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Art Picks: Metamorphosis


PHOTO: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY

METAMORPHOSIS

Watch original short stories come to life through the poetic movements of puppets presented by Icelandic performance group Worlds Of Puppets, which is led by master puppeteer Bernd Ogrodnik (photo). The cast ranges from intricate marionettes and rod puppets carved from wood to simple puppets made with silk scarves.

This show is part of the Esplanade's Flipside festival, which spotlights whimsical and unconventional performances that appeal to audiences of all ages.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 and 7.30pm; and Sunday, 2 and 5pm ADMISSION: $35 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)


ODYSSEY: NAVIGATING NAMELESS SEAS

This exhibition on the theme of the ocean features contemporary art from the Singapore Art Museum's permanent collection, artists' collections and new commissions.

Works by 11 artists, mostly from South-east Asia, make up the show, including Algahest by Thailand's Pratchaya Phinthong and the mixed-media work titled Breathing Together by Indonesia's Entang Wiharso. The show includes a research room that features maritime artefacts and, among them, loans from the Republic of Singapore Navy museum.

WHERE: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow to Aug 28, 10am to 7pm (Saturday to Thursday), 10am to 9pm (Friday) ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans and permanent residents, $10 (adults), $5 (students and senior citizens)



PHOTO: ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM

CHRISTIANITY IN ASIA: SACRED ART AND VISUAL SPLENDOUR

More than 150 splendorous objects ranging from intricate miniatures to exquisite ivory carvings tell the story of Christianity in Asia and Christian art made in the region.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sept 11, 10am to 7pm (Saturday to Thursday), 10am to 9pm (Friday) ADMISSION: $9 (Singaporeans and permanent residents), $15 (foreigners; includes admission to permanent galleries)


HOMECOMING II

Following its successful debut last year to mark Singapore's Golden Jubilee, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra's Homecoming concert, which spotlights established Singapore musicians, returns. Featured in this concert, conducted by the orchestra's music director Yeh Tsung, is pianist Melvyn Tan and the popular string ensemble T'ang Quartet. The quartet will perform two world premieres - Zhu Lin's Pastorale In Five Episodes with the orchestra's wind and percussion ensemble, and Gao Wei Jie's Fantastic Landscape Of Rainforest - Reflections On Points And Lines with the orchestra's plucked strings and percussion ensemble.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $30 to $70 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 03, 2016, with the headline 'Art Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe