Deepika Shetty Arts Correspondent recommends

Arts Picks: Affordable Art Fair, Collider, Battlefield and more



This award-winning Collider exhibition (above), which is making its Asian debut, is an immersive show hailed for its blend of theatre, video and sound art with real artefacts from Cern (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) in Geneva.

Opening tomorrow at the ArtScience Museum, it gives visitors a closer look at a re-created Large Hadron Collider.

The original collider at Cern, situated at the Switzerland-France border, is the most powerful particle accelerator in the world and was built to better understand the origins of the universe.

Apart from virtual conversations with scientists, visitors get to witness a detailed visual presentation of particle collision.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow to Feb 14, 10am to 7pm ADMISSION: $15 (adults), $12.80 (seniors aged 65 and above) and $9 (children aged two to 12) from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to


Husband-and-wife duo Jan Vogler and Mira Wang (both above) present a pair of contrasting works: Saint-Saens' charming La Muse Et Le Poete for violin, cello and orchestra; and a new Double Concerto by award-winning composer Wolfgang Rihm. The concerto was co-commissioned by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Friends of Dresden Music Foundation.

The second half of the concert features two works, Jeux and Nocturnes by French composer Claude Debussy. Supported by the Goethe-Institut Singapore, this is conducted by SSO music director Shui Lan.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $15 to $75 from Sistic


The popular fair is back, with 86 galleries from Asia and Europe representing the works of more than 650 artists. They include well known ones, such as Japan's Toko Shinoda, as well as up-and- coming artists such as Aung Htoo from Myanmar. All works are priced between $100 and $10,000. The fair brings back the Under $1,000 Wall, which offers curated artworks priced under $1,000. A new addition is the Art Education Space, which features gallery-led discussions on art.

WHERE: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Today, noon to 10pm; tomorrow, 11am to 7pm; Sun, 11am to 6pm ADMISSION: $10 to $18 at the door and $15 from Sistic; free for children under age 16 INFO: Call 6220-5682 or go to


Legendary director Peter Brook goes back to his career-defining production of the epic Indian poem The Mahabharata with his latest production, Battlefield.

The 90-minute, four-actor show, which is co-commissioned by the Singapore Repertory Theatre, opened last month at the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris and has had the attention of theatre lovers and critics.

The play explores the last chapter of the poem, which describes a war that tears apart a family - the Pandavas and their cousins, the Kauravas.

Brook calls The Mahabharata "an immense canvas covering all aspects of human existence".

Expect an intense exploration of death, grief and loss in Battlefield, which asks questions about life.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tue to Nov 20, 8pm; Nov 21, 3 and 8pm ADMISSION: $78, $88 and $108 for 8pm shows; $48, $68 and $88 for 3pm show; from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2015, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe