The term night market, or pasar malam, as it is conveniently dubbed here in Singapore, is about to be reinvented. The Local People is an online retail platformOn May 12, 2014 / By Nookmag
The term night market, or pasar malam, as it is conveniently dubbed here in Singapore, is about to be reinvented. The Local People is an online retail platform where creatives – designers, authors, craftsmen, bands – can showcase their work. In collaboration with social media influencer management agency, GushCloud, the team is extending their support for the local craft by organising an artists’ + night market at Hoot Kiam Road on 30 May 2014.
Replacing the greasy, sweat-infused Ramlee burgers are the wholesome, handmade granola by The Edible Company and cold pressed juices by Joogo. Instead of pasar malam novelties like mua chee(s) and malt sugar candies, you get bakeries like Overdoughs and Kreme Couture The Patisserie.
Don’t overspend on cupcakes though, because there’s a long and diverse line-up of brands ready to impress you. Printmaker Lijie Ong, the barbers from The Panic Room, printing company Knuckles & Notch, and leather craftsmen Forest Child are just some of them – and the list is growing. Full and half vendor booths are still available at $60 and $35 respectively. Get ’em here.
Of course, things will not be complete without some good tunes, and The Local People have booked some great bands/singers for the night market. The Auditory Effect’s catchy beats, weish’s beautiful mixture of vocal percussion and singing, and Hilary Yang’s folk-pop songs will fill the alleyway of Hoot Kiam Road.
The sweet combination of food, music, and shopping is a temptation hard to resist. End your May on a right note, we say. 30 May, 7pm to 2am, at Hoot Kiam Road. More information on The Local People x GushCloud Night Market here.
Before CDs and MP3 formatted music, there were vinyl records. Vinyl records produce a rich sound, far more superior than any CD or MP3 format can possibly give.On May 11, 2014 / By Nookmag
Inkten Sufina, also known as Nadirah Abdul Razak, is creative force to be reckoned with. The local visual artist is adept at a plethora of mediums, including graffitiOn May 8, 2014 / By Nookmag
Inkten Sufina, also known as Nadirah Abdul Razak, is creative force to be reckoned with. The local visual artist is adept at a plethora of mediums, including graffiti and graphic design – be it digital, or on canvases. She is part of the art collective RSCLS and has her own studio, the Ink&Clog studio, with fellow graffiti writer Clogtwo.
Even – although not surprisingly – big names like Converse have recognised Inkten’s skill, getting her on board to create Converse-inspired art pieces for their collections and art workshops. Together with Clogtwo, Inkten has travelled to Australia, US, and France, leaving her creative mark – and a bit of the Singapore culture – on the walls of these big countries.
The graphic artist graduated from LASALLE, College of the Arts, and continued to sharpen her skills at pursuing at Nanyang Techonological University’s School of Art Design and Media. This Saturday, Inkten is having her Final Year Project graduation show, and if you haven’t had the privilege to check out her works yet… this is the time to do so.
“Re-Calibrate presents pseudo-functional inventions meant to help camouflage the urban street artist while also enabling the act of urban art-making to move into new realms of performance. Inventions include wearables, tools, weapons and accessories all tailored to the actively invisible urban mark maker.”
Check out Inkten’s work this 10th of May, 6pm at NTU. Unable to make it? Exhibitions will remain open from 11th-18th May, from 10am to 8pm.
Simplicity is best, but smart simplicity is better. The Notabag is a combination of an easy-to-carry backpack and an eco-friendly tote. It’s great for a trip to theOn May 8, 2014 / By Nookmag
Simplicity is best, but smart simplicity is better. The Notabag is a combination of an easy-to-carry backpack and an eco-friendly tote. It’s great for a trip to the flea market or the beach because it’s foldable – it’s the extra pocket you need when your hands are full. You can also stuff it to its fullest, and carry it on your shoulders instead of lugging it on one hand. The Notabag comes with an attached pocket, making it easy to grab your keys or your wallet.
Each Notabag is entirely made out of a single material, and with no features like buttons of Velcros, the transformation from a shoulder carry all to a a simple back pack is fuss-free and seamless. We really like the colours too! They are simple but bold, and comes in both cotton and water-resistant polyester.
