Singapore may be able to easily pull in art commerce, but attracting a vibrant artist community to a destination known for its very high prices and restrictive speech will be a much bigger challenge.
For decades Singapore has concentrated on developing its reputation as a global financial center, a focus that only recently expanded to include its cultural growth as well.
“The Economic Development Board realized that in order to make Singapore a world-class city, they needed to establish more of an artistic infrastructure,” said Sundaram Tagore, president and curator of Sundaram Tagore Gallery, which opened its fifth global location last month in the city-state.
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