Weekly Picks: Singapore (5 – 11 March 2018)

TEXTURES, A Weekend with Words

Textures – A Weekend With Words, The Arts House, 9 – 11 March

Presented by The Arts House and co-commissioned by #BuySingLitTextures – A Weekend With Words is an inaugural literary festival taking place from 9 – 11 March, chockablock with performances, workshops, book-themed exhibitions, and over 30 panel discussions, all in honour of homegrown literature, and the energetic, growing community that has contributed and shaped the literary scene here. Textures invites you to fall in love with the power and beauty of words by offering a variety of events crossing genres: theatre, design, music, film, among others, crossing the various cultures and languages in Singapore, as well. For more information, head to the Arts House website.

I Light Marina Bay, Marina Bay Singapore, 9 Mar – 1 Apr, 7:30pm – 11pm

The annual festival of sustainable light installations is back at Marina Bay Waterfront, featuring sculptures and artwork from international and local artists from Canada, Thailand, Australia, Singapore and more. In addition to the installations, which are free to view, there will also be performances, a carnival, the inflatable art park Art-Zoo, food kiosks, and a pop-up bar, some of which may require payment. This year, the organising team has been collecting used plastic bottles, milk bottles, and cold brew coffee bottles that will be used for three sustainable artworks presented at the festival. Keep updated with more information at the official website.

Alter Egos (Pink Gajah Magic Lab) by Pink Gajah Theatre, 393 Joo Chiat Place, 9 – 11 Mar, various timings

Alter Egos is the product of our Pink Gajah Magic Laboratory which has brought four artists together: playwright Euginia Tan, director Catherine Ho, and performer-devisers Claire Teo and John Chow, under the mentorship of the Pink Gajah team including acclaimed performance-maker Sharda Harrison and sound designer Sean Harrison. This is a work-in-process which will be performed at the Rumah Gajah home studio. Alter Egos has been under Centre 42’s basement lab workshop since May 2017. Alter Egos explores the relationship between two people, tired, repressed and struggling at the bottom of hierarchy in every day Singapore, as they try to make sense of their relationship. Find out more at the Facebook event page.

The Father by Pangdemonium, Victoria Theatre, until 18 Mar

The multiple award-winning and internationally acclaimed exploration on dementia and the toll it takes on an aging father, his daughter and caretakers, The Father by French playwright Florian Zeller (with an English translation by Christopher Hampton) gets a Singaporean treatment in Pangdemonium’s opening production of their 2018 season. It’s a gripping and visceral experience as it draws the audience into the mind of 70-year-old Andre, that is rapidly growing disoriented and fragile. More than that, it’s a story about empathy, memory, and the lengths we go to to keep love alive. Find out more at Pangdemonium.

Optimism is Ridiculous: The Altarpieces by Natee Utarit, The Private Museum, until 11 Mar

Thai visual artist Natee Utarit subverts traditions of classical Christian iconography and religious paintings with elaborate frames and settings with a series of 7 diptychs, triptychs and polyptychs from his Optimism is Ridiculous series, which began in 2012. The series questions and critiques Western cultural imperialism, the art market, capitalism, Previously showcased at Ayala Museum, the Philippines and the National Gallery of Indonesia, this exhibition is co-presented in Singapore by The Private Museum and Richard Koh Fine Art. Find out more at The Private Museum.



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