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What's on in Singapore this week
Making Space – 25 Years of The Substation
Debbie Ding curates this exhibition, which presents artefacts, such as old event posters from The Substation's archives, as well as a new video featuring 25 members of the arts community sharing their hopes for The Substation.
Turkish artist Lale Tara's first exhibition in Asia features photographs of her posing as a life-size doll. In this collection, she challenges and reinterprets the images of famous literary characters such as Lolita and Lady Macbeth. Reverse Exotic trains the Western gaze back onto their own characters, portraying the West as the 'exotic other' for once.
The solo exhibition by Singaporean art collective trio Vertical Submarine features fast-disappearing local vernacular language splashed across art. The exhibit pays tribute to local dialect culture through the use of rhymes on old-school poster art and signages, modeling the collection after modern-day marketing campaigns.
What It Is About When It Is About Nothing
In the rash of SG50-themed exhibitions, here is one that aims to be about 'nothing' - this collection by artists like Ho Rui An and Adeline Kueh seeks to broaden Singapore art beyond the usual themes of identity and history. With various mediums including digital print and video, the exhibition seeks to explore the essence of vacancy.
There’s nothing like theoretical architecture to get our minds in a twist. And there’ll be plenty of the sort – alongside talks, exhibitions, film screenings, and more – at this year’s Archifest, whose theme is, fittingly, ‘What Future?’ The folks behind Archifest aren’t just turning their attention to the future of Singapore but her past as well. The architecture festival is screening Royston Tan’s double-bill of Old Places and Old Romances. The former shines the spotlight on soon-to-be demolished locations around the island, while the latter presents personal stories culled from everyday Singaporeans about the places and friends they remember (though some have changed). Find out more about the Archifest festival directors' visions of future Singapore here.
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Interview: Royston Tan – 3688
This has been a good year for Royston Tan. First, there was 7 Letters, in which the homegrown filmmaker played a huge part rounding up fellow notable directors for a medley of short films dedicated to Singapore. And this month, 3688 hits cinemas, starring local singer Joi Chua in her silver screen debut, rapper Shigga Shay and getai icon Liu Ling Ling. The nostalgia-tinged film revolves around a parking attendant who, despite her struggles with caring for her dementia-stricken father, dreams of becoming like her namesake, Taiwanese singer Fong Fei Fei.
Interview: Sukki Singapora
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Interview: Paloma Faith
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