The Many Glimpses of Drama
Until 11 September 2017
Following the erratic splatters of colour, there is a restless energy typically seen in Andy Yang’s paintings. These come from stories often born out of imagination, free and unpredictable, all of which culminate in his own expressive style of abstraction. In The Many Glimpses of Drama, Yang presents a series of sunsets in black, gold, blue and a rather incredible orange, inspired from his recent drive through Malacca.
10am to 6pm from Mondays to Saturdays at the Art Forum, 82 Cairnhill Road
Come Walk With Me
Until end of August
Time is running short for photographer Alan Lee. He knows he’s dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but he refuses to give in. The two things that matter now are his oxygen tank and camera, which he used to take a series of portraits featuring other patients at the Assisi Hospice (where he’s at). “I want to show people that we don’t come here just to die, but to enjoy ourselves, to add life to our days, when we can no longer add days to our life.”
9am to 6pm at the Assisi Hospice, 832 Thomson Road. Say hello to Alan for us if you can
Singapore Night Festival
18 to 26 August 2017
Split between the Bugis and Bras Basah precincts, this decade-old festival is a visual and audio experience that plans to deliver on every front. Drop by DECK for Play to Screen (pictured) for a special outdoor screening of Richard Wagner’s exile to Switzerland, create your own life-sized robot out of recyclables and boogie through a roller disco with DJ Ulysses. Not keen? Not a problem. There are perks for those who prefer the art of food and drink. Enjoy $6 drinks at The Library or free oysters with every 750ml bottle purchase at the Standing Sushi Bar.
Various venues. Find out more over here
Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee
Until 20 May 2018
Take a stroll through 60 years of Chen Chong Swee’s career. An important Singaporean watercolour artist and educator from our early years, he belonged to a generation of artists who made the Nanyang art style unique to Singapore. He made significant contributions to the development of the Singapore and Malaya art scenes, and saw to the experimentation of Modernism with traditional principles in Chinese ink painting. Chen may no longer be around, but his art lives on.
General admission at the National Gallery, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road