HUANG LIJIE RECOMMENDS
The full body tight, or zenshin taitsu in Japanese, is the inspiration for this art exhibition. Zentai, a contraction of zenshin taitsu, has become an established Japanese sub-culture since it was popularised in the 1960s by Marchy Anarchy, a photographer who took pictures of people dressed in zentai suits.
The exhibition is part of a series of art events organised by Singapore-based performance artist Yuzuru Maeda to highlight the art form. The show features zentai-inspired works by artists from the region, including home-grown artist Justin Lee and Brian Sergio from the Philippines. The show opens tonight at 7.30pm with a "zentai walk", where members of the public are invited to suit up and walk around The Substation.
Where: The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian Street MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah When: Till Nov 15, noon to 9pm daily Admission: Free Info: www.zentaiart.com
YEFIM BRONFMAN PLAYS BRAHMS
An uplifting evening of classical music is promised as the Grammy-winning Russian virtuoso Yefim Bronfman performs Brahms' masterpiece, the Second Piano Concerto, with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Shui Lan.
The concert will close with Rachmaninov's final composition, the delightful Symphonic Dances
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade When: Nov 7, 7.30pm Admission: $15 - $75 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)
SINGAPURA: 700 YEARS
Travel through 700 years of Singapore’s history and witness its change from a humble fishing village to a British colony and, finally, an independent nation-state. This immersive exhibition includes interactive and multi-sensory features such as a re-creation of Changi Prison, which housed Allied prisoners of war, and voting booths that bring to life a defining moment in Singapore history – its merger with Malaya.
Where: National Museum Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Exhibition Galleries 1 & 2, Basement MRT: Bras Basah When: Till Aug 10, 2015, 10am - 6pm daily Admission: Free for Singaporeans and permanent residents, $6 (adult), $3 (student)