Li Cassidy-Peet, “Pleasure Spectrum,” 2010. Exhibition view at Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS). Courtesy ICAS
The Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS) is the curatorial division of LA SALLE College of the Arts. It runs seven galleries, comprising some 1,500 square meters of space dedicated to exploring new and experimental art, design, and media practices. Its program focuses on showcasing international, Asian, Southeast Asian, and local contemporary art with the aim of contributing to the cultural well-being of students, artists, and the Singaporean public. Committed to the experimental and the new, ICAS seeks to support practices that challenge orthodoxies and the establishment. These practices not only serve as important educational tools for students, but offer artists an alternative opportunity to explore and venture into unknown, unrecognized spaces otherwise unavailable in Singapore today.
ICAS’s outreach program includes regular publications, seminars, symposia, visiting artist talks and events of contemporary performance, installation, and music/sound practices.