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21 – 27 Nov: Singapore

Akanksha’s Top Picks in Singapore from 21 – 27 November 2016

Akanksha is Assistant Editor at ArtsEquator. She grew up in Singapore and graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2014. She gladly invites event recommendations at akanksha(at)artsequator.com, and in the meantime, here are a few shows she’s looking out for this week:

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Cari Makan by Hatch Theatrics, 24 Nov – 26 Nov, Malay Heritage Centre
$25 / $20
Directed by Faizal Abdullah and written by Nadia Cheriyan under the mentorship of Zarina Muhammad, this staging is part of Malay Heritage Centre’s Arts Incubation Programme. The play unfolds through a tale told by a storyteller Lara, about a couple – a midwife and a circumcision specialist – seeking counsel from the village shaman, in longing for a child.
More info.

 

U Lun Gywe
U Lun Gywe

Blossom – The Art of Vietnam, Singapore & Myanmar, 23 Nov – 29 Nov 2016, ION Art Gallery

Featuring works of leading artists from Vietnam (Hoang Hoanh, Hua Thanh Binh, Lim Khim Katy and Lieu Nguyen), Myanmar (U Lun Gywe and U Win Pe) and Singapore (ink painters Anthony Chua and Hong Sek Chern), this week-long exhibition is presented by Galerie K Moeller, which specialises in Vietnamese art, and online gallery Chryse Fine Art.
More info.

 

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FLOW – Album Launch Concert by SA (仨) 24 Nov & 25 Nov, Aliwal Arts Centre
$30 / $18

6-year-old Singapore experimental music trio SA (仨) creates soundscapes that fuse traditional and modern, defying rigid categories of genre and style. With a recent tour of Japan and a series of other local and international gigs under their belt, the trio launches their latest album entitled FLOW with a concert that incorporates visuals by Singaporean media artist Brandon Tay.
More info.

 

Image by Jamie Paul, 2016

MA In Fine Arts: Work-in-Progress: Freshly Squeezed, ends 11 Dec, LASALLE College of the Arts

A showcase of LASALLE’s Fine Arts MA students’ works-in-progress, including installation, painting, photography and drawing.
More info.

Talks/Workshops/Misc

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Gajah Gallery

Stories of and from Santiniketan – Jasdeep Sandhu with Yin Ker, 23 November 6:30pm, Gajah Gallery

Jasdeep Sandhu, founder and director of Gajah Gallery, discusses his research in the south-east Asian alumni of Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan founded by Rabindranath Tagore, together with Yin Ker, who shares her research in the school’s Myanmarese alumni Bagyi Aung Soe.
More info.


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Alfian Sa’at in the Living Room: New Directions in Malay Theatre, 
24 Nov 8pm, Centre 42

Sit in on a discussion among Malay playwrights, Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit, Irfan Kasban, Nabilah Said, and Nessa Anwar, and Alfian Sa’at on situating their Malay language works in the Singapore theatre landscape and the issues that arise in their writing process.
More info.

 

The Substation
The Substation

Armenian Clinic, various timings, at The Substation

Film as alternative therapy. Share your emotional ailments, heartbreak, existential crises, and have a healthy dose of cinema prescribed. Local filmmakers including K Rajagopal, Sherman Ong, and Kirsten Tan don doctors’ scrubs and prove that art is as good a medication as any. More info.

 

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