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5 Cool Events This Week: Aliwal Urban Art Festival, Hans Ulrich Obrist Talk And More

Singapore Art Week 2020 continues this week - and exciting things are in store, with the opening of S.E.A. Focus art fair and a talk by the super influential art curator Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Sober Curios—SHYE + Mr. Has (DJ Set)
Bedroom pop sensation Shye-Anne Brown will be putting on a special live performance together with dapper DJ Mr.Has tomorrow at Telok Ayer Arts Club. The premise to this new series at the buzzy food/art space is a new way to enjoy nights out without alcohol – a nod to the fast growing worldwide dry movement – while simultaneously celebrating SG talents through one-of-a-kind experiences. Don’t miss out – get your tickets here now. Jan 16, 9pm – 12am Telok Ayer Arts Club, 2 McCallum Street Special Segment: Hans Ulrich Obrist: The Future of Exhibitions
Now here’s a really rare chance to witness superstar art curator Hans Ulrich Obrist in person – the artistic director of London’s Serpertine Galleries is in town to discuss the future of exhibition-making. His much-anticipated talk is surely the highlight of the line-up that S.E.A Focus is offering this year – if you’re not familiar with the latter, it’s a new boutique fair focusing on South-East Asian contemporary art that made its debut last year. More details here. Jan 17, 6pm – 7pm Gillman Barracks, 7 Lock Road Image: Andreas Schmidt The Projector 5th anniversary celebration
Beloved independent cinema The Projector just turned five – where were we before them? – and they’re celebrating that milestone with a screening of the cult-ish romantic drama The Room. There’s also an after-party to continue the celebrations with TEENAGE POP – a new night of feel-good dance 80s pop to head banging indie rock. Congratulations you guys, and keep the good films coming. Details here. Jan 18 Movie screening starts 8.30pm Afterparty starts 10.30pm The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2020
Popular street art and culture festival Aliwal Urban Art Festival is back with a smorgasbord of activities for its seventh edition – learn how to make over your existing clothes/tote bags from the Japanese-inspired upcycling outfit Fincrafted Goods, dancers translating scents into sense through their bodies, live graffitti sessions, as well as performances by bad ass comedienne Preetipls. Jan 18, 4pm – 12am Aliwal Arts Centre 浮槎 Fú Chá by Cao Fei
Chinese contemporary art juggernaut Cao Fei will be presenting a brand new work at the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden atop the National Gallery Singapore – a kinetic installation titled 浮槎 Fú Chá, that alludes to the Chinese fable of a raft traversing the Milky Way, as well as a nod to Singapore’s identity as a port city. Details here. Jan 17 – Oct 25 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road