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Brandon Neo

Arts

The Nuclear Landscape: An Interview With Nobel Peace Prize Photographer, Sim Chi Yin

Having travelled across multiple American states and covering a distance of more than 6,000 kilometres along the China-North Korean border, the first Singaporean Nobel Peace Prize photographer, Sim Chi Yin, tells her compelling story through a series of photos of our time today on nuclear weapons. Titled “Most People Were Silent”, her solo exhibition juxtaposes nuclear sites in North Korea – the only country to test nuclear weapons in the 21st century – with the United States, the first country to have ever tested and used them. The front of the exhibition. Working with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear…
Arts

Art, Calm & Summer Fun: An Exclusive Tour of Mazel Galerie Singapore

Private art collection and commercial art galleries are definitely not the first things that come to mind when we consider art culture in Singapore, mainly due to the prohibitive costs of pursuing art ownership. Often associated with snobbery and ostentatious bourgeoisie tendencies – no thanks to popular culture – private art collection and commercial art galleries are thus often given neither attention nor understanding in the public domain. The question remains however: just what kind of place do they have Singapore’s art culture? Mazel Galerie Singapore’s director, Kevin Troyano Cuturi, demystifies this and more in an exclusive tour of the…
Music

Recap: Keeping FOMO Real with Ultra Music Festival 2018

As one of the most highly anticipated annual music festivals held in Singapore, it was plain to see that Ultra Music Festival 2018 remained an eminence on the music scene last weekend. The largest EDM festival is also testament to the fact that music always has a way of bonding people from all walks of life despite our language barriers and the colours of our skin: in a span of just two days, friendships were forged, unforgettable experiences were made, and it was one heck of a party for most of us. Upon entering the festival grounds at Bayfront Avenue,…
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