Huang Lijie Arts Correspondent recommends

Arts Picks: The Sovereign Forest, STPI Open House, Secret Landscapes

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THE SOVEREIGN FOREST

This solo exhibition by acclaimed New Delhi-based artist Amar Kanwar is an absorbing and poetic depiction of the strife that plagues the state of Odisha in east India as the local community clashes with the authorities and corporations over the use of the resource-rich land. The exhibition comprises film and installations, and a curator-led tour of the show will be held today at 7pm.

WHERE: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Oct 9, noon to 7pm (Tuesday to Sunday), noon to 9pm (Friday), closed on Monday, open on public holiday ADMISSION: Free


STPI OPEN HOUSE

Those curious to learn more about papermaking and printmaking, as well as their various applications in art and craft, can do so at the annual open house of Singapore's premier print- and papermaking centre, STPI. The centre's printers will demonstrate techniques such as etching and screen printing, and visitors can try their hand at making prints.

WHERE: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday, 1 to 5pm ADMISSION: Free


HAN SAI POR: SECRET LANDSCAPES

The latest solo show by leading Singapore sculptor Han Sai Por focuses on a new body of work - acrylic-on-canvas paintings (inset) inspired by her recent artist residency at the Bali Purnati Center for the Arts. While the choice of medium is not common to her body of work, the theme of the paintings - nature - is familiar to her oeuvre. She will be giving a talk tomorrow at 11am on her residency in Bali.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street, 02-06 MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sept 25, 10am to 7pm (weekday), 11am to 5pm (weekend) ADMISSION: Free



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MAMMA LUNA

Theatrical elements such as clowning and miming come together in this whimsical, wordless performance by Taiwanese actress Huang Kai-lin (above), which probes issues of ageing and death. The show is performed in Mandarin with English surtitles and is part of the M1 Chinese Theatre Festival. WHERE: Black Box@Centre 42, 42 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah

WHEN: Thursday to Aug 14, 8pm (Thursday to Saturday), 3pm (Saturday and Sunday) ADMISSION: $38 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 05, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe