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Visual Arts Centre – Development of Singapore Modern Art

July 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm UTC+8

Visual Arts Centre - Development of Singapore Modern Art

Discussion Forum: Development of Singapore Modern Art over the last 50 Years

Mr Seng Yu Jin – Senior Curator (National Gallery Singapore)
Mr Jeffrey Say – Programme Leader of MA Asian Art Histories (Lasalle)
Mr Choy Weng Yang – Second Generation Artist & Senior Art Historian
Moderator Mr Low Sze Wee – Director of the Curatorial, Collections & Education (National Gallery Singapore)

1 July, 3pm – 5pm

Visual Arts Centre
10 Penang Road,
#01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green,
Singapore 238469

Is there a difference between how “modern art” is understood in the west (Euro-America) and Asia? What does “modern art” herald in the Singaporean perspective, and how have definitions evolved since the 1960s?

Alongside representatives from several art societies in Singapore, members of the audience will be given the opportunity to raise questions or air their views, in a conversation led by our panellists on the development of the local modern art scene over the last 50 years. We aim to generate fruitful debates and topics about Singapore art, crafting lines of conversation within a wide spectrum of perspectives dispersed across the local arts scene.

The entire session will be filmed and used for future research purposes.


July 1, 2017
3:00 pm5:00 pm UTC+8
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Visual Arts Centre Singapore
10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green
Singapore, 238469 Singapore

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