So every good things should come up with a limited edition collection, amirite? The Notabag team has collaborated with XOOOOX, a Berlin-based artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries across the world.
He is regarded as the first German street artist that has come to prominence on the international art market, and will now be putting his mark once again, on a well-loved brand like Notabag.
XOOOOX’s intricate stenciled work – mostly found on wood, metal, and stone – will now be able to travel with you, with the charming yet melancholic woman as a companion. Get your Notabag here.
The Kate Moss TOPSHOP collection is now out in stores, and since everyone wants a piece of the fashion icon, there’s no doubt that it’ll go off theOn May 7, 2014 / By Nookmag
The Kate Moss TOPSHOP collection is now out in stores, and since everyone wants a piece of the fashion icon, there’s no doubt that it’ll go off the racks in no time. Yet, do we really know Kate Moss? To celebrate the launch of the Kate Moss Topshop collection, Topshop has collaborated with NOWNESS to create eight short films, offering viewers an unprecedented glimpse into Kate Moss’ world.
A series of film interviews with Kate’s friends who have influenced her career, set against a backdrop of places which hold an importance to her, give us an intimate portrait of the model.
Each film shares a special something about Kate, be it the best advice Kat has given Nick Grimshaw or how Kate taught Beth Ditto to pose. Other features include Amanda Harlech and Cara Delevingne.
Shot by acclaimed London-based American artist Leigh Johnson, she brings together the best stories about Kate, London, Topshop, style and fashion in a sometimes moving, witty and personal way.
They say too many chefs spoil the broth, but that might not be the case if the chefs – or in this case, the artists – share theOn May 6, 2014 / By Nookmag
They say too many chefs spoil the broth, but that might not be the case if the chefs – or in this case, the artists – share the same vision. Atelier Du Peonfx recently collaborated with Jakarta-based artist Aprillia Apsari. Aprillia is also known as Sari Sartje of Stroom Fabriek.
Apprillia is an all-rounder and is known for her quirky illustrations, murals, and art installations. She also sings. Yes, this girl is spilling her creative juices on every medium and canvas! We are envious. So apart from touring with White Shoes & The Couples Company, Aprillia clears enough time in her schedule for collaborations.
Together with Peonfx’s Jjay Ali, and under the watchful eye of Acit Salbini, the girls got their hands dirty in the workshops, experiencing first hand the craft of carpentry. The result was these sidewalk cruisers, made out of 30 year old oak boards and laser etched with Aprillia’s illustrations – they were also aptly crowned The Friendship Deck.
The two girls, and two countries, are represented on these decks. ‘Sing, sing, Singapura’ and ‘Jakarta, be nice to me’ is a collaboration of friendship through illustrations and handcraft.
‘From Scratch’ is Buds Theatre Company’s three day event where they will be showcasing plays directed and acted by youths. The event that will be held from 21stOn May 4, 2014 / By Nookmag
‘From Scratch’ is Buds Theatre Company’s three day event where they will be showcasing plays directed and acted by youths. The event that will be held from 21st – 23rd March 2014 will showcase three plays–
Comeuppance of the Media by Shehnaz Salim, which is a pereptive and hilarious hypothesis on how policies governing the media today can affect its users and consumers, All Grown Up by Sarah Supaat, a comical coming-of-age drama about four cousins who are reunited at a wedding and discover unlikely truths about one another, and Reality Like Sai Only by Brenda Tan, a monologue about a woman’s regret as she recounts the deterioration of her relationship with her father.
The plays featured in this event are relatable to Singaporeans and is a clear reflection of the Singapore we live in. Buds Theatre is one of the only theatre companies in Singapore that focuses its efforts on providing young graduates and young professionals with a platform to practice their art form on a regular basis.
Buds Theatre also has a Byt programme that aims to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to Arts Education, regardless of their background and financial status. It is a rigorous and structured programme that centres the Arts industry. The youths are exposed to artists from companies that specialise in written work, experimental theatre and puppetry.
From Scratch will be held from 21 March – 23 March 2014 at Studio 1, The Playtent, 180 Joo Chiat Road, #02-01, with an admission fee of $10. Email [email protected] or text 9621 8154 with your name, mobile number, date and time of the show you want to show to book your tickets!
Show times are 3pm on 23rd March 2014 and 8pm, on 21st, 22nd and 23rd March 2014. The show on 22nd March 2014 (Saturday) will feature a double bill of Comeuppance of the Media and Reality Like Sai Only instead of the full triple bill.
NO COUNTRY: Contemporary art for South and Southeast Asia is a series of art exhibitions by renowned artists from Asia. Chan Hampe Galleries has displayed works by Myanmar-basedOn April 30, 2014 / By Nookmag
NO COUNTRY: Contemporary art for South and Southeast Asia is a series of art exhibitions by renowned artists from Asia. Chan Hampe Galleries has displayed works by Myanmar-based artist duo Tun Win Aung and Wah Nu. The artists’ expansive multi-component work Thousands Pieces of White reflects on 30 years of personal experience and has established an archive of objects, images, printed matter, and film footage all on the subject of memory, with each artefact displayed partially concealed beneath a layer of white. The meaning behind their art runs deep, explaining about Myanmar’s past and present.
Other than that, Chan Hampe Galleries presents three generations of China’s most highly sought after artists,Zhou Xiaohu, Dong Wensheng and Chen Wei. These artists influence and learn from one another. Their works reflect the influence they have on each other and how an idea from one of them transitions and translates to the other artist.
Head over to Chan Hampe Galleries if you’re someone who appreciates art and it’s meanings. They’re located at the Raffles Hotel Arcade, Units 01/21. Opening hours: Tuesday- Sunday, 11am-7pm, closed on Mondays and Public holidays.
Singapore Street festival (SSF) made its 13th year a bigger and better one than the last. With its theme, ‘Super Duper Youth’, the festival’s line up included aOn April 23, 2014 / By Nookmag
Singapore Street festival (SSF) made its 13th year a bigger and better one than the last. With its theme, ‘Super Duper Youth’, the festival’s line up included a series of dancing, singing competitions, workshops and performances. SSF was created to provide a platform for local and regional youths to showcase their talents, skills and abilities in the genre of performing and visual arts, technology and sports.
The festival kicked off with the Supa Hip Hop Show as the official launch, followed by a 3-day Supa Hip Hop Weekend, which featured breakdance, or better known as B-Boy, performances. The performances were Freestyle Session (FSS), Battle of the Year (BOTY) and R16. These performances were more like competitions to find which team will be representing Singapore in the USA Finals, BOTY South Asia competition and R16 South East Asia competition respectively.
Other than that, SSF had a parkour activity that included a showcase, and an opportunity for participants to learn how to climb and compete with each other with gravity-defying moves. They also had freestyle street football workshops to help enthusiasts train on their synchronisation and their tricks.
Photo Credit: Alfred Phang
SSF also invited all-star Bellydance Masters Anastasia Biserova, Sujee and Min San to perform at the Asia Global Bellydance Singapore and Asia Competition. The champions from the professional category will represent Singapore to compete in Seoul, Korea in October 2014.
Photo Credit: R Benoj
If you thought that was all SSF did for their 13th year, you thought wrong. They even had an event for illusion enthusiasts! Jeremy Pei, a multi award-winning international illusionist, and Alex Tan, one of Asia’s most sought-after Magical entertainers, trained some of these enthusiasts and prepared them for a reality TV style competition. Since art comes in different forms, SSF also shed light on street art like Graffiti, Jrock music DJ-ing and even yoyo-ing!
SSF definitely catered to many youths with different talents and gave the opportunity for other youths to try new things like parkour and hip hop dancing. To many more Street Festivals!
Kult’s 13th issue explores the theme of Memory, delving into the stories – both grand and minuscule – of Singaporeans. With growth comes the possibility of forgetfulness; our rootsOn April 22, 2014 / By Nookmag
Kult’s 13th issue explores the theme of Memory, delving into the stories – both grand and minuscule – of Singaporeans. With growth comes the possibility of forgetfulness; our roots and heritage will slowly cease to matter or delight us.
The thought of this worries the team behind Kult, resulting in this sentimental documentation and celebration of the past. This issue features local artists only, and is a part of the Singapore Memory Project headed by local creatives.
The project explores the minds of talented artists as well as a treasure trove of material, which was then shared with artists to re-interpret and create artworks based on their own memories of Singapore. Some recent, some older, these fragments of the past will be a guaranteed trigger for nostalgia.
