Karin Aue: G’schau
The Singapore-based Austrian designer’s style is based on strong hand-drawn lines that are developed and transformed digitally. This exhibition features Aue’s illustrations, which bring to life quotidian moments and the hushed lives of everyday Singaporeans. We find out more about the exhibition from Aue.
Kevin Ou: The Sew-Out Show – Kinetic Abstraction
Visitors can pick out their favourite section from Ou’s 13 photographs and have them transformed into accessories, such as tote bags and bowties, by craftsmen from The General Company. Prices start from $50. Ou tells us more about the inspiration behind this trippy series.
From Earth and Metal: Contemporary Sculpture
Celebrating the way that sculptures redefine our environment, the works on show examine the connection between man, matter and metaphysics.
Simryn Gill: Hugging the Shore
Gill’s first major solo show in South- East Asia comprises several series of photographs, which all serve as a documentation of her surroundings and how they engage with more abstract elements like time and culture.
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The whimsical works by the Chinese artist questions the hustle and bustle of modern city life through the use of brightly coloured traffic symbols.
The Lady of Soul & Her Ultimate ‘S’ Machine
In Tan Tarn How’s landmark political play, a nation decides it needs more soul, so a civil servant asks three candidates – a mamasan, a left-wing radical and a representative from the arts – to present their idea of what ‘soul’ is. Part of Esplanade’s The Studios: fifty series.
Zhang Linhai: Sandbox
Abandoned in an orphanage at birth, adopted by a very poor couple and having to endure a range of illnesses including polio – which left him crippled – Zhang nonetheless defied all odds and went on to become one of China’s most respected painters. Fifteen of his best works encapsulating his struggles are displayed here.
The Studios: fifty
The Esplanade’s special season of The Studios includes 50 of Singapore’s theatre works from the 1960s to the present. Five monumental plays, including Emily of Emerald Hill and Off Centre, are restaged as full productions, while 45 other works are showcased as dramatised readings.
The 39 Steps
A humorous mix of Alfred Hitchcock thrill and Monty Python tomfoolery, The 39 Steps is adapted from the novel by John Buchan. Featuring over 100 characters played by four actors, this show follows the adventures of striking hero Richard Hannay – who has been incorrectly accused of murder – and his happenstances with villains, double agents and beautiful women.
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