10 – 16 July 2017: Singapore


Talk | Photography and Cold War in Southeast Asia, @ NUS Museum, 11 July, 7 – 8pm

Free with registration at http://ptix.co/2rWIVts

This is a preliminary presentation, a kind of show-and-tell, based on writer, curator and artist Zhuang Wubin’s recent book, Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey (NUS Press, 2016). Zhuang’s primary intention is to share with the audience some of the materials that he has accumulated during his decade-long fieldwork relating, directly or indirectly, to the different facets of photographic production during the Cold War period. The aim is to unpack the varying ways in which photography was being mobilised, subject to personal and institutional desires.

This talk is organised in conjunction with the exhibitions “Who wants to remember a war?” and LINES: War Drawings and Posters from the Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran Collection, which features posters, woodcuts and drawings from the French phase of the Indochina war of resistance against the Americans, and drawings and sketches of life and people at the frontlines.

Speakeasy #32 feat Alfian Saat and Ashley Fifty, 12 July @ Artistry, 8 – 11pm

Speakeasy returns with Alfian Saat and Ashley Fifty!

Alfian Sa’at is a Resident Playwright with W!LD RICE. His published works include three collections of poetry, ‘One Fierce Hour’, ‘A History of Amnesia’ and ‘The Invisible Manuscript’, a collection of short stories, ‘Corridor’, a collection of flash fiction, ‘Malay Sketches’, two collections of plays as well as the published play ‘Cooling Off Day’. Alfian has been nominated ten times for Best Original Script at the Life! Theatre Awards, eventually winning in 2005 for ‘Landmarks’, in 2010 for ‘Nadirah’, in 2013 for ‘Kakak Kau Punya Laki’ (Your Sister’s Husband) and in 2015 for ‘Hotel’ (with Marcia Vanderstraaten).

Ashley Fifty is Singapore’s most patriotic drag queen. She dabbles in all forms of patriotic, nationalist art, and her latest obsession is Singapore literature. From merlions to glistening brown bodies, Ashley Fifty is on a quest to find our national identity through the beauty of men’s words

Film Screening “He Named Me Malala”, @ ESSEC Asia-Pacific, 12 July, 7 – 10pm

Singapore Committee for UN Women, in collaboration with the Malala Fund and ESSEC Asia-Pacific, invite you to celebrate the right to education for girls with us at the screening of the film “He Named Me Malala” on the 12th of July 2017 (Malala Day) from 7 to 10 pm at the Grand Amphitheatre, ESSEC Asia-Pacific.

On the 9th of October 2012, Malala was attacked by a masked gunman of the Taliban terrorist group on the way home from school. A single bullet went through her head, neck and shoulder. The attack had left her unconscious and in critical condition, but she managed to survive the attack. This bullet did not silence her. Instead, Malala went on to become a fierce champion of women’s rights and the universal right to education. She co-founded the Malala Fund so as to bring awareness to the social and economic impact of girls’ education and to empower young girls to speak out against social injustices. For her efforts, she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17, becoming the youngest ever recipient of the prize. Her birthday, 12th of July, was declared as Malala Day by the United Nations, in order to honour her and to raise awareness about the right to education, especially for young girls. 


Existence Resistance: Solo Exhibition by Marie Wong, 14 – 15 July, @ The Substation

Existence Resistance is a show about battling societal presures of normativity. Each piece discusses a secret narrative behind the eyes of each individual fighting the urge to succumb to social pressure. The mediums used are mixed media, graphite and oils.
Opening: 14 July 2017, 5 pm – 9pm
Exhibitiion: 14 July 2017,Friday 5 pm – 9pm
15 July 2017, Saturday 10am – 6pm


Makers Pop Up — PRINT / PRINT (II), @ K+ Curatorial Space, 15 July, 11am – 7pm

Organised by independent bookstore, BooksActually, this regular pop-up series aims to bring printed matter makers together and build a stronger voice for the community.

Each edition seeks to introduce a refreshing line up of makers ranging from illustration prints, zines, books, textile creations and more!

To find out more or sign up as a vendor for future editions, send an email to our elves – racy@booksactually.com & theodora@booksactually.com – with your brand bio, website and photos.

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