Things to do, watch, listen this week: 8 to 14 Feb
This Valentine’s Day, spend time bonding with your loved ones over intimate arts and culture events. Go on an art-inspired stroll, visit an exhibition about expressions of love in Chinese Singaporean culture, or discover objects of beauty and hope at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities this week to mark Valentine’s Day.
Free Jazz III. Sound. Walks
Looking to jazz up romantic walks with your significant other? Give this experiential arts project a go. Blending sound with music, this event takes place in non-gallery spaces, bringing people together through the arts. The project features works by Tini Aliman, Bani Haykal and Ramesh Krishnan, and it is presented by the Nanyang Technological University Centre for Contemporary Art (NTU CCA). This programme is on until 31 Mar. Learn more about Free Jazz III. Sound. Walks here.
All Walks Of Love
Discover love and its myriad expressions in Chinese Singaporean culture at this exhibition organised by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. The show includes interactive installations such as a nostalgic playground, and dreamy backdrops to pose for IG snaps. The show is on until 28 Feb, and it is part of RE•MIX 2k21, a Chinese culture festival for youth. Plan your visit to All Walks Of Love here.
ThINK: Chinese Calligraphy, Connoisseurship, And Collecting
Explore the intimate relationship between collector, collection, and the making of an arts legacy in this exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum. It features the collection of Dr Yuan Shao Liang, a long-time supporter of the museum. Items on display include important books and letters from the Ming and Qing periods. This exhibition is on until 25 Apr. Learn more about thINK: Chinese Calligraphy, Connoisseurship, and Collecting here.
An Unnatural History
Check out this vibrantly coloured mural on the hoarding of the Singapore Art Museum in Bras Basah Road, which depicts local culture and nature, together with the history and architecture of this area. The mural is painted by popular Singapore artists Lee Xin Li and Darel Seow. Find the hidden QR code in the mural and scan it to take part in a fun, online activity that introduces the public to Singapore’s natural and built environment. The mural is on display until 6 Jun. Learn more about An Unnatural History here.
Fall in love with Indonesian textile artist Mulyana’s large-scale installation of colourful crocheted sea creatures at the Esplanade Concourse. The whimsical work was created in response to the pandemic, and invites passers-by to consider the importance of fostering mutual respect. The installation is on display until 2 May. Learn more about Diver(sea)ty here.
(Photos: Christa Donner and Andrew S. Yang, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Asian Civilisations Museum, Lee Xin Li and Darel Seow, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay)