The Tatler Weekend Round-Up: August 3 to 5

The Scene

August 3, 2018 | BY Kyla Zhao

A showcase of the best contemporary artworks in Asia-Pacific, a pop-up market by Marni, an exhibit centered around four unique Asian plants, and a family-friendly installation of Peranakan portraits are on this weekend's agenda

Image: Courtesy of Marni

Marni Market

What The Marni Market has arrived on our shores with a set-up at The Atrium of ION Orchard shopping mall. The installation recalls how elements of traditional city markets around the world have come together to inspire Marni's unique aesthetic blend of shapes, materials and colours. Special bespoke items up for grabs include picnic baskets and trinket boxes shaped like little houses and handmade by Colombian artisans, new versions of the famous Marni shopping bag in striped fabric, and a limited edition line of vibrantly-coloured animals wrought from wool and metal known as the Marni Wooly Friends (pictured).

When August 1 to 15

The Tatler Weekend Round-Up: August 3 to 5
Image: Courtesy of NTU Centre for Contemporary Art

Trees Of Life – Knowledge In Material

What This exhibition, held at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, is an inquiry into the materials from four plants that have a special status in Asia: indigo, lacquer, rattan, and mulberry. Visitors can learn how these plants are interwoven into the works of four artists: for instance, Manish Nai compressed indigo-dyed jute into 99 poles in an abstract representation of his childhood, while Sopheap Pich heavily features rattan in his sculptures. Accompanying these art installations are selected research documents that will offer visitors an insight into the longstanding social, economic and cultural practices associated with these four plants. 

When July 21 to September 30

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Image: Courtesy of Singapore Art Museum

APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018 Exhibition

What The 15 finalist artworks of the triennial Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018 are now on display at the National Museum of Singapore. These contemporary masterpieces, ranging from photography and painting to videos and installations, were selected out of 113 works from the Asia-Pacific and Central Asian regions. Pieces to look out for include the grand prize winner Tropical Siesta (pictured) by Vietnamese artist Phan Thao Nguyen and People's Choice Award winner After Paradise Lost #1 by Indonesian artist Gede Mahendra Yasa. Our little red dot is represented by Shubigi Rao with his work Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book. Vol I: Written in the Margins, which won Jurors' Choice Award. 

When  Now till September 2

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The Tatler Weekend Round-Up: August 3 to 5
Image: Courtesy of The Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Portraits

What The Peranakan Museum is hosting a special exhibit dedicated to unpacking the special role of portraits and photography within the Peranakan culture. Visitors can first tour the special exhibition Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography, then dress up in a sarong kebaya or batik shirt to create a portrait with the whole family that they can take back home. 

When August 5

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