5 Cool Events This Week: An Experiential Party, Island Lights 2019 And More
GAP: A Distinct to Reality
Image: Piyatat Hemmatat, EDEN, 2015 – 2018. Courtesy of DECK
If you’re in need for some quiet time after all the festive revelry, head down to photography mecca DECK. Their final exhibition of the year focuses on contemporary works from a group of Thai photographers, which aim to make viewers question how reality is presented – and manipulated – through visual images. A pertinent topic, especially given today’s context of heavily distorted and misrepresented photos and memes – more details here.
On now till Jan 22, 12pm – 7pm (closed on Mondays and PH)
DECK, 120A Prinsep Street
Awkward Party Residue Exhibition
Fans of the weird and unusual would do well to head down to lifestyle boutique EOMM, which has transformed into a temporary pop-up art gallery housing one of the most visually stunning installations right now – full of surreal elements such as silicone masks, rich croppings of flora courtesy of botanical studio Humid House and Marie Antoinette-esque decorations. The people behind this Gucci-esque extravaganza? New fashion and art collective Awkward Party, which held their first experiential party last week – with more to come in future – read more about them in Female‘s January 2020 issue, which has just hit newsstands. Details here.
On now till Jan 19
EOMM, 60 Somme Road
Cinephiles would do well do look out for The Farewell, a critically acclaimed comedy starring Awkwafina that has just been nominated for next year’s Golden Globes. An indie gem that focuses on a Chinese family whose matriarch has been diagnosed with terminal cancer (but who hasn’t been told of her diagnosis), the extended clan (including America-based Awkwafina) convenes back home to throw on a wedding as a means of bidding farewell to the old lady before she passes on. Details here.
Dec 28, 2pm
The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower
Island Lights 2019
It’s the final week to catch the third edition of light art festival Island Lights over at Sentosa. Prolific prop designer and artist Tina Fung and her company, Space Objekt, are in charge of curation for this edition, and she’s enlisted six local and international artists in various disciplines to present new possibilities in immersive light art installations. As always, it looks to be a visual spectacle and a sure magnet for the social media crowd – we’re looking forward to this see-saw pictured above, titled Candy Quartz – a collaboration between Fung herself and motion graphics artist Reza Hasni. Glitter queen and performance artist Polina Korobova will also be performing, don’t miss out. Details here.
December’s a good time as any to start Marie Kondo-ing your wardrobe and clothes swapping is one of the most sustainable ways to do so – instead of just dumping everything at the nearest Salvation Army. Head down to literary cafe The Moon for their first ever clothes swap to unload the old things in your wardrobe and possibly unearth new gems at the same time. Details here.