Contemporary Arts as Political Practice in Singapore

Editors: Ade, Wernmei Yong, Ching, Lim Lee (Eds.)

  • Critically examines, with specific examples, art as political practice in Singapore.  Addresses the interplay between politics and the arts  through a wide range of artistic representations which include performance art, film, heritage projects and literature
  • Considers archiving and heritage as legitimate art forms in themselves. 
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This timely collection examines the contemporary arts as political practice, offering critical insight into some of the more controversial talking points that have shaped Singapore’s identity as a nation. Focusing on the role played by contemporary arts in shaping Singapore’s political landscape as the country celebrated 50 years of independence in 2015, the authors consider how politics is often perceived as that which limits the flourishing of the arts. Contending that all art is political, and that all art form is a form of political practice, this collection examines ways in which the practice of art in Singapore redraws the boundaries that conventionally separate arts from politics. It critically examines the tenuous relationship between the arts and politics and offers a timely reevaluation of the relationship between the arts and politics. In doing so, it opens a dialogue between artistic practice and political practice that reinforces the mutuality of both, rather than their exclusivity, and redefines the concept of the political to demonstrate that political involvement is not a simple matter of partisan politics, but has an inherently aesthetic dimension, and aesthetics an inherently political one. 

About the authors

Wernmei Yong Ade teaches feminist studies, contemporary women’s writing, critical theory, and a course on love as a discourse at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  She is currently working on a book project on the subject of love as a discourse of alterity, staged as textual practice, in addition to editing a collection of essays entitled Fluid Gender, Fluid Love (2016).

 

Lim Lee Ching teaches literature and inter-disciplinary subjects at SIM University, SIngapore. He is founding editor of the Singapore Review of Books. He is also the author of Tomas Tranströmer: a Commentary (2016).

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ade, Wernmei Yong (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

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  • Waxing on Wagers

    Fernando, Jeremy

    Pages 13-27

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  • Loo Zihan and the Body Confessional

    Ho, Louis

    Pages 29-44

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  • Kiasipolitics: Sagas, Scandals and Suicides in Johann S. Lee’s Peculiar Chris

    Zubillaga-Pow, Jun

    Pages 45-61

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  • The Mosaic Body: Interpreting Disability in Performance

    Fernandez, Stephen

    Pages 63-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Arts as Political Practice in Singapore
Editors
  • Wernmei Yong Ade
  • Lim Lee Ching
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57344-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57344-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57628-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 165
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 illustrations in colour
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