Second wave of Singapore tourism campaign unleashes local talent

Yixin Ng from ttgasia

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has kicked off the second wave of its Passion Made Possible campaign with a greater emphasis on co-creation with local talents.

Since taking off last year, the campaign has been launched in 20 markets through marketing activities and industry partnerships. Over the next few months, STB will roll out brand activations in at least 16 overseas markets.

In the campaign’s second wave, STB is introducing three new passion tribes – namely Culture Shaper, Socialiser and Action Seeker – adding to Foodie, Collector, Explorer and Progressor introduced last year.

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Article posted on 30 August 2018

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$30,000 gallery prize for rising artists

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The Straits Times by Akshita Nanda

Singapore-based visual artists Dipali Gupta and Gemma Kearney have won the fourth edition of the annual Chan-Davies prize, worth $30,000.

The prize is given by Chan + Hori Contemporary gallery to two graduating artists from Lasalle College of the Arts. Each winner receives $15,000 in cash and an exhibition at the Gillman Barracks gallery, which runs from Saturday to Aug 19.

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Ties of History Art in Southeast Asia

Chris Chong Chan Fui, Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia. As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concludes the commemoration of its 50th anniversary, the Philippines marks the historic occasion by hosting a contemporary art exhibition featuring ten artists who will represent each ASEAN member state. The exhibit entitled, Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia, is curated by noted art historian, scholar, and curator Patrick D. Flores. It will be held simultaneously in three major art institutions in the Philippines: the Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET Manila), the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, and the Yuchengco Museum. It will be on view from August 10 to October 6, 2018.

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Latiff Mohidin’s “Langkawi”: The Within and Beyond

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Arts Equator by Gerald Sim

As with any thought-provoking installation, Latiff Mohidin’s “Langkawi” series, on show at Chan+ Hori Contemporary, evokes a large range of perceptions from its audience. A cursory survey of his arca dinding will bring to mind many different things for different people.

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Quiet by the sea

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ZaoBao by Lianhe Zaobao

Since the publication of "Pago-Pago" (1964-1969) and "Heartscape" (1973-1974) series, he has made a name for himself in the Malaysian art world. The painter Latiff Mohidin has been using the Langkawi series for a few years. 1976-1980) set off again.

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Exploring Mental Health Through Art

First Look Asia is the region's leading English news and lifestyle breakfast show. From technology to health, we bring you the latest trends and developments. Join Yvonne Chan, Lance Alexander and Adam Bakhtiar for your dose of news, views and interviews every weekday from 7.00 to 9.00am SIN/HK.   

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ARTIST AS HUMANIST

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Contemporary art has a long tradition of engagement with societal developments and events. Expressing alternative positions and raising awareness about topical issues, artists are able to utilise their unique position as a voice for change through their work. Tapping into discussions concerning class, gender, race, politics and the environment, the concept of the artist as activist is a powerful one. In reaction to the social realities of migration – namely the 2015 European migrant crisis – global humanitarian concerns are an increasingly recurring thematic within the vocabulary of the current contemporary avant-garde.

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‘EXP SERIES 2: 光, HIKARI / MONARCH’ FEATURED IN SHIFT JAPAN AND BLOUIN ARTINFO INTERNATIONAL

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SHIFT

Shift is a Japan-based international online magazine featuring articles on creative culture

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BLOUIN ARTINFO is the preeminent global source for up-to-the-minute news, information, and expert commentary on art, artists, and the business and pleasure of making, buying, and understanding art. : 

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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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Article posted on 27 February 2018