[ploo r-uh l]
1. consisting of, containing, or pertaining to more than one.
2. pertaining to or involving a plurality of persons or things.
3. being one of such a plurality.
[remember to acknowledge where dictionary definition came from]
(plu)ral started out as a student blog founded by Pauline Gan, Luke Chua and Usha
Chandradas, three friends who met in art school while pursuing Master’s degrees in
Asian Art Histories.
[insert old photo of P, L and U]
United by nothing more than a deep love of the arts, a wicked sense of humour and
a burning desire to simplify the jargon of art academia, we started blogging as a way
to reach out to folks like us – people who want a deeper understanding of Asian art,
but don’t care to be mired in arcane technical gobbledygook. With Luke returning to
his day job, the girls have taken hold of the reins and (plu)ral. The Art Mag, was
The art historians reading this might recognise “plurality” as a term that’s bandied
around liberally in essays (note: it’s just a fancy way of saying “difference”). It’s our
name as it encapsulates our founding members’ initials (PLUral, see?) and our
outlook on art writing – we embrace difference and individuality, and the term
reminds us to never use 10 words where just 1 will do!