Art exhibitions: Singapore Utopia explores national identity in light of upcoming Bicentennial

From Toh Wen Li in THE PEAK NEWSLETTER

Next month, performance artist Yen Phang will dress as an office worker, dip himself into a shallow pool of Chinese ink and use his body to “paint” on the white floor and walls of an art gallery which have been slathered with vaseline and KY Jelly.

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Article posted on 14 July 2019

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The exhibition exemplifies national identity with art

From the Berita Harian

The next day, Yen Phang's artist performers dressed in office clothes, put herself in a shallow pond containing Chinese ink and used her body to paint the white floor and walls of an art gallery that had been stained with lubricants of Vaseline and KY Jelly.

This 30-minute ritual is part of the exhibition at Chan + Hori Contemporary.


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Uncovering Singapore's Utopia

From Toh Wen Li in the Straits Times

Next month, performance artist Yen Phang will dress as an office worker, dip himself into a shallow pool of Chinese ink and use his body to "paint" on the white floor and walls of an art gallery which have been slathered with vaseline and KY Jelly.

This 30-minute ritual - which may be read, perhaps, as an ironic nod and love letter to the well-oiled bureaucracy of Singapore Inc - is part of an upcoming group exhibition at Chan + Hori Contemporary.

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Article posted on 9 July 2019

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First-ever Singapore Festival to be held in Hanoi

From voavietnam

The festival is the best chance to expand cultural exchanges between Vietnam and Singapore.

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Article posted on 18 March 2019

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Hanoi to enjoy first ever Singapore festival

By Pham Huyen from vnexpress

A festival celebrating Singaporean culture, including its vibrant art scene and culinary variety, will be held this weekend in Hanoi.

The Singapore Festival will be held March 23-24 at the Ly Thai To Park in central Hanoi.

It will feature images of Singapore’s famous landmarks, giving visitors the chance to take pictures against iconic destinations like Chinatown, Little India and Malaysian street Kampong Glam.

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Article posted on 18 March 2019

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First Singapore cultural festival set for Hanoi

By Le Diem from Vietnam Economic Times

The first Singapore cultural festival will be held on March 23 and 24 at Ly Thai To Park in central Hanoi, under a cooperative arrangement between the Embassy of Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board in Vietnam.

The festival will introduce Singaporean culture, bringing the country closer to Vietnamese friends and strengthening the relationship between the two countries, according to Ambassador H.E. Catherine Wong.

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Article posted on 18 March 2019

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First-ever Singapore Festival to take place in Hanoi this weekend

From Tuoi Tre News

The maiden Singapore Festival is slated to take place in Hanoi this weekend, with a magnificent sustainable light art installation known as the Rainbow Connection among its highlights.

The festival, held for the first time in Vietnam to promote Singaporean culture, arts and cuisine, is organized by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singaporean Embassy in Hanoi, with the support of the municipal administration.

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Singapore Festival 2019 opens in Hanoi downtown

From Nhan Dan

NDO/VNA – The Singapore Tourism Board and the Singaporean Embassy in Vietnam on March 23 morning opened the Singapore Festival 2019, the first of its kind, at the pedestrian street around the Hoan Kiem Lake right in the heart of Hanoi.

Prominent among the participants were visiting Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for National Security of Singapore Teo Chee Hean and member of the Party Central Committee and Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.

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Singapore Festival attracts Hanoians

From Nhan Dan

NDO - The Singapore Tourism Board and the Singaporean Embassy in Vietnam organised the Singapore Festival 2019, the first of its kind, at the pedestrian street around Hoan Kiem Lake, right in the heart of Hanoi. The festival took place on March 23 and 24, with various activities like fashion shows, installation art, music performances and street food. The event contributed to bringing Singapore closer to the people of Hanoi and help Vietnamese get a better understanding of the unique experiences found only in Singapore.

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Singapore DPM Teo Chee Hean visits Vietnam

From the Stratis Times

Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean arrived in Vietnam for an official visit on Thursday (March 21) and will stay until Tuesday, according to a press statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

During his trip, Mr Teo will visit the capital city of Hanoi as well as Hue and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), where he will meet several leaders such as Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh.

