From 13 to 28 March 2020, NUS Centre For the Arts (CFA) will present ‘Ways of Seeing’, an arts festival of dance, music, theatre, film and related dialogues. The theme takes its inspiration from poet-painter and art critic John Berger’s book of the same name, which suggests that the message of an art piece may not be as intended by the artist, but by the shifting perspectives of the viewer. Consequently, the array of works presented at the Festival engages our audience to reassess how we “see” the world around us, why we “see” in the way we do, and perhaps question how we can “see” more clearly.
From being able to unravel the coded images in a painting, to a deeper understanding of the impact of new media and technologies on our perceptions, to how we view the world through different lenses; be it physical, social, psychological or cultural, this Festival stretches our students’ abilities to take on a broad range of compelling issues in relation to the theme, and represent these through their chosen art forms. With the support and partnership of our academic collaborators from the Departments of Chinese Studies, Communications and New Media, Geography, Malay Studies and Japanese Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, the Festival promises to entertain, as much as spur our audience to re-examine the multiplicity of shifting perspectives that constantly define and redefine their realities.
Tickets are priced at $15 for all students and Friends of CFA (a complimentary members programme), and $28 for adults.
Tickets are available at www.nusartsfestival.com
Venue: NUS Centre For the Arts
When: 13 - 28 Mar 2020,