by Tan Shzr Ee
an excerpt of the article orginally published on 21st January 2002 in The Straits Times.
...Finally, for the artists, there is the option of simply sitting out the recession and waiting for the economy to pick up.
Painter Chng Nai Wee, 32, for one, is confident that things will change.
'Artists must remember that there are always good times and bad times. But with the introduction of the euro, and the entry of China into the World Trade Organization, things should get better,' he says.
'The art trends then will probably be very different. I foresee that Chinese art will be the big thing when the country opens up. The scene in Singapore will also be improved as a result.'...