Deepika Shetty Arts Correspondent recommends

Affordable Art Fair, Constituent Concreteness, National Theatre Life: Hamlet, Hanuman - The Superhero Monkey

PHOTOS: AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, MIZUMA GALLERY, SRT'S THE LITTLE COMPANY, PARAMOUNT PICTURES

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

The third spring edition of the popular Affordable Art Fair Singapore brings together more than 40 galleries presenting the work of more than 300 artists.

All works are priced between $100 and $10,000, with 75 per cent priced under $7,500.

Dutch artist Max Zorn (above), who works with lightboxes and tape, headlines this edition. There are also art activities for children.

WHERE: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today, noon to 6pm; tomorrow, 11am to 8pm; Sunday, 11am to 6pm ADMISSION: $18 (single entry). Free for children under age 16 INFO: www.affordableartfair.com/singapore


CONSTITUENT CONCRETENESS AT MIZUMA GALLERY

This group exhibition features artists from Indonesia, Japan and Singapore. Each of them presents pieces that respond to the space and are an exploration of the materials they work with.

Indonesian artist Dita Gambiro, who majored in sculpture at the Bandung Institute of Technology, presents an evocative mixed-media piece titled Us (above).

WHERE: Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, 01-34 MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till May 22, 11am to 7pm (Tuesday to Saturday), 11am to 6pm (Sunday), closed on Monday and public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6570-2505 INFO: www.mizuma.sg


NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: HAMLET (PG)

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (above) set a million hearts racing as Sherlock Holmes and now is your chance to see him as Hamlet in this screening of the theatre production at the Barbican in London last year. Lyndsey Turner's interpretation of the Shakespearean tragedy, which shows how a family tears itself apart as a country arms itself for war, has been hailed for its monumental scale.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm; Sunday, 5pm ADMISSION: $22 and $27 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/national-theatre-live/2016/ntlive-hamlet


HANUMAN - THE SUPERHERO MONKEY

This production by Singapore Repertory Theatre's The Little Company takes on a much-loved tale steeped in myth and mystery from the Hindu epic Ramayana. The play (above) is based on stories of Hanuman, a courageous and cheeky monkey god, and features music by London-based sarod virtuoso Soumik Datta.

WHERE: Singapore Repertory Theatre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till April 30, 10am (Tuesday to Friday), 11am and 2pm (Saturday and Sunday) ADMISSION: From $25 from Sistic, group discounts and family packages available INFO: www.srt.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe