Loved the Netflix documentary The Secret Life of Mushrooms? Then here's a fun fact you should know: mushrooms can also make music when they emit carbon dioxide and certain gases. Check out REFUSE, where local band The Observatory draws on its past and present influences and brings together their interests in fungi and mycelial networks to explore the twin ideas of decomposition and composition from biological and musical perspectives – all in a very photograph-worthy space in the new SAM @ Tanjong Pagar Distripark. The exhibition combines mycology design (Bewilder), scenography installation (Sai aka Chen Sai Hua Kuan), archive arrangement (Ujikaji), moving image (Yeo Siew Hua) and guest curation (Tang Fu Kuen).
If your new year resolutions for 2022 is to be more cultured, you're in luck. We're kicking off the year strong with Singapore Art Week. From 14 to 23 January, you'll find art in every corner from an industrial site to Gillman Barracks and even a very famous hawker centre in Singapore. And who can forget, the much-anticipated Light To Night Festival.
Don't know where to start? It may all be very overwhelming, so here's a guide on everything you shouldn't miss at Singapore Art Week 2022.