Thoughts of Gulag, My Cosmos & Old Places

1) Thoughts of Gulag

What: Solo arts exhibition about expressions towards labour camps
When: Now till Jan 31
Where: The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street, #02-06
How much: Free

Singapore-based British artist James Holdsworth expresses his emotional reactions towards documentary footage of labour camps around the world. He uses large oil paintings, charcoal and pastel drawings in this solo exhibition.

2) My Cosmos: From My Room to My City

What: Architectural exhibition by Ito Toyo
When: Now till Feb 25, 1oam to 6pm. Closed on Sun & Mon, Feb 3 & 4
Where:Japan Creative Centre, 4 Nassim Road
How much: Free Admission

A renowned Japanese architect, Ito Toyo whose works include VivoCity, now explores the architecture of the 21st century by going beyond modernism’s purity and machine analogy. He wants to create a ‘cosmos’ in which architecture and nature can flow freely, and be rid of the typical skyscraper forms with grid systems we often see.

3) Old Places film

Catch the Old Places film at the Esplanade library

What:Local film revolving around Singapore’s nostalgic places
When: January 14, 7:30pm-9pm
Where: Open stage in library@esplanade
How much: Free Admission

If you are a sentimental person, you don’t want to miss Old Places, a film directed by acclaimed local director Royston Tan of 881, together with Victric Thng and Eva Tang. The film revolves around the old and forgotten places of Singapore, like the Seletar Airbase and Haw Par Villa.

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