Humble pen becomes Singapore's hottest art exhibit

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Modern art tends to divide people. Even in modern art galleries, where people have chosen to look at modern art, there's usually at least one person saying, "how is that art?" or "I could've done that". Recently, Jack Sim decided to test out whether anyone can create modern art by seeing if visitors at the National Gallery Singapore would believe that an ordinary pen was part of a modern art exhibit. 

And guess what? They absolutely did. Soon after Sim placed his pen on the floor of the gallery, people began to take photos of it – and we like to imagine, marvel at its beauty. (If you'd like to try a similar approach, you might want to get a new pen – see our post on the best pens, or maybe even the best pencils.)

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.