'What is postmodern Singapore? Where do we look for the postmodern in Singapore's culture, its arts, architecture, writing and performance? The Articles in Postmodern Singapore would be a good place to start because they begin on and within Singapore itself. They embody the spirit of experimentation, in the arts and elsewhere, in a way that responds to the peculiar historical and geographical conditions that make Singapore what it is, and they suggest how the postmodern might contribute to what Singapore could become. Postmodern Singapore emerges from what William Lim refers to as "spaces of indeterminacy", despite the regularity imposed on life by capitalism and bureaucratic administration. Spaces of indeterminacy are not opposed to regularity and order, but show how the unwritten spaces of experimentation and creative rebelliousness can emerge alongside yet against the grain of the orders that conspicuously prevail.' - from back cover

Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.LSW2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2002

No of pages

196

ISBN / ISSN

9814022209

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction

- John PHILLIPS

Creative Rebelliousness and the Aesthetics of the Postmodern

- William LIM, 林偉而

Tang Guan Bee: The Postmodernist

- Chongthai WONG

Torn Pieces: A New Aesthetics of Trash

- John PHILLIPS

The Postmodern Expatriate in Singapore

- Ilsa SHARP

No Dead Ends in Singapore

- Geoff MALONE

The Profound and the Practical

- Sharon SIDDIQUE

The City Remembers

- Alfian SAAT, Brian Gothong TAN

Fragments of a Postmodern Landscape

- Robert POWELL

To Frame A City: The Singapore Poet in the Postmodern City

- Rajeev PATKE

Placing Zai: Seeing Kuning Through the Eyes of Chow Kim Nam

- Kimnam CHOW

Liu Kang's Artist and Model: Thoughts on Art about Art

- T.K. SABAPATHY

Mapping Bugis

- Karlin TAN, Wenghin HO

A Few Good Men and their Phallic Jet Stream

- Chongthai WONG

Quietly Resisting; Silently Subverting: The 'Wayward Ways' of Singapore Women

- Constance SINGAM

Postmodern Singapore
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