Things to do, watch, listen this week: 16 to 22 Nov
Spending time online is not without its perks. The wide array of digital arts and culture offerings means you can easily access a variety of arts experiences wherever you are, with the click of a few buttons. This week, explore a virtual exhibition featuring works by a well-known Singapore artist, catch a digital premiere of a contemporary Indian dance performance, or go on an augmented reality art trail. Read on for our recommendations of arts and culture activities you can enjoy this week.
A Century Of Memories
Get up-close with the works of 99-year-old Singapore painter Lim Tze Peng in his solo exhibition. The artist is well known for his unique style of abstract calligraphy and for painting evocative scenes of post-independence Singapore. This online exhibition, held by Ode to Art gallery until 28 Dec, will feature 20 of his new works. Explore Lim’s first virtual exhibition A Century of Memories here.
Pallavi Through Abstractions
Fall in love with classical odissi dance through this online performance by the Singapore-based contemporary Indian dance company, Chowk. The choreography, by Chowk’s artistic director Raka Maitra, explores the dance form’s relationship to space, time and stillness. The show will premiere online as part of the Esplanade’s Kalaa Utsavam: Indian Festival of Arts, and it will be available from 20 to 29 Nov. Book your tickets to catch Pallavi Through Abstractions here.
ARTefact Discovery Trail
Go on a virtual, interactive art walk and discover curious artefacts that transform, with the help of the Artivive app, into augmented reality artworks. The artefacts in this trail are created mostly from hand-drawn images and materials such as recycled paper and tree bark. This virtual art experience is available until 31 Dec. Learn more about the Artefact Discovery Trail here.
Jelajah Bersama Kelana
Don’t miss this vibrant showcase of dikir barat performed by Kelana Purba, an established Malay traditional choral singing group in Singapore. The performance, blending percussion and vocal harmony, is inspired by the stories of Geylang Serai. The show is part of the Arts in your Neighbourhood initiative by the National Arts Council that brings enriching arts experiences to everyone’s doorsteps. The show will be streamed live on 21 Nov at 11am on Kelana Purba’s Facebook page. Catch Jelajah Bersama Kelana here.
Viddsee Juree Awards
Celebrate the best short films in Asia. The event, which takes place online this year, offers film buffs access to everything from podcasts to online film screenings. The line-up of films includes original, heartfelt and entertaining works produced by emerging independent filmmakers from Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. Register and tune in to this year’s Viddsee Juree Awards on 21 Nov here.
(Photos: Ode To Art, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Valerie Ng, Kelana Purba, Viddsee)