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Object Lessons Space
Object Lessons Space is a virtual platform that encourages a redefined understanding of art through conversation.
 

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June 2019 Playlist

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Object Lessons Space at National Library, Singapore

Exploring Singapore's Art Spaces
through Art Catalogues

What can art catalogues tell us about the development of the arts and cultural sector in Singapore? In this video, we speak to librarians from the National Library, Singapore, Nadia Ramli and Kong Leng Foong. Together, they show us how these materials can be referenced and read as important historical documents, and how you can access them for yourself.

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Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.
National Gallery Singapore

Art & Reproduction
Portable Exhibition № 1

 
Creative Conversations

Seelan Palay on Performing Without Acting, The Currency of Sincerity and The Meandering Arc of Time

“I take very long to make works. If I don’t feel it with every ounce of my being, then I won’t do it. If I feel like something I’ve made is not aligned with what I really want to say, feel or experience, then I’ll destroy it.”

 
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Expert Opinions

Lukas Birk (Myanmar Photo Archive) on 1970s Burmese National Identity Card Photographs

“I’ve been using material from history books to piece together something completely different — a more intuitive or emotional history. By using the same materials in different forms, it proves that there isn’t just one narrative, and there is never just one narrative.”

 
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Features & Articles

Reading Tarot: How A Stack of Playing Cards Became Tools for Rumination

Reading tarot is a complex exercise where a recognisable visual vocabulary links modern day decks to the historical. Yet how we understand them has shifted. How do we read images, and how have tarot readers and querants approached this art of divination?

 
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