november 1–15, 2017

Books

  • Charles Portis, Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany
  • Hidayah Amin, Bahasa: A Guide to Malay Languages: Banjar, Bawean, Buginese, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Slitar, and Tagalog
  • Dana Spiotta, Innocents and Others
  • Mohsin Hamid, Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, London

october 16–31, 2017

Books

  • Danzy Senna, Caucasia
  • Michael Ondaatje, Running in the Family
  • J. B. Disanayaka, Isurumuni Rock Temple
  • Senake Bandaranayake, Sigiriya: City Palace Gardens Monasteries Paintings
  • Shyam Selvadurai, Funny Boy
  • Percival Everett, Half an Inch of Water: Stories
  • Marc Spitz & Brendan Mullen, We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk
  • John Doe & Tom DeSavia, Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk
  • Danzy Senna, New People
  • Paul Theroux, The Consul’s File
  • Amélie Nothomb, Life Form, trans. Alison Anderson
  • Eileen Myles, Inferno
  • Percival Everett, The Body of Martin Aguilera
  • Percival Everett, Damned If I Do
  • Percival Everett, Big Picture
  • Percival Everett, The Weather and Women Treat Me Fair
  • Percival Everett, Percival Everett by Virgil Russell

Exhibits

  • National Museum, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Abhayagiri Museum, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Isurumuniya Museum, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Sigiriya Museum, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Ceylon Tea Museum, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Sri Dalada Museum, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Maritime Museum, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Historical Mansion Museum, Galle, Sri Lanka

october 1–15, 2017

Books

  • Sonny Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye
  • Donald Young et al., A Little Ramble: In the Spirit of Robert Walser
  • Ross Macdonald, The Drowning Pool
  • Ross Macdonald, The Way Some People Die
  • Percival Everett, Assumption
  • Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East
  • Anthony Burgess, One Hand Clapping
  • Anthony Burgess, The Doctor Is Sick
  • Antonia Pozzi, Poems, translated by Peter Robinson
  • Marc Spitz & Brendan Mullen, We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk

Films

  • Alien: Covenant, directed by Ridley Scott
  • Blade Runner 2049, dir. Denis Villeneuve

september 16–30, 2017

Books

  • Giorgio Bassani, The Smell of Hay, translated by Jamie McKendrick
  • Jenny Diski, Skating to Antarctica
  • Muriel Spark, Not to Disturb
  • Jenny Diski, Stranger on a Train
  • Anthony Burgess, The Enemy in the Blanket
  • Alan Garner, The Owl Service
  • Percival Everett, Glyph
  • Tomás Saraceno et al., Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Session
  • Valerio Magrelli, The Embrace: Selected Poems, trans. Jamie McKendrick
  • Ross Macdonald, The Moving Target

Exhibits

  • “Guo-Liang Tan: Ghost Screen,” Ota Fine Arts, Singapore
  • “Hong Sek Chern: More Space,” Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • “Tang Da Wu: Hak Tai’s Bow, Brother’s Pool and Our Children,” Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • “Siapa nama kamu? Art in Singapore Since the 19th Century,” National Gallery
  • “Wu Guanzhong: A Walk through Nature,” National Gallery
  • “Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee,” National Gallery
  • “Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from the Xiu Hai Lou Collection,” National Gallery
  • “Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History,” NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
  • “Siren Eun Young Jung: Wrong Indexing: Yeoseong Gukgeuk Archive,” NTU CCA Lab
  • “That’s Contemporary: Contemporary Art from Marc Chagall to Nowadays,” Partners & Mucciaccia
  • “Adeel uz Zafar: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise,” Fost Gallery
  • “Antonio Puri,” Sundaram Tagore Singapore
  • “Angki Purbandono: If You Give Me Lemon, I’ll Make Lemonade: Tales from Tokyo and Tangkahan,” Mizuma Gallery
  • “Aung Ko: Diary from the Dark,” Chan + Hori Contemporary
  • “Dusadee Huntrakul: To Dance Is To Be Everywhere,” Chan + Hori Contemporary
  • “Fyerool Darma: Monsoon Song,” Yeo Workshop
  • “Re/Collecting Asia: Selections from Singapore Private Collections,” Shanghart Singapore
  • “From Pop Art to New Media: Shanghart Group Exhibition,” Shanghart Singapore
  • “Richard Lewer: Life, Love and Death,” Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore

september 1–15, 2017

Books

  • Natalia Ginzburg, Family Sayings, translated by D. M. Low
  • Jenny Diski, The Sixties
  • Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, I Didn’t Know Mani Was a Conceptualist
  • Jenny Zhang, Sour Heart
  • Bob Mould & Michael Azerrad, See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody
  • Anthony Burgess, Time for a Tiger
  • Leonora Carrington, Down Below
  • Christian Morgenstern, In the Land of Punctuation, trans. Sirish Rao
  • Robert Walser, Thirty Poems, trans. Christopher Middleton

Exhibits

  • “Tales of the Malay World: Manuscripts and Early Books,” National Library of Singapore

august 16–31, 2017

Books

  • Giorgio De Maria, The Twenty Days of Turin, translated by Ramon Glazov
  • Christopher Logue, Patrocleia of Homer: A New Version
  • Lisbon Poets, trans. Austen Hyde & Martin D’Evelin
  • Antonio Tabucchi, Requiem: A Hallucination, trans. Margaret Jull Costa
  • Dorothy B. Hughes, In a Lonely Place
  • Sarah Manguso, 300 Arguments
  • Jenny Diski, In Gratitude
  • Vikram Chandra, Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software

