Arts & Culture

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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Is the barrier of language to full participation in democracy being addressed in society?
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by Alfian Sa’at Last Wednesday I attended ‘The Lesson’, Drama Box’s thought provoking participatory performance on deliberative democracy. I had signed up for the Chinese session, and promptly received a thoughtful email asking if I had clicked on the wrong session by mistake. Read More

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“The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” wins big at Eisner Awards 2017 with three awards
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Graphic novelist Sonny Liew, creator of “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” has bagged three awards in the prestigious 29th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at United States, San Diego (21 July) and the first Singaporean to win an award at the comics Read More

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The rebranding of the Singaporean political dissident, Tan Wah Piow
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by Mariam Mokhtar On Saturday, 1 July, the Monsoon Art Gallery opened its doors for a special art exhibition, called “The Other Side of the Moon.” The link to the video is shown below. It also marked the rebranding of Tan Wah Piow, from Read More

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Dis-Grace at Speak Mandarin Campaign
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In an ironic twist to the launch of the Speak Mandarin Campaign 2017 at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre on 10 July, the Mandarin-worded sign which the guest-of-honour, Ms Grace Fu, Minister of Culture, Community and Youth stood behind, had a wrong Chinese character Read More

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Art exhibition of “A-Z Roadmap to Elected Dictatorship”, the Singapore model
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The thing about freedom of expression is that apart from the right to say whatever you want, it is also a creative process. People have long used various methods of expression to curate society, make political observations, and create parodies on issues du Read More

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