Through Orphaned Eyes


We have all heard about the effects of China’s 1 child policy: in the culturally driven bid to have a son, daughters born are sometimes killed or, at best, anonymously abandoned in orphanages to face the…

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes | Surrealistic Paintings by Knakorn Kachacheewa


A gentleman in a charcoal grey suit stands against the sea and the cloudy sky, partly veiled by the rotund green apple. Undoubtedly, we are talking about “The Son of Man” (1964) by René Magritte, one…

Singapore Contemporary Artists: The Cut Above

Gerald Leow - The Decline of the Western Civilisation, 2010_sculpture_108” x 40”x 3”(detail)

If Singaporean Ho Tzu Nyen’s winning the Grand Prize Award for Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2014, Singapore’s Lee Wen’s   nomination for the inaugural Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art (2015) and…

Art Week: Awards Winners

4. writing in the rain

The dust from this year’s just ended blockbuster scaled Art Week has settled alongside the announcements of the winners of 3 Singapore-based art awards: Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art Indonesian contemporary artist FX…

Singapore Art Museum


The 19th century building that once housed a Catholic school along Bras Basah Road is now the home of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). But within the colonial façade of the SAM lies a wide-ranging collection of contemporary and pop art pieces from Singapore and Southeast Asia.