUR] The Everyday Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

[TOUR] The Everyday Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Time: 7PM – 8PM

Venue: Meet at Gallery Reception, Level 1


Join Estella Ng from SAM's Public Art department as she shares the museum's initiative, The Everyday Museum, dedicated to supporting artistic practice in public spaces. She will be walking through the public art commissions found outside our galleries around Tanjong Pagar Distripark, including The Oort Cloud and the Blue Mountain by Hazel Lim-Schlegel and Andreas Schlegel, Creatif Compleks by Michael Lee, Wayang Spaceship by Ming Wong, and the latest Prove You Are Human by Genevieve Chua and Sea of Flags by Grace Tan.

[TOUR] Curator Tour of SAM Contemporaries: Residues & Remixes Sam
[TOUR] Curator Tour of SAM Contemporaries: Residues & Remixes

[TOUR] Curator Tour of SAM Contemporaries: Residues & Remixes

Time: 7.30PM – 8.30PM

Venue: Gallery 1, Level 1


Let SAM assistant curator Joella Kiu take you on a tour of one of our newest exhibitions, SAM Contemporaries: Residues & Remixes.

[ARTWORK ACTIVATION] Wayang Spaceship by Ming Wong Sam
[ARTWORK ACTIVATION] Wayang Spaceship by Ming Wong

[ARTWORK ACTIVATION] Wayang Spaceship by Ming Wong

Time: 7.15PM – 7.30PM

Venue: Container Bay, Level 1


A Wayang Spaceship has landed on our shores. Alongside the industrial, technological and ecological crises that have taken place throughout time, it also stands witness to our place in the cosmos. During the day, the Wayang Spaceship is seemingly dormant, its reflective surfaces mirroring the bustling traffic around the container seaport. Its own inactivity is interrupted by the occasional stray radio transmission relayed from another dimension.


At dusk, the Wayang Spaceship reclaims its former role as a travelling Chinese theatre, illuminating the past, present and future with an operatic symphony of light, sound and image, as though it is livestreamed from the memory of a scholar-warrior, a time travelling consciousness who moves freely between the past, present, and future. Each day, after the Singapore Art Museum closes, the Wayang Spaceship activates with light, sound and film, allowing the public to commune with this solitary figure of Chinese opera.


The Wayang Spaceship will evolve over a two-year period featuring a range of performances and access programmes. It is commissioned by The Everyday Museum, a public art initiative by Singapore Art Museum, and made possible with the generous support of Sun Venture.

[TALK] A lecture-performance by Imaad Majeed Sam
[TALK] Village of Rafts: What is the sound of a culture washing away? A lecture-performance by Imaad Majeed

[TALK] Village of Rafts: What is the sound of a culture washing away?
A lecture-performance by Imaad Majeed

Time: 8PM – 9PM

Venue: The Engine Room

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What is the sound of a culture washing away? This is the primary question driving the research of Imaad Majeed’s sample-based music-making project “KANNOORU”. The artist invites the audience to a close-listening session that will explore the archive of Sufi sonics from Sri Lanka that they have gathered since 2017. We will listen intently to devotional songs and folk songs of the Muslim community of Sri Lanka, as well as a demonstration of their sampling process. The artist will also share insights gleamed from their readings around Muslim and Sufi communities on the island.


About the speaker

Imaad Majeed is a multidisciplinary artist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. They are Director and Curator of the trilingual performance platform "KACHA KACHA". They are one part of the artist collective "The Packet" and VJ/DJ of "Packet Radio" (SUPR FM). They enjoy making playlists, and writing about musicians from Sri Lanka for the international music blog "beehype". They are Project Coordinator and Co-Curator of Thattu Pattu, a platform for music from the fringes of Sri Lanka. They are presently working on "KANNOORU", exploring Sri Lankan Sufi/Muslim identity, community, memory, erasure, ancestry and mysticism through sample-based music, a project supported by a grant from Experimenter's Generator Co-operative Art Production Fund.


About Village of Rafts

Since the 19th century, the Indian Ocean littoral has come to be submerged under larger global flows of colonialism and nationhood. However, in the last two decades, with the initiation of major infrastructure projects, it has resurfaced as a site for open contestation. Neoliberal expansionism, resource use and geopolitics have dominated recent mappings of the littoral. Today, highly specialised capital, infrastructural, ecological, and migratory flows occupy the sea lanes from Canton to Zanzibar. Despite these ‘newer’ neoliberal algorithms, its peoples have continued to chart their own cultural and aesthetic visions, highlighting a need to discuss how the human agency evolves across this terraqueous terrain. In a series of conversations grounded in contemporary practice, Village of Rafts lays the groundwork for an aspirational network across the Indian Ocean littoral.