Films

  • Okja, directed by Bong Joon-Ho
  • Born in China (生在中国), dir. Lu Chuan

Exhibits

  • “Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Danh Vo,” National Gallery, Singapore
  • “Children’s Biennale 2017,” National Gallery
  • “Yayoi Kusama: Life Is the Heart of a Rainbow,” National Gallery
  • “Ng Eng Teng: 1+1=1,” NUS Museum
  • “ ‘Who Wants To Remember A War?’ War Drawings And Posters From The Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran Collection,” NUS Museum
  • “From The Ashes: Reviving Myanmar Celadon Ceramics,” NUS Museum
  • “Radio Malaya: Abridged Conversations About Art,” NUS Museum
  • “Massimo Giannoni: Panopticon,” Partners & Mucciaccia
  • “Phi Phi Oanh: Make Shift,” FOST Gallery
  • “Apertures,” Yeo Workshop
  • “Masanori Handa: A Palace,” Ota Fine Arts
  • “Jason Wee: Labyrinths,” Yavuz Gallery
  • “Mark Justiniani: Provoking Space,” Mizuma Gallery

august 1–august 15, 2017

Books

  • Paul Fussell, Class: A Guide Through the American Status System
  • Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
  • Morten Strøksnes, Shark Drunk: The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean, translated by Tiina Nunnally
  • Anthony Burgess, Devil of a State
  • Randall Jarrell, Pictures from an Institution: A Comedy
  • Paul La Farge, The Night Ocean

Exhibits

  • “Anna Maria Maiolino,” MOCA, Los Angeles
  • “Home—So Different, So Appealing,” LACMA
  • “Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971,” LACMA
  • “Form in Fragments: Abstraction in German Art, 1906–1925,” LACMA
  • “Creatures of the Earth, Sea, and Sky: Painting the Panamanian Cosmos,” LACMA
  • “Unexpected Light: Works by Young Il Ahn,” LACMA
  • “Ed Fella: Free Work in Due Time,” LACMA
  • “Ancient Bodies: Archaeological Perspectives on Mesoamerican Figurines,” LACMA
  • Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore
  • The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, Singapore

july 16–31, 2017

Books

  • Martin Herbert, Tell Them I Said No
  • Walter Benjamin, Berlin Childhood Around 1900, translated by Howard Eiland
  • Antonio Tabucchi, The Edge of the Horizon, trans. Tim Parks
  • Antonio Tabucchi, The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro, trans. J. C. Patrick
  • Antonio Tabucchi, Letter from Casablanca, trans. Janice M. Thresher
  • Chester Himes, Cotton Comes to Harlem
  • Joanna Walsh, Vertigo
  • Eugene Lim, Dear Cyborgs
  • Eve Babitz, L.A. Woman
  • Antonio Tabucchi, Indian Nocturne, trans. Tim Parks
  • Antonio Tabucchi, The Woman of Porto Pim, trans. Tim Parks
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wind’s Twelve Quarters
  • Philip Graham, The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon

Exhibits

  • Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin
  • “Mary Bauermeister: Memento Mary,” Grisebach, Berlin
  • Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum, Berlin
  • “Karel Appel: L’Art est une fête !,” Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
  • “Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: Une amitié artistique,” Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
  • “Paul Armand Gette: Un Parcours Alicien,” Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
  • “Picasso Primitif,” Musée du Quai Branly
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris
  • Palácio da Pena, Sintra, Portugal
  • Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra, Portugal
  • Palácio Nacional de Sintra, Sintra, Portugal
  • “Escultura em Filme. The Very Impress of the Object,” Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
  • “Helmut Federle. Matéria Abstrata (Pinturas e Cerâmicas),” Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
  • “Emily Wardill. Matt Black and Rat,” Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
  • “Portugal em Flagrante – Operação 1, 2 e 3,” Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
  • “Ragnar Kjartansson: Guð, hvað mér líður illa,” Hafnarhús, Reykjavík, Iceland

july 1–15, 2017

Books

  • Ursula K. Le Guin, Rocannon’s World
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, Planet of Exile
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, City of Illusions
  • Jeff VanderMeer, Borne
  • Ko Ko Thett, The Burden of Being Burmese

Exhibits

  • Jagdschloss Grunewald, Berlin
  • Pergamonmuseum, Berlin
  • Neues Museum, Berlin
  • Bode-Museum, Berlin
  • Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
  • Altes Museum, Berlin
  • Brücke Museum, Berlin
  • “Hanne Darboven. Correspondences,” Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  • “Rudolf Belling. Sculptures and Architectures,” Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  • “Moving Is in Every Direction. Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces,” Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  • “Adrian Piper. The Probable Trust Registry: The Rules of the Game #1—3,” Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  • Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
  • “Teresa Burga: Conceptual Installations of the 70s,” Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
  • Gemäldegalerie, Berlin
  • “Franz Kafka. Der ganze Prozess,” Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
  • Feuerle Collection, Berlin
  • “Jasper Morrison. Thingness,” Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung
  • “Bauhaus in Bewegung,” Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung
  • Museum Berggruen, Berlin
  • Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Berlin
  • “Gip‘s Luft? Renate Hampke – Shlauchobjecke,” Abguss-Sammlung Antiker Plastik, Berlin
  • “John Miller: The Insanity of Place,” Galerie Barbara Weiss