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Art and similar interventions in public space. Coverage moves outwards from Singapore through Asia to the rest of the world. Like nothing else, the idea of "public art" exposes the contradiction inherent in our ideas of "the public" and of "art".

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- nice capture - some current Singapore graffiti

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Saturday, October 17, 2009
  Have you ever wondered what Singapore would be like, if positive thinking and encouragement were part of the national psyche?
Read Common People's fascinating interview with low-profile, legal graffiti public artist and national cheerer-upper JJ. A wonderful intervention into Singapore's public space, whether its taxi interiors or lift-lobbies. The project is a bit like Bookcrossing, in that people receiving these post-it messages can go to JJ's blog to report on their impact. Well spotted CommonPeople (as usual).

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009
  Aerosol Arabic in Malaysia
Check it out here...

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Originally uploaded by melisateo
Melisa Teo is a book editor who's also a very happening photographer. (Just follow the link to her photostream to see what I mean). Here's a shot she did in Singapore. So tagging could be very cool, if we all had Melisa's eyes to see it... Or at least there's one tag out there that in the right light looks just perfect. I'm guessing this is back of Ann Siang Hill.

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This girl is a special talent.
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Monday, May 05, 2008
  Singapore at the Cans Festival
With all the press hype over the appearance of Singapore films at the Cannes Film Festival, it's a bit disappointing that a Singapore-related entry at the Cans Festival didn't merit a mention in the Straits Times. But here it is... nothing subtle about this!

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Hey Peter, I haven't caught up with your blog feeds for a long while. Came over here after receiving the Twitter notification.

Speaking of "public art", here's a question -- does public art extend to cyberspace? Like, what if we posted music online? Does that count as public art by your definition?

(Ok, here's a blatant and shameless plug: my song, which I consider as "public". And then it lead to a collaboration, here. "Collaborative Public Art"?)

By Blogger Ivan Chew, at 11:19 PM  

Hey Ivan, I liked the tune, and I especially liked the "minus lead" version to invite collaboration. A bit of a shameless transition from "what is public art" though ;-)...

I think cyberspace is a kind of public space, and my early work on the web is one reason I became interested in "real" public space.

But for the blog I'm still most focused on what's happening in our physical cityspace.
By Blogger Katong, at 8:14 AM  

Thanks for listening. OK, I promise no more shameless plugs from me. Er, this year. LOL. Take care!
By Blogger Ivan Chew, at 12:29 AM  

Sunday, March 16, 2008
  Knitting Graffiti
Am so loving the new possible angles of attack on the idea of "graffiti" - interventions in public space. Check out "knitting graffiti"...(thanks to Glenn Schloss for the reference - he points out that this recently received plenty of publicity in the US - more than many high profile big name commercial projects.

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