Huang Lijie Arts Correspondent recommends

Recalling mother, A French Connection and more

Actresses Claire Wong (right) and Noorlinah Mohamed (left).
Actresses Claire Wong (right) and Noorlinah Mohamed (left).PHOTO: CHECKPOINT THEATRE

RECALLING MOTHER

Veteran actresses Claire Wong and Noorlinah Mohamed speak about life with their mothers in this theatre performance and through it, explore the joys and challenges of mother-daughter relationships.

The work was first performed in 2006 and with each new staging - in 2009 and last year - the parent-child bond it explores is revised and further developed. It is performed mainly in English with some Cantonese and Malay.

This restaging is part of The Studios, The Esplanade's annual series of edgy, genre-bending works.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Till Sunday; 8pm (today and tomorrow) and 3pm (tomorrow and March 27)

ADMISSION: $35 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)


PRACTISING HABITS OF THE DAY

Habitual ways of seeing, communicating and understanding are turned on their head in this group show comprising works by artists such as Turner Prize-winner Laure Prouvost and the Belgian duo Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys.

The duo's early video work, The Bucket (2001), stages domestic scenes that highlight the banal and bizarre while Prouvost's immersive video installation It, Heat, Hit (2010, above) features rapid juxtapositions of text and image that test the limits of the audience's perception.

WHERE: 1 McNally Street, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Gallery 1 MRT: Rochor WHEN: Till April 13, noon to 7pm (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday and public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/ICASgalleries


A FRENCH CONNECTION


PHOTOS: ESPLANADE – THEATRES ON THE BAY, LASALLE

Soak in the rich heritage of chamber music in France at this concert featuring the piano quintets of Camille Saint-Saens, Charles-Marie Widor and Olivier Messiaen.

The works are performed by home-grown chamber music ensemble Take 5 (above) with Lim Yan on piano, Foo Say Ming and Lim Shue Churn on violin, Chan Yoong-Han on viola and Chan Wei Shing on cello.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Sunday, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 from Sistic


YE SHUFANG: THE LOSS INDEX II

In this exhibition, artist Ye Shufang uses honey to explore ideas of loss. Her earlier exhibitions, The Loss Index: Perishables And Other Miscellanea (2013) and The Happiness Index (2011), sought to calibrate emotions using indices of measurement.

WHERE: 51 Waterloo Street, The Private Museum, 02-06 MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till May 15, 10am to 7pm (weekday), 11am to 5pm (weekend), by appointment on public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 25, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe