Arts Picks: Women Of Wings; Medea; Ling Yang Chang’s solo show; Portable Art Week

Rahimah Rahim
Rahimah RahimPHOTO: WINGS
Birds On The Plain
Birds On The PlainPHOTO: INS’ ART
The Grounds
The GroundsPHOTO: IPRECIATION

Melissa Sim Assistant Life Editor recommends

WOMEN OF WINGS: THEIR STORIES, OUR INSPIRATION

Veteran singer and actress Rahimah Rahim will take the stage with 11 other women - including artists Yeo Yann Yann and Nora Samosir - in this charity production.

Taking the form of a live talk show reminiscent of those in the 1970s and 1980s, the production will showcase true stories from the women on how they faced unexpected challenges in their lives.

Rahimah, 61, will share her thoughts on leading an active lifestyle and acknowledging one's achievements rather than depending on others for their approval.

"As a silver-age lady myself, I think it is right for me to take part in this show and represent the older woman who glows as she ages."

The production will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Society for Wings, a non-profit group focused on empowering women to embrace ageing with confidence. WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront

WHEN: Tomorrow , 8 to 9.30pm ADMISSION: $75 from www.wings.sg ($50 with promo code WOW25) or at the counter at Society for Wings, 05-01 Office Tower, Junction 8, 9 Bishan Place INFO: www.wings.sg


MEDEA

This is theatre company Cake Theatrical Production’s third reimagined classic after Ophelia And Electra, which was nominated for Best Original Script at this year’s M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards.

When Medea’s husband deserts her to marry the daughter of the city’s premier, she is left utterly displaced. Facing imminent exile, she channels her anguish towards vengeance, punishes her enemies and even spills the blood of her own children.

Actress Siti Khalijah Zainal takes on this meaty role, alongside a cast of six other actors. The play is written and directed by Natalie Hennedige.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, Level 3 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $25 and $35 INFO: To book, e-mail admin@caketheatre.com


CITYBEATS – LING YANG CHANG’S INK SOLO

Singaporean ink artist Ling Yang Chang, 54, explores art from Eastern and Western perspectives.

He follows the Jing Ling school of thought, in which artists are not confined to a specific style of painting. Instead, he draws inspiration from various Chinese arts, including poetry, calligraphy, painting and seal-carving.

Some pieces depict more traditional Chinese landscapes, such as Birds On The Plain, 2017, but the ones depicting the city are those that stand out in this exhibition.

In many of his urban works, Ling replaces mountains with buildings and skyscrapers and sees vehicles along the roads as flowing rivers, giving Chinese ink a contemporary feel.

WHERE: INS’ Art International, 03-03 Bras Basah Complex, Block 231 Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Oct 22, 12.30 to 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Call Janet on 9180-7648 or e-mail sales@insart.com.sg


PORTABLE ART WEEK

New art collectors will be able to pick up works by a number of emerging artists at the fourth Portable Art Week.

Paintings cost between $900 and $4,000 each, while sculptures start at $1,200. Singaporean artist Ashley Yeo, 27, is one of the 13 artists featured. Her works, which include The Grounds, attempt to encourage slowness in a world of instant gratification.

WHERE: iPreciation, 01-01 HPL House, 50 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Oct 21, Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 7pm; Saturdays, 11am to 6pm; Sundays and public holidays by appointment only ADMISSION: Free

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2017, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe