GROWING PAINS IN SINGAPORE’S ART SCENE

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Art appreciation is on the rise, but commercial success has been slow. Is Singapore’s contemporary art scene losing ground to its art rivals in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia?

Chan + Hori Contemporary founder Angie Chan remains undeterred and is committed to help make Gillman the go-to arts destination in Singapore. 

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A look at the DISINI Festival at Gillman Barrack

 

DISINI, the region's first large-scale and ground-up visual arts festival, featuring outdoor artworks, a specially commissioned artist-designed

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Why street art and graffiti are actually selling well in galleries

By JASMINE TAY & JENNIFER CHEN from THE PEAK NEWSLETTER

Art curator for Artscience Museum's Art From The Street exhibition, Magda Danysz, speaks on the rise of street art and graffiti in galleries.

I haven’t seen enough of it to comment. One of the Singaporean artists, Speak Cryptic, was saying that the scene is still very young here. But it started in the ’90s, that isn’t so young. There’s still history, just on a smaller scale considering the size of Singapore. Plus, the artists here travel – they are doing their works elsewhere. There’s no better soft power than that.

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Interview with Speak Cryptic

Article posted on 27 February 2018