Art Hats in Renaissance City: Reflections & Aspirations of Four Generations of Art Personalities by Lee Renee Foong Ling

Art Hats in Renaissance City: Reflections & Aspirations of Four Generations of Art Personalities

byLee Renee Foong Ling

Kobo ebook | March 30, 2015

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Art Hats in Renaissance City is an anthology of the personal reflections and aspirations of four generations in the new ecostructure in Singapore, from those who help formulate policies to that of the individual artists, who have helped develop and build an exciting arts and cultural scene from scratch and into a viable economic model. As evidenced by the professions featured in this anthology, the scope of work within the creative and cultural industries is diverse, from backgrounds such as history, communications, management, economics, law, science, art, psychology and entertainment.

Beyond theory, the anthology offers an authentic voice of real and lived experiences of the go-to people, their personal role in heritage development, and their thoughts and insights on our, albeit developing, art scene since Singapore's independence.

In this anthology, discover the following and more!

  • Behind-the-scenes champions of the arts in Singapore
  • Cultural diplomats vs art professionals at work
  • What constitutes a conducive art scene
  • Which is the most expensive painting a prominent art collector has bought
  • Talents that know no bounds — beyond disabilities
  • Why "being able to play games" is important
  • How museums became popular
  • The considerations before starting a theatre
  • A career using music to soothe the emotionally and physically disabled
  • Techniques or philosophies behind artwork of some artists including Cultural Medallists Wee Beng Chong, Tan Kian Por, Ho Ho Ying and Tan Swie Hian


  • Leaders:

    • Preparing for the Creative Economy: The Fusion of Arts, Business and Technology (Tan Chin Nam)
    • The Development of the Cultural Ecosystem in Singapore, 1991–2011: A Personal Journey (Tommy Koh)
    • The Evolving Role of Cultural Administrators in Singapore (Liew Chin Choy)
    • Strategic Intent with Artistic Integrity (Goh Ching Lee)
    • In Making Museums and Heritage Accessible! (Michael Koh)
    • A Knight at the Esplanade (Benson Puah in Dialogue with Renee Lee)
    • Cultural Diplomacy and Singapore Season (Carol Tan)
  • Curators, Critics & Historians:

    • Crossroads of History and Art (Alan Chong)
    • A Museological Challenge: Presenting Living Cultures of the South Asians in a Museum Context in Singapore (Gauri Parimoo Krishnan)
    • A Re-look at the Genesis of the Nanyang School (Kwok Kian Chow)
    • Modern Art in Singapore: Pioneers and Premises (T K Sabapathy)
    • The Slow Burn: Privatised Protest in Recent Contemporary Art from Singapore (Tan Boon Hui)
    • Nan Qi: Authority Sex Money (Chong Huai Seng)
    • Building a Collection (Quek Tse Kwang in Dialogue with Renee Lee)
  • Artists & Practitioners:

    • My Theatre Journey (Nelson Chia)
    • Who's Who Among Asian Americans: The Mind Palace (Renee Lee with Wenhai Ma)
    • Being Human: Music Therapy (Ng Wang Feng)
    • Moving Forward with Tradition: A Personal Dance Journey (Som M Said)
    • Very Special Arts (Yeo Lanxi)
    • A Vision and a Mission: Development of Nanyang Inspired Music (Eric Watson with Tsung Yeh)
    • Arts Scene (Adrian Pang)
    • A Passion for Art, A Passion for Life (Benjamin Chee)
  • Academicians:

    • Music in Singapore since the 60s: A Personal Account (Bernard Tan)
    • Music Education in 21st Century Singapore (Eleanor A L Tan & Chee Hoo Lum)
    • Contemporaneous, Contemporisation, Contemporary Expressions in Dance (Caren Carino)
    • New Asian Imaginations (Michael Sullivan)
    • Cultural Medallion Visual Artists (Renee Lee)
    • 1980s and Beyond at NAFA (Chiew Sien Kuan & Boo Sze Yang)
    • Education and Career (Guo Liang)
    • Balancing an Academic with Artistic Career (Joyce Koh)
    • Poem (Edwin Thumboo)

Readership: General public; aspiring artists and artistes pursuing a career in the arts.

Title:Art Hats in Renaissance City: Reflections & Aspirations of Four Generations of Art PersonalitiesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 30, 2015Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814630799

ISBN - 13:9789814630795

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