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

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WHAT IS OBJECT LESSONS SPACE
AND WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH?

 
 
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March 2019 Playlist

 
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 Together, they show us how these materials can be referenced and read as important historical documents, and how you can access them for yourself.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

Khairullah Rahim on Being Open, Observing One’s Surroundings and The Visual Language of Objects

“I always think of progress in terms of growth. This is not just in terms of becoming a better artist, but I think it’s important that I grow towards becoming more open and receptive.”

 
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Expert Opinions

Daniel Lowe (British Library) on the British Library's Arabic Collection

“I’m really conscious in acquiring new books that I’m not replicating an ethnographic gaze. To a certain extent, the library originated and continued on as an Orientalist collection for quite a while. As a result, we have very specific gaps, and a part of what I’m doing now is to really shift that.”

 
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Features & Articles

Flights of Imagination: How Birds Have Been Reinvented As Mythical Creatures Around The World

Mythical beings can be found in almost any culture around the world, and in particular, bird-like creatures feature across various pantheons. Described in literature, artists imbued this mythical aviary with physical forms, evidencing a clear relationship between word and image.

 
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