The Malay Heritage Centre’s fifth special exhibition, affirms the importance of language to a community by tracing the development of Malay modernity and identity through print, advertisements and editorial cartoons. Gain insights into how the Malay community in Singapore used the power of the mass media to discuss and respond to historical events such as the Great Depression, World War II, and the nationalist movements that swept across Southeast Asia afterwards.
Brownhill Consultancy presents the Incursion Trio's 'Tchaikovsky and Arensky,' a Tuesday evening concert at the Esplanade Recital Studio. Escape the summer heat of Singapore and take on a breathtaking journey to the summit of Russian romanticism with this passionate program.
Sungha Jung, the popular Korean guitarist and Youtuber, will be performing live at Kallang Theatre on 22 July 2017. Sungha Jung has been hailed by many guitar lovers and musicians as the finest teenage fingerstyle guitarist in the world. Combining spell-binding technique with artistic wizardry, his guitar renditions of contemporary, jazz, broadway and classical tunes have gone viral on YouTube, garnering more than 4 million subscribers and more than 1.3 billion views for his channel.
Intrigued by sets and costumes from Korean historical dramas and films? Then you would want to see actual furniture, fashion, and decorative arts from Korea’s Joseon era (1392–1897). Spanning some 500 years, Joseon was Korea’s last dynasty, and the legacy of its courtly culture and vibrant city life lives on in South Korea today. Treasures from the National Museum of Korea and the National Palace Museum in Seoul will be displayed for the first time in Singapore.
In its eighth edition, festival producer Red Spade Entertainment is announcing the return of Sundown Festival this year at a brand-new entertainment and events venue at City Beach Resort, and to be held earlier on 5 August, featuring local artistes, Derrick Hoh, FARRAGO, Jack & Rai, Jason Chung, Ling Kai and The Summer State. Supporting the growth of home-grown talents and this year’s festival edition will be UnUsUal Productions Pte Ltd.
Low Cost, Great Cause! Check out new and pre-loved apparels, accessories, bags, footwear, toys, books, DVDs, gifts, and household items at bargain prices. Sales proceeds will go towards Singapore Red Cross’ local humanitarian services.
The Vocal Consort, a Singapore-based premier choral group, is pleased to announce the inception of the first-ever Singapore Choral Youth Festival (SCYF).
SCYF 2017 is the first of its kind and a spin-off from the established annual Singapore Choral Festival. The festival seeks to strengthen a passion for the arts, especially among our youths, and give young choristers more opportunities to perform, learn, and grow under the mentorship of established composers and conductors. Leading our festival is Artistic Director Professor Nelson Kwei and Festival Director Mr Foong Hak Luen, the former of whom is the premier choral director of Singapore, an internationally acclaimed conductor, conservatorium lecturer, editorial advisor, international adjudicator, composer and vocal clinician in the music scene.
Supernormal presents Poetic Motions, a solo exhibition by Matthias Hillner.
Images are fast replacing words in our daily conversations. We speak in emojis and memes, and our love for image-driven social media, such as Instagram and Snapchat, point to the inadequacy of the written word in our increasingly visual world today. Faced with an information overload, reading texts is seen as too tiring—a process of analysis that is too slow, static, and simply out of sync with the times.
Through typography, Matthias Hillner has been exploring ways to revitalise the written word through design. His series of prints, sculptures and digital installations are “typographic gestures” that sit in-between image and text, abstract and figure, as well as real and virtual. They can be seen, could be read, may be understood and certainly questioned. They are words, and they are not.