Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Great Art & Craft Swindle (performance, 2006)

Performance lecture at the Comparative Contemporaries Conference that took place in October 2006 at The Substation in Singapore. Tearing up and shredding of Channels & Confluences, A History of Singapore Art by Kwok Kian Chow, published in 1996 by National Heritage Board & Singapore Art Museum. On its sleeve, this book is described as "the first fully-illustrated historical survey of Singapore art" and "a valuable reference to the art collector and art students alike" while "also an inspiring resource for artists and those who appreciate the fine art heritage of Singapore". No other book with such claims and ambitions has been published in Singapore.