PLAYING AT WAR
by Theophilus Kwek, 18 February 2018
War games are very much alive and streaming these days. The confluence of battle still takes place in uniform, but no longer in humid jungles. Singaporean men are scions of digital skirmishes, glued to their smartphones during the empty hours of national service. Theophilus Kwek picks apart and weaves together these strands of war and play. Photographs by Daniel Tan.
OUT & ABOUT
SINGAPORE ART WEEK 2018
The annual Singapore Art Week is always chock full of visually entertaining installations, exhibitions and programmes. We cherry-pick three choices that look suitably delicious.
1. ARTWALK Little India (18-27 Jan 2018)
With artwork such as JABA's Daily Delivery (featured above), readings, films and musical performances, this multi-disciplinary public art project set in the cultural precinct of Little India promises to be a full-on immersive experience.
2. Light to Night Festival (19-28 Jan 2018)
At the heart of this year's festival is colour, and it is spread across major venues in the civic district such as National Gallery Singapore (former City Hall and Supreme Court buildings), Asian Civilisations Museum, The Arts House and The Esplanade.
3. Aliwal Urban Art Festival (20 Jan 2018)
This is one for the hip and those who still have hips to groove. Featuring street art, dance parties, skateboarding, visual arts on a no-traffic street, this party is destined to last to the wee hours of the morning.
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