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NEWS: Lasalle Aims to Become Contemporary Arts Hub for Southeast Asia

29 May 2019

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NEWS: Lasalle Aims to Become Contemporary Arts Hub for Southeast Asia

Singaporean-based Lasalle College of the Arts has used its annual graduation showcase to highlight its role as a contemporary arts hub for Southeast Asian students and signal its intentions to increase the burgeoning appreciation of the arts throughout the region.

The Lasalle Show, which runs from April through May, showcases work from the college’s students across all levels and areas of study, including visual arts, music, theatre and architecture.

Provost and vice-president academic Venka Purushothaman said as investment and interest in contemporary art increased in Singapore, the college was looking to leverage its position and attract students from Southeast Asia and beyond and bridge Eastern and Western artistic styles.

As well as bringing students in, Lasalle president Steve Dixon said the arts college aimed to increase its international partnerships and study abroad opportunities to help Singapore have a broader role in the contemporary art scene.

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