The significance of independent art spaces on contemporary art practice in Singapore

Li, Candice (2017) The significance of independent art spaces on contemporary art practice in Singapore. Masters thesis, Lasalle college of the arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: The significance of independent art spaces on contemporary art practice in Singapore
Synopsis:

This thesis is a study on the significance of independent art spaces on the development of contemporary art practice in Singapore. It is in response to the demise of these spaces despite the surge of activity on the arts scene in recent years. Starting in the late 1990s, the national agenda saw the prioritising of arts development in Singapore through the Renaissance City Plan (RCP). Yet the next decade was marked by the demise of independent art spaces such as Plastic Kinetic Worms (PKW) which closed in 2010 and Post Museum in 2011. While support for the arts from the government is to be lauded, the fading existence of independent art spaces calls for a concern. Through a synthesis of interviews with founders and directors of the space, literature reviews and close readings of materials published under the auspices of those spaces, I argue that it is necessary that these spaces should be an integral part of the art ecosystem in Singapore. This research will also study the contributions and significance of independent art spaces.

Subjects: Art History
Art History > Art Singaporean influence
Divisions: Faculty of Fine Arts > Master - Asian Art Histories
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2018 06:07
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2018 06:07
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/546
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