Arts Picks: Tunes Of Min Nan, Genevieve Chua: Parabola and more

Rain Forest by Yeo Hoe Koon. -- PHOTO: YEO HOE KOON
Rain Forest by Yeo Hoe Koon. -- PHOTO: YEO HOE KOON


Artists Choy Weng Yang, Tan Teo Kwang and Yeo Hoe Koon are well known second-generation painters who, despite being in their 70s and 80s, have not hung up their brushes.

This exhibition, presented by F A T Gallery, features more than 30 new abstract paintings they made this year. Vibrant in colour and sporting bold strokes, the paintings demonstrate the artists' creativity. Also on display are monumental pieces more than 2m in length.

Where: De Suantio Gallery, 90 Stamford Road, Singapore Management University, School of Economics and Social Sciences, Level 1 MRT: Bras Basah When: Till Tue, 11am - 8pm (Mon - Sat), closed on Sun Admission: Free

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To promote Chinese culture and heritage, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra holds an annual concert that spotlights a different Chinese dialect each time. This year, the performance is dedicated to min nan, spoken by people from southern Fujian, which includes places such as Quanzhou, Zhangzhou and Xiamen. The programme includes performances of gaojia opera, a traditional form of opera from Quanzhou dating back to China's late Ming dynasty, and nanyin, an ancient Chinese music art form from the Han dynasty. Top Quanzhou artists Chen Jiang Feng and Chen Juan Juan will perform at the concert, with the orchestra's music director Tsung Yeh as conductor.

Where: SCO Concert Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall, Level 1 MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Tomorrow, 8pm Admission: $30 - $70 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to

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Fresh from her North American debut in August at Gusford Gallery in Los Angeles, Singaporean artist Genevieve Chua shows a new body of work from her Unnatural History Drawings series, which is inspired by the taxonomic system of specimens. The paintings in her solo exhibition draw on the significance of the pelvic bone in evolutionary science, with the anatomical feature referenced in the curved edges of the canvases. The paintings continue to express her interest in things unseen and the deafeningly silent fear that stems from the unknown.

Where: Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road, 01-26 MRT: Labrador Park When: Till Dec 21, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 6pm (Sun), closed on Mon Admission: Free

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Digging deep into human emotions, this dance production is a personal response to the turmoil of the times by prominent dancer-choreographer Aditi Mangaldas, who is known for expanding the vocabulary of the Indian classical dance form kathak. The show, divided into two segments, begins with a contemporary piece based on kathak. It is followed by a classical kathak dance, performed to live music, which examines the essence of human nature through the complexity of emotions. The performance is part of Kalaa Utsavam, the Esplanade's annual festival of Indian arts.

Where: Esplanade Theatre MRT: Esplanade When: Today, 8pm Admission: $40 from Sistic

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