DPM Teo will also launch the Vietnam-Singapore Cooperation Centre, and officially open the Singapore Festival in Hanoi and the new chancery of the Singapore Consulate-General in HCMC.

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Renowned art curator, Khairuddin Hori tells us about what inspires his artistic vision

Published By Singapore Tourism Board from ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Known world over for his unabashed and ever evolving approach to curation, the theatre actor, artist and writer talks about his mission to connect contemporary art with everyday life

The best things in life happen by chance. And there’s no one better than Khairuddin Hori to embody this sentiment. His first encounter with art was watching his sister perform on stage. It was Malay theatre and Khairuddin would wait for the troop to finish so they could hang out together. 

“Every weekend, before we all went out as friends, I would wait for them to finish until one day my friend said why don’t you join us instead of waiting around and we could all go after,” recalls Khairuddin. And this is how he stepped into the mesmerizing world of art and creativity. While he started out as a theatre actor, writer and even tried his hand at some poetry in his early days, it was painting that he finally chose to make his life’s mission and passion.

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Article posted on 23 January 2019

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Singapore Tourism Board (STB) organized the art exhibition "The Unknown World"

By Bangkok Today

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) held the art exhibition "The Unknown World" between 12 - 17 March 2019 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center, presenting the art and cultural diversity of Singapore through the collaborative work of Thai street art artists, "Rakkak Sathaphavajana" and Singapore street art artist "Samlo". Showcasing art that combines AR (Augmented Reality) technology, the series "Atypical Singapore "by contemporary Singaporean artists was part of "The Unknown World" art exhibition, held under the campaign "Passion Made Possible” to attract tourists with a wide range of interests to visit Singapore.

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Art exhibition "The Unknown World" held by Atypical Singapore in collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board

Exhibition dates: 12 - 17 March 2019 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center

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ARtists help STB, St+art India bring Singapore streets to New Delhi

Tanya Aneja from Connected to India

Singaporean street and modern art was the overarching theme during the Lodhi Art Festival last weekend. With extensive displays at Kona and murals on the walls of houses in Lodhi Colony along the road dubbed Singapore Lane, the Singapore Tourism Board and St+art India Foundation's collaborative efforts have borne remarkable fruit.

The latest instance of the STB's 'Passion Made Possible' brand, the weekend saw a series of culture-shaping and breakout activities involving workshops, live performances and curated displays across the Indian capital.

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Meet The Dude: Eugene Soh’s Art An Eye-Opener For Indian Audiences

Tanya Aneja from Connected to India

How long does it take to get to Mars? Well, if you’re with with Eugene Soh, almost instantly. Recognised as one of the most talented photographic artists in Singapore, Eugene combines perceptions of the contemporary realities of Singapore with his knowledge of digital art and media technologies to produce sharply distinct works of art.

He was among the artists who came to India to share their unique and innovative art works at Singapore Weekender which happened at F(r)iction at Kona, Jor Bagh, New Delhi. Organised by St+art India Foundation, this year the festive collaborators were Singapore Tourism Board. The visitors were enthralled by Atypical Singapore, an art and augmented reality (AR) technology showcase by Chan+Hori Contemporary which featured seven Singapore contemporary artists including Eugene.

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Group show, ATYPICAL SINGAPORE curated by Khairuddin Hori under Singapore Tourism Board’s newest campaign, Passion Made Possible.

Exhibition dates: 15th - 17th February 2019 in NEW DELHI, INDIA - KONA, Jor Bagh

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Singapore Tourism Board to ignite passion for art with St+art at India Singapore Weekender in New Delhi

THEODORE KOUMELIS from Travel Daily News Asia

New Delhi, India -- The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) continues to bring the Passion Made Possible brand to life in India, this time, with a series of engaging activities at the Singapore Weekender in Delhi. As part of its second phase promotions of the brand to highlight the Passion Tribes of Culture Shapers, Socialisers and Action Seekers, the STB has partnered with the St+art India Foundation for a three-day experiential festival which will be held in Delhi from the 15th to the 17th of February 2019 at Lodhi Colony, KONA and antiSocial outlet at Hauz Khas.

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Group show, ATYPICAL SINGAPORE curated by Khairuddin Hori under Singapore Tourism Board’s newest campaign, Passion Made Possible.

Exhibition dates: 15th - 17th February 2019 in NEW DELHI, INDIA - KONA, Jor Bagh

Article posted on 11 February 2019

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In Pics: Singapore Weekender showcases the cutting edge of Modern Artists

Tushaar Kuthiala from Connected to India

It was a colourful weekend that gave a whole new meaning to the concept of Modern Art. Highlighting the cross-cultural ingenuity of artists across Singapore and New Delhi, the Singapore Weekender of the Lodhi Art Festival provided a window into the world of innovative art, augmented reality and blending technology and composition. 

The Weekender was organised by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as part of the festival conducted by the St+art India Foundation, a non-profit that curates and brings to light the works of talented street and avant garde artists. 

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Group show, ATYPICAL SINGAPORE curated by Khairuddin Hori under Singapore Tourism Board’s newest campaign, Passion Made Possible.

Exhibition dates: 15th - 17th February 2019 in NEW DELHI, INDIA - KONA, Jor Bagh

Article posted on 19 February 2019

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Singapore artists help STB woo Indian millennial tourists

Nirmala Ganapathy for The Straits Times

And it is hoping a three-day festival will showcase to young Indians all that Singapore has to offer from art, entertainment to a bustling night life.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has partnered the St+art India Foundation, a non- profit group, for the three-day experiential festival called Singapore Weekender that started in Delhi on Saturday (Feb 16).

The festival includes works by around a dozen Singaporean artists such as Sam Lo and Daniel Yu, a pop-up cocktail bar by Jigger and Pony and a performance by Singaporean rapper Yung Raja.

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Group show, ATYPICAL SINGAPORE curated by Khairuddin Hori under Singapore Tourism Board’s newest campaign, Passion Made Possible.

Exhibition dates: 15th - 17th February 2019 in NEW DELHI, INDIA - KONA, Jor Bagh

Article posted on 16 February 2019

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ATYPICAL SINGAPORE: HOMEGROWN AND LOCAL IS FOCAL

Dawn Teo for Popspoken 

Featuring: Gerald Leow, Speak Cryptic, Eugene Soh, anGie seah and Muhammad Izdi

 Atypical Singapore brings a taste of what Singapore’s arts ecosystem is like to the streets overseas. Instead of waiting for travellers to encounter us by chance, this campaign seizes the opportunity to bring multi-sensory art experiences to the people – to engage them in terms of participation and dialogue. Ranging from performance art to GIF animation to sculptures, the works are done by seven contemporary artists handpicked by Khairuddin Hori, the curatorial director and partner of Chan+Hori Contemporary.

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 Group show, ATYPICAL SINGAPORE curated by Khairuddin Hori under Singapore Tourism Board’s newest campaign, Passion Made Possible.

 Exhibition dates: 30 November – 2 December 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar

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S.E.A. Focus and Singapore Art Week 2019

By Diana d’Arenberg from OCULA

Art fairs are like the Hydra—chop one head off and several more sprout up in its place. This month saw the inauguration of two new fairs in Asia alone, with Taipei Dangdai kicking off in the third week of January, followed by S.E.A. Focus the very next week in Singapore (24–27 January 2019). February also sees the launch of the first edition of Frieze LA, with the first Art SG set to happen in Singapore this November, promising 60 to 70 'established and experimental galleries from Singapore, Southeast Asia and the world'.

Part of Singapore Art Week, S.E.A. Focus (S.E.A. stands for South East Asia) launched just as Art Stage Singapore was abruptly cancelled, days before it was set to open its ninth edition, leaving 45 participating galleries who had already paid for attendance in the lurch. (With visitor attendance dropping from 51,000 in 2015 to 26,500 last year, the 2018 edition already showed signs of a sad decline.) Art Stage director Lorenzo Rudolf, who transformed a modest Art Basel in the 1990s into a mega-fair and developed the concept for Art Basel Miami Beach, blamed declining exhibitors and lack of interest on Singapore's difficult art market.

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Why import art fairs for S'pore? Look to local Landscape instead

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The Stratis Times by Akshita Nanda

What lies ahead after the exit of Art Stage Singapore and the big international name associated with it? Another international fair is coming to these shores, but is that the way forward?


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Article posted on 31 January 2019