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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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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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Monday, June 11, 2007
  When in Rome, look above


Missed this while I was in Rome, but since I've never blogged Above's work before I thought it might be nice to include this particular piece.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007
  the sort of street art that just raises the tone ... from the Ukraine

Has a bit of the Mittel-Europe sensibility... nifty indeed. Courtesy of Drawn, a great blog dedicated to illustration, etc. For more by the same artist: Музей украинского граффити. Can't help putting the word out.


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Sunday, April 01, 2007
  Europe - Singapore graf collaboration at *scape

Singapore continues to promote a domesticated street art as part of its official youth outreach. The skatepark near the *scape headquarters saw a recent Euro-Singaporean collaboration by some of our most established "street" artists, ie Antz, The Killer Gerbil, Zero, etc, working with the London Police, Pez, and Flying Fortress out of Germany.

Sorry guys, I have to use the quotemarks when "real" graffiti carries a mandatory sentence of caning .

I'm not saying I don't support what you are doing, I just think we have to keep some perspective.

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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:47 AM  

Interesting, I was at the Cans Festival in London today and I saw a very provocative piece referencing Singapore.
By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:21 AM  

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