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Dance Film Dance: Musings on the Intermedia

Published on 11 November, 2010 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , , ,

A review of Daniel K’s ‘Hokkaido (Or Something Like That) at this year’s da:ns festival, Esplanade Theatre Studio, Singapore.

Solitude Within A Dot

Published on 1 September, 2010 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , ,

Pop and Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Singapore brings together a small but vibrant collection of paintings and silk screens by acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Musing Spaces

by Ho Rui-An

On Lost In the City, National Museum of Singapore: The works that leave the deepest impressions are those that articulately interrogate and contest its immediate surroundings, effectively constructing a new understanding of the tensions between a nation undecided about its existence and the museum that assumes its existence and documents its socio-historical consciousness.

The President’s Young Talents: Art and its Contemporaries

by Ho Rui An

The President’s Young Talents, Singapore’s answer to the Turner Prize, is the talk of the town. Our correspondent takes us on an exhibition walkthrough, and along the way, muses about the cultural climate of the island nation.

No Eye Drops Required

By Patricia Lajumin

Eyes Wide Open, a recent photography exhibition held at the Annexe Gallery, was an eye opener indeed. The exhibition features a small selection of works previously shown at the inaugural Singapore International Photography Festival 2008.

Can’t get more Singaporean than that

Published on 20 August, 2009 by | 8 | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , , ,

By June Yap

After watching visual artist Brian Gothong Tan’s first foray into feature film-making, Invisible Children (2008), it took a while for me to pin down exactly what I felt about the work – a ordinary sensation, but remarkable nonetheless.

Musings on exhibition making: a response to two

By June Yap

Two different exhibitions opened on the same evening and venue early August 2009: The Air Conditioned Recession: A Singapore Survey organised by Valentine Willie Fine Art, and Curating Lab: 100 Objects (Remixed) organised by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum.

Negotiations within the ‘Self’ and ‘Identity’

Published on 6 August, 2009 by | 6 | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , , , ,

by Syed Muhd. Hafiz

The juxtaposition of Ahmad Zakii’s latest series of works, Being and Pramuhendra’s Spacing Identities within the NUS Museum programme continues to facilitate critical insights into Southeast Asian contemporary art.

Art and Politicking (and in defence of art)

Published on 30 June, 2009 by | 4 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , , , , , ,

By June Yap

Singapore again.

Seeing how censorship has become a recurring topic as well in this site, I thought I’d add a bit more to the pile: with some more examples and perspectives on contemporary art.

Profile: Venice Biennale 2009 and the Asian Pavilions

Published on 16 June, 2009 by | 1 | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

By Eva McGovern

The 53rd Venice Biennale, ‘Making Worlds’, directed by Daniel Birnbaum and the Asian Pavilions.

Singapore: censorship and the importance of being earnest

Published on 5 June, 2009 by | 2 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: ,

By June Yap

Advisory: This article may contain information and graphic descriptions that might be deemed disturbing for those with particular sensitivities, feel immature or find humour disquieting. You should consider yourself warned, and may stop reading now, clicking your way to another webpage with more pleasant and agreeable content. It’s not too late, go now, run along.

Captain’s Log Entries On Days With No End

Published on 2 June, 2009 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , , ,

by Haseena Abdul Majid

Inspired by the legendary voyages of Admiral Cheng Ho, Singaporean artist Jason Wee first formed the skeletal of RUINS: Captain Log Entries on Days with No End during his residency at the Artspace Visual Arts Center in Sydney.

Bumiputra Cina: A Chinese Child of the Soil

Published on 15 May, 2009 by | 3 | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , , ,

By June Yap

A process-based performance collaboration between writer and performer Verena Tay and interdisciplinary artist Noor Effendy Ibrahim that explores the conflicted sense of belonging and identity of a contemporary Chinese Singaporean woman coming to terms with the fast-changing landscape that she grew up in – the text written on the performance for its publicity material.

World’s Ends: Jovian Lim’s Voyage

Published on 8 May, 2009 by | 2 | Filed under: Essays, Reviews | Tags: , , ,

by Simon Soon

The Voyage To The Ends Of The World is an internalisation of the mythical heroic journey (think Joseph Campbell’s idea of the monomyth), using the photographic medium to convey the emotional weight associated with an abstract passage towards self discovery.

Singapore: Art and government – a commentary

Published on 3 May, 2009 by | 7 | Filed under: Essays, News | Tags: , , , ,

By June Yap

May Day 2009 saw an unexpected sort of situation, one that in a way has been spurred by the government who on April 6 announced in the state paper that submissions of nominations to the government for Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) may be made by the people.

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