Guide to Chinese New Year in Singapore
Read on to find out the best Chinese New Year activities happening around town, which performances to catch and the top restaurants to book for your reunion dinner
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For Your Approval, Please
Taking its name from the hated catchphrase you'll find in work-related emails to the bosses, this exhibition highlights the various identities most of us have to wrangle with, be it at home or in the office. Local artist nicfoo’s exhibit features his self-coined 'storygraphs': the superimposition of one photo over another, which is then attached to a piece of original music by Clarence Chung.
Gather the whole brood for this one – the iconic Chinese New Year event returns for its 30th edition with a nine-day festival. Apart from spectacular lantern displays, visitors can look forward to a performance of Journey to the West by the Song and Dance Theatre in Nanjing City, a showcase of traditional Chinese handicrafts, food stalls with local and regional delicacies, getai and xinyao shows, as well as an amusement park, which is home to arcade and carnival games, 3D animatronic dinosaur rides and more. On top of that, a pyrotechnic and fireworks display takes place nightly at 9pm (except for Chinese New Year's Eve, when it will take place at midnight).
Cut, Etch, Print
The exhibition showcases a series of artworks created through print-making techniques such as etching and drypoint. Artists featured include Ding Yi, Zhang Xiaogang and Liu Ye.
Earth Work 1979
The exhibition recreates Tang Da-wu’s original exhibit from 1980. Tang has been celebrated for pushing the boundaries of experimental art back in the 80s. Look out for pieces that were restored after being destroyed post-exhibition.
Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs
The photographer’s first solo exhibition in Singapore features photos spanning from more than 30 years of his career, taken in places such as Afghanistan, Burma and Turkey.
Prudential Eye Awards Exhibition
Running for the third year, this award comprises five categories and aims to celebrate emerging artists in the Asia region. After reviewing over 100 nominations from curators, critics and art experts across Asia, the panel of judges has shortlisted three artists for each category. Their works are all on show at the ArtScience Museum, and the winners will be announced on January 19.
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