Singapore

Singapore

Critics’ Forum: Can Art Still Shock?

Critics’ Forum: Can Art Still Shock?

Posted September 21st, 2012

Criticism, Discussions, Media, Singapore

Over the next week, four New York Times critics — Roberta Smith, Ben Brantley, A. O. Scott and Alastair Macaulay— will chat about the role of shock in art: how it works, how it has changed and why it’s still necessary. Jennifer Schuessler moderates. JENNIFER… Read More

Singapore

Islamic Arts from Southeast Asia in Singapore

Islamic Arts from Southeast Asia in Singapore

Posted August 18th, 2012

Asia, Islam, Shows, Singapore

The Asian Civilisations Museum presents highlights of Islamic arts of Southeast Asia from its own collection, including several recent acquisitions, in the exhibition Islamic Arts from Southeast Asia: Highlights of the Asian Civilisations Museum, on display at the museum through 20 January 2013. The exhibition… Read More

Singapore

Ipad App turns Asian art collection into “Fairy Tales”

Ipad App turns Asian art collection into “Fairy Tales”

Posted July 8th, 2012

Asia, Collections, Mobile, Singapore

musée MaGMA.sg (MaGMA), a Singapore-based contemporary art collection, announces the virtual opening of its exhibition “Fairy Tales” with the launch of a revolutionary iPad app, available now on the Apple App Store. At the heart of musée MaGMA.sg origins is a profound and life-changing encounter… Read More

Videos

World’s largest kinetic sculpture at Changi Airport

World’s largest kinetic sculpture at Changi Airport

Posted July 5th, 2012

Public Art, Sculptures, Singapore, Videos

Berlin firm ART+COM just completed this stunning new kinetic sculpture in Terminal 1 of Changi Airport in Singapore. Kinetic Rain is the icon of the revamped Departure Check-in Hall. This specially commissioned moving sculpture is made up of 1,216 bronze rain droplets that transform elegantly… Read More

Women

Sticker Lady arrested – Singapore divided by arrest of street artist

Sticker Lady arrested – Singapore divided by arrest of street artist

Posted June 10th, 2012

Politics, Singapore, Street Art, Women

Online wave of support for artist Samantha Lo forces the city to confront its puritan image. In a city obsessed with order and where “vandals” can be flogged, 27-year-old Samantha Lo – the so-called “Sticker Lady” – has inspired a massive online campaign after being… Read More