Things to do, watch, listen this week: 4 to 10 Jan
Recharge this week with arts and culture events that promise to rejuvenate the mind and soul. Find solace and hope at a new exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum, visit a solo art exhibition featuring works made duringthe pandemic by a Singapore-based artist, or watch a sharply written comedy about surviving in a dog-eat-dog world. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.
Faith Beauty Love Hope – Our Stories, Your ACM
Explore Asian Civilisations Museum’s collection of personal stories by museum staff and partners about objects in the museum that hold special meaning to them. In doing so, the show invites the public to reflect on things that offer them hope in challenging times. The exhibition will be available until 28 Feb. Learn more about Faith Beauty Love Hope here.
Mike HJ Chang: Calendar Of Dilation
Feast your eyes on a collection of works by artist Mike HJ Chang, made during the Circuit Breaker. Presented by contemporary art gallery Yeo Workshop, this solo exhibition is a nod to how one’s perceptions of time is altered and shaped by their environments. The show is held at Gillman Barracks and will run until 9 Jan. Learn more about Calendar Of Dilation here.
Dive into the depths of vicious office politics with this production of the award-winning play Bull by playwright Mike Bartlett. Staged by local theatre company Wild Rice, the play is directed by Victoria Chen and stars actors Brain Nai, Oniatta Effendi, Selma Alkaff and Dennis Sofian. The show is held at Wild Rice @ Funan from 7 to 9 Jan. Learn more about BULL here.
Enjoy this series of videos which melds poetry with video animation. Produced by leading Malay literary publisherUnggun Creative, the video screenings on Facebook and YouTube will feature 18 poetry recitals by 10 local writers such as Maarof Salleh and Muhammad Khairool Haque. The recitals are released online every week from now until 30 Mar. This project is supported by the National Arts Council under its Digital Presentation Grant. Learn more about Unggun Creative here.
We Are Not Going Back, We Are Coming Around
Explore works by nine artists and art collectives in this series of projects which considers what it means to rebuild in a pandemic-stricken world. Curated by artist Woon Tien Wei, the programme includes works by artists Chu Hao Pei, Shaiful Risan, and Stephanie Chan. It is part of Proposals for Novel Ways of Being, an initiative organised by the National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum to imagine new ways of living in a changing world. This series of artistic projects will be held across various locations island-wide, and it will run until 31 Jan. Learn more about we are not going back, we are coming around here.
(Photos: Asian Civilisations Museum, Yeo Workshop, Wild Rice Theatre, Unggun Creative, The Substation)