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playeum the artground

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Underscore x In Good Company

Free Will

In conversation with the teams at Playeum and The Artground, on why early childhood education is far more than mere child’s play.

Hypnotic Vision gif fest kult

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The U Press

Hypnotic Vision

In anticipation of Singapore’s first ever GIF Festival, we spoke to various creatives about their tributes to a medium that celebrates its 30th birthday this year.

Curiouser and Curiouser Le Gentil Garçon

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The U Press

Curiouser and Curiouser

French artist Le Gentil Garçon takes us on a fascinating journey into his world of imagination and play.

Hiroshi Senju Art Stage

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The U Press

Keeping With The Times

Lorenzo Rudolf, President of ART STAGE, discusses the evolution of the art world and the changing conversation between artists, gallerists and institutions.

han sai por artist

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The U Press

By Sheer Force of Will

Sculptor and artist Han Sai Por reflects on a career spanning more than three decades, and why nature is a subject that remains close to her heart.

Illustrator Jean Jullien

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The U Press

A Visual Language

Fresh off his first sculpture exhibition in Belgium, French illustrator Jean Jullien chats with us about how he stays excited with the work he does.

Mindflyer Organisation of Illustrators Council

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The U Press

Drawing The Line

In anticipation of Singapore’s first Illustration Arts Fest, we speak to Mindflyer, co-founder of the Organisation of Illustrators Council, and Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson to find out more about what the art means to them.

jon chiang

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The U Press

Artistic Endeavours

Noise Singapore, the largest platform for youth arts locally, is back for its 11th edition. We speak to some of this year’s participants about how their work came to be.

letter j supply calligraphy

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The U Press

The Painted Word

Joanne Lim, founder of The Letter J Supply, on the self-knowledge and fulfillment she found in both the highs and lows of her calligraphy journey.

k+ pann lim

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The U Press

On the Plus Side

Pann Lim, founder of K+, speaks on going the extra mile for homegrown art and creating collaborative spaces instead of institutions.

Tay Wei Leng artist

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The U Press

The Unfiltered Lens

Refocusing the critical eye that she once brought to Time magazine Asia as Deputy Picture Editor, artist Tay Wei Leng produces evocative photographs that lay bare the discords in society today.

ryan gander artist

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The U Press

The Constant Artist

Ryan Gander's creations range from marble sculptures to Absolut Vodka cocktails, and have fetched as much as £500,000. He sees art in everything. But is Britain’s star talent pulling a fast one on all of us, or is he a genius?

Robert Zhao renhui critical zoologists

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The U Press

Natural Obsessions

Into the hearts of the Singapore x New York City artists that decipher the world that Mother Nature dreams for us to live in.

sounds like art zulkifle mahmod

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The U Press

Sounds Like Art

Into the ears of the Singapore × New York City sound artists that make rhythmic sense of the vibrations in our head.

flights of fancy kuanth

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Underscore x In Good Company

Flights Of Fancy

Kuanth, an outstanding illustrator and long-time collaborator of IN GOOD COMPANY, on unlikely but fruitful collaborative relationships.

Art Stage Singapore 2015

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The U Press

The Theory of Art and Design

Arriving from the global stage, Japanese curator Yoichi Nakamuta forges new paths for the emerging creative culture of Singapore.

How Loneliness Goes, Nguan how beautiful tension

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The U Press

A Beautiful Tension

Photographer Nguan, on the artistry and ideas behind his otherworldly images.

Finer Print Hoko Studio

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The U Press

Finer Print

Into its second year, the Singapore Art Book Fair makes its mark as a platform that gives voice to all creatives alike.

The Last Of The Bohemians arrival

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Underscore Magazine

The Last Of The Bohemians

Only if one is able to hear the call of Berlin, would one understand why it is truly the last Oase of art worth living for.

Works Of Fire, Christopher Colville

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Underscore Magazine

Nothing Is The Rule

The realization of a vacant world allows us to appreciate the anomaly of our existence.

Cult Curator hans-ulrich obrist

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The U Press

Cult Curator

Ranked No.5 on ArtReview’s latest Power 100 list, Hans-Ulrich Obrist has come to be seen as the model curator for the millennial era.

ute meta bauer, science of the arts

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Science Of The Arts

Ute Meta Bauer, founding director of the Centre for Contemporary Art on her lifelong investigations and observations of art communities and its power to unite nations.

Tomoko Kashiki

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The U Press

A Poetic Sentiment

After a successful showing at the Asia-Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Tomoko Kashiki wets her brush with fresh vision, for her debut in Singapore.

June Yap curator

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The U Press

The Art Of Being Independent

The first Singaporean curator to be selected for a residency at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, June Yap shares her thoughts on growing an art scene, and going out on a limb for your work.

Hotel New Osorezan

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The U Press

Hotel New Osorezan

From the underground club culture of Osaka to premier contemporary art platforms around the world, Umeda Tetsuya continues to expand his boundaries.

singapore art museum susie lingham

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The U Press

Rice For The Soul

Singapore Art Museum director, Susie Lingham, on our current evolution of contemporary art in Singapore.

wong lip chin going where shanghart

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The U Press

Going Where?

Consider Singapore’s past, its identity and the path to the future through the eyes of local artists Robert Zhao Renhui and Wong Lip Chin.

Singaporean artist Donna Ong a renewed perspective

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The U Press

A Renewed Perspective

Fresh from a year back at school, Singapore’s foremost installation artist opens up about her creative hiatus, and why she considers her best known work her most boring.

Hiroshi Sugimoto hermes Couleurs de l'Ombre

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The U Press

Colours of Shadow

Hiroshi Sugimoto, on his polaroid inspired “Couleurs de l'Ombre” limited edition scarves for Hermès Éditeur.

tokyo street graffiti skate culture

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The U Press

Tokyo Street

An investigation on new urban street art, through the interpretation of its origin by Japanese artists across generations.

ryan gander

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Three Objects

Tales from Ryan Gander, an accomplished English pilot with more than 20 years of artistic flying experience.

Il Circo circus

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Underscore Magazine

Il Circo

A tribute to the dying art of visual trickery, through the eyes of a seasoned circus spectator.

gardens contained and floating fedor van der valk

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Craft

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Underscore Magazine

Gardens Contained and Floating

The resilience of plants has allowed man to create works of art through the exercise of imagination and experimentation.

an ethereal beauty ballet

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Underscore Magazine

An Ethereal Beauty

There is no secret behind the curtains of an unworldly grace, but a lifelong dedication to the art of perfection.

above and beyond stephan zirwes

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Underscore Magazine

Above and Beyond

Photographer Stephan Zirwes portrays a different side of the world through aerial landscapes.

white out darren onyskiw snow negatives

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Underscore Magazine

White Out

Darren Onyskiw pushes personal boundaries with an inborn passion and unwavering determination to create.