NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE - REFRAMING MODERNISM
It is the closing stretch of the first major exhibition by National Gallery Singapore. Reframing Modernism showcases South-east Asian artists such as Singapore's Georgette Chen alongside Pablo Picasso and Russia's Wassily Kadinsky. Some 200 paintings are on display in this show developed with France's Centre Pompidou.
WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till July 17, 10am to 7pm (Monday to Thursday and Sunday), 10am to 10pm (Friday and Saturday) ADMISSION: Free admission on July 9-10, July 16-17 (Saturday and Sunday); prices on weekdays as follows:$15 (adult) and $10 (child) for Singaporeans; $25 (adult) and $20 (child) for foreigners INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg
I KNOW WHY THE REBEL SINGS
Part of The O.P.E.N, the run-up to the Singapore International Festival of Arts later this year, photojournalist Newsha Tavakolian's exhibition showcases images of war, humanitarian tragedy and women. The display made headlines after the Media Development Authority disallowed 15 of her photos depicting female Kurdish soldiers taking up arms against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
WHERE: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 11am to 10pm ADMISSION: Free with O.P.E.N. Pass, $45 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg). Limited single-entry tickets ($10) at the door. INFO: www.sifa.sg/theopen
Also part of The O.P.E.N., this weekend event conceived by Noorlinah Mohamed has eight artists from Singapore, Yogyakarta and Germany re-creating Singapore's nightclub scene of the 1940s and 1950s at the Old Kallang Airport. Expect a cutting-edge mix of music, digital media, installation and performance art.
WHERE: Old Kallang Airport WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 6.30 to 11pm ADMISSION: Free with O.P.E.N. Pass, $45 from Sistic. Limited single-entry tickets ($10) at the door. INFO: www.sifa.sg/theopen
BALLET UNDER THE STARS
Do not miss Singapore Dance Theatre's annual outdoor ballet programme. This weekend includes choreography from the troupe's artistic director Janek Schergen and Yunnan-born Ma Cong.
WHERE: Fort Canning Green, River Valley Road WHEN: Today, tomorrow and Sunday, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $30 from Sistic INFO: www.singaporedancetheatre.com
Correction Note: An earlier version of this story did not indicate that admission for National Gallery Singapore: Reframing Modernism exhibition is free of charge on the weekends (July 9-10, July 16-17). This has been corrected.