december 16–31, 2017

Books

  • Jean Giono, Melville: A Novel, translated by Paul Eprile
  • Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell, The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
  • Édouard Levé, Autoportrait, trans. Lorin Stein
  • Michel Tournier, Eleazar, Exodus to the West, trans. Jonathan F. Krell
  • Lynne Tillman, Haunted Houses
  • Barbara Howes, ed., The Eye of the Heart: Short Stories from Latin America
  • Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country
  • Kamala Das, Childhood in Malabar: A Memoir, trans. Gita Krishnankutty

Exhibits

  • “Threads & Tensions: Stories from Southeast Asia,” Yeo Workshop, Singapore
  • “Luke Heng: After Asphodel,” Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
  • Indo-Portugeuse Museum, Kochi, India
  • Kerala Folklore Museum, Kochi

december 1–15, 2017

Books

  • Iris Murdoch, Henry and Cato
  • Charles Portis, The Dog of the South
  • Peter Reading, Work in Regress
  • Charles Portis, Norwood
  • Marc Nair & Nicola Anthony, Intersection
  • Emmanuel Carrère, Lives Other Than My Own, translated by Linda Coverdale
  • Mary Ruefle, Trances of the Blast
  • Fanny Howe, Second Childhood

Films

  • Logan Lucky, directed by Steven Soderbergh
  • The Phenix City Story, dir. Phil Karlson

Exhibits

  • “Between Worlds: Raden Saleh & Juan Luna,” National Gallery, Singapore
  • “Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay,” National Gallery

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