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5 – 11 Dec 2016: Singapore

Cheng Ran: In Course of the Miraculous (Southeast Asian premiere) by Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore Sunday 11 Dec 2016, 11am-9pm Following its world premiere at the 14th Istanbul Biennial in 2015, and screenings at Art Basel, K11 Art Foundation…

Preview: Dear Jay by Blue Bean Productions

By Akanksha Raja (530 words, 5-minute read) Blue Bean Productions’ maiden show Dear Jay was spawned from a series of e-mail exchanges between producer and lead actor Benedict Leong and playwright Euginia Tan, about personal experiences coping with mental illness. They had…

28 Nov – 4 Dec 2016: Singapore

Projek Suitcase 2016: Metamorphosis by Teater Ekamatra 30 Nov – 4 Dec, from 7:30pm In the latest edition of Teater Ekamatra, 16 performing artists or performance makers across disciplines and genres have been invited to stage 8 monologues over 2…

Low Octane: SRT’s Disgraced

By Matt Lyon (482 words, 6-minute read) Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced, a modern tragedy about the fall of an apostate Muslim-American lawyer, is a notable inheritor of the realist theatrical tradition. Sadly, it inherits the worst traits: Ibsen’s machine-cut-jigsaw plotting and…

Don’t Say Cheese: Interchange

By Kathy Rowland (988 words, 10-minute read) Spoiler Alert: If you want to enjoy Interchange in all its suspenseful glory, watch the film before you read this review. The 27th Singapore International Film Festival opened last week with the Asian…

Consume Your Art Like a Snickers Bar?

(plu)ral, the art blog begins with The Society of the Spectacle, meets some misshappen heads on the Ratchaprasong Skywalk Art Maze and lands at the Art Stage Singapore 2017 media launch.

Crisis of Masculinity: Best Of (His Story)

By Matthew Lyon (480 words, 6-minute read) The Necessary Stage’s Best Of (His Story) is a response to the company’s 2013 monologue, Best Of that detailed a day in the life of a young Malay-Muslim woman. The project of the original…

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…

14 – 20 Nov 2016: Singapore

Akanksha’s Top Picks in Singapore from 14-20 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 book/art/film/album/event recommendations at akanksha(at)artsequator.com, and in the meantime, here…

Full View: Women in Photography 2016

By Akanksha Raja (800 words, 8-minute read)   The second edition of Objectifs’ annual Women in Photography 2016 programme, co-presented with the Magnum Foundation, is a group exhibition featuring photographic works from 18 contemporary female artists associated with Magnum. While…

Podcast 5: Rent; Musicals

Duration: 28 minutes Reviewer Karin Lai joins Matt Lyon in conversation about Pangdemonium’s October 2016 production of Rent, the Tony-award-winning Broadway musical by Jonathan Larson about a group of New York City bohemians in the mid-1980’s grappling with love, art,…

Necessary Nuance: Best Of (His Story)

 By Kathy Rowland (1010 words, 10-minute read)  Best of (His Story) is a monologue set on a crowded stage. A young man, alone in an apartment decorated by his wife, reflects on his marriage on the day his divorce is…