Sonance: A Spatial Oeuvre’s Tuning In

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Sound expert Julian Treasure advocates ‘designing for our ears’ while contemplating the quality of architectural space for communication and exchange. And there are now actual ingenious examples where sound is integral to contemporary building design: Mark…

Painting Songs of Australia’s Genesis

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The aborigines of Australia have perhaps the oldest form of sacred geography, with its genesis through Alcheringa – the Dreamtime; where ancestral beings emerged as totemic animals and humans from Earth’s interior to wander over the…

Burnings Freeing Hanibal Srouji’s Soul

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History appears to repeat itself in Lebanon: as in its Civil War from 1975 to 1990, thousands of Lebanese youths are again fleeing the country. This time with Germany or Sweden as their final destination; rather…

Starring: Paint, Wood, Fabric & What Not

Leonardo Drew solo exhibition, at Pearl Lam Galleries on Nov 11, 2015, in Hong Kong, China. Photo by Moses Ng / studioEAST

For those of us who enjoyed being regaled by STPI’s “Looks Good on Paper” exhibition in the last quarter of 2016 on the myriad ways hand made paper can be coaxingly manipulated by different artists to…

When Science Meets Science Fiction in Art

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Andy Weir’s 2011 science fiction novel “The Martian” is a prime example of excellent fictional story telling woven around well-researched facts. His tale of American astronaut Mark Watney becoming stranded alone on Mars in the year…

The Joys of Chatting with Amanda Heng

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For those who have attended a guided tour of Amanda Heng’s current “We Are The World – These Are Our Stories” exhibition at STPI, you would have been enthusiastically regaled with this Singaporean artist’s resolute decision…

Wretchedly Bleak’s Wonders Revealed

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David Attenborough’s “Planet Earth” series with BBC Natural History Unit in 2006 is such an enthralling nature documentary that I was compelled to watch BBC America’s “Planet Earth Diaries” to catch glimpses of what it took…

Well Beyond Black & White

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The winsome imaginative promise of my mental amalgamation of Indonesian Christine Ay Tjoe’s Second Studio (2013) with Singaporean Jane Lee’s painting process has at last witnessed tangible harmonious representations through Zhu Jinshi’s 20 odd coloured paintings showcased…

Inspiring Reflections

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Singaporean Amanda Heng’s expansive single artwork in “We Are The World, These Are Our Stories” exhibition, with its QR codes that access online audio and visual recordings as part of 12 pairs of prints correlating personal…

Starring: Paper, paper & PAPER!

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Trust STPI to turn an exhibition on its head: it has taken the focus away from the artists and their residencies by making paper the star of its current group show. Its “Looks Good On Paper”…