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Title: The Public Art Museum in Singapore as Democratic Space for Young Adults
Issue Date: 16-Apr-2018
Citation: TEO JIA LE RACHEL (2018-04-16). The Public Art Museum in Singapore as Democratic Space for Young Adults. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The public art museum’s evolutionary trajectory suggests a conscious regard for its publicness, and as public space, the museum is expected to be an egalitarian space within which the masses have equal opportunity to participate. The aesthetic nature of art further compounds the expectation of the museum as open space. However, public space in Singapore is tightly regulated, and the general public is not predisposed to visiting museums, which complicates the assumption that the public art museum is an open space. By employing an ethnographic approach, this thesis seeks to investigate how the public negotiates the space of the museum, and whether the public art museum is indeed a democratic space. In speaking with personnel and visitors of National Gallery Singapore, this study surfaces the tensions and opportunities within the museum, and the implications it has for society at large
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