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Arts Picks: Story Of The Forest And Singapore, Very Old Tree, O Fortuna! Carmina Burana, and more

Glass Rotunda: Story Of The Forest And Singapore, Very Old Tree
Glass Rotunda: Story Of The Forest And Singapore, Very Old TreePHOTOS: TEAMLAB, WILD RICE, SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM

GLASS ROTUNDA: STORY OF THE FOREST AND SINGAPORE, VERY OLD TREE

The glass rotunda of the National Museum of Singapore reopened this month with a visually stunning virtual rainforest created by Japanese digital art collective teamLab and based on paintings from the museum's historic William Farquhar Collection. At the base of the rotunda is Singaporean artist Robert Zhao's Singapore, Very Old Tree, which has personal stories and photos of very old trees around the island.

WHERE: Glass rotunda, Level 2 National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: 10am to 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free for Singapore citizens, permanent residents, children aged six and younger, and first caregivers of people with disabilities. For foreigners: $15 (adults), $10 (seniors aged 60 and older, students and people with disabilities) INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg


O FORTUNA! CARMINA BURANA

Community ensemble Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra presents Carl Orff's resounding choral work, Carmina Burana, with The Joy Chorale, directed by Khor Ai Ming. Adrian Tan conducts and the concert is presented in collaboration with the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Sunday, 5pm ADMISSION: $15 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to sistic.com.sg)


MONKEY GOES WEST

Catch this award-winning child-friendly show before it ends its run. Theatre group Wild Rice restages Monkey Goes West, a musical take on the Journey To The West legend, with Sugie Phua as the titular Monkey. The pantomime is directed by Sebastian Tan. WHERE: Drama Centre Theatre, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm; tomorrow, 2.30 and 7.30pm

ADMISSION: $50 to $80 from Sistic


SINGAPORE BIENNALE: AN ATLAS OF MIRRORS

The unknown inspires several striking works at the ongoing Singapore Biennale. Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie's work, One Has To Wander Through All The Outer Worlds To Reach The Innermost Shrine At The End, has glass sculptures of fantastic beasts on hand-painted maps.

Malaysia's Tan Zi Hao created the bone skeleton of a mythical creature in The Skeleton Of Makara (The Myth Of A Myth, left), showing how stories take on a life of their own.

WHERE: Various locations, but mainly Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, and SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Feb 26, 10am to 7pm (Saturdays to Thursdays), 10am to 9pm (Fridays) ADMISSION: $15 (adults) and $7.50 (students and senior citizens) for Singapore citizens and permanent residents; others, $20 (adults) and $10 (students and senior citizens) INFO: www.singaporebiennale.org

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