Local art project seeks to bridge “S’pore vs foreigner” divide

astronaut_fann
Going Out – By Day27 September 2012

A multi-disciplinary art project involving photos, video and a play seeking to bridge the local versus foreigner divide will be travelling through five Singapore heartlands next month.

Called "Singapore Portraits", the art show is based on 1,000 conversations with Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and foreigners alike over issues such as inflation, housing, foreign talent competition, foreign student quotas and national service.

Presented and organized by LASALLE College of the Arts, the project is a collaboration between LASALLE alumni, lecturer-artists and industry professionals and will travel to Boon Lay, Woodlands, Toa Payoh, Marine Parade and Bedok.

It seeks to answer tough questions such as "What do Singaporeans fear?" and "What do foreigners fear?" in a way that will shed light on each other's identity, perspectives and sense of belonging.

Mr Rashid Saini, Project Leader of Singapore Portraits and Lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts said, "Through art, we hope to foster new shared values that cradle tolerance and acceptance between foreigners and locals."

Catch a trailer of the exhibition below.

Love Where You Live at Westchester Square

Resort-style living with amenities and luxury towns, featuring single-family home space, west of Rte 301 in Waldorf, MD. Priced from the upper $200s.

We believe that personalization matters.

See how 87% of participants increased their contribution rates, according to a recent study. (0915-899P)

Trade U.S. equities online for just $7.95.

Fidelity is lower than TD Ameritrade, Schwab, and E*Trade. Open an account today.

When the going gets tough. Why Get a Loan From Us?

We keep the tough going with 2,300 convenient locations, 6,500 helpful employees & a 97% customer satisfaction rating. Talk about strength in numbers.

Try This Soup, You Must.

Find Yoda and all your favorite Star Wars characters on Campbell's soup cans in a store near you!

Delta Reserve Credit Card

Earn Miles and MQMs with Miles Boost™. Learn More. Terms Apply.