A guideline or two.
I’ve been getting requests to publicize, quote unquote, various arts-related events on this blog – mostly from corporate entities.
The interest is much appreciated, but the answer is a blanket “No”.
I certainly entertain invitations to view and/or review art exhibitions; I almost always make it a point to see the show in question, whether or not that ultimately translates into a review here.
I do not, however, dole out free “publicity” – at least not of the sort that precedes a viewing. The primary purpose of this site is to provide substantive, critical engagement with the visual arts in Singapore and (sometimes) beyond, not to provide yet another forum for press releases reproduced verbatim.
So feel free to send me an invite to see your show or visit your space, and I’ll definitely give it a review if I think it’s worth the effort – but free publicity constitutes a free lunch around here, and unfortunately this till is operational.