Happenings - Arts

ARTS

BOOKS

Meet-The-Author: Bilahari Kausikan Of Dealing With An Ambiguous World

This book by Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large contains edited versions of five public lectures he gave on the international environment in the post-Cold War era.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Books & Beer X The Substation

Share your books at this book swop. Part of The Substation's A Home For The Arts initiative.

WHERE: The Substation Theatre, Level 1, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/booksandbeersingapore

Meet-The-Author: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan Of Sarong Party Girls

The New York-based journalist's novel is about a young woman and her social status climb in Singapore, where old traditions clash with modern materialism.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet-The-Author: Hanya Yanagihara

The American author of the 2015 Man Booker Prize shortlisted A Little Life will talk about the book as well as her debut novel, The People In The Trees.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Thu, 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


CONCERT

SSO Discovering Music!: The World's A Stage: The Drama Of Opera

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra's associate conductor Jason Lai explores how composers use stories, plays and poems - from Shakespeare's plays to Wagner's music dramas - as inspiration to write great music.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


DANCE

Milieu 2016

Contemporary dance and multimedia design are combined in this production, with guest appearances by former dancers of dance company Frontier Danceland.

WHERE: Drama Theatre, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Nov 18, 8pm & Nov 19, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $31 & $41 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

W/underland

Artist Maya Bhalla combines photography, ceramics and print-making to document the lives that inhabit vacant lots around Singapore.

WHERE: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Today & tomorrow, noon - 7pm; Sun, noon - 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg

3 Nations - 6 Artists: Golden Autumn Collections

This is a private collection of semi-abstract and impressionist works by artists such as Filipino Benjamin Cruz and Singaporeans Tan Choo Kai and Fan Shao Hua.

WHERE: Goshen Art Gallery, 01-506 Suntec City Mall Tower 2, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Till Tue, 10.30am - 9.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9742-3621 INFO: www.goshenartgallery.com

Effing The Ineffable

This exhibition by artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro features Egyptian stone reliefs that have been re-etched onto misconstructed Ikea furniture.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 01-21 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till Nov 13, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com

Paintings By Zhang Chun Lei

The Chinese artist presents 26 oil and acrylic paintings that capture the essence of changing landscapes past and present.

WHERE: AC43 Gallery, 03-39 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm (exhibition opening), Sun - Nov 13, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

The Joy Of Collecting

This exhibition features Oriental and European antiques such as Mughal paintings, classic furniture and vintage cufflinks.

WHERE: Aphorism, B1-11 Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Nov 14, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 11am - 2pm (Sun & Mon) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 8168-9060 INFO: www.aphorism.com.sg

No Limits

Malaysian artist Tan Suz Chiang presents new acrylic and charcoal artworks in a homage to his childhood.

WHERE: Y2Arts Gallery, 01-02 Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow - Nov 15, 11am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-8683 INFO: E-mail info@y2arts.com. Go to www.y2arts.com

Under The Same Dream

In this exhibition of works in oil on canvas, Filipino visual artist Kim Oliveros projects personal histories associated with fabric and paper, based on memories of growing up in a town that once housed a thriving garment-manufacturing district.

WHERE: Element Art Space, 02-13 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Thu - Dec 11, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon; opening reception on Thu, 6.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6883-2001 INFO: elementartspace.com

Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums Of Asia, 1500-1900

More than 180 objects from around the world are on show, exploring the unique heritage of Asian port cities and telling the story of how the global flow of people, goods and ideas contributed to the evolution of multicultural societies in Asia today.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Today - Feb 19, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: $15 TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Danh Vo

Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo presents a series of new sculptures as part of his first outdoor installation in Singapore, which explores issues of cross-cultural identity and the definition of cultural values.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today - Aug 31, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu & public holidays), 10am - 10pm (weekends & eve of public holidays) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

ArtWalk@Wessex

Professional artists living and working in Wessex Estate will open their studios to the public this weekend. There will be talks and demonstrations.

WHERE: Art Studios in Wessex Estate, Portsdown Road MRT: one-north WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/ArtWalkWessex

The Best Of You 2016 Finale Exhibition

Hosted by former radio DJ Divian Nair, this exhibition features written word, spoken word poetry and performances by various personalities, organisations and artists such as Singapore musician Fathin Amira, sushi chef Kenjiro Hashida and jazz pianist Aya Sekine. There will also be workshops and sharing sessions.

WHERE: Central Atrium, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Till Mon, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.the-best-of-you.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 04, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe