Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent recommends

The Studios: With/out, Exquisite Trust (Blindly Collective Collaborations), and more

(From far left) Ridwan Ramli, Syafiq Halid, Alif Syazwan and Rosemainy Buang are putting on a concert at Centre 42 Black Box.
Janice Koh PHOTOS: KAIZEN X SOUND LAB, NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD, TUCKYS PHOTOGRAPHY

THE STUDIOS: WITH/OUT

Artist Loo Zihan and performer Janice Koh reinterpret a docu-theatre monologue about living with Aids in Singapore. It was devised by the late Paddy Chew - the first person in Singapore to publicly come out as being HIV-positive - with playwright Haresh Sharma and director Alvin Tan of The Necessary Stage. The performance is part of the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay's annual The Studios season.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 3 and 8pm; Sunday, 3pmADMISSION: $35 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/the-studios/2017


EXQUISITE TRUST (BLINDLY COLLECTIVE COLLABORATIONS)

This exhibition is produced by STPI as part of its 15th-anniversary programme. It features composite works by Belgium-born Carsten Holler, German artist Tobias Rehberger, Albania-born Anri Sala and Argentina-born Rirkrit Tiravanija. The four worked together using a free-association game from Surrealist tradition to devise works such as Jitterbugs Tangofly Tagplants.

WHERE: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till April 22, 10am to 7pm (Mondays to Fridays), 9am to 6pm (Saturdays), closed on Sundays and public holidays ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.stpi.com.sg


(From far left) Ridwan Ramli, Syafiq Halid, Alif Syazwan and Rosemainy Buang are putting on a concert at Centre 42 Black Box.

SHAKESPEARE IN PRINT: THE FIRST FOLIO

The first printed collection of Shakespeare's plays is on display (photo) at the 10th floor of the National Library Building until April 23. Visitors can flip through an electronic copy of the nearly 400-year-old book, which is on loan from the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford. On Sunday, Mr Richard Ovenden, who serves as Bodley's Librarian, and Professor Rhodri Lewis of Oxford's faculty of English language and literature will talk about the importance and history of the First Folio.

COMEDIES, HISTORIES AND TRAGEDIES: PUBLIC TALK

Learn why the First Folio matters.

WHERE: The Pod, Level 16 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Sunday, 11am ADMISSION: Free, register at bit.ly/2npaF8l

COMEDIES, HISTORIES AND TRAGEDIES: SHOW AND TELL

Learn fun facts about the First Folio.

WHERE: Level 10 Gallery, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Sunday, 1 to 5pm ADMISSION: Free


(From far left) Ridwan Ramli, Syafiq Halid, Alif Syazwan and Rosemainy Buang are putting on a concert at Centre 42 Black Box.
(From left) Ridwan Ramli, Syafiq Halid, Alif Syazwan and Rosemainy Buang are putting on a concert at Centre 42 Black Box.

KAIZEN X SOUND LAB

Performing arts collective Kaizen M.D. and music organisation Gamelan Asmaradana put four musicians together for a year to experiment with instruments such as the gamelan, guitar, Sundanese kecapi, percussion and synthesisers. The resulting concert features original compositions on the theme of daily life.

WHERE: Centre 42 Black Box, 42 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 (call 9003-6220 or e-mail kaizenxsoundlab@gmail.com) INFO: kaizenxsoundlab.wixsite.com/kaizenxsoundlab

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 24, 2017, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe