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.
Collisions: Information, Harmony And Conflict
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.
OMM: Die Walküre
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.
Life Aftermath Afterlife
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.
2219: Futures Imagined
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.
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)