YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is The Heart of a Rainbow, 10 – 7pm @ National Gallery Singapore
Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s most influential artists, and has played a crucial role in key art movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. The first major survey of her work in Southeast Asia, this exhibition focuses on the immersive and expansive nature of her practice. Discover Kusama’s creative vision through paintings, sculptures, videos and installations from the 1950s to the present, including works never shown before. Step into her infinity mirror rooms, explore the development of her intricate nets, dots and pumpkin motifs, and encounter new paintings in which the artist continues to push artistic boundaries.
$15 for Singaporeans / PRs
Travel Writing in a Cross-cultural Context: Hits and Misses, 14 June, 7:30 – 10:00 pm @ The Select Centre
In this talk, travel writer Shivaji Das will propose that there is yet scope for enriching travel experience by engaging in “Non-Required Travel” – exploring the lives of locals typically unheard off or bypassed by visitors, thereby encouraging travellers to seek more meaningful experiences while fostering greater mutual understanding.
The author will cite some stories from his latest book Angels by the Murky River and previous works to elaborate on this proposition. He will also share about the challenges associated with travel writing in a cross-cultural context – from understanding the lives of the homeless in Seoul, to following the death rituals of the animist tribes in Indonesia, contrasting the journeys of Filipino women boxers and beauty pageants, and unearthing the mystery behind the erotic art in the temples of Nepal.
Bach Continuum, 15 June, 7:30 – 9:00 pm @ The Arts House
Featuring internationally acclaimed local violinists Kam Ning and Loh Jun Hong, be captivated by their presentation of the complete set of six sonatas and partitas by one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period, Johann Sebastian Bach.
The three Bach sonatas, in the form of the sonate da chiesa (for the church), and the three Bach partitas, in the form of sonate da camera (for dancing in the chamber or room) will be paired with the Bartok solo violin sonata and the Ysaÿe solo violin sonata No.2, both of which were inspired by the Bach 6.
Join these musicians for both evenings to experience the full suite of the Bach 6!
Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign 2017 Break In! Music Concert, 16 June, 7 – 10pm @ Suntec City Convention Centre, Level 6
The 22nd edition of the Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign (ADAC) – jointly organised by The National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB)! The concert aims to promote a drug free Singapore, while creating opportunities for locals to showcase their talents and further their passion. Local music artistes featured in the concert includes Taufik Batisah, iNCH, Scarlet Avenue, THELIONCITYBOY and The Sam Willows.
An interesting aspect to the concert includes a mentorship programme, in which four lucky mentees that was selected will get to perform ‘live’ with their favourite artistes to support the cause.
Registration starts at 5pm and Event is FREE! More information here
Sungei Road Market: A future for street culture heritage? 18 June, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm @ The Substation
Does an organic street market like Sungei Road Market have any place in modern Singapore? On 11 July 2017, Sungei Road Market will be shut down after over 80 years as a secondhand market. With more than 200 vendors, it is the city’s largest collection of flea market stalls, and is Singapore’s only permanent outdoor market and the only free hawking zone where no licences or stall rentals are required.
Since the announcement of its impending closure, many Singaporeans of all ages have been expressing their feeling for the Market, in their blogs and social media, through photography, video and art projects, as well as signing petitions.
This panel discussion will explore what Sungei Road Market means in terms of social memory, tangible and intangible heritage, public space, urban life, modernity, as well as ways of envisioning the future for Singapore’s street culture living heritage.
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