27 Aug '16, 9am

Art Plus: National Gallery Singapore Presenting and Archiving (Indonesian) Art

A meeting point for major civilizations, religions and colonial powers; Southeast Asia has a practice of the fine arts that has personified a turbulent social and political history defined by a complex relationship between local traditions and Western influences. Opened in November 2015, the National Gallery Singapore (NGS) currently oversees the world’s largest public collection of modern Southeast Asian art. Boasting over 8,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, printmaking, photography and video from the 19th and 20th centuries, and housed in two immaculately restored and transformed national monuments–the former Singapore Supreme Court and City Hall; the NGS has been working with international museums to present Southeast Asian art in a global context. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition of its permanent collection, “Between Declaration and Dreams: Art of Southeast...

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