Things to do, watch, listen this week: 19 to 25 Jul
Slow down this week and let art soothe your soul. Check out a digital photography series on well-loved hawker centres in Singapore, watch a play that tackles topics of intimacy and ageing, or feast your eyes on contemporary Singapore fashion at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities for a relaxing week.
Our Hawker Culture: Built For Great Taste
Discover the beauty of Singapore’s hawker centres through this online photography showcase comprising more than 100 photographs of popular eating spots such as Tiong Bahru Market and Pasir Ris Hawker Centre. The photographs were shot by Singapore photographers Fabian Ong, Khoo Guo Jie, Lee Yik Keat and Rebecca Toh. Learn more about Our Hawker Culture: Built For Great Taste here.
Not Grey: Intimacy, Ageing And Being
Don’t miss this online performance which explores the experiences of an ageing woman seeking intimacy in today’s society. The production combines video vignettes with an interactive performance, and it is conceptualised and directed by artist Salty Xi Jie Ng. Presented by arts organisation T:>Works, the play has an advisory rating of NC16 for its mature content, and attendance is for women only. The show streams online until 25 Jul. Get tickets to Not Grey: Intimacy, Ageing and Being here.
Swing by the Asian Civilisations Museum and check out this exhibition on contemporary Singapore fashion by Singapore designers. Presented in collaboration with the School of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts and the Textile and Fashion Federation, the show includes fashion pieces by established designers such as Andrew Gn, Goh Lai Chan and Priscilla Shunmugam, as well as creations by the finalists of the fashion design competition Singapore Stories 2020. The exhibition is on until 19 Dec. Learn more about #SGFASHIONNOW here.
Re_Examine | Neurotic Metropolis: Hema Upadhyay, Shambhavi Singh, Thukral & Tagra
Be captivated by the mixed media artworks of four Indian artists – Hema Upadhyay, Shambhavi Singh, and Thukral & Tagra, an artist duo consisting of Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra – that hope to reveal the complexities of globalisation. The exhibition, presented by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, features paintings, prints and sculptures that re-evaluate the rapidly moving world we live in, and rethink the surreptitious realities beneath the luminous face of progress. It is held at Artspace@Helutrans in Keppel Road until 26 Jul.Learn more about Re_Examine | Neurotic Metropolis: Hema Upadhyay, Shambhavi Singh, Thukral & Tagra here.
Screening: By Design
Catch this experimental art performance where performers interact with vibrantly coloured 3D designs and structures by graphic design artists Vanessa Ban and Amber Vittoria, as well as media artist Zach Lieberman. Presented by the home-grown Cake Theatrical Productions, the online performance is available on-demand until 31 Jul. Learn more about Screening: By Design here.
(Photos: Rebecca Toh, T:>Works, Asian Civilisations Museum, STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay)