Michelin chef special
Basque Kitchen by Aitor
On June 29, experience a once-in-a-lifetime gastronomic evening as chef Kyle Connaughton from SingleThread (three Michelin stars), chef Julien Royer from Odette (three Michelin stars), and chef-patron Aitor Jeronimo Orive from Basque Kitcen by Aitor (one Michelin star) as they join hands for a one-night-only six hands dinner at Basque Kitchen by Aitor.
The three chefs — each with their unique cooking styles — will come together to present a decadent nine-course dinner that promises to be worth your time and money. Priced at $1,200++ per head, the tasting menu includes wine pairing specially selected by Singapore’s leading wine bar Park90. To book, visit chefresidence.com
For the month of June, Australian heritage winemaker Penfolds is inviting visitors to a series of immersive pop-ups at Great World and T Galleria by DFS to indulge in playful and shareable wine tasting sessions.
Now on at the Great World atrium till July 5, oenophiles will be transported to a space-themed pop-up to tie in with its current campaign “Venture Beyond” and discover Penfolds latest collection of futuristic gift boxes, while enjoying a flight of Penfolds’ ‘House Style’ wines.
At T Galleria by DFS, visitors to will be guided through five of Penfolds’ House Style wines, including the Penfolds Max’s Rosé 2021 — a bright young rosé, crisp and textural with a restrained palate led by red summer fruits and rhubarb — that makes its national debut in Singapore at T Galleria by DFS, followed by the rest of the country later this year. The Penfolds Max’s Rosé 2021 is a tribute to former chief winemaker Max Schubert (1948–1975), a legend in Penfolds’s history. Each wine flight is priced at $20 per session and available for booking at bit.ly/DFSxPenfoldsVB.
Is print dead?
National Design Centre
Does print still have a place in today’s digital age? As the metaverse threatens to take over humanity, perhaps it’s time we take stock of how the print industry has evolved from mere pulp and pixels to pages that we can now flip electronically.
Now on at the National Design Centre till July 31, The State of Print — designed and produced by award-winning creative agency Fable — examines this duality and the role of print from past, to present and future. The exhibition mixes traditional materials such as postcards, desk calendars and posters with a gamut of technologies like augmented reality, computer animation and QR codes to present the rich herit-ge of print culture, and postulates that the key to the survival and revolution of print lies in its ability to co-exist with digital media.
Visitors can look forward to an interactive experience at a series of stations. At HEY HEY HEY, a collaboration between local initiative Hey, You Got Mail! and various illustrators and artists, you can write a postcard to be sent to a senior in a nursing home to brighten his or her day. At the Impossible Bookstore, peruse a special selection of bestselling books that are best experienced in a hard copy, or have a read at the Lounge. In addition, local and international partners such as D&AD, Kin Yiap Press and RJ Paper are showcasing winning works, traditional printing methods and presenting Risograph printing and virtual paper making workshops.
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The State of Print exhibition is open daily from 9am to 9pm daily. Admission is free.
Filipino contemporary art
R&D kitchen-record bar-art gallery Appetite showcases new exhibitions that feature established and emerging artists every quarterly. From now till July 16, the uber-cool gallery collaborates with the Michelangelo and Lourdes Samson Collection to bring in the works of six contemporary Filipino artists: Raena Abella, Poklong Anading, Annie Cabigting, Roberto Chabet, Nona Garcia and Wawi Navarozza.
The exhibition called A bird flies into the mirror recognises this creative group as pioneers of conceptual art in the Philippines and more broadly, Southeast Asia. Grounded in the sophisticated use of mediums and materials found in contemporary Western visual language, these works contemplate the legacy of the colonial history that shaped the way artistic knowledge and culture is disseminated and absorbed locally, but also reflect on the underlying socio-economic conditions of artistic production in the Philippines. Seen in dialogue with the long history of Western art, the works ask us to question what we think we know about art — its history and development — in our part of the world.
20 years of artistic experimentation
STPI (formerly known as Singapore Tyler Print Institute) shines a collective light on conceptual and unconventional pieces by its workshop residencies at the STPI 2022 Annual Special Exhibition: Second Movement, now on till July 24.
Curated by Khai Hori, the exhibition will be a showcase of 41 works by 21 critically acclaimed artists from the past two decades of creative collaboration. This will be the last exhibition in the STPI gallery space before they close for renovation works from August to November later this year.
Pushing the technical and philosophical edge of printmaking, the exhibition features three-dimensional, spatial and contemporaneous artworks that capture the fuller, typically complex, and critically acclaimed practice of each artist. Aside from paper, artists have engaged print with metals, wood, plastic, fabric and stone. The piece by Haegue Yang, for example, features pressed vegetables bought from supermarket chain NTUC Finest. Artists Zul Mahmod and Teppei Kaneuji are represented with works made principally with acrylic sheets, while Rirkrit Tiravanija etches on stainless steel.
The annual exhibition also presents an array of public programmes including tours, workshops, performances, film screenings and panel discussions. Admission to the gallery is free.