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Sounds come to us as songs, noise, or voices. It is played, uttered, and made to surround us. We live in an ocularcentric culture where, before all else, art is often seen first. Within that context, how can we facilitate deep listening experiences?

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“I have been called a conceptual artist, a video artist, a sound artist, and a performance artist — all of which are not completely accurate. But if you put them together, I could deal with that. To be all four of these things at once is a real compliment.”

Read the full interview with Song-Ming Ang here.

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Mushroomed is a series of conversations around art making, artistic networks and ecosystems. Sit in on conversations with artists and cultural practitioners. Produced in collaboration with Singapore Community Radio, new episodes premiere on Twitch every month. Listen to your favourite episodes over and over again on Spotify.

The Next Most Famous Artist

Episode 3, 12 January 2021

Known by the moniker The Next Most Famous Artist, Hafiiz Karim reates images that amalgamate figures from art history with contemporary, everyday settings. In this episode, we talk to Hafiiz about how he wields visual references from classical art history, how these paintings continue to serve as a source of creative inspiration for his work, and the importance of having fun with the process of image making.

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Object Lessons Space is an art historical archive and platform that documents conversations with artists, writers, and curators.

Through our work, we hope to create nuanced, sensitive and intersectional dialogue around art. In a cultural landscape where content is often driven by social media’s frenzied pace, we are committed towards facilitating honest conversations and slow consumption for our readers.

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