Category Archives: About the Arts

Is Feng Zhengjie China’s Andy Warhol?

Last week, Singapore staged a world-class art show worthy of any international artist. It is aptly called Artstage. I was invited to the afternoon preview before the official opening. The show was massive, spread out, and truly colourful on every … Continue reading

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Tea With Mr. Lee

There is yet another art exhibition on Lee Kuan Yew. On its opening night on Thursday, almost all the paintings were sold. The painter, May Oon was a journalist in Singapore and Hong Kong. This is her second solo show. … Continue reading

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Seeing Lee Kuan Yew Through Art

The watercolor shows a gaming table with three playing cards, each depicting a different portrait of Lee Kuan Yew. Small figures kneel at the corners pleading, ‘Papa, can you help me not be frightened?’ and ‘Papa, don’t you know I … Continue reading

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Cai Guo-Qiang And His Wolves

Cai Cuo-Qiang’s wolves appear to move with all the slow-motion majesty of a John Woo gun fight, and like the heroes in his movies, they are all destined to die in style. His installation is not just visually stunning. The … Continue reading

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Father Of Modern Chinese Painting Wu Guanzhong

Wu Guanzhong did not want a funeral. He died in Beijing last Friday at age 90. His eldest son, Wu Keyu said: “He believed that if people wanted to pay their respects to him, the best way to do it … Continue reading

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