Have An Art And Design-Inspired Weekend At The Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition, Archifest 2019 And More
1/4 Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore 2019
What The highly anticipated event by Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe takes place this weekend, bringing its largest exhibition yet to the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands. With 10 themed rooms that showcase a wide array of limited edition watches, rare handcrafted timepieces inspired by both Singapore and the Southeast Asian region's mix of cultural expressions, and even a film screening on the brand's rich watchmaking heritage, it is an exhibition that is not to be missed.
When Till October 13
2/4 David LaChapelle exhibition
What The Mucciaccia Gallery plays host to 27 artworks by renowned commercial portrait artist David LaChapelle who will display his works from the 1980s and his most recent pictures. This includes two big panels from the iconic series Aristocracy, which shows a colourfully chaotic scene of private jets crashing, as well as Black Friday at Mall of the Apocalypse—featuring American reality TV stars The Kardashians' famous Christmas tableaux image in 2015.
What Till February 2, 2020
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3/4 Nathan Yong 20th Anniversary Retrospective Show
What To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Singaporean veteran furniture designer Nathan Yong's first foray into the design industry, a retrospective exhibition at the National Design Centre's (NDC) atrium will showcase the designer's most well-received works, displayed in a gallery-inspired setting.
Apart from its aim of giving visitors a deeper insight into the process of design, the purpose of exhibiting at the NDC seeks to spark potential product collaborations with other established designers and foster a more vibrant design community within the country as well.
When Till October 6
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4/4 Archifest 2019
What Since 2007, the annual architectural festival has brought together members of the architecture community to discuss and plot the possibilities of the city's urban landscape towards the future. In line with its anchor theme of craft this year, it has a myriad of immersive programmes from architectural exhibitions to film screenings, as well as artisanal craft workshops for all to participate in. Specially curated to deepen the understanding of craft and celebrate those who have dedicated themselves in various sectors, the festival also seeks to pay tribute to a wider spectrum of artisans in the country.
A dialogue session with David Nelson will be held at the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Conference on October 3. Nelson, who is the head of design and associate partner of Foster + Partners, has 40 years worth of experience under his belt and has led projects including the award-winning Reichstag New German Parliament and new Supreme Court of Singapore. Alongside a panel of seven other eminent speakers, they will endeavour to unpack the issues surrounding the concept of urban environment.
Visitors who wish to encounter real examples of craft at its best can also sign up for the Architours sessions on October 5 and 6, where they will gain access to private residences and see lesser-known, yet iconic public landmarks that boast unique architectural features. Some of these spaces include the Aperture House, Design Orchard, Camo House and several others.
When Till October 9