5 things to do this weekend: 17 - 19 November

5 things to do this weekend: 17 - 19 November

Snag some shiny novelties

Text: Kimberly Kiong Adibah Isa

Image: Singapore Art Museum,
oomleo 'Maze Out'

Ujikaji and Keepers return while three new museum exhibits debut

MUSIC | Ujikaji presents Lucas Abela / Ali Fyffe / Yuta Nakamura
Get caught in a sonic-warp with experimental virtuosos Lucas Abela, Ali Fyffe and Yuta Nakamura. There is a strange appeal of their DIY instruments' dissonance and unwonted structures. Who knew you could create tunes just out of glass sheets?

18 November, 8pm to 10.30pm at Artistry.

SHOPPING | Keepers PlayShop Open House
Over 40 Singapore designers, artists and craftsmen are here to fill up Christmas stockings. Pick up wreaths and learn how to make one from Floral Magic, enjoy a sake appreciation session by the Sakemaru team from Japan and pick up something shiny from Carrie K.

Wreath from Floral Magic
18 November, 1pm to 8pm at Keepers.

ART | The Artist's Voice
The Parkview Museum's first thematic exhibition, 'The Artist's Voice', ropes in curator and art historian Lóránd Hegyi to present 34 contemporary artists who explore human ethics in art. Pooling together both revered and under-the-radar names, these works also tread into political territory, though a strong human element lies in its core. Case in point: Marina Abramović's 'Balkan Baroque', which had the performance artist sitting with a pile of bloody cow bones, washing them one by one while singing folk songs from her Yugoslavian, war-ravaged childhood.

Marina Abramovic, 'Balkan Baroque'

Till 17 March 2018 at Parkview Museum.

ART | 'Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia'
Singapore Art Museum's latest exhibit wants you to think about how moving images have impacted our lives and to forecast its place in our future. With film acting as an archive for architecture, you'll see how artists such as Jeremy Sharma has deconstructed a 1959 Cathay Keris film with light, shadow and sound, and how Ming Wong has retold Roman Polanski's 1972 film Chinatown to critique on cinema's construction of place, genger, identity and culture. You'll also relook at the aesthetics of war and violence, questioning the roles of weapons in story-telling.

Ming Wong, 'Making Chinatown'
Till 18 March 2018 at Singapore Art Museum.

ART | 'Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay' and 'Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna'
Learn about different art movements with a focus on Southeast Asian Impressionism, as well as how two key names in Southeast Asian art — Raden Saleh and Juan Luna — learned from the greats such as Monet, Cezanne and Renoir.

Claude Monet, 'La Pie'

Till 11 March 2018 at Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, National Gallery Singapore.