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The Substation

Lee Weng Choy



Lee Weng Choy is an art critic and artistic co-director of The Substation arts centre in Singapore. Born in Malaysia in 1963, while still a toddler, he, along with the rest of the family, left Kuala Lumpur for Manhattan. A couple years later, they moved to Manila. After finishing high school, Weng Choy went back to the US to study physics, philosophy and literature, then came to Singapore in 1992. Since then, he has lectured on art and cultural studies, convened international conferences, and written widely on contemporary art, including the essays: “The future was when: art criticism and the comparative tenses of Hong Kong and Singapore” (Journal of Visual Culture 6:3, Sage Publications, 2007);


After the launch in Singapore, part 1: slow n.e.w.s.


It’s been a few weeks since the launch of n.e.w.s. in Singapore at the end of last July, and I’ve been meaning to write a short report to n.e.w.s. contributors and readers about some of the discussions those of us in Singapore had following the launch. But, as it often happens, after the one thing, there are the next several things, and you get very busy, and before you know it, weeks have passed by, and you’re still trying to follow-up ...


A few images from the launch of n.e.w.s. at The Substation, in conjunction with ISEA2008


Here are a few images from the launch event last Monday. More soon ...