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Arts Picks: Transcend: 50 Years Of Modern Art, Drama Box's The Lesson and more

Chieu Shuey Fook's Bull Jump
Chieu Shuey Fook's Bull JumpPHOTOS: CHIEU SHUEY FOOK, KEVIN LEE, NICHOLAS KOH & TAN JIAHUI
The Lesson
The LessonPHOTOS: CHIEU SHUEY FOOK, KEVIN LEE, NICHOLAS KOH & TAN JIAHUI
State Of Change
State Of ChangePHOTOS: CHIEU SHUEY FOOK, KEVIN LEE, NICHOLAS KOH & TAN JIAHUI

TRANSCEND: 50 YEARS OF MODERN ART

Pioneers of the modern art movement in Singapore showcase their current works along with creations from as far back as 50 years ago. Look out for works from octogenarian artists such as Chieu Shuey Fook's Bull Jump (metal relief, 2014) or Swee Khim Ann's Majestic Lush Landscape.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Tuesday, 11am to 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: visualartscentre.sg


STATE OF CHANGE

This exhibition brings together two photography projects about vanishing or soon-to-disappear landmarks. Some Other Way by Nicholas Koh and Tan Jiahui is a colourful showcase of items collected from hawkers at the Sungei Road Flea Market, slated for closure next week. Singapore's Vanished Public Housing Estates by Koh Kim Chay and Eugene Ong records the 15 estates built by HDB's predecessor, the Singapore Improvement Trust.

WHERE: Deck, 120A Prinsep Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Till July 22, noon to 7pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays), noon to 5pm (Sundays). Curator's tour at 3pm tomorrow. ADMISSION: Free, registration required for curator's tour at tinyurl.com/y9b2wpgw or e-mail carine@deck.sg


1ST SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC COMPETITION

Sit in on this competition, which is open to solo talent aged 30 or younger in the following categories: violin, viola, cello, piano, winds (woodwind and brass) and voice (female and male). Winners get to perform in music festivals in China, Russia, Estonia, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Competition rounds held today and tomorrow are open to the public. Prize-winners perform in a concert on Sunday.

WHERE: Various locations at The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 10am to 5pm (competition), Sunday, 6pm (prize-winners concert) ADMISSION: $20 at the door


THE LESSON

Over the next three weeks, theatre group Drama Box restages its critically acclaimed 2015 production, The Lesson. In this participatory drama, the audience decides between preserving or condemning landmarks to make way for a fictitious MRT station. The piece is led by creator Li Xie and will be staged in an inflatable, mobile GoLi theatre. This week's performance is at Bugis, moving to Toa Payoh and Hougang later in the month.

WHERE: Open space beside Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: Free, donations optional. Registration required at thelesson.eventbee.com INFO: In Mandarin today, in English tomorrow

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2017, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe