Arts Picks: 12-year photo project Genesis and the musical heritage of Jerusalem

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Famed Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado trained his lens on the pristine beauty of the world for the epic 12-year project Genesis. To document a world and a way of life as it was in the beginning, he made perilous expeditions to 32 remote countries and regions. The countless photographs he took on the trips have been distilled into a show comprising 245 black-and-white images, including North Of Ob River. Inside The Arctic Circle. Yamal Peninsula, Siberia (2011), by his wife and curator, Lelia Deluiz Wanick. The travelling exhibition makes its Asian premiere at the National Museum of Singapore.

Where: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Basement, Exhibition Gallery 2 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Tomorrow - July 27, 10am - 6pm daily Admission: Free

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The musical heritage of Jerusalem comes to life in this concert helmed by Spanish conductor and composer Jordi Savall, who is known for his poetic interpretations of rich musical traditions. The concert comprises Arabic prayers, Hebrew psalms, Latin chants of Christian monks and Sufi music that narrate tales of pilgrims, prophets and warriors, and touch on universal themes such as joy and loss.

Savall will be accompanied by his two ensembles, Hesperion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya, as well as traditional musicians from Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Greece, Armenia and Turkey. The concert is part of the Esplanade's A Tapestry Of Sacred Music festival.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade When: Tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: $28 - $68 from Sistic (go to or call 6348-5555)

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The well-loved Broadway musical Grease, on adolescent angst and 1950s pop culture, comes here in a new multi-million dollar production featuring an international cast, which includes Gretel Scarlett as Sandy, dazzling costumes and slick dance choreography. Not to be missed too are its toe-tapping songs such as Summer Nights and You're The One That I Want, popularised by the 1978 hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

Where: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront When: Today - May 18, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 2 & 8pm (Sat), 1 & 5.30pm (Sun) Admission: $60 - $150 from Sistic

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The significance of the name of a work of art is up for scrutiny in this showcase which highlights 18 nameless works by home-grown artists, such as an undated oil on canvas by Chua Ek Kay. The exhibition, which ends its run this weekend, invites viewers to suggest suitable titles for the collection of drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures on display. Suggestions of titles by previous viewers to the show are also on display. The unconventional theme of the exhibition aims to stimulate dialogue on contemporary art appreciation.

Where: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road MRT: Bras Basah When: Till Sunday, 10am - 9pm (today), 10am - 7pm (tomorrow & Sunday) Admission: Free for today from 6 - 9pm, usual price is $10 (adults) & $5 (students & senior citizens)

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