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Arts Picks: Postmodern Documentary Photography Exhibition, Circle Of Life and more

The Postmodern Documentary Photography Exhibition trains its lens on documentary photography as 10 lensmen, such as Oh Soon-Hwa (whose work French Colonial House is pictured) and Nate Larson, explore new ways of portraying truth through photography.
The Postmodern Documentary Photography Exhibition trains its lens on documentary photography as 10 lensmen, such as Oh Soon-Hwa (whose work French Colonial House is pictured) and Nate Larson, explore new ways of portraying truth through photography. -- PHOTO: OH SOON-HWA 

POSTMODERN DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

This exhibition trains its lens on documentary photography as 10 lensmen, such as Oh Soon-Hwa and Nate Larson, explore new ways of portraying truth through photography. The works presented, including Oh's French Colonial House (2009), also seek new ways of enriching documentary photography with advances in digital technology.

The exhibition was first held at Purdue University in September as part of the Postmodern Documentary Photography Symposium organised by Assistant Professor Min Kim Park of Purdue University, and in collaboration with Associate Professor Oh, coordinator of the photography and digital imaging programme at the Nanyang Technological University's School of Art, Design and Media.

Where: 81 Nanyang Drive, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media, ADM Gallery 2 MRT: Boon Lay When: Till tomorrow, 10am - 5pm (today), noon - 5pm (tomorrow) Admission: Free


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WOLCUM YOLE! - A CHRISTMAS CONCERT

As Christmas rolls around, this free concert, which celebrates the recent re-opening of the Victoria Concert Hall, will help chase away one's inner Scrooge with the soothing, jubilant sounds of Christmas carols.

The performance features the concert hall's magnificent Klais Organ played by organist Margaret Chen, as well as the Singapore Symphony Children's Choir under the baton of conductor Wong Lai Foon.

Where: Victoria Concert Hall MRT: City Hall When: Tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: Free (tickets fully subscribed)


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ART OF GIVING

Whether they are gifts, objects of desire or pieces of art, one thing remains unchanged - the 12 works on display at the Art Of Giving exhibition in Scotts Square are a feast for the senses.

Made by students and alumni of the Lasalle College of the Arts, the objects reflect Singapore's multicultural heritage and range from hand-embroidered ornaments inspired by the design of Peranakan tiles to fashion accessories shaped like local snacks such as kueh tutu and ang ku kueh.

Members of the public can vote for their favourite item by Sunday and stand a chance to win it if the item garners the highest number of votes. The creator of the most popular work will receive $5,000 from the mall's developer, Wheelock Properties, as well as a $10,000 donation to a charity of his choice, made by the developer.

Where: 6 Scotts Road, Scotts Square, Level 2 MRT: Orchard When: Till Dec 30, 10am - 10pm daily Admission: Free


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CIRCLE OF LIFE

Evergreen tunes from popular musicals take centre stage as The Philharmonic Winds, led by its music director Leonard Tan and guest conductor Luk Hoi Yui, perform at this one-night-only concert.

Highlights include Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom Of The Opera and Circle Of Life from The Lion King, the latter performed by Benjamin Kheng of home-grown indie band The Sam Willows.

The evening's programme will also include a medley of well-loved songs from the hit Singapore Mandarin musical, If There're Seasons.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade When: Sun, 7.30pm Admission: $20 - $50 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)