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The best art exhibitions in Singapore
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The best art exhibitions in Singapore

Thinking of broadening your horizons this week? Get your culture on with our round-up of the best art exhibitions and showcases happening around town – from Southeast Asian art to contemporary designs, we'll have you sorted in a jiffy. RECOMMENDED:  The best museums in Singapore and the best contemporary art galleries in Singapore

5 up-and-coming artists in Singapore that you should know
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5 up-and-coming artists in Singapore that you should know

Moving from Nanyang to present day, Singapore art celebrates a diversity of styles, mediums, and techniques. We’ve got plenty of large cultural institutions as well as independent galleries highlighting artists who are bringing a fresh take to the table. These are just some of the up-and-comers taking local art by storm. RECOMMENDED: 5 artists behind the Nanyang-style art movement in Singapore and 5 Singaporean artists you should know

Upcoming theatre and dance performances in Singapore
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Upcoming theatre and dance performances in Singapore

There's no business like show business. With a plethora of stage takeovers in Singapore, it's fair to say that the performing arts scene here is having a moment. From Broadway and West End international tours to high-quality productions by local theatre companies in our backyard, here are the best upcoming dance performances, plays, musicals and revivals bursting with glittery costumes, catchy scores, captivating choreography, and Grade A entertainment. RECOMMENDED: The best theatre companies in Singapore and upcoming stand-up and comedy shows in Singapore

5 artists behind the Nanyang-style art movement in Singapore
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5 artists behind the Nanyang-style art movement in Singapore

Anyone interested in Singapore’s cultural history should already be aware of the Nanyang- style art movement of the 1950s. It was pioneered by artists now known as the Singaporean masters, namely Cheong Soo Pieng, Liu Kang, Chen Wen Hsi and Georgette Chen. Blending western techniques with traditional Chinese ink and wash painting, these artists depicted the realities of living in Southeast Asia in their works. The Nanyang art movement was the first of many Singapore has experienced. And some might argue that the city has always had a vibrant arts culture even before British influence. As Nanyang art garnered more recognition on the global stage, a second wave of artists expanded upon it and developed a number of mini art movements along the way. Here’s the low-down on the epoch-making local artists you should know. RECOMMENDED: The best art exhibitions in Singapore and 5 Singaporean artists you need to know

6 graffiti artists in Singapore you should know
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6 graffiti artists in Singapore you should know

Born in ’70s New York, street art has since evolved from its humble origins. Gone are the days where it's seen as illegal vandalism. Instead, this worldwide movement is celebrated on social media. Locally, street art adds vibrancy to our neighbourhoods and events like the Aliwal Urban Art Festival and Culture Cartel commission exclusive murals by Singapore’s top artists. These are some that tag and spray bare white walls with colour, turning them (and our city) into works of art. RECOMMENDED: The best street art in Singapore and the best urban art trails in Singapore

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Little

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The White Crow
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The White Crow

In cinemas May 2

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Minuscule - Mandibles From Far Away

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