The issue features the likes of established local designers like Eeshaun, Kittozutto and Phunk Studio as well as the up and coming artists such as Alison Low, Deon Phua and Russell Ong.
Kult magazine is free and available now in over 100 locations throughout Singapore. This latest issue will be available at the Kult online store, Kult Studio and Gallery as well as select locations around Singapore.
You need not travel far for a peek into the lives of those living beyond our small island. Let world renowned photographer Sebastiao Salgado and curator Lelia WanickOn April 21, 2014 / By Nookmag
You need not travel far for a peek into the lives of those living beyond our small island. Let world renowned photographer Sebastiao Salgado and curator Lelia Wanick Salgado guide you through sandy terrains, rugged landscapes, and vast seascapes with Genesis, an exhibition showcasing 245 black and white images.
The images, taken at over 30 different destinations from 2004 to 2011, is a representation through the lenses. A glimpse into the quiet, intricate, as well as grand territories, the exhibition is presented through five geographic sections: the South of the Planet, Natural Sanctuaries, Africa, the North of the Planet and, Amazonia and the Pantanal in Brazil’s Mato Grosso.
Genesis is set to follow in the lines of previous photography exhibitions held at the National
Museum of Singapore, including Doubleness: Photography of Chang Chien-Chi (2009) and
Abbas: 45 Years of Photography (2011), that continues to reflect the museum’s vision of
presenting history and culture through the medium of photography.
Genesis is open at the National Museum of Singapore (93 Stamford Rd) from 26 April to 27 July 2014.
Community is important to the soul. It’s the pepperoni to pizza, the whip cream to a banana split, and the juicy patty to an otherwise non-existent burger. CommunityOn April 21, 2014 / By Nookmag
Community is important to the soul. It’s the pepperoni to pizza, the whip cream to a banana split, and the juicy patty to an otherwise non-existent burger. Community brings people together, unifies them with a single factor, and encourages growth. The Converse’s CONS Project: Singapore was the iconic brand’s way of gathering budding arts enthusiasts and immersing them in the community by letting them rub shoulders with big names that have something to teach.
CONS Project Singapore launched a two-day initiative designed to engage the next generation of creative spirits through music, art and skate. Despite the limited space, over 70 attendees – budding artists, aspiring DJs skaters, bloggers, and walk-in participants – came to meet like-minded folks.
Day one was a mix of art and music. Two interactive street art workshops featuring Inkten, Clogtwo and Zero of the RSCLS crew introduced the audience to what it means to be a street artist. The skilled urban artists engaged the audience with personal anecdotes, including their experiences with the street art culture in Atlanta, USA and Melbourne, Australia, where Inkten and Clogtwo were invited to leave their creative mark. They also guided the participants in a hands-on activities where the group experienced firsthand, the techniques behind silk screening, graffiti writing, and mural painting.
The evening session was a focus on the art of music, headed by DJ KoFlow, a Singapore DMC Champion. DJ KoFlow demonstrated his expertise in scratching – a distinctive DJ technique – and shared with the participants other fundamental practices to acing the turntables. The participants then had their chance to take over the turntables, scratching and mixing records to showcase their freshly-learnt skills.
A skate insta-video workshop at Sultan Gate, conducted by the Converse APAC Skate Team + Preduce, was the main star of Day Two. The participants, who brought their own skateboards, smartphones, and other video recording equipment, engaged in a thrilling and educational session that resulted in a series of skate videos.
Both skaters and non-skaters mingled and shared their knowledge with one another, joining in the fun of an after-party at Aliwal Arts Centre. Participants, artists, and skate crew chatted over gourmet burgers and delish onion rings. Guests were also treated to a live set by DJ KoFlow and displays of the latest Converse CONS collection.
The Converse CONS collection is available nationwide at selected Converse boutiques.
Skullcandy has partnered with Eric Koston to come up with a series of headphones and earphones that can provides you with high quality sound without skimping on style.On April 19, 2014 / By Nookmag
Skullcandy has partnered with Eric Koston to come up with a series of headphones and earphones that can provides you with high quality sound without skimping on style. Eric Koston is the best street skater in the world and since turning pro in 1992, he has made a big impact on street skating. This collaboration – a series with monochrome snakeskin motif – might be his big break with audiophiles.
The Eric Koston Signature Series Crusher, retailing at $165.90, ensures that you get your dose of a good bass while listening to your music. It has dual technology that is powered by internal amplifiers and multiple drivers. The headphones are given a new outlook with an all over snakeskin treatment accompanied with reflective ear pads, that adds just the right amount of texture and style. For those of you who prefer in-ear buds, The Eric Koston Signature Series The Fix, priced at $89.90 gives your basic black Skullcandy earphones a powerful punch with the snakeskin print.
You can get your hands on the Eric Koston Signature Series at Stereo Electronics, ION Orchard #B4-23/24 and Plaza Singapura #04-06.
Handicraft gurus Peonfx collaborates with Proto Retention System, also known as Proto, to produce pedal straps and tool roll bag for all cycling enthusiasts! Made of high qualityOn April 14, 2014 / By Nookmag
Handicraft gurus Peonfx collaborates with Proto Retention System, also known as Proto, to produce pedal straps and tool roll bag for all cycling enthusiasts!
Made of high quality Cordura with etching leather artwork, these very durable pedal straps adds strength with its triple layer reinforcement. In addition, these straps are adjustable to accommodate nearly any footwear and allows you to easily get your footing with its sturdy structure. Bottom strap fit any standard platform pedal with 3/4″ slotted openings. Ideal for commuting, cross, FGFS, mountain biking, hardworking messengers and everyday riding.
Keep your riding necessities organised in this compartmentalised tool bag that’s also made of heavy duty Cordura. Bound and hooked around by a paracord, you can easily wrap this tool bag onto your bicycle.
Retailing at SGD$49, these pedal straps and tool bag are available for purchase on Peonfx’s webstore.
Click and wind, click and wind. The joys of film photography is celebrated every April 12th, and Lomography Singapore is commemorating it with a mission to discover the best portraitsOn April 7, 2014 / By Nookmag
Click and wind, click and wind. The joys of film photography is celebrated every April 12th, and Lomography Singapore is commemorating it with a mission to discover the best portraits and landscapes shot on film. The Search for Analogue Stars Competition is your chance to display the best of your film roll, whether taken from a basic La Sardina or a carefully home-constructed pinhole camera. Before we go into the details of the competition, here are some fun facts about Lomography and film photography.
Fact #1: Lomography’s journey started with the discovery of the LC-A camera by a group of young enthusiastic Austrian students who founded the Lomographic Society International in 1992 to help spread their passion for analogue photography.
Fact #2: Over 13,400,000 (and counting) pictures have been uploaded to the Lomography website.
Fact #3: Lomography has over 1 million community members worldwide, and counting… All of these folks can inhabit a city the size of Birmingham, UK.
Fact #4: In 2013, Lomography produced their very own and revolutionary LomoChrome Purple film – a new version of the discontinued Kodak Aerochrome film. Use it to get a splash of magenta in your films!
Now, back to the competition. The winner will receive 1 Petzval Lens (Nikon or Canon mount), a lens reinvented and reingineered together with Zenit in Russia for use on today’s SLR cameras. The winner will also be awarded with 100 rolls of films. Imagine what you can capture on 100 films! An exciting prospect indeed.
The 2nd placer will receive 1 LC-A+ Camera and 50 rolls of films. The Lomo Kompakt Automat is a 35mm Russian compact camera that gives you vibrant colours and beautiful contrasts. The 3rd placer will be awared 1 La Sardina Splendour Camera, which by the way, won the European Consumer Choice Award) and 25 rolls of film!
This contest is exclusively dedicated to analogue photographs, not digitally enhanced or manipulated, showing the true skills and authenticity of photographers. Don’t want to capture competition-winning photos alone? You can do so with other lomographers at these kick-ass events they’ve organised, just click here! Competition starts April 12th and ends on May 24th 2014.
In its bid to connect with the community and the next generation of creative spirits through music, art and skate, Converse is launching CONS Project: Singapore. This two-day initiative, happeningOn April 4, 2014 / By Nookmag
In its bid to connect with the community and the next generation of creative spirits through music, art and skate, Converse is launching CONS Project: Singapore. This two-day initiative, happening from 11 to 12 April 2014, engages the community with street art, DJ and skate insta-video workshops.
Day One – 11 April 2014
The first day of the project will take place at Aliwal Arts Centre, featuring two interactive street art workshops and one DJ workshop. The street art workshops will be conducted by Inkten, Clogtwo and Zero of the RSCLS crew. Participants will be able to understand some insights and techniques behind RSCLS’ artworks, and create a mural and silkscreen posters together with the artists.
The DJ workshop will be conducted by DJ KoFlow, a Singapore DMC Champion. This interactive workshop comprises a turntablism performance as well as an introduction to DJ-ing that will touch on some fundamental techniques such as scratching. There will be a hands-on segment for participants too.
12.30pm: Registration for street art workshop session 1
1pm-3pm: Street art workshop 1 by Inkten & Clogtwo
3.30pm: Registration for street art workshop session 2
4pm-6pm: Street art workshop 2 by Zero
6.30pm: Registration for DJ workshop
7pm-9pm: DJ workshop by DJ KoFlow
Day Two – 12 April 2014
The highlight of the second day is a skate insta-video workshop at Sultan Gate and an after-party at Aliwal Arts Centre. The skate insta-video workshop will be conducted by the Converse APAC Skate Team + Preduce. The skaters will be teaching and guiding participants on filming techniques for skateboarding in an interactive session. Participants are encouraged to bring their own skateboards, smartphones and any sports video recording equipment. The skaters will also show them how to edit their insta-videos.
The event will conclude with an after-party at Aliwal Arts Centre in the evening.
3.30pm: Registration for skate insta-video workshop
4pm: Skate insta-video workshop
7pm: After-party at Aliwal Arts Centre
Interested participants can register their attendance at http://nkmg.co/consprojectsg or simply fill in the form below. Sign up is free. Space is limited.
Aliwal Arts Centre is located at 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918.
On Saturday, 29th March 2014, Kult is presenting a group exhibition entitled ‘Chinatown Vinyl Squad’, that intends to bring vintage Chinese vinyl record covers back to the public realmOn March 24, 2014 / By Nookmag
On Saturday, 29th March 2014, Kult is presenting a group exhibition entitled ‘Chinatown Vinyl Squad’, that intends to bring vintage Chinese vinyl record covers back to the public realm with an eye-catching modern twist.
25 local and international artists were each given a vintage 12” vinyl record cover from the 70s and 80s and invited to use it as both canvas and inspiration for their artwork. By drawing, painting, silkscreening and collaging directly onto the album covers, the artists have created new works of art. Here are some examples of their art work, featuring before and after.
After (by Adeline Tan):
After (by Skinner):
After (by Eric Foenander):
Looking forward to see more? The exhibition will held at Zui Hong Lou, located at Ann Siang Hill, on 29 March, 5pm. Each framed album cover will be on sale, prices range from SGD200-1,000.
Street culture experienced a major boost in Malaysia when All Gone was launched in Kuala Lumpur (KL) for the first time on 14 March 2014. Regarded and recognisedOn March 24, 2014 / By Nookmag
Street culture experienced a major boost in Malaysia when All Gone was launched in Kuala Lumpur (KL) for the first time on 14 March 2014. Regarded and recognised globally as an acclaimed street culture bible since 2006, All Gone is an annually published all-encompassing hardcover book that documents the finest in street culture over the past year.
Courtesy of Converse and CLOT, the debut of All Gone in KL was graced by the book’s mastermind, Michael Dupouy, who is also the founder and director of La MJC. He was accompanied by CLOT co-founder, Kevin Poon for the book signing tour stop at JUICE KL.
No stranger to premium sneakers, Converse has been one of the main features in the previous All Gone books. This edition features highly-coveted Converse collaborations from 2013 with Maison Martin Margiela, Undefeated, CLOT, Neighbourhood and Missoni – all of which were literally ‘all gone’ as soon as they were released. JUICE KL is also showcasing some of these sought after Converses from the All Gone 2013 Book.
Nookmag had the honour to catch up with both street culture titans during a media session at the book signing session.
What are both of your feelings bringing the All Gone event to Malaysia for the first time and it being hosted in JUICE KL?
Michael Dupouy (MD): Me? I’m super happy. I just arrived here after a long flight but I’m feeling super – in a good mood.
Kevin Poon (KP): I’m also very happy that Michael came from Paris to Juice KL. Hopefully, everybody gets the chance to see the book and get his signature today
The CLOT x Basquiat Millionaire type font tee made its appearance in the book! What are both your thoughts of brands showing love to modern art?
MD: That’s good! The more we do crossovers between fashion and art, the more people are happy. And it’s also the easiest way for people to own some art.
KP: For Michael and I, we like to collect art and we’re always searching for cool artists and collections. We’re really happy that Basquiat showed up in the book and we’d like to thank you for showing us love. Hopefully you guys will like it too.
Kevin, have you ever said to yourself that this CLOT shoe is going to appear in All Gone during the design and creative process?
KP: No, when we designed the shoe, we didn’t think about the All Gone book. But I remember when we first met Michael in 2005, we were hoping that some of our products would reach the book. We were really happy when one of the first products that we created like the CLOT Air Max reached his book and we’re super big fans of what Michael has done. Since then, we’ve become really good friends and we’ve travelled around the world. Now we’re here today, and we hope we can share this positive energy with you guys.
What are some things you guys look at to determine what is a good design?
MD: I don’t really know. I just have to love it. There’s no specific criteria but basically, it has to be original and not a copy of something done before. Something that I can wear and love.
To Michael, how is this year’s All Gone book different from last year’s in terms of products, brands, etc?
MD: There are more Converse in this book. With their First String line, they are doing really well to push the brand into new boundaries and they have really good collaborations.
KP: what about the ones you have on right now?
MD: It’ll actually be in next year’s book. We worked with Concepts (CNCPTS) from Boston to design this pair of shoes for Converse. We released only 65 pairs for the launch of the All Gone book in Boston. This will be featured in the 2014 edition.
ALL GONE: The Finest of Street Culture 2013 contains 248 pages of outstanding fashion items of the year. It is available in two versions – a standard version and a rare limited edition release – from 14 March 2014 at JUICE KL, retailing at RM299.
The “International Meeting of Styles” (MOS) is an international network of graffiti artists and aficionados that began in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2002. This March, it’s coming to Singapore,On March 14, 2014 / By Nookmag
The “International Meeting of Styles” (MOS) is an international network of graffiti artists and aficionados that began in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2002. This March, it’s coming to Singapore, bringing you top names in the local graffiti scene as well as the international scene. In this gathering of the talented minds behind the art community, artists will assemble and exchange ideas!
For the very first time, MOS Singapore will be held at The Rail Corridor. Located Commonwealth Avenue Viaduct, a newly legalised art space for graffiti and street artists to showcase their work. Following the advise of Graffiti-Old-Schoolers “Each one got to teach one” additionally to the painting-action a workshop to teach youngsters will be held and to document the worldwide movement a screening of “Bomb It2″ are part of the program. The two 40m by 5m walls beneath the viaduct, are much larger than other existing spaces, such as the 30m by 2m space at the National Youth Council or the 9m by 2m panels at Somerset Skate Park.
Some of the artists from Singapore include Antz, Blynk, Clogtwo, Inkten, Libre, and Trase1, Zero. Look forward to having artists from Malaysia, Brunei, USA, Philippines, Indonesia, and of course, Germany. More information can be found here.
The brilliant minds of NUS Arts Festival 2014 is bringing ‘food for thought’ to its full meaning. From 14 – 29 March 2014, student and professional artists (both localOn March 12, 2014 / By Nookmag
The brilliant minds of NUS Arts Festival 2014 is bringing ‘food for thought’ to its full meaning. From 14 – 29 March 2014, student and professional artists (both local and international) and the unique talents behind sound and lighting design will explore the theme ‘CONSUMED’.
“Everything we consume, from our choice of coffee in the morning, the clothes we wear, where we dine for lunch or dinner, to the face wash we use at night, in some way defines who we are. Is it therefore possible to consume without being consumed?”
Witty, candid, and insightful, the NUS students have put together a series of films, music and dance pieces, and dramas to unravel what lies behind the power of consumption. Here are some shows we look forward to:
TO BELONG -CYCLONICDREAM-
By Akiko Kitamura (Japan/Indonesia)
Tue 18 and Wed 19 Mar, 8pm at UCC Theatre
Tickets are $29 and $23
Akiko Kitamura is the critically acclaimed leader of Japanese contemporary dance. Her long interest in the Southeast Asian martial art Penchak Silat propelled her to sought out Indonesian artists to collaborate with, producing this Silat, Aikido, and Jujutsu inspired performance.
