Page 3

7–2 9 O C T O B E R 2 017 This edition of Painting with Light examines the significance of art in society by looking at how people live and work with art around the world. It invites viewers to discover films that explore a diverse array of subjects, from the 20 th century’s most visionary manifestos on art to the timeless beauty of Southeast Asian classical art forms; from the explosive energy of the avant-garde to the powerful influence of censorship bureaus. These cinematic stories lay bare the passion and humanity of artists, museum workers and industry professionals, and testify to the transformative power of art. Over 30 award-winning feature-length and short films have been selected for this programme, which consists of four sections:

HOLDING SPACE Films on institutions of art and their communities

WAYS OF SEEING Films on artists and their interventions in society

SPECIAL FOCUS: THE ART COMMISSION Commissioned works by master filmmakers, now restored classics

SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHORTS Short films on the art and culture of Southeast Asia

Find out more at www.nationalgallery.sg/paintingwithlight

Painting with Light: International Festival of Films on Art 2017  

Painting with Light invites viewers to discover films that explore a diverse array of subjects, from the 20th century’s most visionary manif...