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5 Cool Events To Check Out This Week: February 6 - 10

It may be a slow week (or busy, depending if you’re #isitbecauseimchinese), but here are our recommendations if you’re looking to escape from the Lunar New Year festivities.

 

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ArtScience on Screen: A Sense of Time
Organised in response to the ongoing Minimalism exhibition, ArtScience Museum has put together a new program that features films by contemporary Asian auteurs. What the works have in common? They “explore a distinctive narrative form, visual style and imagery devoted to slowness, duration and contemplation.” If you like the likes of Kore-eda Hirokazu, Hong Sangsoo, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Jia Zhangke, Kim Ki-duk, and Tsai Ming-liang, make sure to put this program on your list. FYI, it’s free as well, so head down early. More details on the various screenings here. On till March 31, various times ArtScience Museum Shadows IN the Walls by GroundZ-0
An experimental theatre piece, Shadows IN the Walls takes you through the National Gallery Singapore for an after-hours tour to encounter “characters” from the iconic building’s past who had key roles in shaping it to become what it currently is. Expect to discover hidden corners and pathways not usually trodden — in other words, it’s kinda like Night At The Museum, except more… educational? More details here. On till Feb 21, various dates and times National Gallery Singapore SAMA SAMA 2.0: Migrant Heroes
For the uninitiated, the Sama Sama program, started by the eponymous collective in 2016, is a series geared towards raising awareness around the often undocumented  lives of migrant workers. It’s now back for a second round of campaigning, centred around a multi-media roving exhibition that features the stories of five migrant workers that aims to draw parallels between visitors and the workers — the latter often being overlooked in Singapore’s narrative. More details here.     Off Centre
Despite debuting in 1993, feted playwright Haresh Sharma’s play, Off Centre, continues to have resonance. The storyline: an unflinching look at various mental illnesses as well as the social stigma that continues to come with them, even 26 years later. Off Centre was the first local play to be offered as a GCE ‘O’ and ‘N’ Level literature text, and this latest iteration features Abdulattif Abdullah and Sakinah Dollah, who will reprise their original roles as Vinod and Saloma respectively. More details here. On till Feb 17, various times Victoria Theatre Singapore Leaning Into The Wind: Andy Goldsworthy
Art may not be for everyone but British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy’s naturalist works draw you in with their seamless mesh of nature and art. His works are often ephemeral — they’re created with natural materials (leaves, feathers, ice, stones, flowers etc) and photographed for posterity as they’re meant to fade away over time — enhancing nature’s beauty rather than destroying or detracting it. If you can’t get away to a holiday, treat yourself to this documentary — it’s filled with beautiful scenery and natural landscapes that should leave you (temporarily) sated. More details here. Feb 10, 5.30pm The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower