Light to Night Festival: Colour Sensations
Inspired by the rich tapestry of cultures in ancient and modern Asia, artists, dancers, and more come together to celebrate colour in all its forms. Immerse yourself in a multitude of hues in the galleries and through film, interactive art, and craft activities.
Your gift helps to promote the diverse arts and cultures of Asia.
Dr Vidya Schalk
Friday, 23 February 2018, 7 - 8pm
Ngee Ann Auditorium
7 - 8pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
This lecture is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first served basis. No registration is required.
For centuries, Chinese viewed the afterlife as an extension of worldly life.
Spirit objects and other magnificent funerary objects help us understand the significance attached to rituals and practices, where proper conduct of the burial ceremony was always a matter of utmost importance.
Explore the museum in a burst of colours. Make your own kaleidoscope and see the world in a different light, or watch a drama with colourful characters by Act 3 International. And don't miss out the last day to see the artworks in the Light to Night: Colour Sensations Festival.
Patricia Welch will talk about the multiple roles and meanings of dogs throughout Chinese history and art, from early history to yesterday on the Shanghai Bund.
Patricia Bjaaland Welch has an MA in Asian Studies from Boston University, where she taught Chinese religion and philosophy before joining the University of Oslo. She relocated to Asia in 1987, and currently divides her time between homes in Bangkok and Singapore. She is a frequent speaker at FOM Lectures, the Siam Society (Bangkok), ceramic societies, and cruise ships, and is the author of books, including Chinese New Year (1995) and Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery (2008).