What To Do This Week: The Fabric of Sympathy Exhibition, Archifest 2020 & More
Explore this year's Archifest
Could architecture possibly save our world? That’s a pretty weighty topic but it’s precisely what this year’s Archifest aims to tackle by examining how responsible design and new architectural ideas can benefit the environment – and as a bonus, all of us.
The annual architecture bonanza is, for the first time, taking a hybridised approach to showcasing its many programs and events. There’ll be film screenings, online forums, virtual exhibitions, workshops and island-wide physical pop-up activities. For example, the festival’s signature Pavilion, a collaboration between ADDP Architects and OWIU Design, is going digital; attendees can go on virtual 3D tours which offer 360-degree views of the “building” from the comforts of home. Check out the extensive full line-up here.
Sept 25-Oct 31
Check out this exhibition
Titled The Fabric of Sympathy, this exhibition brings together a group of fast-rising artists (Liyana Ali, PG Lee, Nicholas Lim, Liu Liling, Ong Sihui, Ruben Pang, Rifqi Amirul, Euginia Tan, and Jodi Tan) who employ various art forms in their works but are united by a keen devotion to materials in their art practice. The exhibition is, at its heart, intended to be a call to treat things with care and sympathy through the artists’ considered and intuitive approach to their materials and artworks.
Curated by fellow artist Luke Heng, the exhibition itself is part of the ongoing Proposals for Novel Ways of Being initiative, which is one of Singapore’s largest art initiatives featuring over 170 local artists and collaborations with 12 local art institutions and independent art spaces that aims to imagine new ways of living in a world changed by the coronavirus.
On now till Oct 11 at Lasalle’s Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, 1 McNally St
Photo Jodi Tan’s Sense of Order #013
Stream this music festival
After the initial announcement that this year’s edition would be cancelled, popular music festival We The Fest has pivoted to moving the gigs online. Previous years have seen some pretty big names such as Troye Sivan, Sabrina Claudio and Joji headlining the festival, and this year’s edition is no different. There are a total of 26 acts to look forward to, including headliners Lewis Capaldi, Oh Wonder and Masego, as well as Autograf, Goldroom, RAC and Keshi. Catch the streaming here.
Sept 26-Sept 27
Photo We The Fest Facebook
Visit this furniture showcase
Singapore fashion designer Priscilla Shunmugam has just expanded her growing homeware repertoire with an exquisite range of furniture and basketry. Crafted with a time-honoured material – rattan – that’s endemic to the region, Shunmugam added her own signature touch with colourful fabrics and materials that when combined with the rattan, would make for a distinctive addition to any home. Each piece is only crafted when ordered but if you’d like to check out the pieces in person before buying, they’re on display at the designer’s store this week.
On now till Sept 26 at Atelier Ong Shunmugam, #01-76, 43 Jalan Merah Saga