PRO-WRESTLING: PERFORMANCE AND ARTISTRY
- A CONVERSATION WITH GREG GLORIOUS, GRAPPLE MAX
by Carolyn Oei, 10 May 2018
By no means the land of The Rock or The Undertaker, Singapore has still managed to squeeze in on the pro-wrestling action thanks to groups like Singapore Pro Wrestling and now Grapple MAX, co-founded by Greg Glorious and Dennis “The Ladykiller” H. There is definitely much more to pro-wrestling than foldable chairs flying through the air and sweaty underpants. It’s like witnessing a renaissance; carefully crafted narratives are woven into movements that are feats of athleticism by any measure.
We had a quick chat with Grapple MAX’s Greg Glorious to find out a bit more about this clever person’s sport.
OUT & ABOUT
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF STREET ART AT ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM, MARINA BAY SANDS
Art from the Streets celebrates 40 years of street art, charting its countercultural beginnings to its extraordinary rise in the contemporary art world. Visitors to the exhibition are amongst the first in Singapore and Southeast Asia to have the opportunity to view works from some of the most renowned artists in the field, including Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Invader, JR, Blek le Rat and Vhils.
Curated by street art expert and gallerist Magda Danysz, Art from the Streets comprises more than 200 large-scale mural paintings, installations, videos, prints, archival material, drawings and sketches, which showcase the vitality and diversity of the urban art movement.
ArtScience Museum also invited 10 prominent street artists to take over the museum’s galleries, to create new site-specific artworks for the exhibition. The 10 new commissions are by up-and-coming Argentinian-Spanish artist, Felipe Pantone; Paris-based Moroccan artist, Tarek Benaoum; Polish graphic designer and illustrator, M-City; French street artists, Ludo, YZ and Zevs; one of UK’s leading post-graffiti artists, Remi Rough; Yogyakarta-based artist, Eko Nugroho and Singaporean urban artists, Speak Cryptic and Sheryo & Yok. These artists have adopted different techniques and mediums to create their artworks, from stenciling, calligraffiti, painting, spraying to “upcycling” materials.
The exhibition opened on 13 January and runs until 03 June. Tickets are available at all Marina Bay Sands box offices and website. For more information, visit the ArtScience Museum’s website.
CHILD and family-FRIENDLY
Goodman Open House - Re:imagined
26 May 2018 | 11am - 5pm
Goodman Arts Centre | Free Admission
The annual family-friendly arts festival is back with over 20 different workshops and performances by Goodman’s resident artists and arts groups. Also on offer: interactive activities, studio tours, exhibitions and a sustainable lifestyle market.
StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House
01 - 03 Jun 2018 | Various Timings | Tickets from $15
The Arts House
Curated by master storyteller, Kamini Ramachandran, StoryFest features a variety of performances including family and adult audience shows, workshops and Singapore commissions like the Young Storytellers Showcase which platforms emerging talents and The Singapore Showcase that features key storytelling and spoken word practitioners.
Faber-Castell Art Festival 2018
25 May – 03 June, Marina Square Central Atrium
Check out their Facebook page for more information.
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