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Speculations on Openings, Closings, and Thresholds in International Public Media

Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 11:39AM   |  10 comments

Most countries have slashed arts funding over the last decade.

But not pragmatic Singapore.

According to a recent article published last week in the International Herald Tribune (IHT) Singapore doubled its support for the arts from $55.1 million Singapore dollars to $110.3 million Singapore dollars. And that’s only from 2005-2008.

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Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 10:19AM   |  6 comments

Singapore is green. 

Plants we from colder zones call “exotic” grow here in almost surreal profusion. They are giant, thriving avatars of plants  difficult to grow even as houseplants in upstate New York. These large, healthy lush plants bubble off balconies of HDB flats. They mark out outdoor dining places.  They line the  PIE (Pan Island...

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

We seek submissions for a curated online and on-site exhibition exploring the theme of Open Space.  This exhibition will be showcased at the International Communication Association (ICA) Conference in Singapore from June 22-26, 2010. Open Space is mounted as the digital arts exploration of the conference theme Im/Material.

WHAT IS OPEN...

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Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 6:42PM   |  2 comments

Blog written by Patricia Zimmermann, Shaw Foundation Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and codirector, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College

Consider this image: a snazzy, gleaming, Taipei skyscraper adorned with two young...

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