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Best Of (His Story), Art Day Out and more

ArteFACT; Unearthing Relics Of The Future by Francis Ng at Gillman Barracks. Cathay (2016), a print on crystal acrylic.
PHOTO: CRISPIAN CHAN

BEST OF (HIS STORY)

In this play written by Haresh Sharma and directed by Alvin Tan, actor Sani Hussin (above) takes on the role of a man who is seeking a divorce. The actor offers the audience a look at a day in his life, as well as a glimpse of his past, dreams and beliefs. This play complements Best Of (Her Story), which was staged in 2013 and starred actress Siti Khalijah Zainal as a young Malay-Muslim wife going through a divorce.

WHERE: The Necessary Stage Black Box, 278 Marine Parade Road MRT: Eunos WHEN: Till Sunday; 8pm (today and tomorrow); 3pm (tomorrow and Sunday) ADMISSION: $35 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

ArteFACT; Unearthing Relics Of The Future by Francis Ng at Gillman Barracks. Cathay (2016), a print on crystal acrylic.
ArteFACT; Unearthing Relics Of The Future by Francis Ng at Gillman Barracks. PHOTO: FRANCIS NG

ART DAY OUT

The launch of an outdoor art installation by artist Francis Ng and a new art fair, A Gillman Affair, are two highlight events among the slew of art activities and programmes taking place tomorrow at the Gillman Barracks art enclave. The art fair will feature works of art and art publications by participating galleries such as Arndt Fine Art, Fost Gallery and Sullivan+Strumpf. Artist Zai Kuning, who will be representing Singapore at the prestigious Venice Biennale next year, will also open his studio to visitors.

WHERE: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 to 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: bit.ly/ArtDayOutNov2016

ArteFACT; Unearthing Relics Of The Future by Francis Ng at Gillman Barracks. Cathay (2016), a print on crystal acrylic.
Cathay (2016), a print on crystal acrylic. PHOTO: CHEN SAI HUA KUAN AND WANG RUOBING

GONE BY, JUST BEFORE THE PRESENT TIME

Historical landmarks in Singapore are the subject of this exhibition featuring mixed-media works co-created by artists Chen Sai Hua Kuan and Wang Ruobing. The works explore personal and collective memories of Singapore landmarks through overlapping images, which create optical illusions and render the familiar icons slightly foreign.

WHERE: iPreciation, 01-01 HPL House, 50 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Nov 26, 10am to 7pm (weekdays), 11am to 6pm (Saturdays), by appointment on Sundays ADMISSION: Free

ArteFACT; Unearthing Relics Of The Future by Francis Ng at Gillman Barracks. Cathay (2016), a print on crystal acrylic.

CREATING A SOCIETY OF EMPATHY

The author of eight novels, Jonathan Friesen (above) often explores in his writings the pain and joy of those who live with mental health issues. His acclaimed novel, Jerk, California, stems from his personal experience with Tourette syndrome and epilepsy. He is here for the Singapore Writers Festival and will be speaking on the value of fostering kindness and empathy.

WHERE: Auditorium, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 11.30am to 12.30pm ADMISSION: $20 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 11, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe