Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb, Croatia

The qwerkest must-do in Croatia’s capital has to be the Museum of Broken Relationships. It’s a collection of cliche, touching and downright insane keep-sakes from broken hearts all over the world. Interestingly the most poignant are from mothers, parents, war zones and make everyone elses romance woes pale in comparison. That said, the Dylon example is quite unique! The Museum is also on tour this summer on London’s Southbank. Entry; 20 Kuna.

Changi War Museum

wpid-img_20140504_133242.jpgThis Sat morning I went back in time to a (fun) World War II GCSE History class, curtacy of The Original Singapore Walks. Their 3 hour tour stops at The Changi Museum, the beach of the Sook Ching Massacres & outskirts of Changi Prison.

For an enjoyable way to brush up your 1930/40’s, Noel Barber’s novel Tanamera is a great read for anyone that knows or loves that era of Singapore. The rest you can piece together from the backpacking trail of The Death Railway or Hiroshima.

It’s not only useful to learn about Pearl Harbor from a South East Asia (not American) point of view. They also share nice myth busting like whether Singapore really did have her guns pointing the ‘wrong’ way. Most intriguingly though, is where your Kaya toast is baked and your 5* hotel laundry washed every morning….

 

The Cult of Lego

Nathan Sawaya’s The Art Of The Brick runs from 17th Nov – 14th April at the Art & Science Museum, Singapore. Tickets $15. It’s playful, childish, yet deep if you want it to be. Now where’s that toy box…

Singapore Art @ Gillman Barracks

Another Sunday afternoon, another spot of contemporary art.

Newly opened last month, Gillman used to be an old army barracks. With a splash of white paint & some well hung spotlights it’s now been beautifully restored into 13 galleries. Qwerky.

Three of the best have to be:

Sundaram Tagore Gallery – Stunning NatGeo-esq travel photography.

Donna Ong’s, ‘And We Dreamt We Were Birds’ – A site-specific installation of beds suspended from the air. Best of all you are encouraged to have a play and lay on them!

Marcel Duchamp at Equator Art Projects – A spot of Singapore humour in the ‘naked chess’ installation, and the ‘leave your shoes at the door’ joke – everything you see in the above photo is part of the art!

To get there: Catch the MTR circle line to (the amazingly named) Labrador Park. Then 10 mins walk North along Alexandra Road.

“Everyone will be famous for 15 Minutes…”

Andy Warhol: Hero? … Gave the world Pop Art, an obsession with coca-cola bottles, stunning celebrity portraits, and a bucket load of legendary quotes. Or Villain? Made terribly self-indulgent films, gave monosyllabic interviews and was horribly mean to poor Edie Sedgwick and the rest of his Factory boho sex drug & rock n roller’s. At least according to Sienna Miller’s ‘Factory Girl’ (2006).

Which ever side of the fence you sit, he is undoubtably intriguing, iconic and makes for a dam good 15 Minute Eternal exhibition at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum, extended until 21st Oct.

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