Celebrate new music and welcome fresh faces as Singapore artists embark on brand new chapters of their musical journeys with free performance with All New Things, free performances by the Esplanade.
This week, we are joined by musicians NAMIE (25 & 26 Jan), Nigel Cheah (27 Jan), RENE (28 & 29 Jan), Bryan Chua (30 Jan) and Riduan and Faiz Yusoff (31 Jan).
Georgette Chen grew up in, lived in and travelled three continents during her lifetime — she attended high school in New York, received formal art training in Paris at the Académie Colarossi and Académie Biloul, then eventually settled in Singapore to teach at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. With these diverse experiences, her art features familiar Southeast Asian subjects and yet is subtly inspired by her Western training.
By incorporating different styles of percussion instruments, musician Derek Koh and friends will be showcasing a repertoire that reflects the different parts of the world Georgette Chen has lived in, and which have ultimately shaped her artistic practice.
The performance is free and will be held live at the Gallery’s Padang Atrium on Saturday 30 January at 2.30pm and 4pm. For the safety of the audience, there will be limited seats for each session. Registration is required and will open 30 minutes before.
Our Softest Hour presents: 𝓢𝓱𝓲𝓯𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓑𝓮𝓽𝔀𝓮𝓮𝓷 – a group exhibition that plays on the seams of the online and offline as the works weave together a digital and physical exhibition.
With technology growing even more seamless in connecting us, its presence in our daily lives has enlarged. How has shifting between corporeal and virtual realities altered the ways we translate, engage and communicate narratives, be they personal or communal?
Experience 𝓢𝓱𝓲𝓯𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓑𝓮𝓽𝔀𝓮𝓮𝓷 with new interactive and participatory works by: Clarice Ng, Divaagar, MACHINEOFTHE, nor, Planeswalker and Softslabs. This event is part of Singapore Art Week 2021, supported by National Arts Council Singapore and Goethe-Institut Singapur.
“We invite you to commune with us, and to think about our bodies and our spiritual states in these strange times” – Choy Ka Fai
About the exhibition
𝘊𝘰𝘴𝘮𝘪𝘤𝘞𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳: 𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 (hosted by the Singapore Art Museum) presents Choy’s research to-date, set up as an immersive installation that presents the artist’s perspective on humanity’s attempt to connect, to question, and to perceive and interact with different states of reality. Stories and images composed from his invigorating encounters with “altered states” interweave with the artist’s speculations to present a choreographic sequence of moving images, text and spectacle, inspired by practices observed in Singapore, Indonesia, Siberia, Taiwan and Vietnam.
About the artist
Berlin-based Singapore artist Choy Ka Fai has been researching the metaphysics of the human body in the last decade, taking the body as a conceptual device for explorations into “post-human” choreographic ideas and alternative states of consciousness. An investigation into the relationship between humans and worldly phenomena, 𝘊𝘰𝘴𝘮𝘪𝘤𝘞𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 is an ongoing project by Choy that explores shamanic dance cultures in Asia, delving into the process of worlding across different communities. Having ventured into the region in search of the most spectacular and immersive trance experiences, the artist has met over 50 shamans and filmed extraordinary dance rituals, from the wilderness of Siberia to the mythological practices in Java.
CosmicWander: Expedition by Choy Ka Fai
16 January – 21 February 2021; 12 – 9 p.m. daily* (12–5 p.m. on 16 and 22 January)
Free admission (No pre-registration required)
Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Rd., #01-02 to 04, 089065
French culture at your fingertips! Alliance Française de Singapour offers you the unique opportunity to immerse into French culture through plenty of events during the year. This January, join them at le théâtre as they bring you five comedies in hopes that this year will come with lots of laughter!
FAHIM (2019, 108mins)
Directed by Pierre-François Martin-Laval
30 January 2021, 3 p.m.
SIMPLY BLACK (2020, 90mins)
Directed by Jean-Pascal Zadi, John Wax
30 January 2021, 6 p.m.
TALES OF THE NIGHT (2011, 84mins)
Directed by Michel Ocelot
31 January 2021, 4.30 p.m.
Alliance Française de Singapour French Film Screening
28 – 31 January 2021
1 ticket for $15.00; 2 for $30.00; 3 for $45.00; 4 for $55.00. Book your tickets here.
Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Rd., 258130
Inspired by the principles of slow looking and mindfulness, the Slow Art programme focuses on one artwork every session. Participants will be taken through a guided observation exercise and a facilitated group discussion to introduce them to basic visual literacy while exploring the intersection of visual art and emotional wellness.
*Limited to 8 participants per session to facilitate discussions. Conducted online via zoom in English.
Kindly note that by registering for this event, it does not guarantee your participation in the programme. Slots are only available to the first 8 individuals who showed up punctually for the session they registered for.
If you have any enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Simple Steps to win:
- Click here for the list of 13 participating date experiences and click into one or more that you’d like to book.
- Book that package on the dateideas App between 19 Jan and 21 Feb 2021.
- 5 lucky winners will be chosen from the purchasers and will be contacted to curate the perfect personalised Valentines’ Experience (worth $100) for you and your partner!
By Willaine G. Tan, January 2021 / Images: respective events and their social media pages.
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