[Exhibition Opening] Radio Malaya: Abridged Conversations About Art

Guest-of-Honour: Professor Wang Gungwu
University Professor, National University of Singapore

Radio Malaya: Abridged Conversations About Art follows an earlier project Between Here and Nanyang: Marco Hsu’s Brief History of Malayan Art (2013 – 2016) and continues to proceed with ways in which the University’s permanent collection may be read in relation to writings on art and cultural history. It examines lines of inquiries that are predicated by various practices, institution-making, scholarship and nation.

As a backdrop to the evolving discussion on Malayan culture which Hsu was part of, the exhibition introduces selected writings by T.K. Sabapathy and S. Rajaratnam, the former pertains to Southeast Asian art historiography, and the latter as a call for a cultural history that forms part of a shaping of community and nation. These frames provide ways to consider the Museum’s collection whose collecting histories may be associated with Malaya’s period of formation, and the evolving project of art history.

Featured in the exhibition, participate in Amanda Heng's Let's Chat which will run from 2 - 9pm at the gallery. The artist will be present from 5pm onwards.

Image credit: Detail from view of Pan Pacific Hotel from corner of Supreme Court (circa. Late 1980s.) Collection of Jimmy Ong.
Detail from Koh Nguang How, Untitled, 1994, Mixed media, 50 x 60cm. Donated by T.K. Sabapathy.
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Tue Jan 17, 2017
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[Opening] Radio Malaya (Tues, 17 Jan, 7pm) FULL
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