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Art walk honors Little India in Singapore

The project, a collaboration between Lasalle College of Arts and the Singapore Tourism Board, is a demonstration of the value of artistic expression amid constraints posed by Covid-19. It also runs in conjunction with Singapore Arts Week.

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LASALLE College of the Arts pays tribute to Little India. / PHOTOGRAPHs COURTESY OF LASALLE.EDU.SG

LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board teamed up to honor Little India with a hybrid art walk called In Spite Of that opened on 22 January and will culminate on 6 February.

The art walk is a demonstration of the value of artistic expression amid constraints posed by Covid-19. It also runs in conjunction with Singapore Arts Week.

In a virtual preview on 20 January, Lasallian artists gave the media a sneak peek of their multimedia projects that will be seen on the art walk. Most of it are art installations and murals inspired by narratives brought about by the pandemic.

LASALLIAN student-artists at the Little India art walk launch. / PHOTOGRAPH courtesy of LASALLE College of the Arts

Among the must-sees are Bollywood Zumba performances from Jigri Yaar Bhangra and Theeya.

Children will be delighted to see the “Spice Up Motifs” Indian textile workshop and storytelling by Kamini Ramachandran.

The art walk takes viewers to the wall along Upper Dickson Road crafted by Khairulddin Wahab.

LASALLE College of Arts’ master fellow Milenko Prvacki said that the art walk is not a mere showcase of Little India’s heritage, but also a manifestation that student-artists provide a big future for the industry.

LASALLE arts senior fellow Milenko Prvacki has high hopes for the industry.

“It was the students’ initiative to mount it,” Prvacki said.

To the students, art has the power to communicate beyond gallery walls.

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