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Pae White: Friendship is Magic


An ode to chance occurrences and creative collaborations forged in Singapore.

Having arrived in Singapore for an STPI residency in 2018, Pae White allowed herself to be guided by the space, people, food, presented opportunities and Singapore itself. These factors informed the multiple series of works realised through chance and collaboration with the Creative Workshop team. Such encounters and relationships provided her with a profound experience whose effects carry forward till today. It is this connection and closeness that forms the basis of the exhibition, Friendship is Magic.

Especially relevant in times of social distancing and a lesser degree of human interaction, Friendship is Magic reminds us of the unexpected yet especially rewarding—and for White, magical—outcomes that can occur when we are given the space to connect and find inspiration from one another.

This catalogue contains an essay by Rory Padeken.

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