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THE CALL OF THE WEST: INTERVIEW WITH THUKRAL AND TAGRA

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THE CALL OF THE WEST: INTERVIEW WITH THUKRAL AND TAGRA

Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra are a dynamic artist duo based in Delhi, who have been collaborating since 2004. Trained in design, their work incorporates symbols and images from popular culture which appeals to a global audience, addressing universal themes of identity, consumerism and change. The ...

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COLLECTORS INTERVIEW WITH GUILLAUME LEVY-LAMBERT, MAGMA COLLECTION

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COLLECTORS INTERVIEW WITH GUILLAUME LEVY-LAMBERT, MAGMA COLLECTION

Collector Guillaume Levy-Lambert credits art with changing his life dramatically. The change began in 1999 after he and his partner, Mark Goh, encountered “Desk Calendar”, an iconic painting by Roy Lichtenstein that serendipitously includes their birth dates.  The French-Singaporean couple ...

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A CONVERSATION WITH BERNAR VENET – PART I: FROM TAR TO CHARCOAL

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A CONVERSATION WITH BERNAR VENET – PART I: FROM TAR TO CHARCOAL

What makes a great artist? Some might say technical skill, or the ability to create a piece of art that is aesthetically pleasing. Bernar Venet, however, began his talk at the National Library Building by stating that great artists ‘raise questions about the nature of art.’ In discussing his ...

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A CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE

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A CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE

The term ‘modern sculpture’ has been used in reference to sculptures in the modern and contemporary art world that were created after Rodin (1840–1917), largely regarded as the father of modern sculpture. However, what exactly defines modern sculpture? While the issue has received much ...

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ABSURDITY AND AESTHETICS: INSIDE DANE PATTERSON’S HYPOTHETICAL WORLD

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ABSURDITY AND AESTHETICS: INSIDE DANE PATTERSON’S HYPOTHETICAL WORLD

“With thought experiments the philosopher puzzles through moral conundrums. In a way these images are aesthetic conundrums where I’m playing with extremes or interjections of nonsense.” – Dane Patterson Dane Patterson’s graphite rooms are not the kind one would feel comfortable in, even ...

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IN CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST ADRIANA MOLDER

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IN CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST ADRIANA MOLDER

Born in 1975 in Lisbon, Adriana Molder has developed a unique body of work consisting of black and white portraits using India ink on tracing paper. Inspired by iconic figures mostly taken from films, Adriana Molder continues to incorporate in her work various references from literature to ...

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COLLECTORS INTERVIEW WITH SIMON MORDANT AM

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COLLECTORS INTERVIEW WITH SIMON MORDANT AM

You have been collecting art for more than 30 years and you share this passion with your wife Catriona. How did it start and what was the first artwork you bought? Simon Mordant: I grew up in London and didn’t have an artistic upbringing. I bought my first picture when I was a teenager at a ...

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COLLECTOR’S INTERVIEW WITH DOMINIQUE AND SYLVAIN LEVY OF DSL COLLECTION

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COLLECTOR’S INTERVIEW WITH DOMINIQUE AND SYLVAIN LEVY OF DSL COLLECTION

The DSL Collection was founded in 2005 but you have been collecting for more than 25 years. How did the adventure begin? This adventure began when we traveled to China because my brother in law was moving there. We were totally shocked by the city and we thought that we should start a Chinese ...

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THE DOT MATRIX – NAN QI ON STORM

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THE DOT MATRIX – NAN QI ON STORM

For Chinese artist Nan Qi, building his art perspective took him along a pathway dotted with Chinese and Western ideas and ideology. When you ponder upon it, everything evolves from a single atom, building into a molecule, an entity, a thought, a community, a collaboration, a society, and beyond. ...

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AGATHE DE BAILLIENCOURT: A SINGAPORE STORY

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AGATHE DE BAILLIENCOURT: A SINGAPORE STORY

For most of the 2000’s de Bailliencourt called Singapore her home. Soon after arriving in 2002 she began to gather a strong local following that grew exponentially over the years. It was the ideal environment for the young artist, , especially in the arts scene. That’s why I wanted to come ...

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LI TIANBING AND THE SELF-PORTRAIT SERIES

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LI TIANBING AND THE SELF-PORTRAIT SERIES

Li Tianbing explores fiction and reality haunted by selected childhood memories in a suffocating society and charged political setting. Using photographs as a medium to illustrate his reflections on the past and his multicultural experiences, Li layers the present using oil painting in a timeless ...

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Sherman Ong’s Series HanoiHaiku, Monsoon and Spurious Landscapes

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Sherman Ong’s Series HanoiHaiku, Monsoon and Spurious Landscapes

About Sherman Ong’s three photographic series, HanoiHaiku, Monsoon and Spurious Landscapes, as well as the short film, Tickets, which first debuted at the Singapore Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2009, as part of Ming Wong’s show where Singapore won a special mention. HanoiHaiku captures the ...

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