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Singapore Chinese ink painter, calligrapher and seal carver Tan Kian Por is showing seal carvings, or zhuanke, he carved on stones found in Kluang, Johor, for the first time in his new show.
Five years on, Singapore's flagship art fair Art Stage Singapore has grown from strength to strength and made an impact beyond the event.
NANTERRE, France (AFP) - An art installation showing high heels on Islamic prayer rugs was pulled from an exhibition near Paris after a Muslim group complained the work could provoke "uncontrollable" reactions, the artist said Tuesday.
It was once taken for granted that sales for Singapore artists' works would pick up only in the dying hours of Art Stage Singapore.
The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, which ended on Sunday, saw audiences old and new returning to the festival as it came under new leadership this year.
Young Singapore painter Ruben Pang has another winner on his hands with his fifth straight sell-out solo exhibition here. All his 12 works on show at Chan Hampe Galleries in Raffles Hotel, priced between $5,000 and $18,000, were snapped up on opening night on Jan 16.
With his signature bold, black strokes, artist Jimmy Ong is back with an impressive re-reading of what he calls The History Of Java in his latest show.
It was an offer Suzann Victor could not turn down: an artist residency at Singapore's premier paper- and print-making institute, STPI.

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