11 Mar '17, 9pm

It's art

It's art

Poet Alvin Pang, 44, is firmly in the "it's art" camp. After making his way to Jalan Rajah to view Ms Priyageetha Dia's work last Wednesday, he said:"We can generally tell when someone is doing something disruptive, and when someone is trying to beautify an area. There is work that treads that line, but I don't think this is that kind of ambiguous work. This is very clearly an attempt to make something beautiful." In 2012, "sticker lady" Samantha Lo generated controversy when she stencilled "My Grandfather Road" on several roads and pasted stickers bearing captions such as "Press Once Can Already" on traffic light buttons. Mr Pang said that while he appreciates Ms Lo's work, Ms Dia's piece was different. Ms Dia had executed her piece on the 20th storey of the block where she lives, out of sight for most people. The debate surrounding the work by the third-year fine arts st...

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