Avoid the F1 Singapore Grand Prix crowd by checking out three new exhibitions and some red light district rockers
ART | Ruang Interpreting "space" in Malay, a group of artists are coming together to appropriate an unconventional, non-white cube space as their canvas. You can check out Leroy Sofyan's piece, 'It's Fair Game', where he uses found objects and wood to negotiate on the notion of assessment, duality and perspectives.
ART | Mereka Merdeka: Exhibition by Lee Wen See 11 new drawings and paintings by Singapore multi-disciplinary artist Lee Wen. Always one to create conversation around social identity through his works, 'Mereka Merdeka' (translated to "their independence") reflects Wen's desire for the future and his affirmation of the potential for expansive freedoms in the present.
ART | Empirical Atlas Discuss themes surrounding politics, economies and cultures with artists such as Dharma Bum, Weixin Chong, Inci Eviner, Gao Weigang, Gonkar Gyatso, Hew Locke, Ben Loong, Francis Ng, Ged Quinn, Anne Samat, Melati Suryodarmo, Sinta Tantra, Zen Teh, Thukral & Tagra and Yang Yongliang in post-postcolonial narratives. Look out for 'Bread Winner', an interactive board game that questions the forms of sustenance in everyday life.
PARTY | Reservoir Dogs 25th Anniversary Afterparty The best way to celebrate after watching Quentin Tarantino's debut feature is to boogie with the Geylang Afro Rock Band. It's totally "steam kodok", which is basically slang for the most indulgent way to live your life. DJ Sham and DJ 11 will lead your further into the night.
MARKET | After Dawn: BBQ Block Party The Local People's back with their art market that features hand-embroidered illustrations on totes from YAMA YAMA Store, miniature food jewellery from The Miniature Kitchen and haikus on demand by Haiku Fever. DJs on duty include JonnyVicious, Oliver Osborne and Shane O'Neill.