Aye Ko wins 2017 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art

We are pleased to announce that the winner for the 2017 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art is Aye Ko from Myanmar. Ambassador Wagar said, “The Joseph Balestier Award honors artists who push the boundaries of creativity and challenge constraints to freedom of expression. There is no finer example of this than the ...
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Singaporean artist Lee Wen wins 2016 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art

We are pleased to announce that Singaporean performance artist Lee Wen is the winner of the 2016 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art . Best known for his “Yellow Man” series of work, Lee is one of the pioneers of performance art in Singapore. His work is motivated by a strong conviction of justice and idealism, with a persistence to stay true to the self in a highly structured world. Ambassador Wagar ...
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