WeiXin Quek Chong | Monocle

Monocle, December 16, 2015

Culture/Art: Portrait of a Nation (Dec 2015)

Singaporean artist WeiXin Chong is featured in Monocle's December 2015 Culture/Art video reportage on Singapore's thriving art scene as the nation celebrates its 50th year of independence. 


Chong is an artist-in-residency at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (located in Gillman Barracks). She is using her time there to explore notions of nature and technology at odds in her world. The artist is interviewed in situ with her latest works on view. 


Producer/reporter Gillian Dobias states: "Singapore is not used to letting people do whatever they want and thus it has been stuck with a moribund art scene. But the opening of the new National Gallery aims to change perceptions of the city-state both at home and abroad; Monocle takes a look at a fast-emerging art scene."