Arts Picks: Site-specific Esplanade work, satirical web show, art exhibitions

#Theatre is a site-specific conversation between design collective Index and the Esplanade Theatre.
#Theatre is a site-specific conversation between design collective Index and the Esplanade Theatre.PHOTO: ESPLANADE – THEATRES ON THE BAY

SINGAPORE - Not sure what to do this week? Check out these arts events.

#THEATRE

Audiences will get a chance to sit on the Esplanade Theatre stage for a change in this unusual site-specific work by design collective Index, which opens the Esplanade's 2021 The Studios season.

The work, which focuses on the theatre's architecture and meditates on what the space has been through during the pandemic shutdown, is helmed by lighting designer Lim Woan Wen, spatial designer Lim Wei Ling and sound artist Darren Ng.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive

WHEN: Jan 14 to 17, 8 and 10pm on Thursdays; 6, 8 and 10pm on Fridays; 3, 6, 8 and 10pm on Saturdays; and 3 and 6 and 8pm on Sundays

ADMISSION: $20 via Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to sistic's website)

INFO: For ages 13 and above. For more details, click here.

WAN AN NI HAO: THE LATE NIGHT SHOW WITH XIAO MING


PHOTO: IMPROMPTU MEETINGS

This satirical web show will see theatre artist Miriam Cheong recount her journey through the Singapore Chinese syllabus, in between skits and interactive games.

It is presented by Impromptu Meetings, a new independent theatre collective. The 45-min performance is a spinoff from Cheong's 2019 solo show The Chronicles of Xiao Ming.

WHERE: Zoom

WHEN: Jan 8 to 10, 8pm

ADMISSION: Free with registration

INFO: str.sg/JDmp

ROMANCE IN INK


PHOTO: CAPE OF GOOD HOPE ART GALLERY

This group exhibition features 40 ink paintings by Singapore artists Lim Tze Peng, Nai Swee Leng, Tung Yue Nang and Terence Teo, from the 1980s to the present day.

Cultural Medallion recipient Lim, who turns 100 this year, is showing several abstract ink paintings based on calligraphic words.

Visitors can also look forward to Nai's ink on paper depictions of birds and flowers, Tung's monochrome paintings of Singapore scenes, and Teo's contemporary ink reflections of nature.

WHERE: Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, Bras Basah Complex #03-17

WHEN: Till Jan 15, Tuesdays to Sundays, 11.30am to 7pm

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: capeofgoodhope.com.sg/romance-in-ink-virtual-exhibition

THE CALL OF THE SEA


PHOTO: MARINA OECHSNER DE CONINCK

More than 40 artworks are being presented in this exhibition by a dozen female artists from Singapore, France and the United Kingdom. Among them are Kumari Nahappan's saga seed sculptures, photography from Lavender Chang's Floating Rays of a Wanderer series, and Helene Le Chatelier's acrylic and Chinese ink on paper works.

The Call Of The Sea is curated by Singapore-based designer Marina Oechsner de Coninck.

WHERE: Selegie Arts Centre, 30 Selegie Road

WHEN: Till Jan 13, noon to 7pm

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: str.sg/JDmG. Visit Marina Design Works' website for enquiries