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The SceneThe Tatler Weekend Round-Up: June 14 To 16

The Tatler Weekend Round-Up: June 14 To 16

The Tatler Weekend Round-Up: June 14 To 16
By Amelia Yeo
June 14, 2019
Immerse yourself in Asia's rich history this weekend at the National Gallery and Asian Civilisations Museum
What Would You Do If These Crackers Were Real Pistols? By F.X. Harsono; Courtesy of National Gallery
Eceng Gondok Berbungan Emas (Water Hyacinth with a Golden Rose) by Siti Adiyati; Courtesy of National Gallery
5.18 Series—Early Morning by Hong Sungdam; Courtesy of National Gallery
Billboards by the United Artists' Front of Thailand; Courtesy of National Gallery
Relatum by Lee Ufan; Courtesy of National Gallery
Reptiles by Huang Yong Ping; Courtesy of National Gallery
They Poach the Rhino, Chop Off His Horn and Make This Drink by Tang Da Wu; Courtesy of National Gallery
 

1/4Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s

What The 1960s marked a time of gradual decolonisation in Asia and the simultaneous rise of artists who questioned these societal shifts, while the 1990s saw more avant-garde and experimental works in the art world. Through this insightful exhibition, reframe your impression of Asia at the National Gallery, as you experience the rich and dense history of the region through 142 provocative artworks by an impressive 100 artists from 12 countries. Jointly collaborated with the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (MOMAT) and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (MMCA) over the course of three years, standout works include F.X Harsono's What Would You Do If These Crackers Were Real Pistols? which forces gallery viewers to quietly reflect on the violence present in everyday life, and Tang Da Wu's They Poach the Rhino, Chop Off His Horn and Make This Drink that critiques the brutal consumerist culture by referencing the myths of Chinese medicinal properties. 

When Till September 15

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2/4Douglas Little Fragrance Atelier Pop-up

What If you're familiar with the perfume industry, the name Douglas Little might have popped up during a conversation on clean beauty. The founder of Heretic Parfum; olfactory force behind the fragrance line of Gwyneth Paltrow's natural health company, Goopperfumer behind Dita Von Teese's much loved Scandalwood perfume; is holding a special visual scent lab and perfume store at Siri House. Apart from launching Siri House's signature house fragrance that has lingering notes of Rose de Mai, Little's brand, Heretic Parfum, will also be introducing seven of their naturally derived and gender-neutral fragrances for the first time in Singapore.

When June 16 Till Mid-August

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(Related: What Goes Into The Making Of An Amazing Perfume?)

 

3/4World Cucumber Day

What Cucumber hour is a part of this Friday evening's agenda in honour of World Cucumber Day, proudly declared by the folks at Hendrick's Gin to celebrate the integral flavour that it has provided its gin. In an effort that involves an islandwide number of 42 bars—The Monarchy, Cé La Vi and Skai just to name a few—simply present a humble cucumber to the bartender in exchange for a perfectly concocted Hendrick's and Tonic. But thirsty tipplers, do note that redemptions are capped at 60 drinks per bar and one tipple per person. 

When June 14

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Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture; Courtesy of Asian Civilisations Museum
Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture; Courtesy of Asian Civilisations Museum
Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture; Courtesy of Asian Civilisations Museum
Palace Flower; Courtesy of Asian Civilisations Museum
Cloud Collar; Courtesy of Asian Civilisations Museum
 

4/4Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture

What China couturière Guo Pei, best known for her extravagant design adorned by American singer Rihanna in 2015 at the Met Gala, now has an exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum showcasing 29 embroidered works that span two galleries. Apart from showcasing the iconic yellow cape, her dramatic designs, which includes two pieces that were directly inspired by two artworks from the museum, reflects the aesthetic influences of Chinese imperial art and mythology such as the golden Phoenix and five-clawed dragon. 

When Till September 15

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(Related: Find Archival Treasures At The Hermès Heritage – In Motion Exhibition)

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The SceneAwakeningsNational GalleryDouglas LittleSiri HouseWorld Cucumber DayHendrick's GinGuo PeiAsian Civilisations Museum

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