Insider’s Guide Issue 29

Published on 10 November 2015

Many of us love the arts but can’t afford the time or don’t know where to start. Here’s a nifty guide of handpicked events which should give you a good flavour of Singapore’s busy arts scene.

ASIAN WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE

22 Oct to 29 Nov 2015 , Tue to Sat, 12pm to 7pm / Sun, 12pm to 4pm
Chapel Gallery, Objectifs

In collaboration with Objectifs’ Women in Film & Photography Showcase

The Women in Film & Photography Showcase at Objectifs highlights 25 Asian women photographers and film-makers who tell groundbreaking stories of the world around them.

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Nightscape 2050 Travelling Exhibition

Till 21 Nov, 9am-9pm
National Design Centre, Atrium, 111 Middle Road
Free

Let there be light, and lo, there too, is art. This event, which will tour Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore after its Berlin run, showcases the indispensable role of light in art and architecture via an experiential exhibition. It even sheds light on Singapore’s glowing future nightscape.

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BooksActually Turns 10

18-22 Nov, 10am-8pm
The Substation Gallery
Free

There was a time when people said BooksActually wouldn’t make it, but it did — for 10 years, no less. This homegrown shop quickly filled the roles of full-fledged bookstore, groundbreaking publishing house and refuge for readers. It also hosts and champions the most prolific Singapore writers of our generation. Celebrate this milestone anniversary at an exhibition of BooksActually’s luminous moments through the past decade.

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Arts in Your Neighbourhood

Till 22 Nov, Various Times
Various public spaces around the Island
Free

 In this programme, art takes on a different backdrop: the buildings and spaces of your neighbourhood itself. Whether you live in Ang Mo Kio or Tiong Bahru, expect pop-up performances, installations and exhibitions — by local leaders in their crafts and often interactive — to appear near your doorstep.

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M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival

21 Nov-13 Dec , various times
Various Venues
Various Prices

The biggest event in contemporary dance this side of Southeast Asia, featuring dance-makers from all over the world, including Singapore’s own  Daniel K presenting his hilarious, whimsical work Cheerleader of Europe.

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