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Government Stays Steady On Singpore Art Development

BY Andrew Maerkle

MING WONG52, 2007, single channel video, color, with sound, MINI DV transferred to DVD, 52 minutes looped. Courtesy the artist.

Following the inaugural Singapore Biennale in 2006 (see AAP 50), doubters questioned whether the equatorial city-state was committed to continuing the high-profile international art event or supporting local art infrastructure. However, several recent developments suggest that the government-run National Arts Council (NAC) is steadily pursuing long-term plans to build a fertile creative culture in the city.

At the opening…

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