Arts guide: Sept 23 to 29
THE ART OF COLLECTING: MASTERPIECES FROM THE PINACOTHÈQUE DE PARIS. A “sneak peek” show that’s also a blockbuster. In the lead up to the opening of Singapore Pinacotheque de Paris in 2015, here are 19 masterpieces from the likes of Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet, Modigliani, Rothko, among others. Until Nov 17, 10am to 7pm, Fort Canning Centre, Cox Terrace. Tickets from S$5 to S$15.
DECIMAL POINTS: FIRST STATION. Cake Theatrical Productions joins this year’s SeptFest with an immersive art event that takes place all around the Substation, featuring performances and installation work by Brian Gothong Tan, David Lee, Philip Tan, Rizman Putra, and Nizam Supardi/Neon Tights. Sept 27 and 28, 8pm, The Substation. With a 3pm Saturday matinee. Tickets at S$35 from the box office, 6337 7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirm your slots at email@example.com.
PICKING BONES AND MEMORIES. Singapore Literature Prize winner and NTU/NAC Writer-in-residence Yong Shu Hoong will hold a reading of poems from his latest book From Within The Marrow and his forthcoming one, The Viewing Party. Sept 25, 1pm, HSS Creative Studio (HSS-B2-01), School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 14 Nanyang Drive. Free admission.
THRESHOLD. Using the classic Chinese Opera set up of one table, two chairs and two actors, directors Kuo Jian Hong, Lim Chin Huat and Liu Xiaoyi develop new works based on the topic of “threshold”. A show under the Chinese Theatre Festival 2013. Sept 26 to 29, 8pm, National Museum Gallery Theatre. With 3pm weekend matinees. Tickets at S$38 from Sistic. In Mandarin with English surtitles.
THE LOCUST WRATH. A site-specific dance performance by Arts Fission that looks at current climate change issues and Asian myths, all revolving around a sound installation by Joyce Beetuan Koh and Per Magnus. Sept 27 and 28, 8pm, ArtSpace @ HeluTrans Gallery, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, #02-04. Tickets at S$30 from Sistic.