To Belong -cyclonicdream- is a journey into time and space, exploring local myths and philosophies about the living and the dead and how they relate to our physical existence. Using video, music and dance, it aims to discover the new generation of the Asian Body: the repository of the traditional and the contemporary worlds.
WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
By Nassim Soleimanpour, with Mandarin translations by Wu Han Yun
Fri 21 to Sun 23 Mar, 8pm at UCC Dance Studio
Tickets are $20
Additional 3pm performances are available on Sat 22 & Sun 23 Mar, with tickets at $15
“I was born on Azar 19th, 1360 in Tehran. That’s Tehran, December 10th, 1981 in Christian years …” This Aurora Nova production tells a story about Nassim Soleimanpour, a 29-year-old who is forbidden to leave his country. Nassim turns his isolation to his own advantage with a play that requires no director, no set, no rehearsals and a different actor reading the script cold for the first time at each performance.
In Singapore, White Rabbit Red Rabbit will be performed by Oliver Chong, Nora Samosir, Li Xie (Mandarin) and NUS alumni Paula Sim and Shiv Tandan. Please refer to www.nusartsfestival.com for cast schedule.
PLAY OUT: A DOUBLE BILL
By Gerald Chew & Judy Ngo, with Peter Sau as Director/Mentor
Sat 22 at Sun 23 Mar, 8pm at UCC Theatre
Tickets are $23 & $19
Additional 3pm performance is available on Sun 23 Mar
These two heartwarming plays, Candlelight by Joanna Hioe and Wai? by Judy Au, are a reflection of the complexities and hardships of parenting – both written as part of the scriptwriting class under Huzir Sulaiman. Candlelight is a coming of age story for protagonist Jonathan, who struggles to reconstruct the memory of his grandfather through stories.
Wai? presents the narrative of an old couple Qing and Fong, who after learning about the London Bombing, tries in vain to call their son who was working in the UK. This eventually reveals the tenuous relationship between parent and child, questioning what it means to be a mother.
14 – 29 Mar, 10am – 10pm at the UCC Foyer, Level 2
Here, ‘Moveable Feast’ is seen as a metaphor for things which change over time. This unique interactive exhibition of Singaporean food focuses on the changes taking place behind the creation of food. Well-known hawkers and chefs are unable to pass the legacy of these prized dishes to their next generation, wet markets are slowly being threatened by closure due to high rents and the lack of interest from younger folks, and the list goes on. What will happen to the Singapore food culture?
A MATTER OF SIZE (Hebrew with English subtitles)
By Sharon Maymon & Erez Tadmor from Israel
92 mins | M18 – Some Mature Content
Fri 21 Mar, 7.30pm, at Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Education Resource Centre, UTown
Free admission with registration here: www.nusartsfestival.com
This 2009 film narrates the story of four overweight friends who are tired of dieting and the dieting club they belong to. Herzl (Itzik Cohen) has been struggling with both his weight and his overbearing mother. When Herzl loses his job as a cook and starts working as a dishwasher in a Japanese restaurant, he discovers the world of Sumo where large people such as himself are honoured and appreciated.
Through Kitano, the restaurant owner and former Sumo coach in Japan (who supposedly hiding from the Yakuza in Israel), Herzl falls in love with a sport involving “two fatsos in diapers and girly hairdos”. A Matter of Size is a comedy about a ‘coming out’ of a different kind — overweight people learning to accept themselves.
By NUS Piano Ensemble
Tue 25 Mar, 8pm at the UCC Theatre
Tickets are $19 & $16
Maestro tells the story of one composer’s journey as he struggles to make a living. As his publisher and patrons lose interest in his works, and an industry rival increasingly becomes a threat to his livelihood, Maestro grows bitter and resentful.
In his darkest, weakest hour, he is tempted by his alter ego, a musical prodigy and maniac, to exchange his sanity for brilliance. NUS Piano Ensemble brings together the art of four-hand and eight-hand piano performance and theatrical storytelling in this Faustian tale.
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