Arts Picks: The New Now, Dragonflies, Wonderland X, Mark

Gabrielle Tolentino’s hyper-real sculptures at Gajah Gallery.
Gabrielle Tolentino’s hyper-real sculptures at Gajah Gallery.PHOTO: GAJAH GALLERY
Dragonflies, a play by Pangdemonium and playwright Stephanie Street.
Dragonflies, a play by Pangdemonium and playwright Stephanie Street.PHOTO: CRISPIAN CHAN
Christina Zhou

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Gajah Gallery exhibits works by seven emerging Singapore-based artists, such as Gabrielle Tolentino's hyper-real sculptures, Benedict Yu's ultraviolet-painted newspaper collages and artist and printmaker Wong Jia Yi's copper installations.

WHERE: Gajah Gallery, 03-04 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tomorrow to Sept 17, 11am to 7pm on Mondays to Fridays; noon to 6pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays ADMISSION: Free INFO:


This newly commissioned Singapore International Festival of Arts play by theatre company Pangdemonium and playwright Stephanie Street imagines the world in 2021 when climate change, Brexit and the re-election of United States President Donald Trump have caused countries such as the United Kingdom to enforce a ban on immigrants.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $70, $55, $40 INFO: Rated 16 for some mature content and coarse language


In this science fiction-themed fusion concert by composer Tze Toh and his TO Ensemble, a young robot in a decaying, post-apocalyptic world accidentally awakens a sorceress after discovering the key to an ancient machine. They embark on a journey to unite the worlds of Man and Machine. The concert features violinist Christina Zhou.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $35, $20 for students from INFO:


Nine dancers explore urban space by dancing in public places across Singapore at sunset and inviting spectators to join in, in this Singapore International Festival of Arts piece by Singapore-born, Berlin-based choreographer Daniel Kok.

WHERE: *Scape Playspace, 2 Orchard Link; Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Orchard/Bayfront WHEN: Sunday (*Scape); Thu and Sept 2 (Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza). All shows at 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO:

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 25, 2017, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe