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Singapore Art Museum

Lee Wen

Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real

LEE WEN, Journey of a Yellow Man No.11: Multi-culturalism1997, inkjet print on archival paper, 89 x 63 cm.

Courtesy the artist and Singapore Art Museum.

Public commentary and provocation can be risky for arts practice in Singapore, where self-censorship is a familiar shadow. Since the late 1980s, multidisciplinary Singaporean artist Lee Wen has determinedly tested the waters of creative expression, exploring narratives of the self in society, and provoking contemplation of the role of contemporary art…

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