In conjunction with Singapore’s Art Week, Kala Club teamed up with The Artling on 24 January for a night of art-centric revelry. A part of Kala Club’s series of on-going pop-up parties, the Pixelated party partnered with pioneering arts website, The Artling to create this unique, photography-based event.
Located in the ME@OUE’s penthouse, the venue itself was enough to take guests’ breaths away. Perched 19 floors above the Singapore Bay area, the breezy outdoor rooftop provided the perfect backdrop for the evening. Partnering with a series of established brands and publications such as Style Magazine, Belvedere Vodka, Edge of Ember Jewellery and Leica, ensured that all guests would be treated to the lap of all luxuries.
The Artling is an online arts website that focuses on highlighting under-represented Asian artists. In the hopes of exposing them to the international market, The Artling also have a well-represented curation of more internationally recognised artists in their roster of galleries.
With DJ Jon White spinning sexy house tracks to the tropical night’s air, the drinks were flowing, and everyone was bopping. In partnership with Belvedere Vodka, mixed drinks were a mere $10, while bottles went for $198: an offer that surely cannot be missed and will always guarantee for a night of no inhibitions. All vertigo will surely be left at the door in order to welcome an atmospheric night of parties. Furthermore, the photobooth that was set up at the front of the venue was sure to ham up the fun. Helmed by famed photographer, Kevin Ou, he has shot for publications like the Wall Street Journal and FHM, while also photographing contestants for Asia’s Next Top Models.
The likes of Leica were also the sponsored camera of the night, ensuring fantastic photography for the end to a great Arts Week 2014. There was even a small booth for Edge of Ember Jewellery, a handmade line that was developed in Singapore and focuses on Asian artisans. The emphasis on local artisans is deeply rooted in social philanthropy in the hopes to help maintain self-sustainable creative employment.
Barbara Riedjik, Kala Club’s founder – Photo by Kala Club
A see and be seen event, there were gorgeous ladies and gentlemen aplenty. Style Magazine certainly upped the fashion factor and provided goodie bags for all the guests. A well-covered and beautiful evening turned into a night of great fun under the Singapore stars and glittering skyline.