Art in Singapore: Best new exhibitions, experiences, and events to attend in September
When: 14 September, Saturday, from 4pm to 7:30pm
Where: Pasir Panjang Power Station "A" (Singapore 117537)
What: Pasir Panjang Power Station's inaccessible location and lack of amenities (there's no washroom on site) haven't deterred creatives from succumbing to the allure of its industril grit to host everything from hyped sneaker festivals to makers' markets in recent years. The disused venue's lofty central hall calls to mind Tate Modern's legendary Turbine Hall in London.
Organised by the Goethe-Institut Singapore and curated by former director of Singapore Writers Festival Yeow Kai Chai, 'Modern Resonance' brings together unlikely cast of creatives: composer Li-Chuan Chong, poet Deborah Emmanuel, and artist Alecia Neo for one night of electrifying multidisciplinary performance. Admission is free, but registration is required. All tickets have been snapped up, but more tickets are expected to be released soon.
Photography & Dining
When: 11 September, Wednesday, at 11am to 10pm
Where: Telok Ayer Arts Club, 2 McCallum Street, Singapore 069043
What: Newly established creative studio Such A Mood has partnered up with Leica to put together this one-day-only photographic presentation of six artists at Telok Ayer Arts Club: Aetll, Chloë Manasseh, Hanae Gomez, Norah Lea, Yangermeister, and Zulkhairi Zulkiflee.
In the evening, Norah Lea and Yangermeister will be discussing their new works with filmmaker Sal Seah. The first 30 attendees who turn up for this conversation will be treated to a specially curated cocktail. The event is open to public. RSVP, though encouraged, is not compulsory.
Migrant Workers Photography Festival
When: 8 September, Sunday at 12pm to 3pm
Where: Objectifs — Centre of Photography and Film
What: Following the success of Migrant Worker Poetry Competition, Singapore's very first Migrant Workers Photography Festival (MWPF) will take place at Objectifs' Lower Gallery. Open to workers "regardless of gender, age, nationality and occupation", the festival validates their various experiences and perspectives through the lens of their camera. This year's theme "Life in Singapore" received over 100 submissions. 12 images were shortlisted for the exhibition.
STPI Open House 2019: A Whimsical World
When: 7 September, Saturday, from 11am to 5pm
Where: STPI — Creative Workshops & Gallery
What: Inspired by its ongoing blockbuster exhibition of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (it concludes on 14 September), STPI has organised a day of exciting art and crafts for the family. Besides guided tours of the show, participate in linocut, screen-printing and paper-making workshops. There'll also be complimentary Open House door gifts for early birds.
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