WILLIE FINE ART, SINGAPORE – TAASA Review December 2011

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This article was originally found in the December 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 4, Page 38).

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in which an essay by Susie Lingham, an artist, co-founder and director of 5th Passage Artists Ltd in Singapore, gives an admirably lucid and detailed account of the history of contemporary art since the late 80s and the impact of the Singapore Government’s Renaissance City' plan of 2000 which has directed energy from business to the arts.

In a recent conversation, however, Charles Merewether disputed the premise behind the concept ofSoutheast Asian art’, citing the greater differences between the countries and cultures that make up the region.

The acknowledged dominance of performance and installation art in Singapore referred to by SAM catalogue contributors is borne out in relation to photomedia...