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Arts Picks: Envision, Huang Yi & Kuka, Beyond Time and more

Hehe, Xiexie (2010).
Hehe, Xiexie (2010).PHOTOS: IPRECIATION


Fourteen monumental sculptures dot the Singapore River and Marina Bay area in this public art exhibition by home-grown art gallery iPreciation. Artists whose works are on show include China's Zhang Huan - who is behind Hehe, Xiexie (2010) - and Gu Wenda as well as Singapore's Lim Soo Ngee and Kumari Nahappan. Free guided tours are available on Saturdays at 5pm.

WHERE: Along the Singapore River area, from The Arts House to Marina Bay Boulevard, near the City Gallery MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Till April 15 ADMISSION: Free INFO: Go to and to register for free tours



The interaction between humans and technology is explored through modern dance and visual art in this performance, which features acclaimed Taiwanese choreographer-dancer Huang Yi (above, left) and his dance companion, a German-made robot called Kuka.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today, 8pm, and tomorrow, 2.30 and 8pm ADMISSION: $35 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to INFO: Lasers and strobe lights will be used in this performance


This show by acclaimed Taiwanese drumming performance group U-Theatre promises a magical meeting of dynamic percussive music and meditative dance moves. This production is part of the Esplanade's Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today, 8pm, and tomorrow, 2.30 and 8pm ADMISSION: $38 to $118 from Sistic



Renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare shows new creations in his first solo exhibition in Singapore, which includes screen prints and sculptures such as Boy Balancing Knowledge (left).

The works, exhibited by Pearl Lam Galleries in Block 5 Gillman Barracks, draw on memories of his childhood in Nigeria and the folklore he heard. The gallery's original space in Block 9 will screen a documentary about Shonibare and his 2005 video work, Odile And Odette.

WHERE: Pearl Lam Galleries, 03-02 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, and 01-06 Gillman Barracks, 5 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till March 13, 11am to 7pm (Tuesday to Saturday), noon to 6pm (Sunday), closed on Monday ADMISSION: Free

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 12, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe