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Title: PUBLIC ART IN SINGAPORE : THE CATALYST TOWARDS �PLACE MAKING �
Authors: TAN RUIXIANG WILLIAM
Keywords: Architecture
Hee Limin
Public art
Public space
Sense of place
Issue Date: 24-Oct-2009
Citation: TAN RUIXIANG WILLIAM (2009-10-24T06:42:05Z). PUBLIC ART IN SINGAPORE : THE CATALYST TOWARDS �PLACE MAKING �. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Singapore’s goal to be a ‘global city for the arts’ provides a context to explore the role of Public Art in urban development. The attempt of the Singapore government to explore the use of Arts as an Urban Regeneration strategy is partly to counter the widespread de-industrialization that has affected many manufacturing countries. The move is propelled by the desire of these countries to shift from a manufacturing based to a service orientated economy. The effects of Public Art in cities have always been debated. While some have praised Public Art for fostering civic pride and reinventing the cities for tourism, others have argued that Public Art is an elitist projects that camouflage the widening of socioeconomic disparities within societies. This dissertation aims to investigate the role and quality of Public Art in Singapore. An evaluation of case studies of various Public Art Projects in Singapore will be covered in the paper to find out if the Public Art respond to the needs of the public. The objective of the case studies is to investigate the existing examples of Public Art in privately owned public spaces and how they affect the quality of the environment. In examining the various Public Art Projects in Singapore, the following questions are raised: 1 What is Public Art and what role does it play in Singapore? 2 What are the qualities of Public Art that contribute to creating a ‘sense of place’ ? ii 3 How can Public Art relate to its public spaces and architecture? 4 Do the government and private sectors support Public Art adequately? 5 What is the future of Public Art and the recommendations to enhance Public Art planning? This study looks to assess the role of art in public spaces of Singapore and its effectiveness in promoting the use of public spaces and the process of ‘placemaking’. The use of case studies is to compare and reveal trends, conditions and qualities of the different Public Art programmes. This is to establish recommendations and approaches to future public art planning in Singapore.
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