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Alternative Lessons for Women (ALFW) – Photo credit_ Charmaine Poh
Charmaine Poh

Alternative Lessons for Women: Sonia Kwek and Tan Weiying on sex, desire and the erotic

By Aditi Shivaramakrishnan Adapting its title from Lessons for Women <<女诫>>, a text by the first known female Chinese historian, Ban Zhao, Alternative Lessons for Women is a double-bill of two solo works: Hymen Instinct created and performed by Sonia Kwek and What? That’s It? created and performed by Tan Weiying.  Hymen Instinct subverts the …

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Courtesy of the artists

Brown Is Haram: Kristian-Marc James Paul and Mysara Aljaru reclaim their space

Brown Is Haram: Reconstructing The Brown Narrative is a performance-lecture exploring different aspects of the experience of being brown in Singapore, exploring issues such as social mobility and masculinity. This show is based on the work and ongoing collaborative project of writer and activist Kristian-Marc James Paul and writer-researcher Mysara Aljaru, and is directed by …

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The Substation Facebook Page

The future of The Substation: A timeline of events (Updated)

By Ke Weiliang, with assistance from Nabilah Said Last updated: 12 Nov 2021 ArtsEquator has compiled a timeline of events that details recent developments surrounding the future of The Substation. The timeline – displayed in chronological order – begins from late 2017 when the National Arts Council (NAC) first informed The Substation of its decision …

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The Substation's Facebook page, taken by Mish'aal

The Substation: An unstoppable force and an immovable object

By Nabilah Said, with additional reporting by Ke Weiliang On Saturday, 6 March 2021, almost 300 members of the arts community came together in a Zoom Townhall to discuss the fate of independent arts centre The Substation. The Townhall had been called by the board of directors of The Substation after a month-long back-and-forth involving …

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Victoria Milko

Nathalie Johnston: Creating a home for contemporary art in Myanmar

Despite being nearly 14,000 kilometres from her hometown in America, Myanm/art gallery director Nathalie Johnston has managed to create a home for herself – and Myanmar’s growing contemporary art scene – in the bustling city of Yangon. Johnston’s first encounter with Myanmar took place over two decades ago, in 1997, when her family visited a …

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North Dagon: A hub of artistic creation, who knew? (via Myanmar Times)

Much like meeting your idols, seeing your favourite artists’place of work is fraught with danger. What if you discover that the birthplace of their artistic creations looks more like what you’d find in an Ikea catalogue rather than the paint splattered artistic equivalent of a hydrothermal vent where ideas spring to life on the canvas? What …

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Public Art in Ho Chi Minh City

As a communist country, Vietnam isn’t always the easiest place to find publicly displayed art, especially modern or controversial work. However, the country seems to be changing – and Ho Chi Minh City is leading the way. Here are some of the best places to see public art in the city. Tags: Spaces  The Culture Trip

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