Singapore arts community mourns The Substation closure as fears rise that more independent venues will disappear

//Singapore arts community mourns The Substation closure as fears rise that more independent venues will disappear

Singapore arts community mourns The Substation closure as fears rise that more independent venues will disappear

Zakir Hossain Khokan, a Bangladeshi construction supervisor in Singapore, was devastated when he learned the independent contemporary arts centre called The Substation was closing in July.Khokan, a two-time winner of the Migrant Worker Poetry Competition, was featured in a recent exhibition held in The Substation’s iconic 1920s grey-and-white building on Armenian Street. The exhibition in March focused on the island nation’s 1-million-strong low-wage foreign workforce. It was held just after…

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