The U Press Nº4

The U Press Nº4 Singapore Edition is now available across our humble island in cafes, bookstores, galleries, hotels, restaurants, retail outlets and schools.

Front page covers an interview with Tyler Brûlé, editor-in-chief of Monocle, on his thoughts regarding spontaneous freedom. Art highlights include a conversation with Susie Lingham, director of the Singapore Art Museum on our current evolution of contemporary art in Singapore, an interview with artist Umeda Tetsuya as he prepares for his exhibition at OTA Fine Arts, and stories on art books through interviews with Hiroshi Eguchi, founder of Utrecht and NOW IDeA, as well as a feature on local book makers, Eriko Hirashima, Adeline Koh and Pooja Makhijani. Coverage on quality craftsmanship goes back to basics with a story on Chanel’s Little Black Jacket and its evolution throughout decades, and a discussion with Grafunkt‘s founders on constructing a future built on relationships.

Recurring columns include Elodie Bellegarde on her simple and delightful journey of jam making, chwee kueh hawker, Mr Lee in NEIGHBOUR, Sawa Osaki: Calligrapher originally published in Acne Paper in GUEST, Yishan Lam’s column and finally, Mindflyer’s illustrated comic on boundaries in EXHIBIT.

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