Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent and Olivia Ho recommend

Arts Picks: Yayoi Kusama show, The Magic Piano, Imaginarium and Danz Up 2.0

PHOTOS: CHEUNG WAI LOK, DESMOND FOO, FELINE LIM, SINGAPORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

YAYOI KUSAMA: LIFE IS THE HEART OF A RAINBOW

A major survey of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's influential, eye-catching career opens today at the National Gallery Singapore.

It includes immersive art fresh out of the studio, such as mirrored room I Want To Love On The Festival Night (above), as well as old favourites such as the video installation Song Of A Manhattan Suicide Addict (2010).

The exhibition is a collaboration between the gallery and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

WHERE: Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, Level 3, City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sept 3, 10am to 7pm (Sundays to Thursdays and public holidays), 10am to 10pm (Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays) ADMISSION: An all-access pass to the museum and the Yayoi Kusama exhibition is $15 for locals, $30 otherwise INFO: Call 6348-5555 or go to sistic.com.sg or www.nationalgallery.sg

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Akshita Nanda


VCH PRESENTS MAGIC PIANO & THE CHOPIN SHORTS (SSO)

Award-winning animation and live music make a concert perfect for young and old. The Magic Piano (above) is an animated film produced for Chopin's 200th anniversary, about a young girl who seeks her father in a flying piano.

The Chopin Shorts are shorter animations set to Chopin's music. Pianist Lim Yan plays while Joshua Lim narrates.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday, 4pm ADMISSION: $27 (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

Akshita Nanda


IMAGINARIUM: TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

This seventh edition of the annual Imaginarium exhibition enchants children and adults alike with works such as Hiromi Tango's immersive Lizard Tail installation and Floating Mountain (above) by Thai artist Unchalee Anantawat.

WHERE: SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Aug 27, 10am to 7pm (Saturdays to Thursdays), 10am to 9pm (Fridays) ADMISSION: $6 (adults), $3 (students and senior citizens); free for Singapore citizens, permanent residents and children aged below six, as well as every Friday from 6 to 9pm INFO: For all ages. Go to www.singaporeartmuseum.sg

Akshita Nanda


 
 
 

DANZ UP 2.0

Hong Kong street dance arrives on the Singapore stage in this high-octane drama from the Hong Kong Arts Festival, where the story of a young dancer's journey is told through hip-hop, jazz funk and urban dance with a score that fuses Chinese and Western music as well as jazz.

WHERE: Drama Centre, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $32, $45, $60 and $100, excluding booking fees. Discount of 15 per cent for selected seats for students, senior citizens aged 55 years old and above and national servicemen INFO: Call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg/events/danz0617

Olivia Ho

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2017, with the headline 'Arts Picks '. Print Edition | Subscribe