Ramadan (a key month in the Islamic calendar) is always regarded as the most perfect time to change for the better.
Why? Because it’s a month to rediscover what others are feeling, recharge our faith & realise the mistakes we’ve been making & try to rectify them.
& while this month anchors on fasting, do you know that Fasting is not just something specific to Muslims? A lot of other religions practise fasting & abstinence & through this, teaches moral values, like humility, empathy, self-discipline & other worthy excellent attributes one should have.
For Muslims, fasting is refraining the self from eating, drinking, hurting yourself / other people, abstinence from marital relations (you know what I mean) & of course, being gracious throughout.
The question is: is that all there is to it?
“Can there be more to Ramadan?”
Ramadan Restrospective invites you to re-examine these questions with them as they showcase an extension of Ramadan through art & poetry. You’ll be able to see unique perspectives on Ramadan, culture & society.
Organised by Port Tumasik & supported by the Malay Heritage Foundation, Ramadan Retrospective is a two part event that consists of an art exhibition & an Open Mic Poetry Reading Session “Inspirations from Rumi”.
Four artists & four interpretations of Ramadan & its universal meaning awaits you at this interesting 2-week long exhibition.
“Inspirations from Rumi” is an invitation-only even & enables participants to create their own poetry / writings inspired from the passionate poet Jelaluddin Rumi and will be able to express them in any kind of form – visual, singing or any multimedia.
Here are more details!
- Reflect & React (art exhibition)
Dates: now ’till 27 August 2011
Time: Weekdays: 5 pm – 10 pm | Weekends: 3 pm – 10 pm
Venue: Port Tumasik, 24A Bali Lane (above Straits Records)
For more information, click Here!
- Inspirations from Rumi – Open Mic Poetry Session
Dates: Sat 19 & Sun 20 August 2011
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Bushra Café, 25 Baghdad Street
Guests are welcomed to join in the Iftar (breaking of fast) sponsored by Derwish – The Halal Turkish Restaurant.
For RSVP: E-mail your details & date to Norisham Osman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramadan Retrospective is a great way for you to get in touch with the arts side of this month!
Port Tumasik is an independent communal space. Its mission is to provide platforms for aspiring artists to present and share creative ideas. Located at 24A Bali Lane, above local record store, Straits Records, Port Tumasik believes in community outreach by organizing engaging activities, workshops and art exhibitions.
Port Tumasik is currently run by a group of artists with diverse ontemporary practices. They strive to make Port Tumasik a place where the community could experience ideas from Singapore and beyond.