Spotlight Singapore in Moscow 2008
Photos courtesy marka:ff
Spotlight Singapore is a cultural and economic project designed to facilitate dialogue between that Asian country and other nations. With successful forums in Tokyo and Hong Kong already under its belt, the initiative set its sights on Russia this year with a four-day event organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in the Russian Federation in conjunction with the Arts House Company and timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Singapore. The centerpiece of the program — which took place from June 4 through 7 at a number of Moscow venues including the Pushkin Museum, the Moscow International House of Music, Swissotel Krasnye Holmy, and the Solyanka club — was Generation/s, a project that melds the musical styles of the various ethnic groups represented in Singapore’s diverse population. Another highlight was the Poetics of Space, a multimedia installation at the Khokhlovskaya Manufaktura Art Center devoted to the art and culture, sights and sounds of Singapore. The cultural events were complemented by an economic forum, which brought together Russian business and government leaders and over 100 business people from Singapore to discuss opportunities for further development of economic ties between the two countries.