prologue open books

open books: The Worlds of Haruki Murakami


open books: The Worlds of Haruki Murakami returns to The Arts House lawn with two new colourful dioramas which take inspiration from the magical realism of Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Created by Ly Yeow and Tell Your Children, and co-designed and built by The Merry Men Works, experience the dreamy and fantastical landscapes of Murakami’s fiction, as seen through the eyes of visual artists, with these whimsical works.

This programme is a part of:

10 – 19 Jan 2020

Over two weekends, The Arts House invites you to celebrate, share and enjoy stories from Singapore and beyond. In conjunction with the Light to Night Festival, this year's Prologue will turn this historic space into an intimate gathering of words through multidisciplinary performances, installations, and interactive activities. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, embark on a journey away from the bustle of the Civic District through urban landscapes of cities new and old, past and present, real and imagined.

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