Films at the Fort
There’s something about open-air cinemas that we’re drawn to. Maybe it’s the romance of watching a film under the canopy of night, or perhaps it’s about sprawling on a picnic mat while the stars of the screen and sky gleam over you. Whatever the case, Films at the Fort is the perfect antidote to our sub-zero cinemas. You also won’t find stale popcorn and ‘nachos’ here – The Providore is whipping up lobster rolls, burgers and pizzas. And get suitably boozed with a selection of wines and pair them with a platter of cheese, charcuterie and antipasti (from $24.50). Pro tip: go for weekday screenings to score 10 percent off, or get 20 percent off when you purchase five or more tickets for the same film. Here’s what’s on. The Nice Guys It’s the ’70s in LA, and Holland March (Ryan Gosling) – a down-on-his-luck private eye – is paired with enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) to solve the case of a missing porn star whose colleague, Misty Mountains (Murielle Telio), has just passed away. But their investigation soon uncovers a conspiracy entrenched in the highest echelons of power. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Alfonso Gomez-Rejon delivers a coming-of-age film in the vein of The Fault in Our Stars, only this one drips with the pastiche of a Wes Anderson flick: Greg (Thomas Mann) is a socially awkward high school senior who, together with his only friend Earl (RJ Cyler), shoots parodies of classic movies. When Greg’s well-meaning mum encourages him to befriend Rachel, a classm
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Van Cleef and Arpels: The Art and Science of Gems
Gemology and the history of Van Cleef and Arpels come together in this exhibition, which celebrates the innovation of the jewellery house throughout the years. In partnership with the French National Museum of Natural History, the ArtScience Museum takes you through over 400 precious jewels and pieces, across nine rooms with seven themes. Highlights of the multi-sensory experience are: the bird clip and pendant from the '70s, also the emblem of the exhibition; a zip necklace made of gold, platinum, rubies and diamonds that transforms into a bracelet; and the peony clip commissioned by HRH Princess Faiza of Egypt.
Zao Wou-Ki: No Boundaries
Is it possible to be bound by two traditions and not just one? Zao Wou-Ki believed so, and it shows in the late French-Chinese abstract painter’s works, over 40 of which feature in STPI’s annual special exhibition. On loan from a private collection, lesser-known pieces in Zao’s oeuvre – prints, ink work and paintings among them – are on show at the gallery, charting the influential artist’s career from the ’50s to the early noughties. Bold, calligraphic lines that sweep, leap and fall take centre-stage against, at first glance, a series of watercolours. But look closer, because they’re a reflection of Zao’s mastery of printmaking. He incorporates motifs of the French tradition peintre-graveurs ('painter-engraver'), with Chinese calligraphy – a true fusion of East and West. Art appreciators will also spot influences from Picasso, Cézanne and abstract expressionist Paul Klee. In 1964, the Beijing-born painter received French citizenship, marking the start of what he calls his ‘artistic awakening’. Among the techniques he employed was lithography, in which an image is drawn on stone or metal with a greasy material then rolled with ink onto a blank canvas. His paintings – they hang today on the walls of major art galleries such as the Museum of Modern Art and Tate Modern – are a showcase of his control of the calligraphy brush, each stroke channelling the temporal and spatial shifts we experience in our lives. So it’s rather apt that Zao himself saw his practice evolve over hi
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