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SWF- Literature and Aesthetics (文学与美学)


Fri Nov 8 2013, 6:30pm–10:30pm

Where: National Museum Of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road , Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

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In a globalised world of commoditised culture, the fight for independence remains a daunting task for writers and artists. Can society still have space for independent thinking, free from any political affiliation or the laws of the market? As the West continues to be plagued by the economic crisis, perhaps the East provide a fresh take on culture and ways of thought. How can contemporary literature and the arts tear themselves from an outmoded utopia to bring about thought-provoking revelations and new expressions that will move one to the core? These questions and more are raised in Gao Xingjian’s lecture.
This lecture is followed by the world premiere of his third film Requiem for Beauty, an invocation for a new era of cultural renaissance.

Moderated by: Quah Sy Ren

Featuring: Gao Xingjian 高行健