Broke and still have a life (VII)

A number of programmes at the National Gallery Singapore to watch for! Free admission of course, and no registration required. The two-day public symposium looks good for some mind-opening and intense discussions.

My picks:

  1. Earth Work 1979. 22 January – 19 June 2016, all day. Concourse Gallery 2.

“In 1980, Singaporean artist Tang Da Wu presented his seminal Earth Work exhibition at the National Museum Art Gallery. Featuring land art interventions, earth installations and mineral pigment drawings, it was shut down after three days and moved to the Sin Chew Jit Poh promotion centre.

This exhibition revisits that moment in 1980, displaying original artworks and re-creations alongside archival photographs, to explore the conceptual turn in Singapore’s art history.”

2. Public Symposium: Ambitious Alignments. 22 & 23 January 2016, 9am to 5.30pm. Auditorium. No registration required.

“Ambitious Alignments is a roving research programme bringing together early career scholars to chart the complex trajectories of individual artists, groups, ideas and artworks that shaped the art worlds of late twentieth-century Southeast Asia. This is the third and final stop for the programme, and will feature a two-day public symposium in the Gallery. For more information, visit:

3. Art Forum: Capturing the Moment – Exhibiting & Collecting Time based Art & Archives. 24 January 2016, 2pm to 4.30pm. Auditorium. The forum is conducted in English with a simultaneous translation in Mandarin.

“Join our panelists as they delve into the key complexities of collecting and exhibiting ephemeral or time-based artworks and archival materials in a contemporary context as they discuss the numerous challenges that museums and collectors face today.”

For the full list of programmes, exhibitions, and film screening under Art Week at the Gallery, click here.

National Gallery Singapore is at 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957.