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LISABEL TING RECOMMENDS

Lisabel Ting's weekend arts picks

Published on May 16, 2014 8:02 AM
 
Vietnamese-American artist Phi Phi Oanh turns lacquer from a protective finish into a medium for a light installation in Palimpsest (above). -- PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, ST FILE, LIZ LINDER, TAN NGIAP HENG FOR DRAMA BOX, ART OUT

SENANG

In Drama Box's Senang, playwright Jean Tay draws inspiration from the violent 1963 riots on the former penal colony Pulau Senang. The superintendent of the prison believed that he could reform the criminals through hard labour, but during the riots, all 316 detainees revolted, razing the penal colony to the ground. The play stars an all-male ensemble including (clockwise from far left) Peter Sau, Neo Hai Bin, Tay Kong Hui, Rei Poh, Oliver Chong and Ong Kian Sin.

Where: School of the Arts Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Till May 25, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 2.30 & 8pm (Sat), 2.30pm (Sun)Admission: $45 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

Info: Mature content & coarse language

NO COUNTRY: CONTEMPORARY ART FOR SOUTH AND SOUTH-EAST ASIA

The Centre for Contemporary Art in Gillman Barracks is hosting a small-scale show, No Country, by the famous Guggenheim Museum in New York. The exhibition is part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, which aims to strengthen representation of art from different parts of the world. Leading Singapore contemporary artist Tang Da Wu's installation work Our Children (above), inspired by a Teochew parable, is shown alongside those of other regional heavyweights such as multi-disciplinary Indian artist Shilpa Gupta's 1:14.9.

Where: Centre for Contemporary Art, 43 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park When: Till July 20, noon - 7pm (Tue - Thu, Sat & Sun), noon - 9pm (Fri)Admission: Free

TALK ON THE LIFE AND ART OF GEORGETTE CHEN

Art Outreach Singapore traces the life and work of local pioneer artist Georgette Chen (1906-1993) in this talk by Mae Anderson, the initiative's chairman.

 
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-- PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, TAN NGIAP HENG FOR DRAMA BOX, ART OUTREACH, SHILPA GUPTA, TANG DA WU