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Weekly Picks: Singapore (28 January – 3 February 2019)

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Prologue by The Arts House at the Old Parliament, until 2 Feb

Head on down to The Arts House for a series of programmes that celebrate words and stories from all over the world in conjunction with Light to Night Festival. Pick from a selection of literary, music, and interactive programmes and experience the wonder of words resonating within the House’s intimate spaces through performances of beloved literary classics and moving speeches celebrating the big and small moments in life. More information here.

Shadows IN the Walls by GroundZ-0, National Gallery Singapore, 29–31 Jan, 7 Feb, 11–14 Feb, 18–21 Feb, 7.30–8.30pm, 9–10pm

Join us on an exciting after-hours adventure and uncover hidden tales behind every step and stone of the Gallery’s magnificent building. As you travel through its passageways, encounter a host of characters from the past––from those who had a hand in designing and building the City Hall and Former Supreme Court, to significant historical figures who inhabited the space in all its former glory. Listen to their tales and bring a piece of history home with you. Find out more here.

Weekly Picks: Singapore 28 January 3 February 2019

iLight Singapore – Bicentennial Edition, various locations in the Civic District, 28 Jan – 24 Feb

Singapore’s sustainable light art festival, i Light will return in 2019 with a special i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition. Happening from 28 January to 24 February 2019, the upcoming festival will feature light art installations curated to the theme “Bridges of Time” that invites artists and festival-goers to reflect on Singapore’s history and growth, as well as its connection with the world in the last 700 years. The Festival will also expand its geographical footprint, from its original Marina Bay vicinity to include Civic District, Singapore River and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning.

This special edition will see an intensified effort to bridge people, culture and opportunity through art and sustainability, as a reflection of how Singapore’s historic Civic District and Singapore River, first drew people from different parts of the world here centuries ago. Besides sustainable light art installations, there will also be different lifestyle programmes for Festival-goers to be part of. More information here.

Of Other Places, curated by Wang Ruobing, The Substation, until 3 Feb

Of Other Places is an interdisciplinary exhibition by Singapore artists, photographer, musician, and architect: Fauzy Ismail (Our Musollah), Jeremy Lee (Hell Low), KianWee See, and Singapore-based Thai artist and photographer Juria Toramae. Curated by Dr. Wang Ruobing, the exhibition sets out to address the critical relationship between people and places in Singapore, and visualise the otherness that defines a geographic place within a set of relations. The exhibition also offers engaging programmes including dialogue sessions with artists, writers, architects, scientists, and a guided tour by Dr. Chua Ai Lin. Find out more about the programme here.

Adaptations by Supernormal.sg, at Gilman Barracks, until 9 Feb

Organised by Supernormal, Adaptations features artists who work with technology in different capacities and formats. These might include high-tech implementation of Artifical Intelligence, or low-tech mechanical devices but the works featured demonstrates the poetics of using tech as an artistic medium. Artists featured includes Debbie Ding, Melissa Tan, Darren Ng, Andreas Schlegel, Murasaki Penguin, Jodi Cheung, Adar Ng, Tristan Lim, Eugene Tan, Huijun Lu and Ong Kian Peng. Adaptations is part of Singapore Art Week. Find out more here.

Of Fear and Longing: Art Exhibition Tours | State of Motion 2019, 11 Kampong Bugis, 1 – 2 and 8 – 9 February

A key programme of State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters, Of Fear and Longing are guided night tours which take visitors through 2 different routes of the art exhibition, exploring varied responses to our fear of monsters. Featuring works by renown contemporary Southeast Asian artists Heman Chong, Ho Tzu Nyen, Sung Tieu, Viêt Lê, Yason Banal, and Yee I-Lann, with new commissions by Fyerool Darma, Ho Rui An, Shubigi Rao and architecture firm, Lekker.

Participants may choose from two themes: ‘Fear’ and ‘Longing’. Find out more here.

 

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