The News Issue 25

Published on 15 September 2015


Bridging Languages

The Select Centre aims to transform Singapore into a translation hub for Southeast Asia.

To strengthen Singapore’s position as a bridge between different cultures, The Select Centre, a new not-for-profit company promoting translation and intercultural efforts, was launched on 26 August. Founded by William Phuan (former director of The Arts House) and Tan Dan Feng (director of Select Books), the Centre’s year-round programme includes translation workshops, festivals, mentorship and residencies. In the pipeline: TranslateSingapore, Singapore’s first translation festival (on from 31 October to 12 November) comprising public outreach programmes, school workshops and the Singapore Translation Symposium.

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London’s Eye on Singapore

Selected works from Prudential Eye Singapore grace London’s Saatchi Gallery.

A curated selection of artworks from the successful Prudential Singapore Eye exhibition held earlier this year at the ArtScience Museum made its way to London this month. Presented as part of START Projects, the exhibition focuses on emerging artists and new art scenes.

Held at London’s Saatchi Gallery from 9 to 13 September, the Prudential Eye Zone was curated by Serenella Ciclitira (founder, Prudential Eye Programme), Nigel Hurst (CEO, Saatchi Gallery) and Honor Harger (executive director, ArtScience Museum Singapore). Among the Singaporean artists featured were Lee Wen and his ‘Ping Pong Go-Round III’ and Charles Lim, Singapore’s representative at the Venice Biennale 2015, whose works explore issues such as land reclamation in Singapore.

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Science of the Times

A roving exhibition brings science-inspired art to the public. 

As part of [email protected] celebrations, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research has organised an art exhibition titled Innovati50n to showcase 50 home-grown innovations that have impacted our society and economy. In collaboration with students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 17 science-inspired exhibits were created in a variety of artistic genres, including fine art, digital art, photography and sculpture. The exhibition was officially launched on 4 September and will make its way to four shopping malls around Singapore.

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