Meaning behind INXO
The INXO Arts & Culture Foundation was established to manage and develop arts and culture education in a sustained manner. Transcending social, racial and national boundaries, it is a platform upon which people come forward to contribute and share their wisdom, resources and efforts. We take upon ourselves the mission in bridging the local and the international scenes, fulfilling our social obligation and responsibility, advocating entrepreneurship and innovation in culturally-oriented undertakings, and contributing to the soft power of the nation.
The term ‘INXO’ is a combination of ‘in’, phonetically similar to ‘yun’ (云), meaning cloud; and ‘xo’, which sounds like ‘shou’ (手), literally hands. Ever changing in its form up in the sky, cloud is a metaphor of our free flowing concepts and innovative ideas. Hands, meanwhile, are a symbol of the tangible efforts and practices in our world.
The term is commonly applied in the context of traditional Chinese opera, dances and the practice of Taichi. Generally, it refers to a set of smooth hand movement inspired by the ethereal cloud. The INXO initiative leverages on the smooth and natural course of the mass efforts in our world. According to I-ching, Earth Mother or kun, which harbours immense love and endless virtues, is the source of infinite strength.
We need a strong combined force to propel local culture, arts and education forward and upward. This could only be realized by the mobilisation of mass efforts.
INXO is the name chosen to illustrate the way in which we realise our role as a promoter of arts and culture.
The INXO Arts & Culture Foundation is committed to achieving the common good and moving with the times. Working hand in hand with the people, we shall continue our long journey as a worthy promoter of arts, culture and education.