TOSA RIMPA: THE PLACES YOU WILL NEVER VISIT BY NAOKO TOSA
In her second solo in Singapore, presented by Ikkan Art Gallery, Japanese media artist Naoko Tosa, breathes new life into the historical Rimpa (also known as Rinpa) school of Japanese painting. This school played a key role in the revival of Japanese art in the Edo period and saw artists use vibrant colours that were applied in a highly decorative manner.
Nature remains a central motif in her video works. With a sharp clash of colours and textures, beginnings and ends intermingle in swift elegiac motions.
WHEN: Till Sept 19, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), closed on public holiday WHERE: Ikkan Art Gallery, 39 Keppel Road, 01-05, Tanjong Pagar Distripark MRT: Tanjong Pagar ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6681-6490 INFO: www.ikkan-art.com
STPI OPEN HOUSE
Over the weekend, visitors to the STPI get to see what goes into the making of a finished print work. Master paper makers and printers will take them through various steps of the processes of paper- and print-making.
Those who prefer not to get their hands dirty can view the exhibition, As We Never Imagined: 50 Years Of Art Making. Specially curated for the jubilee year, this is a showcase of a print-making journey over 50 years.
Catch works by famous artists Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney alongside creations by several Singapore artists including the late Chua Ek Kay and sculptor Han Sai Por.
Artist Justin Lee will meet visitors and make prints with them tomorrow from 2 to 4pm.
WHEN: Tomorrow & Sunday , 1 - 5pm WHERE: Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-3663 INFO: www.stpi.com.sg
HOTEL BY WILD RICE
This weekend, catch what has been called Wild Rice's most ambitious production to date. A Singapore story spanning 100 years is portrayed in a four-hour play split into two shows. It is written by Alfian Sa'at and Marcia Vanderstraaten, and directed by Ivan Heng and Glen Goei.
Established theatre actors such as Pam Oei and Jo Kukathas tell the story of Singapore through a series of scenes that takes place in one hotel room across 100 years. Hotel begins in 1915 with a scene from the Sepoy Mutiny in which more than 400 Indian soldiers rose against the British during World War I, and travels to the present. Part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts.
WHEN: Hotel Part 1 - tomorrow & Sunday, 3pm. Hotel Part 2 - tomorrow and Sunday, 8pm WHERE: Victoria Theatre MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place ADMISSION: Both parts ticketed separately. $40 - $80 from Sistic (www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: www.sifa.sg
SINGAPORE NIGHT FESTIVAL
In its eighth year, the popular outdoor festival features a carousel of angels at the National Museum of Singapore and an energetic street parade of performers (left).
The festival, which ends tomorrow, includes installations, exhibitions and performances by local and international artists. This edition continues the celebrations of Singapore's jubilee year with its theme, Glitz And Glamour.
There is a series of workshops and artist talks for the public to get insights into the creative processes and inspiration behind some of the artwork and performances.
WHEN: Today & tomorrow, from 7pm WHERE: Bras Basah-Bugis precinct MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut/City Hall ADMISSION: Free, some ticketed events INFO: Go to www.nightfest.sg for details