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THE POINT

Modernism Without Modernity: 

New Public Art in Singapore

by Lee Weng Choy

MILENKO and DELIA PRYACKI, Interchange, 2003, mixed media, installation view, Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, Art in Transit.

Here's the provocation: there is a correlation between the underdeveloped state of civil society in Singapore and the unhappy state of its public art.

Art in Transit is one of the largest public art projects in Singapore. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) commissioned 19 artists to make artworks for the new subway stations in the recently opened North East Line…

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