What’s On This Weekend: 3 to 5 January 2020 | A List

What’s On This Weekend: 3 to 5 January 2020 | A List

Welcome to the first weekend of the year and a new decade. Kickstart it in a meaningful way with arts and culture events. Admire well-made art, explore what the future holds at a futuristic exhibition or get acquainted with the history of Chinatown through a guided tour. Keep reading for our picks on things to do this weekend.

Visual Arts
Collisions: Information, Harmony And Conflict

gillman barracks collision

Feast your eyes on this art exhibition at Gillman Barracks, featuring intricate sculptural works by Korean artist Chun Kwang Yong. Each of his work is made up of thousands of triangular polystyrene pieces wrapped in mulberry paper, hand-painted and arranged together like puzzle pieces. Details about Collisions: Information, Harmony and Conflict here.

Music
OMM: Die Walküre

mom die walkure

Go on an epic cosmic adventure through mythical worlds with Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre, as a pair of young lovers pursue a forbidden love against all odds. Wagner’s music drama will be staged this weekend at the Esplanade by the Orchestra of Music Makers, and with theatre practitioner Edith Podesta as director. Details about OMM: Die Walküre here.

Visual Arts
Life Aftermath Afterlife

taksu gallery life aftermath afterdeath

Don’t miss your last chance to catch a free exhibition this weekend by Filipino artist Arturo Sanchez Jr, who makes use of collages to depict the different nuances in human behaviour. This exhibition is held at TAKSU Galleries in Holland Village. Details about Life Aftermath Afterlife here.

Multidisciplinary
2219: Futures Imagined

2219 art science museum

As we enter a new decade, travel into the future to contemplate what life in Singapore might look like in 200 years at this ArtScience Museum exhibition. The show is inspired by the work of Singaporean writer and poet Alvin Pang, and it features works from both local and international artists. Details about 2219: Futures Imagined here.

Heritage
Streets Alive

streets alive singapore

Explore Singapore’s multicultural roots with this guided cultural tour of Chinatown. The tour will tap on modern technology, such as the use of virtual reality, to create a fresh and immersive experience of heritage-rich Chinatown. This event is part of Singapore Art Week, an annual celebration of visual art organised by the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board, about Streets Alive here.

(Photos: Gillman Barracks, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, TAKSU, ArtScience Museum and Changi Travel Services)

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