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Art Picks: A Letter/singapore, North of the DMZ, and more

A soldier at a parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Oct 10 last year to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party. A photographer making an "official" group picture, using an 8x10 camera, of the "educated youth" of the Youth Shock Briga
Bill T. JonesPHOTO: IAN DOUGLAS

A LETTER/SINGAPORE

Tony Award-winning American choreographer Bill T. Jones presents an impressionistic take on Singapore in a production featuring students from the Lasalle College of the Arts and professionals from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts.

WHERE: The Singapore Airlines Theatre, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $25, $40 and $55 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to sistic.com.sg). Tickets are selling fast


A soldier at a parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Oct 10 last year to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party. A photographer making an "official" group picture, using an 8x10 camera, of the "educated youth" of the Youth Shock Briga
PHOTO: STEPHEN KAHN

BORDERLANDS

In the closing weekend of the Singapore International Festival of Arts, watch Grammy-nominated pipa player Wu Man (above) perform with exponents of Uighur music in a concert that explores links between Chinese and Central Asian traditions.

WHERE: Sota Studio Theatre, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $40 from Sistic


A soldier at a parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Oct 10 last year to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party. A photographer making an "official" group picture, using an 8x10 camera, of the "educated youth" of the Youth Shock Briga
A photographer making an “official” group picture, using an 8x10 camera, of the “educated youth” of the Youth Shock Brigade at the site of a water conservancy project in Bei’an county, Heilongjiang province, in June 1976. PHOTO: LI ZHENSHENG

WITNESS: THE ARCHIVE OF CULTURAL REVOLUTION

China-born Li Zhensheng risked his life when taking many of these photographs in the 1960s and 1970s. Propaganda shots of the Cultural Revolution join long-hidden images, such as Mao Zedong's Red Guards forcing monks to "self-criticise" after the monastery was vandalised. The exhibition is part of the Singapore International Photography Festival.

WHERE: Print and Film Gallery, Level 1 The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Gallery 1 MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow to Oct 29, 11am to 8pm (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday and public holiday ADMISSION: Free  INFO: www.sipf.sg


A soldier at a parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Oct 10 last year to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party. A photographer making an "official" group picture, using an 8x10 camera, of the "educated youth" of the Youth Shock Briga
A soldier at a parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Oct 10 last year to mark the 70th anniversary of the country’s ruling party. PHOTO: AP PHOTO/ WONG MAYE-E

NORTH OF THE DMZ

For all the headlines about North Korea, everyday life in the country remains mysterious. Singapore photojournalist Wong Maye-E, who works for the Associated Press, offers some insight at her exhibition, which features images of official parades as well as commuters and newlyweds.

WHERE: Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Till Oct 15, noon to 7pm (Tuesday to Saturday), noon to 4pm (Sunday), closed on Monday ADMISSION: Free

Correction Note: The story was edited to clarify that for the item on Witness: The Archive Of Cultural Revolution, admission to the exhibition is free. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2016, with the headline 'Art Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe