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Art prize recognises creativity in region

THE inaugural Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Signature Art Prize was awarded to Singaporean artist Yeo Chee Kiong Tuesday, with Cambodian artist Meas Sokhorn being among the 10 artists short-listed for the prestigious award.

The winning work was selected from 34 contemporary artworks chosen by the nominators – individuals  knowledgeable in modern art – in each of the 12 eligible countries. 

Yeo Chee Kiong’s winning artwork, A Day without a Tree, is a mixed media installation that transforms the brick columns of Singapore’s National Museum into a “living body” experiencing the effects of environmental change.

The short-listed entry from Cambodia, an untitled sculpture, is constructed entirely out of rattan and wire.

Inspired by smoke, the flowing shapes represent the artist’s vision of harmony and peace.

The APB Foundation Signature Art Prize marks a 15-year partnership between the Singapore Art Museum and the APB Foundation to develop and promote contemporary art.

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