Arts & Culture

“1987 – Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 years” documents accounts of ISA detainees of the public’s silence over their detention
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Book review of “1987 – Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 years ” by Margaret John, Amnesty International, Canada 1987 – Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 years on is a riveting attempt to set out once and for all the historical truth and injustice of the arrests Read More

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IN TIME TO COME: a film that sets you thinking
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

IN TIME TO COME, an adventurous film produced by local director, Tan Pin Pin is showing exclusively at Filmgarde Bugis+ for a short run from Thursday to Sunday. The film’s official write up goes like this, “As enigmatic remnants of life from 25 Read More

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Ivan Heng & Glen Goei to appear on stage for the first time as celestial snakes in “Mama White Snake”
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Two long-time collaborators/friends and veterans of the Singapore art scene, Ivan Heng & Glen Goei is set to appear on stage together for the FIRST time ever. The two will play the celestial snakes of legend Mama White Snake in the 15th edition of W!LD RICE’s Read More

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Experience the Future of “Imminent Commons” in Seoul
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Korea’s first biennale dedicated to discussions on the topics of “cities” and “architecture” is being held in Seoul. Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Design Foundation announced that the First Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (Seoul Biennale) will be held for two months, from September 2 Read More

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SIFA 2017 ends with rousing applause and higher engagement; Fourth and final festival under Founding Festival Director, Ong Keng Sen
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Keeping true to the vision of its Founding Festival Director for 2017 SIFA, there were increased participatory experiences this year such as open kitchens, open homes,  including a public forum (art as public interests) opening for the festival. The festival with over 281,000 audiences and above Read More

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Reflections on life as a Malay/Muslim in a Chinese pond
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by Ismail Kassim This is the theme of a little book by four Singaporeans – two Malay and two Arab. Though self-published and amateurish in look, it is still a welcome addition to the scarce literature on life as a minority from the Read More

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Artists raise questions on art funding with conditions
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In the latest issue of the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, an editorial entitled, “A point of view and a rationale” by Toh Hsien Min brought up the issue of the fund withdrawal by the National Arts Council (NAC) from The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Read More

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Silver Arts 2017 offers diverse line-up of programmes to meet the preferences of seniors
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The sixth edition of Singapore’s only festival dedicated to the well-being of seniors through the arts is back spanning four weekends from 1 to 24 September. Organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), Silver Arts 2017 will involve more than 80 artists and art groups presenting 38 programmes Read More

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Latest updates to Singapore International Festival of Arts 2017
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The Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) is happy to announce programme updates for this year’s Festival that runs from 28 June to 9 September, including the new ‘SIFA Shares’ initiative, extra shows added for the sold-out Becoming Graphic, and finalised venues for dance creation MARK. THE Read More

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Awards won by graphic novel rekindles conversation on Singapore art funding that comes with strings attached
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

The winning of the three awards by graphic novelist Sonny Liew for his book, “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” at the prestigious 29th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on 21 July, has not just brought pride and joy to Singaporeans but also revisits Read More

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