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Arts Picks

PHOTOS: RANJAN RAMCHANDANI, IKKAN ART GALLERY, CRISPIAN CHAN

NOMADE: A TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASE BY JULIEN DE SALABERRY, SUBINA AURORA KHANEJA AND RANJAN RAMCHANDANI

Two photographers and an artist come together for this group show rooted in their travel photography.

Ranjan Ramchandani's images highlight the lives of weavers in Benares, India.

Artist Subina Aurora Khaneja, who works across media, brings to life the colours of India in her images, while travel photographer Julien De Salaberry captures the forgotten aspects of travel.

Nomade offers a fascinating cross-cultural perspective in an overly filtered social media world.

WHERE: The Right Side, Block 81 Loewen Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till March 19, 11am to 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: therightside.co


THE EFFECT

Pangdemonium's latest production - written by British playwright Lucy Prebble and directed by Tracie Pang - is a tight four-actor play that explores whether love and other human emotions are real or chemical.

Volunteers testing a new anti-depressant are increasingly attracted to one another as they receive larger doses of the drug. Lead actors Linden Furnell and Nikki Muller (both above) are observed by two bickering doctors played by Tan Kheng Hua and Adrian Pang.

WHERE: 9 Empress Place, Victoria Theatre MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till March 13, Tuesday to Friday, 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 3pm. No shows on Monday ADMISSION: $35 to $65 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)


SURF AND SURFACES BY N + N CORSINO

Catch this stunning exhibition by French artist duo, Nobert and Nicole Corsino, better known as n + n Corsino. Surf and Surfaces, their first solo presentation in Singapore and South-east Asia, features their choreographic works presented in various digital formats, ranging from dual to multiple channel videos.

Through their unconventional use of technology - one work is presented like a bamboo forest with video works mounted on fragile sticks (above) - the show is a gripping and elaborate construction of real and virtual images of human bodies, and sounds and words in various languages.

Their works have been exhibited internationally, including at the National Gallery for Modern Art New Delhi, Centre Pompidou Paris, the Cannes International Dance Biennial and Seoul International Media Art Biennale.

WHERE: Ikkan Art Gallery, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 01-05 MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today & tomorrow, noon to 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ikkan-art.com


LENINGRAD SYMPHONY

Husband-and-wife team of Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Viktoria Postnikova take the stage with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, with two masterpieces from Shostakovich, including the Seventh Symphony, also known as the Leningrad Symphony.

The piece was composed during the darkest hour in the Nazi siege of the city and is a symbol of resistance against the regime.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $15 to $75 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe