Arts Picks: The Artling Pop-up, Children's Biennale, Manolo Valdes and more

Born To Be Happy (left) and The First Duty Of Love Is To Listen.
Born To Be Happy (left) and The First Duty Of Love Is To Listen.PHOTOS: ELEMENT ART SPACE, GALLERY HUUE
Spectator at the Trofeo Bandini, Brisighella, Italy.
Cabeza DoradaPHOTO: OPERA GALLERY
Spectator at the Trofeo Bandini, Brisighella, Italy.
The Obliteration RoomPHOTO: NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
Spectator at the Trofeo Bandini, Brisighella, Italy.
Spectator at the Trofeo Bandini, Brisighella, Italy.PHOTO: MINDY TAN

Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent recommends

THE ARTLING POP-UP

Online art store The Artling displays 80 works from artists younger than 40 years old. Look out for works such as Born To Be Happy (2016) by Indonesia's Ronald Apriyan and Korean artist Kang Jun Young's The First Duty Of Love Is To Listen (2016).

WHERE: Artspace@Helutrans, 01-05, 39 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today, noon to 6pm; tomorrow and Sunday, 11am to 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.theartling.com


MANOLO VALDES IN SINGAPORE

Spanish artist Manolo Valdes' quirky, complex metal creations are a delight. Walk down Orchard Road and view nine giant sculptures set up outdoors, such as Cabeza Dorada (2017), or look at his smaller works indoors at Opera Gallery.

WHERE: Opera Gallery, 02-16 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn and along Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Indoor exhibition: Till Oct 15, 11am to 8pm (weekdays), 10am to 8pm (weekends). Outdoor exhibition: Till Oct 15 ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.operagallery.com


GALLERY CHILDREN'S BIENNALE

Take a family-friendly tour of art at the National Gallery this weekend. Play with colourful stickers at The Obliteration Room created by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama or read the poems that make up Vietnamese artist's Tran Trong Vu's The Sonnet In Blue.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place ADMISSION: $15 for Singaporeans and permanent residents, $20 for others, via www.nationalgallery.sg/visit/admissions INFO: A Gallery Children's Biennale Art Pack costs an additional $5


MOTOR VALLEY, A TALE. AN ITALIAN PROJECT

Singaporean photographers Mindy Tan and Wilfred Lim present 50 photographs of Italy's famous Motor Valley region, an area in the Emilia Romagna region famous for vehicle brands such as Maserati and Ducati. The exhibition, timed for the Singapore Grand Prix, is helmed by the Dino Zoli Foundation and supported by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sunday, 10am to 10pm ADMISSION: Free

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2017, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe