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The Scene The Tatler Weekend Round-Up: January 18 To 20

The Tatler Weekend Round-Up: January 18 To 20

The Tatler Weekend Round-Up: January 18 To 20
By Amelia Yeo
January 18, 2019
Immerse yourself in a nation-wide indulgence in the arts as Singapore Arts Week opens this weekend
Image: Courtesy of Vincent Leow
Image: Courtesy of Vincent Leow

1/4 Passing: A Solo Exhibition by Vincent Leow

What Singaporean artist Vincent Leow's work explores the theme of loss while contemplating the impermanence of life, and he will exhibit 25 works dating back to 2007 at the iPreciation Gallery. Leow’s diverse artistic career that has taken him to places such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and this is evident amongst his works in the exhibition. For example, he tackles heavy issues such as censorship in the UAE. Closer to home, his work has also touched on issues attributed to colonialism and a deeply entrenched want for independence.

When Till January 26

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Image: Courtesy of STPI
Image: Courtesy of STPI

2/4 In Talks With T.K. Sabapathy by STPI

What Veteran art historian, curator and critic T.K. Sabapathy, gives his take on local artist Cheong Soo Pieng, who has been lauded as one of Southeast Asia's most important artists from the post-war Chinese diaspora. Art history fanatics will also be able to gain a better understanding of his role at the forefront of East-West modernism in the 1950s at the STPI Gallery this weekend. 

When January 19

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(Related: S.E.A. Focus Is A New Platform That Champions Southeast Asian Art)

Video: Courtesy of Singapore Film Society

3/4 Japanese Film Festival 2019

What Returning this year with a programme that exceeds the previous editions, the Japanese Film Festival will see several film screenings of widely-loved classics and critically acclaimed features. Singapore-based cinematographer and lecturer, Hideho Urata, who won the Golden Leopard award at the 2018 Locarno International Film Festival, will also be giving a short masterclass. Accompanying him will be director Yeo Siew Hua, will also be present to give insights into the making of the film. Film buffs will be able to attend screenings as they take place at Shaw Theatres Lido, Scape and The Projector.                        

When Till February 10

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(Related: Home Tour: A Minimalist House With Japanese-Style Details)

Image: Courtesy of National Gallery of Singapore
Image: Courtesy of National Gallery of Singapore

4/4 Light to Night Festival 2019

What If you find yourself in the Civic District (a cluster of cultural and historic buildings around Singapore River) this weekend, immerse yourself in the experiential installations scattered around various cultural institutions and their surrounding spaces, as the first edition of Light to Night Festival kicks off Singapore Art Week this year. Anchored in the reflective theme of Traces and Echoes, watch entire facades of buildings transformed thanks to colourful projections, and listen to an intimate narrative of musings from yesteryear along Esplanade Park.  

When Till January 27

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(Related: Singapore Art Week To Transform City With Installations, Residencies And More)


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