Let us paint you a picture of how Singapore’s art scene has developed. It all started in the 1950s with Nanyang style: art that blended both Chinese ink with Western post-impressionist techniques. Or that's how the story goes. Some might argue that Singapore already had a thriving cultural scene before colonialism but the movement definitely helped put art from our little island on the map. Trace the works of some of Nanyang’s key figures and check in on the up-and-coming artists of today. And as we commemorate the Singapore Bicentennial, dig deeper into our pre-colonial past and explore our rich cultural heritage. Not sure where to start? We chat with local art experts to find out how.
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Here's what you can expect in Time Out Singapore's May issue.
This month's cover feature: Get Cultured! Tracing Singapore's art scene from past to present.
Meet the Impossible – plant-based patties that taste and bleed like real meat.
Get lost in Laos: we show you the idyllic countryside of Luang Prabang.
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