If there's only one art party you're going to this week, this should be it

If there's only one art party you're going to this week, this should be it

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Text: Adibah Isa

Image: Art Stage Singapore

With a flurry of events and parties at Singapore Art Week, The Ultimate After Party by Art Stage Singapore 2016 stands out with its curation of performance artists, music and grub

Remember Ezzam Rahman, the multi-disciplinary artist who sculpted flowers with his dead skin?  The Grand Prize winner of the President's Young Talents 2015 is back on the radar this week with a performance from his ongoing project, 'Come Fly Away With Me'. This time, instead of employing his own skin and nails, he'll be using feathers and pillows to interact with his alter ego, 'The Black Romantic'.


Dressed in a black Zentai suit and mask, you can catch 'The Black Romantic' at The Ultimate After Party this Wednesday at CHIJMES. In case you haven't already guessed, it's the official after party for Art Stage Singapore 2016. The one-night-only aural and visual spectacle will bring together other performance artists such as Jason Lim, Heri Dono, Duto Hardono and Kelvin Atmadibrata. Lush 99.5FM DJ Chris Ho's curating the soundtrack, while CHIJMES's tenants will provide comfort pub grub for unpretentious nosh.

Michael Shaowanasai, 'Untitled'

If you've always wanted to be part of an artwork, look out for Thai artist Michael Shaowanasai's 'Untitled'. He'll be inviting guests to take photographs with him, which he'll then post on social media. By inviting guests to participate in his work, Shaowanasai creates the sense of belonging as well as the dreaded 'FOMO' — fear of missing out — a feeling even the best of us are all too familiar with. Either way, it's a chance to be part of something that sets you thinking.

The Ultimate After Party will be held at CHIJMES on 20 January from 9pm till late. Complimentary shuttle bus services are available from Marina Bay Sands to CHIJMES. Admission is free. For more information on Art Stage Singapore 2016, click here.