Five things to do this weekend: 26 - 28 June

Five things to do this weekend: 26 - 28 June

Culture critic

Text: Varsha Sivaram

Image: W!ld Rice,
The Artling,
Wong Chen-Hsi,
Nobuaki Takekawa,
Dan Wilton

This weekend, we’re all about the arts. Check out what’s worth a visit

Darker Than Wax | NoPartyHere present: KRYSTAL KLEAR
If you're a fan of the old school, Krystal Klear's the DJ for you. With influences ranging from funk and soul to electro, the Manchester-based musician isn't the most experimental, but it's his interpretations of the classics that get us hooked. 

26 June at 10pm at KOI Brunch + Beats. More details here.

Krystal Klear

The Artling Pop-Up Gallery & Open House
An online gallery exhibiting the best of Asian art, The Artling is about to get physical. A pop-up gallery will feature works from The Artling's own collections as well as partner galleries. Get a sneak peek of their offerings below, which include Korean artist Kim Byung Joo's exploration of the boundaries of space.

26 June from 11am to 8.30pm at 115 Amoy Street. More details here.

Kim Byung Joo

Historically, economically, culturally, and in more ways than one can count, bodies of water have made their mark on life as we know it. In celebration – or perhaps wonderment – of the waters in Southeast and East Asia, four artists are exhibiting their themed works. Diverse types of media including stop-motion animation, rattan and wax sculptures are set to be on display.

Till 28 June at OTA Fine Arts. More details here.

Ship in a Sea Cucumber (2011) by Nobuaki Takekawa

Another Country
We can't decide which issue this play will be better at tackling: the unique ties between Singapore and Malaysia, or which country can truly claim ownership over Hainanese chicken rice. With a creative team including Ivan Heng, Janice Koh, and Alfian Sa'at, very little room for disappointment seems to exist. Recently staged in Kuala Lumpur to rave reviews, W!ld Rice's latest production is a delightful cross-cultural venture, with a team from Malaysia collaborating with local artists. In any case, we can't wait to see how it will fare on home soil.

Till 11 July at the Drama Centra Theatre. More details here.

Another Country

In the Shadow of Trees – Exhibition by Wong Chen-Hsi
You might have heard of Innocents, the 2012 award-winning film about two primary school children who develop an unlikely friendship. With gorgeous visuals that seem to exude poignance, the movie's director Wong Chen-Hsi is back with a photography exhibition that runs in a similar vein. Nature-lovers might be more inclined to 'In the Shadow of Trees', which explores the vegetative-form.

From 26 June to 11 July at DECK. More details here.

Wong Chen-Hsi's 'In the Shadow of Trees'