This segment aims to thoughtfully examine the factors shaping the trajectories of art in Singapore today. Reflecting on past and current challenges and opportunities for our country’s artistic growth and reach, it further considers how these experiences can help to sharpen our approach to and vision of moulding distinct cultural and national identities.
The panel discussed our visual arts scene’s growth and international involvement, the shaping of our value system, critical art writing and journalism, as well as the ecosystem’s future sustainability. Our invited panel speakers are artist, Genevieve Chua; gallerist, Stephanie Fong, FOST Gallery; cultural policy-maker, Paul Tan, National Arts Council. The talk was moderated by independent researcher and curator, Kathleen Ditzig.