OCULA | Singapore Lowdown: Must-See Exhibitions

Elaine YJ Zheng, Ocula, December 21, 2022

The Lion City welcomes the new year with the 11th edition of Singapore Art Week (SAW 2023), with over 130 events invigorating the city state from 6 January. Expect to see new works and artistic interventions at galleries, museums, and public spaces from the city centre to the heartlands.


Sarah Choo Jing: Dancing Without Touching
Yeo Workshop, 47 Malan Road
7 January–26 February 2023


Chinese opera singers, cabaret girls, boxers and jesters from 20th-century Singapore sidestep their roles as amusement park performers in Sarah Choo Jing's latest exhibition, which dives into the nuances of entertainment and desire.

Choo Jing contends with the role of entertainment in the past and present, considering the idea of a wonderland as an escapist outlet offering an antidote to reality. Her immersive installation Dancing Without Touching spans video, sculpture, digital prints, and NFTs.

Working across image-making, film, and installation, Choo Jing is known for her uncanny observations of contemporary society, examining individual and collective narratives, interpersonal relationships, and human behaviour.