PUBLISHED January 3rd, 2021 05:00 am | UPDATED January 11th, 2021 09:40 am
There’s plenty to reflect on as we move into 2021, and the artists are coming in strong. This week is giving us ample opportunity to reflect on mental health, our day to day lives and the world we live in with multimedia and physical exhibitions. Not in an arty mood? We’ve also got a trek lined up. Learn about Singapore’s history and get friendly with nature with a journey to an abandoned bunker.
Get Glitchy with Viscous Fairy Grottoes: Arcades Project
Get Adventurous and Trek into Marsiling’s Abandoned Bunkers
Feeling cooped up at home? Thirsting for adventure? Join Beyond Expeditions for a trek at the Marsiling Bunkers. Explore abandoned, hidden underground tunnels from the colonial British rule and work your way through the rainforest, observing local wildlife and getting down and dirty with nature. Your guide will also be your adventure photographers so you get awesome souvenirs to show off to your friends. Afterwards, have a cup of freshly brewed masala chai with the friends you’ve made over this four hour trip. Expect darkness, dirt, and creepy crawlies.
Be Wowed By Dawn Ng’s New Colourful, Verbose Installation
A narrative time capsule stemming from a distilled collection of texts, this art exhibition is a Q&A project between the artist and an Israeli psychologist living in Singapore. Every day over the course of a year, the psychologist asked the artist a question and the artist responded, growing this exchange into a sort of documentary of the self. Each sheet of this huge spread has a different gradient of colour and formatting of words – imparting a different, poignant reflection.
Perfect Stranger will take place until February 8 at Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555.
Let REPACK Give You Reasons to Reflect
Unpack Mental Health Stigmas at ThisConnect: Threading Worlds
It might be the new year but many of us are still dealing with mental and emotional health issues caused or exacerbated by the circuit breaker and financial instability. In response, social artist duo Hunny & Lummy have created multi-media experiential art exhibitions at multiple locations across Singapore. These works reflect on the separation of our internal worlds and external expression, and how we confront our personal truths and difficult emotions. The showcase also hopes that Singaporeans can learn to access support systems available to them and reshape our understanding of mental health.