What’s On This Weekend: 10 to 12 January 2020 | A List
Get into the swing of things this weekend with an exciting array of arts and culture events. Kickstart your Spring festivities early with a Chinese New Year concert, immerse yourself in an experiential play or see the whimsical worlds of author Haruki Murakami come to life. Read on to discover what fun awaits you this weekend.
IMPART Collectors’ Show 2020: Material Agendas
Get an exclusive peek into the private collection of local and regional art collectors at this art exhibition. The show features eye-catching works by famed contemporary artists such as Yinka Shonibare, Bharti Kher, El Anatsui and Eko Nugroho. The exhibition held at the SOTA Art Gallery is part of Singapore Art Week, an annual celebration of visual arts jointly organised by the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board. Details about IMPART Collectors’ Show 2020: Material Agendas here.
Contemplating Kopitiam And Kampong Wa’ Hassan
As you enter a new decade, take a moment this weekend to reflect on the sacrifices we have made as a people and how far along we have come as a nation, in this theatre performance directed by Oliver Chong. The show draws on interviews with millennial actors and texts from two plays by famed Singapore playwrights Kuo Pao Kun and Alfian Sa’at. It will be staged at the NAFA Studio Theatre in Bencoolen Street. Details about Contemplating Kopitiam And Kampong Wa’ Hassan here.
Chinese New Year Concert: Rhapsodies Of Spring
Get into the Chinese New Year mood this weekend with this annual musical concert by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, held at their Concert Hall. Hosted by Capital 95.8FM DJs, the concert includes well-loved evergreens such as a medley of works popularised by songstress Teresa Teng. Details about Chinese New Year Concert: Rhapsodies Of Spring here.
Open Books: The Worlds Of Haruki Murakami
See the magical worlds of best-selling author Haruki Murakami come to life in two colourful dioramas created by Ly Yeow and Tell Your Children. The dioramas are inspired by Murakami’s novels Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and can be enjoyed this weekend at The Arts House Lawn. Details about Open Books: The Worlds Of Haruki Murakami here.
A Tiny Country
Spend the weekend immersed in an experiential play that explores values and people’s relationships with home and land. The audience plays an active role in this performance – as a member of a tiny country and an impartial social scientist who confront dilemmas related to nation-building, such as how resources should be used. The performance is held at Centre 42 in Waterloo Street. Details about A Tiny Country here.
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(Photos: Bharti Kher, Nature Morte, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, The Arts House and Centre 42)